Former Team Members

Nicolai Heinz

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics

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

Nicole Heinz

Research interest and focus

  • sustainable consumption
  • corporate environmental and biodiversity management
  • externalities
  • degrowth
  • prosociality and pro-environmental behaviour
  • mindsets/decision logics in an environmental context

Curriculum Vitae

since 2018

PhD candidate, topic: "Activating and strengthening prosocial mindsets in the context of pro-environmental behaviour", funded by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

2015 - 2017

Scientist in the Department of Economics at UFZ, Leipzig

2013 - 2015

Research assistant in the project Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE

2012 - 2015

M.Sc. in Sustainable Development at the University of Leipzig and the University of Basel – Thesis: Promoting the demand for repair services in Germany as a contribution to sustainable consumption – An economic analysis of impairment factors and instruments

2009 - 2012

B.A. in International Relations at TU Dresden and Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca (Ecuador) – Thesis: The Role of Norms in the Tragedy of the Commons – A Two-Level Analysis


Brenck, M., Lohrberg, F., Raupach, K., Timm, C., Berghöfer, U., Heinz, N., Sturm, K., Wittich, L. (2016): Stadtnatur versorgt, in: Naturkapital Deutschland – TEEB DE (2016): Ökosystemleistungen in der Stadt – Gesundheit schützen und Lebensqualität erhöhen, Kapitel 7, 170-195.

Hansjürgens, B., Heinz, N. (2015): Politikbereiche mit Wirkung auf die biologische Vielfalt: Instrumente und Steuerungsinstrumente, in: Hansjürgens, B. (Hrsg.): Inwertsetzung biologischer Vielfalt. Naturschutzanliegen in andere Politikbereiche integrieren, Metropolis, 19-74.