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Carina Mueller
PhD student



Carina is a PhD student in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management at SEI York working on the link between consumption and international Natural Capital impacts and dependencies under supervision of Dr Chris West and Professor Dr Bob Doherty.

Her research is particularly interested in methods to understand the consequences of agricultural consumption decisions on global ecosystem services and Natural Capital (‘global telecoupling’). Using novel data on the transparency and traceability of globalised supply chains, material trade flow modelling and satellite-derived land cover maps will allow to take into account the spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem quality of agricultural production regions.

She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Bayreuth in Germany and a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation Biology from the University of Wellington in New Zealand. In her Master’s thesis, she compared the direct land use and land use change impacts on biodiversity of conventional and organic milk based on a life cycle assessment framework.


Prior to starting her PhD, Carina was working for four years in industry providing environmental sustainability expertise and life cycle thinking to guide sustainability decisions in innovation, the supply chain and marketing mainly for food products and technologies. During this time she also contributed to strategic research projects.

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