Carsten Riepe

Scientist (Postdoc)

Research focus

  • social-ecological research
  • human dimensions of aquatic ecology and fisheries

Curriculum vitae

since 2012

  • Postdoc, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany, Projects Besatzfisch and SalmoInvade

2011 - 2012

  • Survey Researcher, University of Mannheim, Germany, DFG Collaborative Research Center 884 (Political Economy of Reforms)

2010 - 2011

  • Social scientist (freelancer), Wiesbaden, Germany


  • Dr. phil. (PhD) in psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

2008 - 2009

  • Research Scientist, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany, Project Adaptfish

1998 - 2006

  • Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

1991 - 2008

  • Research Manager and Data Analyst in market research agencies, Hamburg, Germany


  • Diplom-Psychologe (master's degree in psychology), University of Hamburg, Germany


Three important scientific discoveries and associated papers

Riepe, C. & Arlinghaus, R. (2014). Explaining anti-angling sentiments in the gerneal population of Germany: An application of the cognitive hierarchy model. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 19, 371-390

Riepe, C. & Arlinghaus, R. (2014). Einstellungen der Bevölkerung in Deutschland zum Tierschutz in der Angelfischerei (Attitudes of the German population toward animal welfare issues related to recreational angling). Berlin, Germany: Berichte des IGB, 27, 196 pp.)

Arlinghaus, R., Schwab, A., Riepe, C. & Teel, T. (2012). A primer on anti-angling philosophy and its relevance for recreational fisheries in urbanized societies. Fisheries, 37, 153-164.