Stefan Daume

Researcher, Data Wrangler and Professional Citizen Scientist

I hold a degree in Forest Sciences which somehow seamlessly led to another degree in Artifical Intelligence. After an extended period working for IT startups and learning how to build software professionally, I returned to academia for a PhD combining ecology, data science and social media to contribute to new solutions addressing environmental challenges.

My projects explore connections between digital technologies and sustainability, with a particular focus on the role of social media for public engagement with environmental challenges. The nature of my work is best characterized as data science, working with large data sets and employing methods such as social network analysis, text mining and machine learning.

I am currently a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and in the programme for Governance, Technology and Complexity at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics.


  • Biodiversity and Crisis Informatics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Citizen Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Network Analysis


  • PhD, 2015

    University of Göttingen

  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence, 1998

    The University of Edinburgh

  • MSc in Forest Sciences, 1995

    University of Göttingen