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

  • Climate and Environmental Change
  • Governance
  • Development Cooperation
  • Human environment interactions
  • Sustainable development and sustainable cities

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