Esther Schuch

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.

By Delphine Nicolas
Published Feb. 11, 2016 9:28 AM - Last modified Feb. 11, 2016 9:28 AM