Dr. Oliver Schöttker

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Dr. Oliver Schöttker

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room: LG 10 / 506g

Field of Research
  • Ecological-economic modelling
  • agri-environmental and climate schemes (AES) / result-based payment schemes (RBP)
  • development of decision support software for grassland management
  • transaction cost economics
  • governance of biodiversity 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

  • Hütt, C., Isselstein, J., Komainda, M., Schöttker, O., Sturm, A. (2024): UAV LiDAR-based grassland biomass estimation for precision livestock management. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 18 (1), 017502-017502. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.18.017502
  • Schöttker, O., Sturm A., Wätzold, F. (2024): Virtuelles Zäunen und ökologische Wirkungen von Weidebewirtschaftung: Prototyp einer App zur Information der Öffentlichkeit. In C. Hoffmann et al. (2024): Biodiversität fördern durch digitale Landwirtschaft, Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn, 2024, pp. 401-405. (Link)
  • Schöttker, O., Hütt, C., Jauker F., Witt, J., Bareth, G., and Wätzold, F. (2023): Monitoring costs of result-based payments for biodiversity conservation: Will UAV-assisted remote sensing be the game-changer?. Journal for Nature Conservation (2023). (Link)
  • Gerling, C., Schöttker, O., Hearne, J. (2023): The multi-period reserve design problem under climate change. Sustainability Analytics and Modeling 2023(3), 100025. (Link)
  • Sturm, A., Schöttker, O., Kadir, K., Wätzold, F. (2023): Wann, wo und wie? Ein softwarebasiertes Mehrebenen-Informationssystem zur Optimierung von Beweidungssystemen. In Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - Proceedings, Series of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) Volume P-330, Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn, 2023 (Link)
  • Schöttker, O. and Wätzold, F. (2022): "Climate Change and the Cost-Effective Governance Mode for Biodiversity Conservation". Environmental and Resource Economics 82,409–436 (Link).
  • Nolte, C., DeVos, A. and Schöttker, O. (2019) "Cost‐effectiveness of public policy for the long‐term conservation of private lands: What is the deal?", Conservation Letters, 12(6) e12691 (Link)
  • Stognief, N., Walk, P., Schöttker, O., Oei, P.-Y. (2019): "The Economic Resilience of German Lignite Regions in Transition", Sustainability 2019, 11(21), 5991 (Link)
  • Schöttker, O. and Santos, M.J. (2019): Easement or Public Land? An economic analysis of different ownership modes for nature conservation measures in California, Conservation Letters, 12(6) e12647 (Link)
  • Schöttker, O. and Wätzold, F. (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)
  • Schöttker, O. and Wätzold F. (2018): 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)
  • Schöttker, O., Johst, K., Drechsler, M., Wätzold, F. (2016): Land for biodiversity conservation – to buy or borrow?, Ecological Economics 129 (2016), pp. 94-103.(Link)

Working Paper

  • Sturm, A., Schöttker, O., Kadir, K., Wätzold, F. (2024): SMIBe–Konzept eines softwarebasiertes Mehrebenen-Informationssystem für Behörden zur digitalen Erfassung und Evaluierung von beweidungsbezogenen AUKM. MPRA Paper No. 119741. (Link)
  • 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 (2022a): "Irreversible and partly reversible investments in the optimal reserve design problem: the role of flexibility under climate change". MPRA Paper No. 112089 (Link)
    • Revised and extended versions:
      • Gerling, Schöttker, Hearne (2022c): "The ”climate adaptation problem” in biodiversity conservation: the role of reversible conservation investments in optimal reserve design under climate change", MPRA Paper No. 114812. (Link)
      • Gerling, Schöttker, Hearne (2022b): "Optimal time series in the reserve design problem under climate change", MPRA Paper No. 114691. (Link)
  • O. Schöttker und F. Wätzold (2020): Climate change and the cost-effective governance mode for biodiversity conservation. MPRA Paper No. 113036 (Link)
  • O. Schöttker und 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: "Virtuelles Zäunen und ökologische Wirkungen von Weidebewirtschaftung: Prototyp einer App zur Information der Öffentlichkeit", 44. GIL Tagung, Hohenheim
  • Conference and poster presentationby Oliver Schöttker "SMI - A software-based, multi-level information system for famers and administrations and the general public" at the Agrarsysteme der Zukunft (Agricultural Systems of the Future; AdZ) status seminar 2023 and the AdZ Summit 2023, Archenhold Sternwarte, Berlin, 27./28.09.2023
  • Conference: "SMILe - Grazing improvement with a software-based, multi-level information system for farmers" at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Ecology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in Leipzig, 15.09.2023.
  • 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