Individual team members
Claudia Sattler (ZALF) [coordinator]
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 439
Dr. Claudia Sattler is a natural scientist. She holds a diploma in horticultural science form the University of Hanover and earned her PhD in agricultural science from the Humboldt University. She is a senior researcher at ZALF in the Institute of Socio-Economics and a lecture for environmental economics at the University of Rostock. From 2010 to 2012 she was a visiting scholar at the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. Claudia’s research interests include modeling of ecological impacts of land use practices for decision support in sustainable management. Recent projects (e.g. www.civiland-zalf.org, www.civinet.eu) include work on governance analysis in ecosystem service management including community- and market-based approaches such as payments for ecosystem services (PES).
Barbara Schröter (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 209
Dr. Barbara Schröter is a social scientist. She studied political science at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany, and the University of Barcelona, Spain. Barbara earned her PhD from the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Germany. After her dissertation she worked in political consulting and in opinion research in Mexico City, doing qualitative and quantitative research on different political and social topics. In 2011 she started working at ZALF. Her main research focus here is on governance and institutional analysis, social network analysis with Net-Map, civil society engagement, participation and social capital as well as ecosystem management (project CiVi.net).
Ulrich Stachow (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 267
Dr. Ulrich Stachow graduated in Agronomy and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences from Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. He is a senior scientist at the Institute of Land Use Systems at ZALF. His research areas cover: biodiversity of agricultural landscapes, assessment of land use systems in relation to species occurrence and abundance, best farming practices for achieving environmental goals, and rural landscape patterns. He has a teaching appointment at the Humboldt-University, Berlin, on sustainable crop production, and was involved in many national and international projects (e.g. GVP, EVA).
Bettina Matzdorf (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 150
Prof. Dr. Bettina Matzdorf holds a diploma in landscape planning from the Technische Universität Berlin and gained her doctoral degree in “Integrative environmental assessment” at the Ecology Centre of the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. In 2013 she made her habilitation at the University of Hannover on “Financial Incentive Instruments to Remunerate Ecosystem Services”. She has been working at the Institute of Socio-Economics (ZALF) since 2002, leading the research area “Instruments and institutions of ecosystem service management”. She is a lecturer for environmental economics at the Leibniz University of Hannover and led many different projects at the national and international level (e.g. CIVILand, CiVi.net, CAP-post-2013). Bettina is one of the lead authors of the TEEB Germany study responsible for agricultural ecosystems in “Naturkapital Deutschland – Ökosystemleistungen und Entwicklung ländlicher Räume”.
Michael Glemnitz (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 264
Dr. Michael Glemnitz is a senior scientist at the Institute of Land Use Systems at ZALF. He is an agronomist by training and graduated in ecological weed management. His work moves between the disciplines of landscape ecology, agronomy, nature conservation and impact assessment. At ZALF, he is leader of a working group for ecological impacts of cropping systems and in this topic involved in nation-wide and European networks. With his research he tries to promote the understanding on the ecological functions of arable land and on the responsibility of land use for the maintenance of ecosystem services at various spatial and temporal scales. He is experienced in teaching at universities, in project management in national and international projects and transfer of scientific results.
Angelika Wurbs (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 311
Dr. Angelika Wurbs graduated in Agronomy and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences. She is a senior scientist and the acting head of the Institute of Land Use Systems at ZALF. Her research areas cover: management of land use systems, assessment of land use systems concerning ecological risks, precision farming and farm information management, and landscape structure analysis. She teaches at several universities and has extensive expertise in national and international projects (e.g. FutureFarm). She is author and co‐author of many peer‐reviewed publications and reports.
Angela Meyer (IDC)
P: +43 1 99 00 8 11
Dr. Angela Meyer is co-founder and board director of IDC. Since 2006, she has been working as Post-Doc and Senior Post-Doc researcher with IDC in the implementation and coordination of several European (FP6, FP7), national and international projects. With a background in Political Sciences, her research interests include sustainable development and sustainable resource and ecosystem management, civil society involvement in research, policy and environmental processes, community-based ecosystem management and participatory approaches in sustainable development, as well as social conflicts arising from changes and transformation regarding the access to, distribution or use of natural resources, ecosystems and their services. Angela Meyer is co-founder and editor of the online journal Political Science Applied (PSCA) and author and co-author of various peer-reviewed publications.
Gregor Giersch (IDC)
P: +43 1 99 00 8 11
Gregor Giersch is co-founder and financial director of IDC. Since 2006, he has been working as researcher with IDC in the implementation and coordination of several European (FP6, FP7), national and international projects focusing on biodiversity, African rural development and community based ecosystem management. With a background in Political Science, his research interests include institutions, conflicts and governance strategies for (local) resource and ecosystem management, with particular focus on civil society involvement and community-based approaches to changes and transformation regarding the access to, distribution and/or use of natural resources, ecosystems and their services. Gregor Giersch has teaching experience as a lecturer in Political Science at Vienna University where he is currently preparing a PhD in political economy / political theory.
Rudolf de Groot (WUR)
P: +31 (0) 317 482247
Rudolf de Groot is Associate Professor in Integrated Ecosystem Assessment & Management with the Environmental Systems Analysis Group of Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is a Landscape Ecologist by training and has worked for almost 30 years on ecological-economic analysis of impact of land use and climate change on ecosystem services as a tool for sustainable planning and management.
De Groot published over 100 scientific papers, including 2 books, and was involved as Coordinating Lead author in the UN-supported Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2001-2005) www.maweb.org and the global study on “The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity” (TEEB 2008-2010) www.teebweb.org.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of several Journals, including “Conservation Letters” and “Regional Environmental Change” and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on “Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management” and co-founder and Topic Editor of the new Elsevier Journal “Ecosystem Services: Science, Policy & Practice”.
