Dr. Matthias Schröter

Academic Staff

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

Matthias Schröter

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).


since 2015

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Postdoc

2011 - 2014

Wageningen University (the Netherlands), Research assistant and PhD candidate

2010 - 2011

Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany), Research assistant


2011 - 2015

Wageningen University (the Netherlands), Environmental Systems Analysis group, PhD Environmental Sciences

2004 - 2010

Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) and Mälardalen University, Västerås (Sweden), M.Sc. Environmental Sciences

2001 - 2004

University of Co-operative Education, Leipzig (Germany), B.Sc. Business administration


2017 (10)
2016 (7)
2015 (3)

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2017 (10)

  • Albert, C., Neßhöver, C., Schröter, M., Wittmer, H., Bonn, A., Burkhard, B., Dauber, J., Döring, R., Füst, C., Grunewald, K., Haase, D., Hansjürgens, B., Hauck, J., Hinzmann, M., Koellner, T., Plieninger, T., Rabe, S.-E., Ring, I., Spangenberg, J.H., Stachow, U., Wüstemann, H., Görg, C., (2017):
    Towards a National Ecosystem Assessment in Germany: a plea for a comprehensive approach
    GAIA 26 (1), 27 - 33
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  • Dee, L.E., Allesina, S., Bonn, A., Eklöf, A., Gaines, S.D., Hines, J., Jacob, U., McDonald-Madden, E., Possingham, H., Schröter, M., Thompson, R.M., (2017):
    Operationalizing network theory for ecosystem service assessments
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 32 (2), 118 - 130
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  • Rieb, J.T., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Daily, G.C., Armsworth, P.R., Böhning-Gaese, K., Bonn, A., Cumming, G., Eigenbrod, F., Grimm, V., Jackson, B.M., Marques, A., Pattanayak, S.K., Pereira, H.M., Peterson, G.D., Ricketts, T.H., Robinson, B.E., Schröter, M., Schulte, L.A., Seppelt, R., Turner, M.G., Bennett, E.M., (2017):
    When, where, and how nature matters for ecosystem services: challenges for the next generation of ecosystem service models
    Bioscience 67 (9), 820 - 833
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  • Ripple, W.J., Wolf, C., Newsome, T.M., Galetti, M., Alamgir, M., Crist, E., Mahmoud, M.I., Laurance, W.F., Auliya, M., Droste, N., Egli, L., Everaars, J., Ferreira, C., Friese, K., Henle, K., Kühn, I., Loyau, A., Pe'er, G., Priess, J.A., Schiller, J., Schmeller, D.S., Schröter, M., Spangenberg, J.H., Wiemers, M., and more, , (2017):
    World scientists’ warning to humanity: a second notice
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  • Schröter, M., Kraemer, R., Ceauşu, S., Rusch, G.M., (2017):
    Incorporating threat in hotspots and coldspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services
    Ambio 46 (7), 756 - 768
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  • Schröter, M., Kraemer, R., Mantel, M., Kabisch, N., Hecker, S., Richter, A., Neumeier, V., Bonn, A., (2017):
    Citizen science for assessing ecosystem services: Status, challenges and opportunities
    Ecosystem Services 28, Part A , 80 - 94
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  • Schröter, M., Stumpf, K.H., Loos, J., Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Abson, D.J., (2017):
    Refocusing ecosystem services towards sustainability
    Ecosystem Services 25 , 35 - 43
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  • Syrbe, R.-U., Schröter, M., Grunewald, K., Walz, U., Burkhardt, B, (2017):
    5.1. What to map?
    In: Burkhardt, B, Maes, J., (eds.)
    Mapping ecosystem services
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 151 - 158
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  • Tobón, W., Urquiza-Haas, T., Koleff, P., Schröter, M., Ortega-Álvarez, R., Campo, J., Lindig-Cisneros, R., Sarukhán, J., Bonn, A., (2017):
    Restoration planning to guide Aichi targets in a megadiverse country
    Conserv. Biol. 31 (5), 1086 - 1097
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  • Vaz, A.S., Kueffer, C., Kull, C.A., Richardson, D.M., Vicente, J.R., Kühn, I., Schröter, M., Hauck, J., Bonn, A., Hornado, J.P., (2017):
    Integrating ecosystem services and disservices: insights from plant invasions
    Ecosystem Services 23 , 94 - 107
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2016 (7)

  • Hein, L., Edens, B., Obst, C., Remme, R., Schröter, M., Sumarga, E., (2016):
    An introducktion to ecosystem accounting
    In: Potschin, M., Haines-Young, R., Fish, R., Turner, R.K., (eds.)
    Routledge handbook of ecosystem services
    Routledge, London, p. 213 - 219
  • Remme, R.P., Schröter, M., (2016):
    Effects of budget constraints on conservation network design for biodiversity and ecosystem services
    Ecol. Complex. 26 , 45 - 56
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  • Schröter, M., Albert, C., Marques, A., Tobon, W., Lavorel, S., Maes, J., Brown, C., Klotz, S., Bonn, A., (2016):
    National ecosystem assessments in Europe: a review
    Bioscience 66 (10), 813 - 828
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  • Schröter, M., Remme, R.P., (2016):
    Spatial prioritisation for conserving ecosystem services: comparing hotspots with heuristic optimisation
    Landsc. Ecol. 31 (2), 431 - 450
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  • Schröter, M., Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., (2016):
    Ecosystem services go beyond money and markets: Reply to Silvertown
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 31 (5), 333 - 334
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  • Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Schröter, M., de Groot, R., (2016):
    Open access to science on ecosystem services and biodiversity
    International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 12 (4), 239 - 241
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  • Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Schröter, M., de Groot, R., (2016):
    Linking biodiversity and ecosystem service science to societal actors
    International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 12 (3), 155 - 159
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2015 (3)

  • Remme, R.P., Edens, B., Schröter, M., Hein, L., (2015):
    Monetary accounting of ecosystem services: A test case for Limburg province, the Netherlands
    Ecol. Econ. 112 , 116 - 128
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  • Schröter, M., Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., de Groot, R., (2015):
    The management relevance of biodiversity science: recommendations for conservation. Editorial
    International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 11 (4), 283 - 285
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  • Van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Schröter, M., de Groot, R., (2015):
    International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 11 (2), 85 - 88
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