Matthias’ research focuses on spatial modeling to assess and conserve multiple ecosystem services. He is interested in method development to capture spatial heterogeneity of different components of ecosystem services, including ecosystem properties, capacity, flow and demand. He is also interested in exploring different forms of ecosystem service valuation.
Other fields of interests are theoretical-conceptual development of the ecosystem service concept and the analysis of the science-policy interface relating to ecosystem services. Matthias is lead author in the Europe and Central Asia assessment of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
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