- Knowledge co-production
- Experiential learning
- Participatory transdisciplinary research
- Sense of place
- Wetland restoration
- Sustainable destination development
Carolin Seiferth investigates the role of knowledge co-creation in fostering transformative capacity towards landscape-level climate action
As part of her PhD studies, Seiferth conducts place-based, social-ecological systems research on Öland, Sweden. Since the island has experienced extreme weather events over the past years, Seiferth initiates, facilitates, and evaluates case-tailored processes of knowledge co-production to ensure an inclusive, community-based approach to wetland restoration. Different actors contribute their respective knowledges on climate change, water management, and resource governance, which allows Seiferth to explore how knowledge co-production can strengthen collective capacity and support the implementation of novel solutions.
Seiferth holds an MSc in Sustainable Destination Development from Uppsala University with a focus on nature-based tourism and cultural heritage studies. Prior to her studies in Sweden, she completed her BA in Leisure and Tourism Management at the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany. As part of her undergraduate studies, she spent two semesters at Niagara College, Canada, and joined Cayuga Collection as a sustainability and project management intern in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Seiferth worked as a research assistant for The Stockholm Hub on Environment, Climate Change and Security at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Together with researchers from Exeter University, she co-convened the online seminar series Senses of Place and 21st Century Transitions. As an alumna of Niagara College, Canada, she served as a co-lead of an international field study in Costa Rica and a guest speaker on the topic of organizational resilience. Seiferth is an active member of the German Tourism Research Group.