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foto_akaim Dr. Andrea Kaim

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science

  • since 2022: Head of Junior Research Group, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Computational Landscape Ecology, Leipzig, Germany, Project AgriScape
  • 2019-2022: Research Scientist, Professorship of Ecological Services, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 2015-2022: PhD Candidate, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Computational Landscape Ecology, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2014 – 2015: Student Research Assistant, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (former Center for Central and Eastern Europe - MOEZ), Department Sustainability Management and Infrastructure Economics, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2014: Student Research Assistant, Universität Leipzig, Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management, Leipzig, Germany.
  • 2013 – 2014: Occupational Trainee, The University of Queensland, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2012: Studies in Mathematics and Economics (ERASMUS scholarship), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2008 – 2015: Studies in Business Mathematics (German Diploma), Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science

Current Research:

My current research within the project SusAlps analyzes how farmer’s decisions on (sub-)alpine grassland management are influenced by different policy measures and climate change. These linkages will be modelled with an agent-based model considering preferences for different ecosystem services as well as biophysical and economic data.

Research interests:

  • Landscape ecology, especially ecosystem services, biodiversity and trade-offs
  • Spatial conservation planning
  • Environmental Economics
  • Mathematical Optimization

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science



Schmitt, Thomas Michael; Haensel, Maria; Kaim, Andrea; Lee, Heera; Reinermann, Sophie; Koellner, Thomas
Recreation and its synergies and trade‑offs with other ecosystem services of Alpine and pre‑Alp ...
in Regional Environmental Change volume 24 (2024)
doi:10.1007/s10113-024-02213-8 ...


Gebhardt, Swantje; Haensel, Maria; Schulp, Catharina J. E.; Kaim, Andrea
Ecologically and biophysically optimal allocation of expanded soy production in Bavaria, German ...
in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems volume 6 (2022)
doi:10.3389/fsufs.2022.916003 ...


Kaim, Andrea; Bartkowski, Bartosz; Lienhoop, Nele; Schröter-Schlaack, Christoph; Volk, Martin; Strauch, Michael
Combining biophysical optimization with economic preference analysis for agricultural land-use ...
in Ecology and Society volume 26 (2021) issue 1
doi:10.5751/ES-12116-260109 ...

Schmitt, Thomas Michael; Martín-López, Berta; Kaim, Andrea; Früh-Müller, Andrea; Koellner, Thomas
Ecosystem services from (pre-)Alpine grasslands : Matches and mismatches between citizens’ perc ...
in Ecosystem Services volume 49 (2021)
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101284 ...


Bartkowski, Bartosz; Beckmann, Michael; Drechsler, Martin; Kaim, Andrea; Liebelt, Veronika; Müller, Birgit; Witing, Felix; Strauch, Michael
Aligning Agent-Based Modeling With Multi-Objective Land-Use Allocation : Identification of Poli ...
in Frontiers in Environmental Science volume 8 (2020)
doi:10.3389/fenvs.2020.00103 ...

Kaim, Andrea; Strauch, Michael; Volk, Martin
Using Stakeholder Preferences to Identify Optimal Land Use Configurations
in Frontiers in Water volume 2 (2020)
doi:10.3389/frwa.2020.579087 ...


Strauch, Michael; Cord, Anna F.; Pätzold, Carola; Lautenbach, Sven; Kaim, Andrea; Schweitzer, Christian; Seppelt, Ralf; Volk, Martin
Constraints in multi-objective optimization of land use allocation - Repair or penalize?
in Environmental Modelling & Software volume 118 (2019) . - page 241-251
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.05.003 ...

Gobeyn, Sacha; Mouton, Ans M.; Cord, Anna F.; Kaim, Andrea; Volk, Martin; Goethals, Peter L. M.
Evolutionary algorithms for species distribution modelling : a review in the context of machine ...
in Ecological Modelling volume 392 (2019) . - page 179-195
doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.11.013 ...


Ziv, Guy; Hassall, Christopher; Bartkowski, Bartosz; Cord, Anna F.; Kaim, Andrea; Kalamandeen, Michelle; Landaverde-González, Patricia; Melo, Joana L.B.; Seppelt, Ralf; Shannon, Caitriona; Václavík, Tomáš; Zoderer, Brenda Maria; Beckmann, Michael
A bird’s eye view over ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites across Europe
in Ecosystem Services volume 30, Part B (2018) . - page 287-298
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.08.011 ...

Kaim, Andrea; Cord, Anna F.; Volk, Martin
A review of multi-criteria optimization techniques for agricultural land use allocation
in Environmental Modelling & Software volume 105 (2018) . - page 79-93
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.03.031 ...


Kaim, Andrea; Watts, Matthew E.; Possingham, Hugh P.
On which targets should we compromise in conservation prioritization problems?
in Methods in Ecology and Evolution volume 8 (2017) issue 12. - page 1858-1865
doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12812 ...

Cord, Anna F.; Bartkowski, Bartosz; Beckmann, Michael; Dittrich, Andreas; Hermans-Neumann, Kathleen; Kaim, Andrea; Lienhoop, Nele; Locher-Krause, Karla; Priess, Jörg A.; Schröter-Schlaack, Christoph; Schwarz, Nina; Seppelt, Ralf; Strauch, Michael; Václavík, Tomáš; Volk, Martin
Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies : Main concepts, meth ...
in Ecosystem Services volume 28, Part C (2017) . - page 264-272
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.012 ...


Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science

Dr. Andrea Kaim
Leiterin Nachwuchsgruppe AgriScape

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ

Department Landschaftsökologie
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

E-mail: andrea.kaim@ufz.de

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