Dr. Heidi Wittmer

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Nature Conservation and Biodiversity
Working Group Governance & Institutions
UFZ Science-Policy Expert Group

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

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1629
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1629

heidi.wittmer@ufz.de

Dr. Heidi Wittmer

Curriculum Vitae

since 2010

deputy head of the Department of Environmental Politics

since 2004

senior researcher at UFZ

2001 - 2003

post-doc researcher at UFZ

2000

consultancy for the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn

1999 - 2001

senior researcher, Interdisciplinary Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Göttingen

1995 - 1998

Ph D. in Socio-economics of rural development, University of Göttingen

1994

economist, Food and Agricultural Organisation, FAO, Rome

1990 - 1993

DAAD-long term lecturer Univ. of Tunja in Colombia

1983 - 1989

Agricultural Sciences: B.Sc. (1985 Univ. Gießen) M.Sc. (1989 TU-Berlin)


Completed Projects


Workshops Organised

  • Governance of Natural Resources in a Multi-Level Context, final conference of the GoverNat project, 20.-22.1.2010, Leipzig, Germany
  • International Science-Policy Interfaces for Biodiversity Governance, international workshop, 2.-4.10.2006, UFZ Leipzig
  • New Strategies for Solving Environmental Conflicts: Potentials for Combining Participation and Multicriteria Analysis, Summersymposium, 26.-28.6.2002, UFZ Leipzig
  • EU INCO-DEV International Workshop: Policy Options for the Sustainable Use of Coral Reefs and Associated Ecosystems, 19.-22.6.2000, Mombasa, Kenya

Teaching Experiences

  • 1990-98 a total of 25 lectures, seminars and workshops at universities, public administrations and non-governmental organisations covering: participatory methods in rural development, empirical social research, 'Farming Systems Development', agricultural economics and marketing, natural resource management
  • 2000 'learning cabinet' for interdisciplinary communication between natural social and legal sciences

Publications

2022 (1)

2021 (2)

2020 (3)

2019 (5)

  • Förster, J., Mcleod, E., Bruton-Adams, M.M., Wittmer, H., (2019):
    Climate change impacts on small island states: ecosystem services risks and opportunities
    In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C., (eds.)
    Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 353 - 359
    full text (doi)
  • Förster, J., Schmidt, S., Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., Albert, C., Wittmer, H., (2019):
    Incorporating environmental costs of ecosystem service loss in political decision making: A synthesis of monetary values for Germany
    PLOS One 14 (2), e0211419
    full text (doi)
  • Rode, J., Pinzon, A., Stabile, M.C.C., Pirker, J., Bauch, S., Iribarrem, A., Sammon, P., Llerena, C.A., Muniz Alves, L., Orihuela, C.E., Wittmer, H., (2019):
    Why ‘blended finance’ could help transitions to sustainable landscapes: Lessons from the Unlocking Forest Finance project
    Ecosyst. Serv. 37 , art. 100917
    full text (doi)
  • Tallis, H., Kreis, K., Olander, L., Ringler, C., Ameyaw, D., Borsuk, M.E., Fletschner, D., Game, E., Gilligan, D.O., Jeuland, M., Kennedy, G., Masuda, Y.J., Mehta, S., Miller, N., Parker, M., Pollino, C., Rajaratnam, J., Wilkie, D., Zhang, W., Ahmed, S., Ajayi, O.C., Alderman, H., Arhonditsis, G., Azevedo, I., Badola, R., Bailis, R., Balvanera, P., Barbour, E., Bardini, M., Barton, D.N., Baumgartner, J., Benton, T.G., Bobrow, E., Bossio, D., Bostrom, A., Braimoh, A., Brondizio, E., Brown, J., Bryant, B.P., Calder, R.S.D., Chaplin-Kramer, B., Cullen, A., DeMello, N., Dickinson, K.L., Ebi, K.L., Eves, H.E., Fanzo, J., Ferraro, P.J., Fisher, B., Frongillo, E.A., Galford, G., Garrity, D., Gatere, L., Grieshop, A.P., Grigg, N.J., Groves, C., Gugerty, M.K., Hamm, M., Hou, X., Huang, S., Imhoff, M., Jack, D., Jones, A.D., Kelsey, R., Kothari, M., Kumar, R., Lachat, C., Larsen, A., Lawrence, M., DeClerck, F., Levin, P.S., Mabaya, E., MacDonald Gibson, J., McDonald, R.I., Mace, G., Maertens, R., Mangale, D.I., Martino, R., Mason, S., Mehta, L., Meinzen-Dick, R., Merz, B., Msangi, S., Murray, G., Murray, K.A., Naude, C.E., Newlands, N.K., Nkonya, E., Peterman, A., Petruney, T., Possingham, H., Puri, J., Remans, R., Remlinger, L., Ricketts, T.H., Reta, B., Robinson, B.E., Roe, D., Rosenthal, J., Shen, G., Shindell, D., Stewart-Koster, B., Sunderland, T., Sutherland, W.J., Tewksbury, J., Wasser, H., Wear, S., Webb, C., Whittington, D., Wilkerson, M., Wittmer, H., Wood, B.D.K., Wood, S., Wu, J., Yadama, G., Zobrist, S., (2019):
    Aligning evidence generation and use across health, development, and environment
    Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 39 , 81 - 93
    full text (doi)
  • Watt, A., Ainsworth, G., Balian, E., Cojocaru, G., Darbi, M., Dicks, L., Eggermont, H., Furman, E., Goudeseune, L., Huybrecht, P., Kelemen, E., Koch, F., Konstantinou, Z., Livoreil, B., Locher, K., Lux, A., Mehring, M., Neßhöver, C., Paloniemi, R., Saarikoski, H., Sousa Pinto, I., Vandewalle, M., Varjopuro, R., Varumo, L., Wittmer, H., Young, J., (2019):
    EKLIPSE: engaging knowledge holders and networks for evidence-informed European policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services
    Evid. Policy 15 (2), 253 - 264
    full text (doi)

