Froukje Maria Platjouw
Position: Researcher Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 982 94 116
Section: Vann og samfunn
Froukje Maria Platjouw is an expert in the field of EU and international environmental law. She obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law from the University of Oslo, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International and European Law from the University of Groningen. She holds a PhD in the field of environmental law and is the author of the book “Environmental Law and the Ecosystem Approach – Maintaining Ecological Integrity through Consistency in Law” (Routledge 2016). She has a general interest in comparative legal research; analyzing matters of fragmentation and consistency between Norway and other states' national legislation and how this affects the sustainable governance of transboundary ecosystems. As a researcher, her main aim is to strive towards establishing consistency and coherence in law and governance for a better protection of key ecosystem functions. Platjouws research can be described as multidisciplinary: besides her main expertise in environmental law, she also integrates elements of ecological sciences and the economics of ecosystem services into her research. She currently works at the section for Water and Society.