Former Team Members
Division of Social Sciences
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Nature Conservation and Biodiversity
for Environmental Research − UFZ
04318 Leipzig, Germany
Areas of Research & Interest
- Interface of natural sciences and social sciences
- Sustainable design of environment-related decision making on a local/regional scale
- Conflicts between the use and the conservation of ecosystems and renewable resources
- TEEB, REDD+
2013 - 2014
Scientist, Department of Environmental Politics, UFZ, Leipzig
2012 - 2013
Project officer and research assistant, TEEB-International, Department of Environmental Politics, UFZ, Leipzig
2011 - 2012
Student assistant, Assistance of division director, R&D Division Energy Economy and Grid Operation, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES), Kassel
2010 - 2013
M.A. Sustainable Economics, Focus: Sustainability and Society, University of Kassel, M.A. Thesis: Inclusion of Ecosystem Services in National Park Designation Processes: Case Study Nordschwarzwald
09/2008 - 03/2009
Internship, Forest Research Project Pró Mata, Instituto do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais (IMA), Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
2006 - 2009
Tutor in the areas of: EDV, Controlling & Business Accountancy, Fisheries, University of Applied Forest Sciences, Rottenburg a. N.
2006 - 2010
B.Sc. Forest Engineering (FH), Focus: Business Administration and Timber Economy, University of Applied Forest Sciences, Rottenburg a. N., B.Sc. Thesis: Quantification of Carbon and Nutrient Storage in Living and Dead Biomass of an Pinus elliotti Plantation in the Serra Geral, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
→ ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into development practice
Lucas, T. et al. (2013): Reporting on Progress toward the Aichi Targets and the links to TEEB and TEEB-related activities in the region. (In preparation).
Wittmer, H.; van Zyl, H.; Brown, C., Rode, J.; Ozdemiroglu, E.; Bertrand, N.; ten Brink, P.; Seidl, A.; Kettunen, M.; Mazza, L.; Manns, F.; Hundorf, J.; Renner, I.; Christov, S. & Sukhdev, P. (2013): TEEB Guidance Manual for Country Studies – Version 1.0.
Rode, J.; Wittmer, H. & Manns, F. (2012): Implementation Guide for Aichi Target 11 – A TEEB perspective. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).