Catharina is studying her master degree in geography/geo-informatics at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. She became interested in wilderness during one of her trips through the Oetztaler Alps in Austria. During her last internship in the national park “Bavarian Forest”, she got to know about its philosophy of managing nature: “To Leave Nature to its Own Devices”. Her understanding of which important role plays wilderness in the society was strengthening more and more.
At the moment, Catharina is an ERASMUS Fellowship Research Student in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds where she is mapping and modelling wild land areas in Wales using GIS methods similar to those used by SNH to map wildness in Scotland.
On vacation she loves to discover wilderness areas on hiking or climbing tours.