Staff

Rebecca Navarro

Rebecca Navarro

Web Programming & Databases / Researcher


contact by phone

+49 228 91196-46

contact by e-mail

rebecca.navarro(at)bicc.de

Expertise

Research Profile


Rebecca’s background in Environmental Science has been useful at BICC in the context of conflict research involving natural resource scarcity and sustainability initiatives. Approaches that she has used and developed include remote sensing data and methods, allowing to investigate policy-induced land use change or vegetation and climate trends in remote areas of difficult access. Currently she works for the project Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control project, where she investigates the effect of environmental change on conflict dynamics in East Africa. 

Research Topics / Key Expertise


Natural resource management

Land use land cover change (LULCC) analysis

Environmental policy

Remote sensing  

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Environmental sustainability

Countries Of Expertise


  • Morocco,
  • Kenya,
  • Uganda

Professional Career

Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Applied Geography from RWTH Aachen University and a master’s degree (MSc) in Environmental Protection and Landscape Ecology from the University of Bonn.

She joined BICC in September 2020 to support the I-WALAMAR project on sustainable transformation processes in rural Morocco. Prior to this, she worked in the field of sustainable energy innovations in agriculture and food production for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). In 2022 she has joined the project on “Supporting small arms and light weapons (SALW) control in Africa”, where she currently contributes to research on environmental change affecting conflict dynamics in East Africa. 

Important Publications

Navarro, R., & Wirkus, L., & Dubovyk, O.

Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Olive Orchard Intensification in the Saïss Plain (Morocco) Using k-Means and High-Resolution Satellite Data

(2023)

Open

Publications

Navarro, R., & Wirkus, L., & Dubovyk, O.

Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Olive Orchard Intensification in the Saïss Plain (Morocco) Using k-Means and High-Resolution Satellite Data

(2023)

Open