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Brian James Shaw

MSc in European Forestry (Double Degree) Brian James Shaw


University of Freiburg
Chair for Landscape Management
Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences
D-79085 Freiburg



Educational Background

M.Sc. European Forestry (Double degree). University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu & Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg. Master Thesis title: “Landscape Perceptions in Wicklow, An Application of the Cultural Values Model”. European Commission Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.
Bachelor degree in Forest Management. University College Dublin, Irland. Bachelor Thesis title: “Forest and Fuelwood Culture: The Potential Benefits to Ireland and Irish Forestry”. UCD Scholarship for Academic Achievement (2009/2010). Society of Irish Foresters’ Augustine Henry Memorial Medal (2011)
Study Abroad Period: Michigan State University, MI., USA. Focus on natural resource policy and cultural anthropology. School of Agriculture and Veterinary Science Study Abroad Scholarship.


Professional Work Experience

Seit 02/015
Chair of Landscape Management, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg: Researcher, Sustainable Futures for Europe’s Heritage in Cultural Landscapes (HERCULES) FP7 project.
Seit 07/2013
Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA), Brussels, Belgium: Vice-President, European Chapter.
08/2014- 01/2015
Chair of Landscape Management, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg: Research Assistant Sustainable Futures for Europe’s Heritage in Cultural Landscapes (HERCULES) FP7 project .
10/2014- 11/2014
Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg: Assistant in organizing Authors’ Workshop on the Special Issue "Discourse Power and Environmental Policy: Two Decades of Discursive Policy-Making".
EMA Social Change Lab - Winter Leadership Retreat, Hinterzarten, Germany: Initiated and led four-day series of lectures, workshops, and discussions to equip young leaders in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and dialogue skills.
12/2012- 09/2013
Institute for Forest Growth, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg: Research Assistant on various projects in Agroforestry.
01/2012- 04/2012
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria: Internship for LUC Research Group at IIASA. Participation in working group. Assistant on GLOBAL IQ project..
08/2010- 09/2010
Greenbelt Forestry, Irland: Internship working in afforestation projects throughout Ireland. Quality control, compliance with Forest Service and grand-aid guidelines.
Landesforsten Rheinland-Pfalz, Kolbenstein, Germany: Participated in forestry operations in community and public forests.



Steffen Fritz, Linda See, Marijn van der Velde, Rachel A. Nalepa, Christoph Perger, Christian Schill, Ian McCallum, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Florian Kraxner, Ximing Cai, Xiao Zhang, Simone Ortner, Rubul Hazarika, Anna Cipriani, Carlos Di Bella, Ahmed H. Rabia, Alfredo Garcia, Mar’yana Vakolyuk, Kuleswar Singha, Maria E. Beget, Stefan Erasmi, Franziska Albrecht, Brian Shaw & Michael Obersteiner (2013): Downgrading Recent Estimates of Land Available for Biofuel Production. In: Environmental Science & Technology 47 (3), 1688-1694

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