Bettina Matzdorf

ZALF – Bettina Matzdorf

Working groups:
Project coordinator, participant of WP1, leader of WP5

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Bettina Matzdorf holds a diploma in landscape planning, which she achieved at the Technische Universität in Berlin. She gained her doctoral degree in the framework of the interdisciplinary graduate programme “Integrative environmental assessment” at the Ecology Centre of the Christian-Albrechts Universität in Kiel. Bettina Matzdorf has been working at the Institute of Socio-Economics at the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) since 2002, leading the research area “Instruments and institutions of Ecosystem Service Management”. Her research focus is on evaluation and development of instruments and institutions for sustainable development with specific focus on PES. She is head of the CIVILand research group on civil society’s engagement in PES (see She has specialist expertise in environmental economics and instruments of sustainable development and long-time experiences in interdisciplinary environmental research.