Ingrid Bunker

Doctoral Researcher

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Müncheberg

T | 033432 82 4751
E | ingrid.bunker[a]

Research Focus:

Insects in the bioeconomy: the use of insects in sustainable nutrient management, societal acceptability of insect and manure-based innovations, economical and ethical aspects of using insects as farmed animals.

Work Experience and Education:

  • Since 2019: Doctoral researcher in the junior research group “BioKum”
  • 2018-2019: Federal Volunteers Service, NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Germany) federal branch / state branch NRW
  • 2014-2017: M.Sc. Environmental Geography and Management, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
  • 2012-2013: Volunteer in an environmental NGO, GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) Benin
  • 2004-2008: B.Sc. Environmental Biology, University of Adelaide, Australia




Friedrich J, Bunker I, Uthes S, Zscheischler J (2021) The potential of bioeconomic innovations to contribute to a social-ecological transformation – A case study in the livestock system. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi:

Scientific Presentations:


Bunker, I, Zscheischler, J (2021) Societal acceptability of using insects for manure valorisation and animal feed in the context of a sustainability-oriented bioeconomy. In: GEWISOLA2021. 61st Annual Conference. Berlin, Germany, September 22-24, 2021. German Association of Agricultural Economists. Available online at