Ulrike is an expert for sustainable land use with special focus on agriculture and biodiversity. From 2006-2010, she coordinated the agro-environmental framework contract for EEA, supporting work on State and Outlook Report on the European environment, and worked on environmentally compatible biofuel production on farmland.
Ulrike holds an MS in landscape management and nature conservation from Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE) in Germany. Her thesis addressed alternative land use types in Namibia. As a visiting professor she taught "Sustainable land use systems in the tropics and subtropics” at the HNEE.
In the last 15 years, Ulrike lived and worked part-time in South America and Southern Africa, engaging in different land use systems, traditional land management and nature conservation.
Today, she lives close to Berlin, loves to swim in one of the thousand beautiful hidden lakes, and in autumn and spring, she prefers hiking.