Research and teaching at the Chair focus on the application of economic knowledge to problems of environmental and resource management, in particular the preservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. Methods and approaches include, among others, ecological-economic modelling, the development of decision support software, as well as stakeholder interviews and choice experiments.

Bachelor- and Mastertheses

Dear Students, if you are interested in writing a Bachelor- or Masterthesis at our chair, you can now find a list of possible thesis topics at our homepage. You are also invited to discuss a topic of your choice with us. In case of further interest, please contact us during consultation hours.

News

Next consultation hour Prof. Wätzold: Tuesday, 9.8.22, 1.30 pm

  • New Workingpaper: Gerling C, Drechsler M, Keuler K, Sturm A, Wätzold F (2022) Time to consider the timing of conservation measures: designing cost-effective agri-environment schemes under climate change. MPRA. (Link)
  • Conference presentations at the 27th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE2022) in Rimini (Italy)
    • Charlotte Gerling:Flexibility of policy instruments for cost-effective biodiversity conservation under climate change: land purchase versus conservation contracts
    • Oliver Schöttker: Keep it or leave it - the role of reversible conservation investments in optimal reserve design under climate change
  • Conference presentation by Charlotte Gerling at the 2022 Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Post-Conference Workshop: Ecosystem Services Foundations for Resilient Communities: Agriculture, Land Use, Coasts, and Energy for Human Well-Being in Mystic (Connecticut, USA): "Time to consider the timing of conservation measures: designing cost-effective agri-environment schemes under climate change"
  • Conference presentations at the World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling (WCRNM 2022) in Leipzig
    • Frank Wätzold:Flexibility of policy instruments for cost-effective biodiversity conservation under climate change: land purchase versus conservation contracts
    • Oliver Schöttker: Keep it or leave it - the role of reversible conservation investments in optimal reserve design under climate change
  • Poster presentation of the project Ecoclimb by Charlotte Gerling at the "Abschlusskonferenz des BMBF Förderschwerpunkts Ökonomie des Klimawandels - 10 Jahre Wirtschaftsforschung zum Klimaschutz" (Link)
  • New Publication: 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).
  • New Workingpaper: 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)