Nicolas Jager is an assistant professor for the governance of sustainability transformations with the Public Administration and Policy group at Wageningen University. His expertise lies in:
- The governance of sustainability transformations of interlinked institutional, infrastructural and environmental systems, with a specific focus on dynamics of climate adaptation policy stagnation and lock-in;
- the analysis of policy and governance arrangements in the face of complex sustainability problems in the areas of water, food and agriculture, biodiversity, and climate change, and in particular at the intersection between these, such as the nexus between water, food and energy;
- scalar and multilevel dynamics in the governance of polycentric and boundary-crossing environmental resource systems at the international and regional level;
- and the environmental and societal impacts of public participation and collaborative governance, including the environmental effects of ‘democratic innovations’ of citizen participation.
Nicolas holds a doctoral degree in Political and Social Science from Leuphan University Lüneburg. As postdoctoral researcher at Leuphana University, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, and the University of Bremen, he collected ample experience in research and teaching in the fields of environmental governance and sustainability transformations. In 2021, he was awarded an Associate Junior Fellowship at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg - Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany.