Conference Papers and Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures and Keynotes

  1. Coastal Management in Germany: Lecture Course on Comparative Perspectives in Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Groningen, October 2019.
  2. Re-imagining the North Sea as ‘part of the Netherlands’: Transcending Land-Sea Dichotomies through Strategic Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Groningen, October 2019.
  3. Between Land and Sea, Nature and Culture: Governance Practices at the Wadden Sea Coast, Keynote lecture at Spatial Strategies at the Land-Sea Interface: Rethinking Maritime Spatial Planning, Hamburg, 11-13th September
  4. Protecting Nature at the Coast: National Parks in International Comparative Perspective, University ofGothenburg, September 2019.
  5. Protected Areas and Sustainable Regional Development, University of Trier, January 2019.
  6. Coastal Hazards and Marine Resource Governance, Kiel Marine Science Colloquium, Kiel, October 2018.
  7. Die Deichlinie als bedeutungsvolle Grenze in der gegenwärtigen Wattenmeerpolitik, Stade, October 2018.
  8. Coastal Management and Nature Conservation at the North Sea Coast of Germany: Current Challenges and Prospects for Integrated Spatial Perspectives, Queens University Belfast, October 2018.
  9. Coastal management and nature conservation at the Wadden Sea: governance practices and institutional spaces,ZENARIO Colloquium: Coastal Regions of Europe in Transformation, Oldenburg, January 2018.
  10. Continuity and Change at the Wadden Sea: a cross-cultural perspective, University of Groningen, June 2017.
  11. Nature-Culture Dichotomies and the Social Construction of Landscape at the Wadden Sea, Leibniz-ZMT Bremen, May 2016.
  12. Spatial Planning, Cross-border Cooperation and River Basin Management: Learning from International Experience, ICLRD Policy and Practice Workshop, Monaghan, Ireland, November 2012.


Conference Papers

  1. On the Temporality of Nature: Re-imagining German National Parks in the Anthropocene? Deutscher Kongress der Geographie, Kiel, 25th-30thSeptember 2019 (with M. Loch, University of Hamburg).
  2. Territorialism Rears its Ugly Head: Brexit Geographies and the Unmaking of European Space, Deutscher Kongress der Geographie, Kiel, 25th-30thSeptember 2019.
  3. Landscape Imaginaries and the Protection of Nature at the Wadden Sea: An International Comparative Perspective, Gemeinsame Tagung der Deutschen Akademie fürLandeskunde und des AK Landschaftsforschung, Kiel 23rd-24th September 2019. 
  4. Telling Nature’s Story: Landscape as Commons at the Danish Wadden Sea, MARE 2019 People and the Sea Conference, Amsterdam, 24th-28thJune 2019.
  5. Regional Planning Across the Land-Sea Divide: Contemporary Challenges and Future Prospects, EUGEO Congress on the Geography of Europe, Galway, 15-18thMay 2019.
  6. Negotiating Spaces of Nature and Culture at the Wadden Sea, Society and the Sea 2018:Greenwich Maritime Centre, London, September 2018.
  7. Spatial Governance of the Environment: A Case Study of the international Wadden Sea Region, AESOP International Congress, Gothenburg, July 2018.
  8. Negotiating Nature and Culture, Space and Place at the Danish Wadden Sea,Conference of Irish Geographers, Maynooth, May 2018.
  9. Brexit Geographies, Soft Spaces and Relational Territorialities, Conference of Irish Geographers, Maynooth, May 2018.
  10. Producing Spaces of Nature and Culture at the Coast: a Wadden Sea Case Study, Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Tübingen, September 2017.
  11. Letting nature be nature: political ecologies and the bounding of nature at the Wadden Sea, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm, June 2017.
  12. Spaces of Environmental Governance: Towards a Research Agenda, Regional Studies Association International Conference, Dublin, June 2017.
  13. Adaptive coastal governance in practice: A critical analysis of long-term multi-stakeholder strategy-making at the German Wadden Sea Coast, RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, September 2016.
  14. Spatial Planning Unbounded: Transboundary Spaces of Environmental Governance, 1st Symposium of the AESOP Thematic Group Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion, Planning Cultures, Kaiserslautern, September 2016.
  15. Coastal Landscapes as Boundary Spaces: Wadden Sea Dykes and the Materiality of Coastal Places, Neue Kulturgeographie XIII, Graz, January 2016.
  16. Beyond Geography Matters: Negotiating Territoriality and Functionality in Environmental Governance, DeutscherKongress für Geographie, Berlin, October 2015, with A. Repp.
  17. Creating a Space for Cooperation: Soft spaces, spatial planning and territorial cooperation on the Island of Ireland, AESOP/ACSP Joint Conference, Dublin, July 2013.
  18. Soft spaces across the Fehmarnbelt: Territorial Re-shaping and Cross-border Region-building, Regional Studies Association European Conference, Tampere, Finland, May 2013, with M. Jacuiak-Suda, & J. Knieling.
  19. Soft Spaces in Spatial Planning and Governance: Theoretical Reflections and Definitional Issues, Regional Studies Association European Conference, Delft: May 2012, with M. Jacuniak,-Suda, M., J. Knieling, & F. Othengrafen.
  20. Towards a Comparative Understanding of Strategic Spatial Planning Practices in Europe, Regional Studies Annual International Conference, Newcastle UK, April 2011, with S. Allin.
  21. Territorial Politics and Formal Structures of Governance in Spatial Planning: Insights from the Dublin City-Region, Regional Studies International Conference, Pécs, Hungary, May 2010.
  22. Spatial Planning and Territorial Politics: Managing Urban Development in a Rapid Growth Context, Governance and Change at the Urban Fringe, European Urban Research Association Workshop, Oslo, May 2010.
  23. Achieving Coordination between Spatial and Sectoral Policies: Assessing the Capacity for Spatial Governance in the Dublin City-region, International Urban Planning and Environment Association 8th International Symposium, Kaiserslautern, March, 2009.