Biodiversity Economics  

Welcome to the website of the professorship Biodiversity Economics!

The Biodiversity Economics research group aims at improving the scientific basis for establishing sustainability in human-nature relationships. Main areas of research are the sustainable use of renewable natural resources (e.g. marine fish stocks, rangelands, forests) and the conservation of biodiversity from regional to global scales. We study how economic incentives shape human behaviour towards nature, how sustainability – understood as justice in human-nature relationships – can be conceptualized, and how economic policy instruments could contribute to this. Our methodical expertise comprises quantitative ecological-economic modelling, dynamic optimization, statistics, economic experiments, conceptual modelling, and approaches from game theory and capital theory. Our research group is internationally well connected. We engage in integrative interdisciplinary research with natural and social scientists and researchers from the humanities.

last update: 20.12.2018 


Biodiversity Economics

Prof. Martin Quaas

Leipzig University
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
Grimmaische Straße 12
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341- 97 33 851
Fax:      +49 341- 97 39 350

Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341- 97 33 249
Fax:      +49 341- 97 39 350