Anika Reetsch is a PhD Researcher focusing on the soil fertility, food and energy security, and socio-ecological interactions of biomass dynamics in multifunctional land-use systems in Eastern Africa. Prior to joining UNU-FLORES, she studied Geoecology with an emphasis on soil sciences, hydrology, waste, and wastewater management. She has trained stakeholders in flood monitoring, hydrology, and climatology at the Kabul University, Afghanistan, and investigated the effects of coltan mining on soil properties in Rwanda. Later, she developed environmental management strategies and climate certificates for offices with the German Development Service (former DED, now GIZ) in Lima, Peru, and worked on the fundamental aspects, sustainability strategies and scenarios, and sustainable resource use at the Federal German Environmental Agency in Germany. Before starting her PhD, Anika was a member of the Scientific Committee of the fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.