Dr. Louisa von Plettenberg (geb. von Hardenberg)

Research Interests

  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of digital technologies and innovations in agriculture
  • Sustainability of digitalization in the agriculture sector in Lower Saxony
  • Animal welfare in the meat industry
  • Examination of different distribution channels for meat and sausage products from animal-friendly farming
  • Acceptance research

Research Projects

Zukunftslabor Agrar
Future Laboratory Agriculture (ZLA), specifically in the subproject of the University of Göttingen, the holistic approach to evaluating the sustainability of digitalization in Lower Saxony's agriculture is the focus of the investigations. Throughout the project, selected use cases from crop and animal production, along with their associated use of digital technologies, will be examined. Additionally, the ZLA addresses issues of data management and interpretation, as well as the automation and innovations (robotics, artificial intelligence) in agricultural technology.


Work Experience

Since 04/2020: Research Assistant, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Chair of Agriculture and Food Business Management

Academic Education

03/2017 - 05/2020: Ph.D. Program

10/2014 - 11/2016: Master's Program

  • Georg-August-University Göttingen, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Master's Thesis Topic: The Availability of Animal Welfare Meat through Butcher Shops in Germany

10/2011 - 09/2014: Bachelor's Program

  • Georg-August-University Göttingen, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Bachelor's Thesis Topic: Insights into the Relationship between Housing and Management Practices in Relation to Behavioral Disorders in Horses

Study activities and internships

04/2017: Trainer Qualification Examination by LWK Niedersachsen
03/2015 - 04/2015: Temporary Worker at Turley Farm in New Zealand (Temuka)

  • Harvesting tasks (potatoes, onions)

08/2013 - 10/2013: Internship at Osombahe Farm in Namibia

  • Cattle herd management
  • General farm work