Former Team Members

Anja Wittich

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Working Group Nature Conservation and Biodiversity

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

Anja Wittich

Curriculum Vitae

2013 - 2014

Researcher at UFZ

since 2012

Member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, Thematic Groups on Ecosystem Services and Mountain Ecosystems

2009 - 2013

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Caucasus Cooperation Center Tbilisi, Georgia. Head of Office, Programme coordination (supported by the Centre for International Migration and Development, CIM)

2007 - 2009

Adelphi Research gGmbH Berlin. Project manager: among others coordination of training programme “Environmental policy and law in the South Caucasus”


2005 - 2007

Central European University Budapest, Hungary and the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden. Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EU Erasmus Mundus Programme, MESPOM)


Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe/ Szentendre, Hungary: NGO Support Programme − Planning and implementing a training for young NGO experts

2004 - 2005

Research stay at the Agrarian University of Astana in Astana, Kazakhstan

2001 - 2004

Greifswald University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences, Minor in Environmental Policy

Current Projects

ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into development practice


Maas, A. and Carius, A. with Wittich A.; 2013: From conflict to cooperation? Environmental cooperation as a tool for peacebuilding, in: Floyd R. and Matthews, Richard A. (eds.): Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues. New York: Routledge

Wittich, A.; 2012: Making the economic case for biodiversity conservation in the Caucasus. Presentation at TEEB Conference, Leipzig

Wittich, A.; 2012: An economic approach to biodiversity conservation in the Great Caucasus. Presentation at Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment Conference (GMBA) of DIVERSITAS in Georgia

Wittich, A.; Maas, A.; 2009: Regional Cooperation in the South Caucasus − Lessons for Peacebuilding, from Economy and Environment. Brussels: Initiative for Peacebuilding

Wittich, A.; Maas, A.; and Carius, A.; 2008: Peace, Security and the Environment in the Black Sea Region, in: Agrasot et al.: Greening the Black Sea Synergy. Brussels: WWF and Heinrich-Böll-Foundation