Dr. Frank Zirkl

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Summary

Frank Zirkl studied geography (Diplom; minors in geology and soil science) at the University of Tübingen and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

In his doctoral thesis he investigated sustainable urban development in Brazil, concentrating on problems in urban waste disposal in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba. The main focus of his work was on the general public’s participation in the municipal recycling program.
   

Education and career

  • Jan. 2017–present: research associate in Human Geography, Department of Geography, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Apr. 2014–present: research associate (postdoc) in the Working Group for Development Studies and Sustainability Science (AGEF) at the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • 2012–present: Lecturer in the Master’s degree program in Education for Sustainable Development, Department of Geography, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • 2012–present: Lecturer in the CALA degree program, Münster University of Applied Sciences
  • May 2013–Feb. 2014: Temporary Junior Professor of Geographical Development Research at the Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Nov. 2006–Oct. 2012: Akademischer Rat at the Center for Latin American Studies, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Feb. 2008: Doctoral degree in Geography (Dr. phil.), University of Tübingen
  • Oct. 2001–Oct. 2006: Research associate at the Center for Latin American Studies, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Apr. 2000–Jul. 2001: Research associate at the Institute of Geography, University of Tübingen
  • Apr. 2000–Aug. 2001: Freelance consultant, Iltis (Rottenburg)
  • Oct. 1997–Feb. 1998: Tour leader in Argentina and Chile, Aqua Motion Tours
  • Apr. 1997–Oct. 1997: Project member (pilot project Protection of Tropical Rainforests PPG7), Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (Brasília, Brazil)
  • Oct. 1995–Mar. 1997: Student assistant at the Institute of Geography, University of Tübingen
  • Oct.1989–Jul. 1996: Diplom degree program in Geography, University of Tübingen
       

Research interests: topics

  • Geographical urban research
  • Economic geography
  • Human–environment relations, sustainability research
  • Tourism
Research interests: regions
  • Latin America (especially Brazil)
  • Southern Germany/Alps
       

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