Viviana Wiegleb, M.Sc.

Viviana is a human geographer and doctoral researcher in the Governance and Sustainability Lab. As part of her research, she focuses on the politics of knowledge in environmental governance. She is particularly interested in the roles that different scientific experts play in environmental discourses and at the science-policy interface. By studying governance concepts like the Water-Energy-Food Nexus or environmental boundary organizations, Viviana examines how science dynamics unfold during policy-relevant knowledge production.

From 2020 to 2023, she worked as a project assistant for the BMUV project "Mosel-AdapTiV".

Viviana holds a Master’s degree in Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). She also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geoscience (Bristol University, UK). In addition to her research activities, Viviana gained professional experience as part of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ in China) and the Environmental Association Green Leage e.V.


Wiegleb, V., Bruns, A. (2023). Working the boundary: science–policy interactions and uneven knowledge politics in IPBES. Sustainability Science, 18, 1069–1084.

Wiegleb, V., & Bruns, A. (2018). What is driving the Water-Energy-Food Nexus? Discourses, knowledge and politics of an emerging resource governance concept. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6, 1-15.

Romero-Lankao, P., Bruns, A., & Wiegleb, V. (2018). From risk to WEF security in the city: The influence of interdependent infrastructural systems. Environmental Science & Policy, 90, 213-222.

Wiegleb, V., & Bruns, A. (2018). Hydro-social arrangements and paradigmatic change in water governance: an analysis of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Sustainability Science, 13(4), 1155-1166.

Wiegleb, V. (2016): A Literature Review on Wetlands in Accra. Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University. Trier. WaterPower Working Paper, No. 5


SoSe 2023: BA/BSc/BEd Seminar "Grundlagen der Humangeographie II - Geographien ungleicher Machtstrukturen & Entwicklungen"

WiSe 2019/2020: MA Seminar "Forschungsfragen und Forschungsperspektiven in der Humangeographie - Governance der Klimaanpassung"

SoSe 2016 - Wise 2018/2019: BA/BSc/BEd Seminar and Excursion “Grundlagen der räumlichen Entwicklung und Planung – Räumliche Entwicklung und Governance“ 



Universität Trier
Fachbereich VI - Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften
Fach Governance and Sustainability Lab
54286 Trier

Universität Trier, FB VI
Campus II, Behringstraße 21, 54296 Trier