Dr. Nele Lienhoop

Head of working group Nature Conservation & Biodiversity

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Economics
Working Group Social-science Water Research
Working Group Energy
Working Group Nature Conservation and Biodiversity

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1697
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1697

Dr. Nele Lienhoop

Dr. Nele Lienhoop

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Economic valuation: preference-based valuation methods, deliberative approaches, cost-benefit-analysis
  • Biodiversity & ecosystem services, water resources management, renewable energies & landscape aesthetics

Energy-economic research at UFZ

Curriculum Vitae

WS 2016/17

Visiting professor at the Technical University Berlin (Department Landscape Economics)

since 01/2005

Research scientist at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

2003 - 2004

Postdoc at the University of Aberdeen

2001 - 2004

PhD in Environmental Economics, University of Aberdeen. Thesis: “Valuing wilderness protection in Iceland: Enhancing the validity of Contingent Valuation results”

1999 - 2000

MSc in Environmental and Resource Management at the University of Aberdeen. Thesis: “Assessing the environmental costs of hydropower generation in wilderness areas using Contingent Valuation”

1996 - 1997

BSc in Geography at the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands), Reykjavik. Thesis: Waste Management Strategies in Iceland and Germany: A Comparative Study (in Icelandic)

Teaching Experiences


Introduction to Environmental Economics (Technical University Berlin)


Economic Valuation of Environmental Goods and Services (Higrade, UFZ Leipzig)


Economic Valuation (Technical University Cottbus)


Rural Economics (University of Aberdeen)

2003 - 2004

Environmental and Wildlife Economics (University of Aberdeen)
Conservation Biology (University of Aberdeen)