2018 (4)

2017 (5)

2016 (8)

2015 (7)

2014 (11)

2013 (8)

2012 (7)

2011 (6)

  • Hansjürgens, B., Kettunen, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., White, S., Wittmer, H., Shine, C., (2011):
    Framework and guiding principles for the policy response
    In: ten Brink, P., (ed.)
    The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in national and international policy making
    Earthscan, London, p. 47 - 75
  • Hansjürgens, B., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Tucker, G., Vakrou, A., Bassi, S., ten Brink, P., Ozdemiroglu, E., Shine, C., Wittmer, H., (2011):
    Addressing the losses through regulation and pricing
    In: ten Brink, P., (ed.)
    The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in national and international policy making
    Earthscan, London, p. 299 - 343
  • Hulme, M., Mahony, M., Beck, S., Görg, C., Hansjürgens, B., Hauck, J., Nesshöver, C., Paulsch, A., Vandewalle, M., Wittmer, H., Böschen, S., Bridgewater, P., Diaw, M.C., Fabre, P., Figueroa, D., Heong, K.L., Korn, H., Leemans, R., Lövbrand, E., Hamid, M.N., Monfreda, C., Pielke jr., R., Settele, J., Winter, M., Vadrot, A.B., van den Hove, S., van der Sluijs, J., (2011):
    Science-policy interface: beyond assessments
    Science 333 (6043), 697 - 698
    full text (doi)
  • Kettunen, M., Vakrou, A., Wittmer, H., Armstrong, J., Mazza, L., Shine, C., Rayment, M., Ruhweza, A., ten Brink, P., (2011):
    The global biodiversity crisis and related policy challenge
    In: ten Brink, P., (ed.)
    The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in national and international policy making
    Earthscan, London, p. 7 - 46
  • Neßhöver, C., Aronson, J., Blignaut, J., Eppink, F.V., Vakrou, A., Wittmer, H., Shine, C., (2011):
    Investing in ecological infrastructure
    In: ten Brink, P., (ed.)
    The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in national and international policy making
    Earthscan, London, p. 402 - 448
  • Wittmer, H., Förster, J., (2011):
    Die TEEB-Studie - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity
    Nat. Landschaft 86 (4), 148 - 150
    full text (doi)

2010 (5)

2009 (9)

