Alumna (Doctoral Researcher)

Ingrid Schulte was a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography and Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss and Prof. Dr. Jonas Ø. Nielsen until 2023.

Previously, she spent two years as a health educator in a rural agricultural community in eSwatini with the United States Peace Corps and five years as a consultant for the think tank, Climate Focus, where she led projects on forests & agricultural commodity supply chains, sustainability, and climate change. She continues to be an associate senior consultant at Climate Focus, is a visiting researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), and was a 2020 fellow of the Young Scientists Summer Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). She holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Hertie School and a double degree in Biology and Anthropology (BSc) from Brandeis University. Her doctoral research was funded by an Elsa-Neumann-Scholarship from the state of Berlin.

Ingrid is interested in using and developing systematic methods to better understand enabling factors for natural climate solutions and nature-based solutions and incorporate more diverse perspectives and information in large-scale and integrated assessment modelling processes.

Research Interests

  • Natural resource governance
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Science-policy interface

Selected Publications

Schulte, I., et al. What contextual factors influence the implementation of natural climate solutions? A systematic map and review of the evidence (in preparation)​ ​

Schulte, I., et al. Linking societal factors and large-scale models to advance transition pathways for nature-based solutions (in preparation)​

Schulte, I., Landholm, D.M., Bakhtary, H., Manirajah, S.M., Manning, S., Cabezas, S.C., Oppong, D., Bayo, M., van Elzakker, B., Streck, C. Structural barriers to increasing smallholder cocoa productivity: Evidence from household surveys of farmers in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire (submitted)


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