He is Special Advisor on Ecosystem Services of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), member of the Steering Committee of the UNEP International Resource Panel and Chair of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (www.es-partnership.org), a worldwide network to enhance the science and practical application of ecosystem services assessment.
Roy Remme (WUR)
P: +31 (0) 317 481127
Roy Remme is a postdoc at the Environmental Systems Analysis group (ESA) of Wageningen University and works on ecosystem service analysis within the CP3 project (WP4). In January 2016 he finished his PhD research at ESA on ecosystem service modelling and ecosystem accounting. He started his PhD in 2011 in the Ecospace project, quantifying, mapping and valuing ecosystem services and biodiversity for Limburg province, the Netherlands in the context of ecosystem accounting. He has published multiple scientific papers on ecosystem services and is active in the Ecosystem Service Partnership. He studied Environmental Sciences at Utrecht University and Climate Studies at Wageningen University and has a broad background in both natural and social sciences.
Claudia Bethwell (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 266
Claudia Bethwell graduated in Geography at the University of Potsdam. She is a researcher at the Institute of Land Use Systems at ZALF. Her research area covers topics such as regionalization and spatially explicit analysis of land use patterns and land use systems in agricultural landscapes on different scales in relation to biotic and abiotic components of the landscape and the assessment of interdependencies between agricultural land use and the biotic and abiotic landscape components. She was involved in a number of research projects dealing with topics such as biogas production and renewable energies as well as climate change and sustainable plant protection.
Anika Hirt (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 417
Anika Hirt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culture und Technology from the Brandenburg University of Technology of Cottbus, Germany. She attended summer school at the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, Kazakhstan and did an exchange semester at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. At the moment she is finishing her Master’s Degree in Integrated Natural Resource Management by writing her master thesis in cooperation with ZALF and the cp³ project. She gained additional working experience in different internships and in a student position at the German Association of Oilseed Processing Industries (OVID) in Berlin.
Andreas Kubatzki (ZALF)
P: +49 (0) 33432 82 417
Andreas Kubatzki is doing his master thesis in the cp3 research project. He has a background in both natural and social sciences. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in European Media Science before he moved on with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Geo-ecology at the University of Potsdam. Beside his study he worked for 8 years continuously as a project manager in the public relation department in the research institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. In his master thesis, he is focusing on the German case study Spreewald supporting the project team in the social network analysis of the collaborative governance models for ecosystem service management using the Net-Map tool.
Ester Budding (WUR)
P: +31 625023659
Ester Budding is a master student in the program of Environmental Sciences at the Wageningen University. She is specializing in Environmental Economics and also has some backgrounds in Landscape Architecture. She did her master thesis at the chair groups of Economics of Natural Resources and Environmental System Analysis in Wageningen. The thesis was about financial mechanisms for landscape management: collaborative governance and ecosystem services enhancement in Berg & Dal. The main methods that were used are a stakeholder analysis and network mapping. The research provided information on one of the case study areas of the cp³ project, namely Berg en Dal.
Lenny van Bussel (WUR)
P: +31 317 48 77 63
Dr. Lenny van Bussel studied Earth System Science and Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen University. At the same university she finished her PhD research in 2011 on upscaling of crop growth models. She continued her scientific career with a Postdoc position at Bonn University, Germany, proceeding her research about upscaling of crop growth models. At the same time she worked as a Postdoc at the Plant Production Systems group (Wageningen University) in which she contributed to a project that aims to map yield gaps (i.e. the difference between simulated potential productivity and actual productivity) of major food crops. From April 2016 Lenny works at the Environmental Systems Analysis group of Wageningen University as assistant professor. She is responsible for two BSc/MSc courses and works on ecosystem service analysis within the CP3 project (WP4). She will work on the relation between farm level production practices, landscape configuration and ecosystem services flows, as well as on the spatial and temporal scales of these ecosystem services.
Rena holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg and is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Humboldt-University Berlin. She will write her master thesis in the context of the cp³ project and will focus on collaborative approaches to agri-environmental schemes throughout Europe. Alongside her study she gained working experience as a student assistant within the Green parliamentary group. She gained experience abroad through academic exchange programs and projects in London, Barnaul and Maputo.
Nina de Haan
Nina has a background in Biology and is now a master student in Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University. She is doing her master thesis at the Environmental Systems Analysis group and through this thesis she contributes to the cp³ project. Focus of the thesis is the ecosystem service supply in the rural landscape of Berg en Dal and how the supply changes over time as a result of changes in governance. Berg en Dal is used as a case study area in which a certain method of ecosystem service mapping is tested. Additionally, stakeholder interviews and literature research are used to gain information about recent developments in land use, ecosystem service supply and governance.
Jakob von Katte
Jakob recently started his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Saale. For his bachelor thesis he worked on a project for more sustainable pig farming. The main objective was to do an economic comparison between the more sustainable system and conventional pig farming with a particular focus on the number of working hours needed for each system since personnel makes up the lion’s share of the costs. Jakob joined the cp3 project team at ZALF in December 2017 as a student research assistant.
Katharina just started her Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Management and Nature Conservation at the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde. She has a background in Social Science and holds a Diploma in Educational Sciences from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. Alongside her social work with the elderly, volunteer and quality management she also worked in a number of environmental education projects. Firthermore, she gathered work experience from several internships in the agricultural, horticultural as well as viticultural sector overseas. In December 2017 she joined the cp3 project team at ZALF as a student research assistant.