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

  • Since 2019: Research Scientist, Professorship of Ecological Services, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Since 2015: 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 M.; 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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 (2020)
doi:10.3389/fenvs.2020.00103 ...


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 2019 (2019) issue 118. - 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 ...


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 ...

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 (2018) issue B. - page 287-298
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.08.011 ...


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 (2017) issue C. - page 264-272
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.012 ...

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 ...


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

Andrea Kaim
Research Associate

University Bayreuth
Zapf Building – House 4, Office 2.17
Nürnbergerstr. 38
95447 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4648
E-mail: andrea.kaim@uni-bayreuth.de

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