MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Germany has started working at the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group at the Wageningen University on 1 February 2016.
Esther Schuch has started at the Wageningen University.
I completed a Bachelor Degree in European Studies at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands and one in Social Sciences with a particular focus on economics and sustainability at the University of Trier, Germany. I decided to specialise on environmental and resource economics during my Master in European Political Economy. During my studies I got to know the immense value of interdisciplinary work especially in the context of environmental issues. This lead to my master thesis in which I employed an integrated assessment model in the area of climate change.
Within MARmaED I will be working on improving fisheries management procedures by looking into the value of information. In particular I will analyse the relationship between data accuracy, demand, costs and the value placed upon this by different stakeholders. Further, I will assess how the knowledge base can be increased and what positive spin-off effects can be generated. Another point will be the assessment of necessary requirements for a successful implementation of management strategies.
My supervisors are Andries Richter and Silke Gabbert from the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group at the University of Wageningen.