Rebecca Froese is a PhD candidate in the project PRODIGY (Process-based & Resilience-Oriented management of DIversity Generates sustainability) which aims to analyze possible tipping points in biodiversity, land use and social systems in the upper Amazon Basin of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.

Research Focus

  • Land and Environmental Governance
  • Climate and Environmental Change
  • Social Tipping Points and Social Cohesion
  • Human environment interactions
  • Natural Resource Management and Conflicts
  • Sustainable development
  • Development Cooperation

Geographic Focus

  • Latin America, (Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador)


    • Comparative Governance
    • Actor-based approaches
    • Multi-stakeholder engagement


    • Qualitative field research based on stakeholder interviews, document analysis and structured observations
    • Actor mapping and actor-based qualitative social network analysis