Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries


Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199

Dr. Johanna Ferretti

Dr. Johanna  Ferretti
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
+49 381 66099 117
+49 381 66099 199

Fields of activity

Research interests

  • Evidence-based policy-making, policy impact assessment, sustainability assessments, environmental assessments
  • Methods and tools for impact assessments
  • Integration of environmental aspects into other sectoral policies
  • Socially responsible research processes, research impact assessment
  • Policy analysis, analysis of institutions and actors

Scientific background

since August 2019: Research fellow at Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

March-May 2019: Research fellow at Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

2017-2018: Research fellow at Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Research Group Governance Analysis

2015-2016: Research fellow at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Institute of Land Use Systems, Research group Sustainability Assessment

2011-2015: Research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, Environmental Policy Research Centre

2008-2011: Research fellow at Technische Universität Berlin, Environmental Assessment and Planning Research Group

2008: Diploma in land scape planning, Technische Universität Berlin

Trainings & Teaching

  • Trainings on procedures and methods for policy impact assessment (since 2011), e.g. for GIZ (German Development Agency), for staff from governmental agencies (e.g. Environment Agency), Dahlem Research School (Freie Universität Berlin);
  • Hertie School of Governance/Berlin: Graduate Course on Policy Impact Assessment (spring semester 2017), together with Dr. Klaus Jacob, Dr. Pauline Riousset


  • Member of the ICES working group on integrated assessments (WGMARS)
  • Member of the German Political Science Association (GPSA)
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
  • Member of the German Association for the Promotion of the Environmental Impact Assessment (UVP-Gesellschaft)
  • Member of the EKLIPSE project methods expert group


hits: 4

  1. Link JS, Dickey-Collas M, Rudd MA, McLaughlin R, Macdonald NM, Thiele T, Ferretti J, Johannesen E, Rae M (2019) Clarifying mandates for marine ecosystem-based management. ICES J Mar Sci 76(1):41–44, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsy169
  2. Belschner T, Ferretti J, Strehlow HV, Kraak SBM, Döring R, Kraus G, Kempf A, Zimmermann C (2019) Evaluating fisheries systems: A comprehensive analytical framework and its application to the EU’s common fisheries policy. Fish Fisheries 20(1):97-109, DOI:10.1111/faf.12325
  3. Rudd MA, Dickey-Collas M, Ferretti J, Johannesen E, Macdonald NM, McLaughlin R, Rae M, Thiele T, Link JS (2018) Ocean ecosystem-based management mandates and implementation in the North Atlantic. Front Mar Sci 5:485, DOI:10.3389/fmars.2018.00485
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  4. Johannesen E, Link JS, Ferretti J, Rae M, Dickey-Collas M, Rudd MA, Macdonald NM, McLaughlin R, Thiele T (2018) Working Group on the Ecosystem Approach to Ocean Health and Stressors: Mandates for Ecosystem-based Ocean Governance across Canada, the EU, and the US. Galway: AORA, 52 p