Dr. Christian Reichel has been a research assistant at the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) since October 2020. His environmental anthropological and human geography work focuses on human-environment relations, social innovations and digitization, ecosystem services and sustainable resource use strategies, and adaptive co-management approaches in the context of unpredictable environmental change. He also uses ethnographic and cartographic methods to research social resilience and adaptability in various socio-ecological contexts in Africa, Asia and Europe.

At the FFU, he researches and coordinates climate adaptation and participation processes in small German cities in the BMBF project "GoIngVis - Governance through integrative visions". He is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Economics (HMKW) in Berlin.

Christian Reichel studied social and cultural anthropology at the Free University of Berlin and geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He received his doctorate from the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin on the topic of climate change adaptation and resilience in the Swiss high mountains.