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Dr Nele Lienhoop

  • BSc degree in Geography, University of Iceland
  • MSc degree in Environmental- and Resource Management, University of Aberdeen
  • PhD in Environmental Economics, University of Aberdeen
  • Dissertation: Economic valuation of wilderness protection
  • 2004 Post-Doc at the University of Aberdeen
  • 2005-2018 scientist at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
  • since 2018 Professor of Economics at Bochum University of Applied Sciences

My research focus is environmental economics, with particular interests in economic valuation of the environment, decision support and the design of policy instruments.  I have led and contributed to various application-oriented research projects on land use conflicts and scarce water resources. In this context I have implemented a number of symposia, workshops and stakeholder processes.

Dr Christoph Schröter-Schlaack

  • Diploma in Economics, Leipzig and Vienna
  • PhD in Economics (scholarship from the German Federal Environmental Foundation), Martin Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
  • Dissertation: Policy-mix for combating urban sprawl
  • Since 2004 scientist at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

My research interests lie within environmental economics, institutional economics as well as ecological economics.  Here I focus on policy instruments for nature protection and sustainable use of ecosystem services.  In addition to various research projects in this field, I have strong experience in the communication of environmental values and the ecosystem service concept.  The latter is part of my work as scientific coordinator in the international TEEB study as well as the German spin-off project TEEB.DE.