During her studies of Geography at the University of Göttingen, Dorothee discovered her interest in the dynamics of the coastal zone. To continue working in this field, she moved to Kiel to study Environmental Geography and Environmental Management with a focus on coastal risk. In her studies, she realized that not only the physical mechanisms of the coastal zone but also its human interactions are important to evaluate and plan adaptation and mitigation measurements. In the adjust project (, she is now investigating the Seychelles’ vulnerability towards climate change and sea level rise, using the Dynamic Interactive Vulnerability Assessment (DIVA) model. With respect to different SSP scenarios and adaptation strategies, Dorothee will also be working on the development of adaptation pathways for Seychelles. Her research is supervised by Athanasios Vafeidis.


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