Andrea Kaim

Andrea Kaim

PhD student
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 235 1891
Fax: +49 341 235 1939
Andrea Kaim

Research interests

  • Landscape ecology, especially ecosystem services, biodiversity and trade-offs
  • Spatial conservation planning
  • Environmental Economics
  • Mathematical Optimization


  • PhD (preliminary title): „Identifying trade-offs between ecosystem services and biodiversity across multiple landscapes“ within the BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI-funded project “Towards multifunctional agricultural landscapes in Europe: Assessing and governing synergies between food production, biodiversity, and ecosystem services“ (TALE) TALE

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015 PhD Candidate, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Computational Landscape Ecology, Leipzig, Germany.
2014 - 2015 Student Research Assistant, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (former Center for Central and Eastern Europe - MOEZ), Department Sustainability Management and Infrastructure Economics, Leipzig, Germany.
2014 Student Research Assistant, Universität Leipzig, Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management, Leipzig, Germany.
2013 - 2014 Occupational Trainee, The University of Queensland, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Brisbane, Australia.
2012 Studies in Mathematics and Economics (ERASMUS scholarship), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
2008 - 2015 Studies in Business Mathematics (German Diploma), Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.


Kaim, A. (2015) “Conservation Prioritization Problems and their Shadow Prices”. Diploma thesis in Business Mathematics. Universität Leipzig, Germany.

2020 (1)

2019 (2)

2018 (2)

2017 (2)

Programs and Conferences

04/2018 13. Deutscher Naturschutzrechtstag 2018 - Naturschutzrecht und Landwirtschaft, Leipzig, Germany.
03/2018 Landscape 2018 - Frontiers of agricultural landscape research, Berlin, Germany, title of presentation: "Maximize the balance! - Optimizing trade-offs between ecosystem services and biodiversity in agricultural landscapes".
07/2016 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2016), Toulouse, France, title of presentation: "Optimal land use?! – A review on optimization techniques used in multi-criteria decision analysis".
06/2016 - 04/2017 ESCALATE Synthesis Project FAWKES II
A bird’s eye view over ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites across Europe link
08/2015 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB-ECCB 2015), Montpellier, France, title of presentation: “How much should we compromise on setting targets in conservation prioritization problems?”.
12/2013 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM13), Adelaide, Australia.
01-04/2013 Quarterly thematic program: “The Mathematics of Bio-Economics”, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France.
07/2012 Exploratory Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity, Centre de Recercà Matematicà, Barcelona, Spain.