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Charlotte Kottusch


Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


Charlotte Kottusch is a researcher in the Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services Research Group of the IIASA Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program. She joined the former IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) in March 2017 to work on the RESTORE+ project. In her role, she coordinates with project partners, takes care of project administration, project-specific communication, and provides research assistance.

Prior to joining IIASA, Kottusch worked as an assistant to the department of development policy at AG Global Responsibility (an Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid in Vienna), and she was a long-term board member of FIAN Austria, a human rights organization for the right to adequate food.

Kottusch obtained her BA degree in Development Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, and also holds a master's degree in Social Ecology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna. After studying one semester at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012, she returned to Brazil in 2015 for three months of field research on the social and ecological impacts of oil palm plantations in the Amazon region. Her research focused on an analysis of regional material flows, changes in land use and land cover, as well as impacts on local communities.

Last update: 13 JAN 2022