Gina Maskell

Doctoral Researcher

Gina's doctoral research focuses on agroforestry and plantation systems (primarily coffee), with a specific focus on integrating spatial and social science methods for adaptation assessment. She is funded under the Geo.X network.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2572
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Her educational background includes degrees in...

  • Environmental Planning (MSc) from the Technische Universität Berlin
  • Environmental Science (BA) from New York University

She previously worked in environmental and hands-on education, designing citizen science for inside and outside the classroom and working with students on an urban rooftop farm. She brings with her a stance that there's room for everyone in science.

  • agroforestry systems
  • smallholder agricultural systems
  • community- and landscape-level adaptation studies 
  • adaptation theory
  • UNFCCC processes on adaptation and resilience
  • remote sensing
  • mixed geospatial methods
  • systematic reviews and evidence synthesis
  • mixed quantitative social science methods

  • Lecture "Remote sensing, land use, and agricultural mapping" in MSc Course "Modelling climate impacts on Agroecosystems." University of Kassel. SoSe 2021, 2022, 2023
  • "Learning from mixed methods research on forest landscape restoration and climate change." Humboldt University Berlin, Q-teams research-based learning seminar. SoSe 2021