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)