Dr. Volker Meyer

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Working Group Climate Change
Working Group Social-science Water Research

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

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1641
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1641

volker.meyer@ufz.de

Dr. Volker Meyer

Research interests

economic valuation & decision support, natural hazards, climate change adaptation, risk management, water ressources management


Curriculum Vitae

since 2004

Scientist at the UFZ in Leipzig.

2002 − 2004

Junior scientist at the Department of Economic Geography at the University of Hanover.
PhD: "Methods of Coastal Flood Damage Evaluation at the German North-Sea Coast"

1996 − 2002

Volker Meyer studied Economic Geography at the University of Hanover, with Spatial Planning, Politics and Economics as minor topics.


Recent Publications

Kreibich H, van den Bergh J, Bouwer L, Bubeck P, Ciavola P, Green C, Hallegatte S, Logar I, Meyer V, Schwarze R, Thieken A (2014): Costing natural hazards. Nature Climate Change 4, 303–30.

Position Paper after the 2013 flood: Kuhlicke C, Meyer V, Schwarze R, Scholz M (2013): Ein 100%iger Hochwasserschutz ist nicht möglich – Wir brauchen vier Säulen einer nachhaltigen Hochwasservorsorge.

Meyer V, Becker N, Markantonis V, Schwarze R, van den Bergh J, Bouwer L, Bubeck P, Ciavola P, Daniel V, Genovese E, Green C, Hallegatte S, Kreibich H, Lequeux Q, Logar I, Papyrakis E, Pfurtscheller C, Poussin J, Przyluski V, Thieken A, Viavattene C (2013): Assessing the Costs of Natural Hazards − State-of-the-art and Knowledge Gaps, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1351-1373.

Markantonis V, Meyer V, Lienhoop N (2013): Evaluation of the environmental impacts of extreme floods in the Evros River basin using Contingent Valuation Method. Nat Hazards DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0762-3.

Kuhlicke, C, Meyer V, Steinführer A (2013): Jenseits der Leitdifferenz von „Beton contra Natur“: Neue Paradoxien und Ungleichheiten im Hochwasserrisikomanagement. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 57, 2, 70-74.

Scheuer S, Haase D, Meyer V (2013): Towards a flood risk assessment ontology – knowledge integration into a multi-criteria risk assessment approach. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 37, 82-94.

Gebhardt O, Brenck M, Meyer V, Hansjürgens B (2013): Bewertung und Priorisierung von Klimaanpassungsmaßnahmen. Leitfaden zur Entscheidungsunterstützung bei der urbanen Klimaanpassung. BMVBS (Ed.), BMVBS-Online-Publication 11/2013.

Markantonis V, Meyer V, Schwarze R (2012): Valuating the intangible effects of natural hazards. Review and analysis of the costing methods. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1633-1640, 2012.

Meyer V, Kuhlicke C, Luther J, Fuchs S, Priest S, Dorner W, Serrhini K, Pardoe J, McCarthy S, Seidel J, Palka G, Unnerstall H, Viavattene C, Scheuer S (2012): Recommendations for the user-specific enhancement of flood maps. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1701-1716, 2012.

Meyer V, Priest S, Kuhlicke C (2012): Economic evaluation of structural and non-structural flood risk management measures – examples from the Mulde River. Nat Hazards (2012) 62:301-324.