Dr. Oliver Schöttker

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Dr. Oliver Schöttker

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room: LG 10 / 506g

Field of Research

transaction cost economics, ecological-economic modelling in the field of nature conservation activities, agri-environmental schemes, land and biodiversity conservation, governance of nature and biocidversity conservation

Dissertation topic: Make-or-Buy: Should nature conservation agencies buy land and perform conservation activities on their own behalves, or should they pay farmers for voluntarily performing conservation activities?

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • O. Schöttker and F. Wätzold (2022): "Climate Change and the Cost-Effective Governance Mode for Biodiversity Conservation". Environmental and Resource Economics 82,409–436 (Link).
  • C. Nolte, A. DeVos & O. Schöttker (2019) "Cost‐effectiveness of public policy for the long‐term conservation of private lands: What is the deal?", Conservation Letters, 12(6) e12691 (Link)
  • N. Stognief, P. Walk, O. Schöttker, P.-Y. Oei (2019): "The Economic Resilience of German Lignite Regions in Transition", Sustainability 2019, 11(21), 5991 (Link)
  • O. Schöttker and M. J. Santos (2019): Easement or Public Land? An economic analysis of different ownership modes for nature conservation measures in California, Conservation Letters, 12(6) e12647 (Link)
  • O. Schöttker and F. Wätzold (2018): Landkauf oder Kompensation von Landwirtinnen und Landwirten? Ökonomische Analyse von Naturschutzmaßnahmen zur Erhaltung eines oligotrophen Sees, Natur und Landschaft93 (2018), pp. 494-500. (Link)
  • O. Schöttker and F. Wätzold: Buy or lease land? Cost-effective conservation of an oligotrophic lake in a Natura 2000 area, Biodiversity and Conservation 27 (2018), pp. 1327–1345(Link)
  • O. Schöttker, K. Johst, M. Drechsler, F. Wätzold (2016): Land for biodiversity conservation – to buy or borrow?, Ecological Economics 129 (2016), pp. 94-103.(Link)

Working Paper

  • O. Schöttker, C. Hütt, F. Jauker, J. Witt, G. Bareth, F. Wätzold (2022): Monitoring costs of result-based payments for biodiversity conservation: Will UAV-based remote sensing be the game-changer? MPRA Paper No. 112942 (Link)
  • C. Gerling, O. Schöttker, and J. Hearne (2022): "Irreversible and partly reversible investments in the optimal reserve design problem: the role of flexibility under climate change". MPRA Paper No. 112089 (Link)
  • O. Schöttker and F. Wätzold (2020): Climate change and the cost-effective governance mode for biodiversity conservation. MPRA Paper No. 113036 (Link)
  • O. Schöttker and F. Wätzold (2017): Cost-e ffectiveness of buying land for conservation versus paying land-users for conservation measures - the case of preserving an oligotrophic lake in a Natura 2000 area in North Germany. MPRA Paper No. 91981 (Link)

Dissertation

  • Make-or-Buy: Should nature conservation agencies buy land and perform conservation activities on their own behalves, or should they pay farmers for voluntarily performing conservation activities? (Link)
Presentations

Conference and other Presentations

  • Conference: "Monitoring costs of result-based payments for biodiversity conservation: Will UAV-based remote sensing be the game-changer?" at the ECCB 2022 in Prag (25.08.2022)
  • Conference: "Keep it or leave it - the role of reversible conservation investments in optimal reserve design under climate change" at the 27th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE2022) in Rimini (Italy) on 30.06.2022
  • Conference: "Keep it or leave it - the role of reversible conservation investments in optimal reserve design under climate change" at the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling (WCNRM 2022) in Leipzig on 17.06.2022
  • Presentation: "Economic Perspectives on Land Change" for the lecture course Land Change Science at the Department of Geography - Earth System Science at the University Zürich (Switzerland), 13.04.2022 (online)
  • Conference: "Climate change and the cost-effective governance mode for biodiversity conservation" at the 22. Bioecon Conference (Jackson, Wyoming, USA, online), 18.09.2021
  • Presentation: "Economic Perspectives on Land Change" in the series Land Change Science at the Earth System Science department of the University of Zürich, 14.04.2021 (online)
  • Conference: “Climate change and the cost-effective governance mode for biodiversity conservation” at the  EAERE conference 2020 (online) in the session " Four perspectives on biodiversity conservation: climate governance, offsets, bioeconomic approach and stated preferences", 29.6.2020
  • Presentation: “Climate change and the cost-effective governance mode for biodiversity conservation” at the "Economics of biodiversity conservation under climate change" workshop, 17.03.2020 in Lübbenau/Cottbus/online
  • Presentation: "Economics of Land Change" in the series Land Change Science at the Earth System Science department of the University of Zürich, 3.4.2019 and 1.4.2020 (online)
  • Conference: "Does Climate Change Influence the Cost-effective Mode of Governance for Biodiversity Conservation Measures?" at the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling 2018 (WCNRM 2018) in Guangzhou (China)
  • Conference: "Cost-effectiveness of buying vs. borrowing land in a Natura 2000 site in Northern Germany" at the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2017) in Cartagena (Colombia) (Link, Press Release)
  • Conference: "Cost-effectiveness of buying land for conservation versus paying land-users for conservation measures – the case of preserving an oligotrophic lake in a Natura 2000 area in North Germany" at the 12th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economists, Budapest (Hungary) (Link)
  • Presentation: "Flächenkauf oder Kompensation von Landnutzern für Naturschutzmaßnahmen - Fallstudie Bültsee" (Buying Land or Compensating Landusers for the Provision of Nature Conservation Area - a Case Stuy at the Lake Bülsee) at the Stiftung Naturschutz Schleswig-Holstein, 24.02.2016 (presentation by Frank Wätzold and Oliver Schöttker).
  • Conference: "Land for Biodiversity Conservation - to Buy or Borrow?", 26.06.2015 at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in Helsinki, Finnland.
  • Presentation: "To Make or Buy? - Should conservation areas be bought or should farmers be paid for conservation?", NIÖ-Workshop, November 2011 at the BTU Cottbus.
Teaching

Former involvment in the following lectures / modules:

  • Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Advanced Environmental Economics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis in Environmental Evaluation
  • Economics of Land and Biodiversity Conservation Management
  • Umweltökonomie

Guest presentations in lectures / modules:

  • "Economics of Land Change" in the series Land Change Science at the Earth System Science department of the University of Zürich, , 4/2019, 4/2020, 4/2021, 4/2022