  • Hansjürgens, B., Kettunen, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., White, S., Wittmer, H., Shine, C., Atkinson, G., Barrerra, L., Bridgewater, P., Donovan, D., van der Esch, S., Kessler, J.K., Killeen, T., Laxton, H., Lughadha, E.N., Morling, P., Ninan, K., Oteng-Yeboah, A., Simons, B., Simons, M., Smith, P., Tucker, G., Vakrou, A., Vause, J., Withana, S., Young, C.E., (2009):
    Chapter 2: Framework and guiding principles for the policy response
    In: ten Brink, P., Hansjürgens, B., Kaplan, S., Karousakis, K., Kettunen, M., Lehmann, M., Bouamrane, M., Mountford, H., Ruhweza, A., Schauer, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Simons, B., Vakrou, A., van der Esch, S., Vause, J., Verma, M., Weber, J.-L., White, S., Wittmer, H., (eds.)
    TEEB - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers
    p. 1 - 24
    full text (url)
  • Hansjürgens, B., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Tucker, G., Vakrou, A., Bassi, S., ten Brink, P., Ozdemiroglu, E., Shine, C., Wittmer, H., Armstrong, J., Schweppe Kraft, B., Kretzschmar, T., Philipson, H.M., Rosenstock, M., Treweek, J., Wätzold, F., (2009):
    Chapter 7: Addressing losses through regulation and pricing
    In: ten Brink, P., Hansjürgens, B., Kaplan, S., Karousakis, K., Kettunen, M., Lehmann, M., Bouamrane, M., Mountford, H., Ruhweza, A., Schauer, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Simons, B., Vakrou, A., van der Esch, S., Vause, J., Verma, M., Weber, J.-L., White, S., Wittmer, H., (eds.)
    TEEB - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers
    p. 1 - 39
    full text (url)
  • Kettunen, M., Dudley, N., Bruner, A., Pabon, L., Conner, N., Berghöfer, A., Vakrou, A., Mulongoy, K.J., Ervin, J., Gidda, S.B., Bouamrane, M., ten Brink, P., Chape, S., Morling, P., Seidl, A., Stolton, A., Andrews, S., Atkinson, G., Badman, T., Baldock, D., Basanglamao, , Bridgewater, P., Donovan, D., Revéret, J.-P., Ruhweza, A., Spyropoulou, R., Torkler, P., Tucker, G., Vorhies, F., Xin, H., Wittmer, H., (2009):
    Chapter 8: Recognising the value of protected areas
    In: ten Brink, P., Hansjürgens, B., Kaplan, S., Karousakis, K., Kettunen, M., Lehmann, M., Bouamrane, M., Mountford, H., Ruhweza, A., Schauer, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Simons, B., Vakrou, A., van der Esch, S., Vause, J., Verma, M., Weber, J.-L., White, S., Wittmer, H., (eds.)
    TEEB - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers
    p. 1 - 48
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  • Nuissl, H., Haase, D., Lanzendorf, M., Wittmer, H., (2009):
    Environmental impact assessment of urban land use transitions - a context-sensitive approach
    Land Use Pol. 26 (2), 414 - 424
    full text (doi)
  • Rauschmayer, F., Paavola, J., Wittmer, H., (2009):
    European governance of natural resources and participation in a multi-level context: an editorial
    Environ. Policy Gov. 19 (3), 141 - 147
    full text (doi)
  • Sukhdev, P., Bishop, J., ten Brink, P., Gundimeda, H., Karousakis, K., Kumar, P., Neßhöver, C., Neuville, A., Skinner, D., Vakrou, A., Weber, J.-L., White, S., Wittmer, H., (2009):
    The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers (TEEB) climate issues update
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 32 pp.
    full text (url)
  • ten Brink, P., Berghöfer, A., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Sukhdev, P., Vakrou, A., White, S., Wittmer, H., de Groot, R., Kettunen, M., Kumar, P., Langdale, G., Lehmann, M., Mountford, H., Neuville, A., van der Ploeg, S., Shine, C., Simmons, B., Tucker, G., Vause, J., Wackenhut, F., (2009):
    TEEB - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers. Summary: responding to the value of nature 2009
    39 pp.
    full text (url)
  • ten Brink, P., Kettunen, M., Vakrou, A., Wittmer, H., Armstrong, J., Rayment, M., Ruhweza, A., Shine, C., Baldock, D., Hansjürgens, B., Hart, K., Kumar, P., Luchtman, I., Morling, P., Neßhöver, C., Neuville, A., Portela, R., Tucker, G., Watkins, E., White, S., (2009):
    Chapter 1: The global biodiversity crisis and related policy challenge
    In: ten Brink, P., Hansjürgens, B., Kaplan, S., Karousakis, K., Kettunen, M., Lehmann, M., Bouamrane, M., Mountford, H., Ruhweza, A., Schauer, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Simons, B., Vakrou, A., van der Esch, S., Vause, J., Verma, M., Weber, J.-L., White, S., Wittmer, H., (eds.)
    TEEB - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers
    p. 1 - 34
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  • ten Brink, P., Wittmer, H., Berghöfer, A., Neuville, A., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Vakrou, A., White, S., (2009):
    Chapter 10: Responding to the value of nature
    In: ten Brink, P., Hansjürgens, B., Kaplan, S., Karousakis, K., Kettunen, M., Lehmann, M., Bouamrane, M., Mountford, H., Ruhweza, A., Schauer, M., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Simons, B., Vakrou, A., van der Esch, S., Vause, J., Verma, M., Weber, J.-L., White, S., Wittmer, H., (eds.)
    TEEB - The economics of ecosystems and biodiversity for national and international policy makers
    p. 1 - 36
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