University of Koblenz-Landau

The University of Koblenz-Landau is a young, medium-sized university. In 1990 the university emerged from a former teacher training college. Today, research and teaching are organised in three interlinked subject areas “Learning”, “Society” and “Environment”.

The Environmental Economics working group that is involved in the SuMo-Rhine Project is located within the Institute of Environmental Sciences. It focuses on methods for environmental economic valuation of ecosystem services. The concept of ecosystem services brings to the fore the fundamental link between the natural sphere of ecosystems and the human sphere. Ecosystem services comprise all the benefits that humans obtain from nature. Generally, these are classified into provisioning services (food, natural resources etc.), regulating services (water purification, climate regulation, pollination etc.), habitat/supporting services (habitat for organisms, reservoir of genetic diversity) and cultural services (recreation, spirituality etc.). In this context, the Environmental Economics group employs and analyses so-called Stated Preference methods like the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) or Choice Experiments (CE).

In the SuMo-Rhine project, the University of Koblenz-Landau has the lead for measures 2.2 Mobility Behaviours and 2.3. Data compilation and assessment.