Sara Elizabeth Velander

Research themes
  • Science Policy
  • Land use and food security
  • Development Politics
  • Governance and conflict
Research countries
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
Research projects

At the Science Policy Interface: LANd Use SYNergies and CONflicts within the framework of the 2030 Agenda (LANUSYNCON)

Funding institutions

Federal Ministry for Education and Research (FONA) 

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger and Dr. Thomas Dietz


Wagner, N., Velander, S., Biber-Freudenberger, L., and Dietz, T..  2023.  Effectiveness factors and impacts on policymaking of science-policy interfaces in the environmental sustainability context.  Environmental Science and Policy, 140   : 56-67   . Further Information


Velander, S., F. Silva Martinelli, D. Idam Sari, F. Ali & L. Biber-Freudenberger.  2021.  A dichotomy of domestic and academic pathways: challenges of motherhood in an international doctoral program on land science.  Journal of Land Use Science, : 20   . (Open Access)   Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads

Sara Elizabeth Velander

Junior Researcher


Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management