Jonas I. Hein is post-doctoral researcher in the working group Social Dynamics in Coastal and Marine Areas” where he teaches classes in human geography. He is also associated researcher at the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik in the research program on Environmental Governance in Bonn and associated member of the Collaborative Research Centre (990) “Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems“ (Sumatra, Indonesia) led by the University of Göttingen,  Bogor Agricultural University and University of Jambi. Jonas’s primary research interest concerns the political ecology of conservation, property relations and agrarian conflict. Recently, Jonas started working on port governance and environmental and social implications of port expansions. His articles appear among others in Antipode, Professional Geographer and in Forest Policy and Economics.