Former Team Members

Dr. Melanie Mewes

Areas of Expertise & Research

Biodiversity conservation, land use, cost-efficient payment schemes, cost-effectiveness analysis, integrated river basin management, decision support

Curriculum Vitae

2005 - 2015

Scientific Employee, Department of Economics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ

2001 - 2005

PhD student, Chair of Landscape Economics, University of Greifswald
Topic: Social costs of a land use minimising nutrient emissions from diffuse sources to the Baltic Sea


Graduate Assistent, Chair of Landscape Economics, University of Greifswald

2001 - 2004

Scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU-Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt)

1994 - 2001

University of Münster, Germany

1995 - 2001

Landscape ecology (minor subjects: botany, public law)
Degree: Diplom (German equivalent to Master's Degree)
Thesis: Vegetation structures in the floodplain of the river 'Lippe' − comparison of agricultural used areas, areas of succession, and areas with permanent grazing by Heck cattle

1994 - 1995



since 2007

European Sustainable Use Specialist Group (ESUSG) of IUCN – The World Conservation Union, restructured in 2012, now:
Sustainable Use and Livelihoods (SULi) Specialist Group. Member both of SSC (Species Survival Commission) and CEESP (Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy)