Umwelt-, Ressourcen- und Ökologische Ökonomik



  • Baumgärtner S, Drupp MA, and Quaas MF (2015). Subsistence, substitutability and sustainability
    in consumption. Environmental and Resource Economics. doi 10.1007/s10640-015-9976-z
  • Bertram C, and Quaas MF (2016). Biodiversity and Optimal Multi-species Ecosystem Management. Environmental and Resource Economics. doi:10.​1007/​s10640-015-9988-8
  • Drupp MA (2016). Limits to Substitution between Ecosystem Services and Manufactured Goods and Implications for Social Discounting. Environmental and Resource Economics. doi:10.​1007/​s10640-016-0068-5




  • Aswathy VN, Boucher O, Quaas MF, Niemeier U, Muri H, Mülmenstädt J,  Quaas J (2015). Climate extremes in multi-model simulations of stratospheric aerosol- and marine cloud brightening climate engineering, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15.
  • Blenckner T, Llope M, Möllmann C, Voss R, Quaas MF, Casini M, Lindegren M, Folke C, Stenseth N (2015). Climate and fishing steer ecosystem regeneration to uncertain economic futures. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 2014-2809.
  • Eero M, Hjelm J, Behrens J, Buchmann K, Cardinale M, Casini M, Gasyukov P, Holmgren N, Horbowy J, Hüssy K, Kirkegaard E, Kornilovs G, Krumme U, Köster FW, Oeberst R, Pliksh M, Radtke K, Raid T, Schmidt JO, Tomczak M, Vinther M, Zimmermann C, Storr-Paulsen M (2015) Eastern Baltic cod in distress: biological changes and challenges for stock assesment. Ices Journal of Marine Science: doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv109
  • Jakoby O, Quaas MF, Baumgärtner S, Frank K (2015). Adapting livestock management to spatio-temporal heterogeneity in semi-arid rangelands. Journal of Environmental Management 162: 179-189.
  • Lade SJ, Niiranen S, Hentati-Sundberg J, Blenckner T, Boonstra WJ, Orach K, Quaas MF, Österblom H, Schlüter M (2015). An empirical model of the Baltic Sea reveals the importance of social dynamics for ecological regime shifts. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1504954112
  • Möller KO, Schmidt JO, St.John M, Temming A, Diekmann R, Peters J, Floeter J, Sell AF, Herrmann J-P, Möllmann C (2015) Effects of climate-induced habitat changes on a key zooplankton species. Journal of Plankton Research: doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv033
  • Voss R, Quaas MF, Schmidt JO and Kapaun U (2015). Ocean acidification may aggravate social-ecological trade-offs in coastal fisheries. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120376. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120376




  • Baumgärtner S, Glotzbach S, Hoberg N, Quaas MF and Stumpf K H. Economic analysis of trade-offs between justices. Intergenerational Justice Review 2012 (1):4-9
    Translated in German and reprinted as: Ökonomische Analyse der Trade-Offs zwischen Gerechtigkeiten, Journal für Generationengerechtigkeit 14(1), 10–18.
  • Froese R and Quaas MF. Mismanagement of the North Sea cod by the Council of the European Union. Ocean & Coastal Management ,70: 54-58.
  • Haslob H, Hauss H, Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Böttcher U, Kraus G. 2012. Application of the daily egg production method to Baltic sprat. Fisheries Research (127-128): 73-82
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Kühn W, Peck MA, Voss R (2012) The impact of physical and biological factors on the drift and spatial distribution of larval sprat: A comparison of the Baltic and North Seas. Progress in Oceanography (107):47-60
  • Olbrich R, Quaas MF, Baumgärtner S. A survey of commercial cattle farmers in semiarid rangelands of Namibia on risk, sustainability and management. Schmollers Jahrbuch / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies 132 (3): 463-471
  • Papaioannou, E. A., Vafeidis AT, Quaas MF, and Schmidt JO. The development and use of a spatial database for the determination and characterization of the state of the German Baltic small-scale fishery sector. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69 (8): 1480-1490, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fss096
  • Peck MA, Baumann H, Bernreuther M, Clemmesen C, Herrmann J-P, Huwer B, Kanstinger P, Petereit C, Temming A, Voss R (2012) The ecophysiology of Sprattus sprattus in the Baltic and North Seas. Progress in Oceanography (103):42-57
  • Peck MA, Dutz J, Voss R. A lasting legacy for the Baltic and North Sea GLOBEC Germany program. Progress in Oceanography (107):1-2
  • Quaas MF and Baumgärtner S. Optimal grazing management rules in semi-arid rangelands with uncertain rainfall. Natural Resource Modeling 25 (2):364-387.
  • Quaas MF, Froese R, Herwartz H, Requate T, Schmidt JO, Voss R. Fishing Industry Borrows from Natural Capital at High Shadow Interest Rates. Ecological Economics (82):45–52 .
  • Schlüter M, McAllister RRJ, Arlinghaus R, Bunnefeld N, Eisenack K, Hölker F, Milner-Gulland EJ, Müller B, Nicholson E, Quaas MF, and Stöven M. New horizons for managing the environment: A review of coupled social-ecological systems modeling. Natural Resource Modeling 25 (1): 219-272
  • Schmidt JO, Zeller M. Climate change in the North and Baltic Seas. In (eds.) Narberhaus I, Krause J, Bernitt U, Threatened Biodiversity in the German North and Baltic Seas - Sensitivities towards Human Activities and the Effects of Climate Change. ISBN 978-3-7843-4017-3, pp. 628
  • Schulz J, Peck MA, Barz K, Schmidt JO, Hansen F, Peters J, Renz J, Dickmann M, Mohrholz V, Dutz J, Hirche H-J (2012) Spatial and temporal habitat partitioning by zooplankton in the Bornholm Sea (central Baltic Sea). Progress in Oceanography (107):3-30
  • Skonhoft A, Vestergaard, N and Quaas MF. Optimal harvest in an age structured model with different fishing selectivity. Environmental and Resource Economics 51(4):525-544.
  • Voss R, Peck MA, Hinrichsen H-H, Clemmesen C, Baumann H, Stepputtis D, Bernreuther M, Schmidt JO, Temming A, Köster FW (2012) Recruitment processes in Baltic sprat – a re-evaluation of GLOBEC-Germany hypotheses. Progress in Oceanography (107):61-79
  • Voss R, Petereit C, Schmidt JO, Lehmann A, Makarchouk A, Hinrichsen H-H. The spatial dimension of climate-driven temperature change in the Baltic Sea and its implication for cod and sprat early life stage survival. Journal of Marine Systems (100-101):1-8


  • Baumgärtner S, Derissen S, Quaas MF, and Strunz S. Consumer preferences determine resilience of ecological-economic systems. Ecology and Society 16(4): 9. [online] URL:
  • Derissen S, Quaas MF and Baumgärtner S. The relationship between resilience and sustainable development of ecological-economic systems. Ecological Economics, 70(6): 1121-1128.
  • Drupp MA. Does the Gold Standard label hold its promise in delivering higher Sustainable Development benefits? A multi-criteria comparison of DCM Projects. Energy Policy, 39(3): 1213-1227.
  • Froese R, Branch TA, Proelß A, Quaas MF, Sainsbury K, Zimmermann C. Generic Harvest Control Rules for European Fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 12(3): 340-351.
  • Froese R and Quaas MF. Three options for rebuilding the cod stock in the eastern Baltic Sea. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 434:197-200.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Huwer B, Makarchouk A, Petereit C, Schaber M and Voss R. Climate-driven long-term trends in Baltic Sea oxygen concentrations and the potential consequences for eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua). ICES J. Mar. Sci. 68(10), 2019-2028
  • Kraus G, Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Teschner E, Tomkiewicz J, Köster FW (2011) Robustness of egg production methods as a fishery independent alternative to assess the Eastern Baltic cod stock (Gadus morhua callarias L.). Fisheries Reserch 117-118, 75-85.
  • Müller B, Quaas MF, Frank K, and Baumgärtner S. Pitfalls and potential of institutional change: Rain-index insurance and the sustainability of rangeland management Ecological Economics 70 2137-2144:.
  • Schaber M, Haslob H, Huwer B, Harjes A, Hinrichsen H-H, Köster FW, Storr-Paulsen M, Schmidt JO, Voss R. The invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the central Baltic Sea: seasonal phenology and hydrographic influence on spatio-temporal distribution patterns. J. Plankton Res. 33 (7):1053-1065.
  • Schaber M, Haslob H, Huwer B, Harjes A, Hinrichsen H-H, Storr-Paulsen M, Schmidt JO, Voss R, Neumann V, Köster FW. Spatio-temporal overlap of the alien invasive ctenophore (Mnemiopsis leidyi) and ichthyoplankton in the Bornholm Basin (Baltic Sea). Biological Invasions, 13 (12): 2647-2660. 
  • Villasante S, Rodriguez D, Antelo M, Quaas MF, and Österblom H. The Global Seafood Market Performance Index: A theoretical proposal and potential empirical applications. Marine Policy, 36(1):142-152.
  • Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Quaas MF, Schmidt JO and Tahvonen O. Temperature change and Baltic sprat: from observations to ecological-economic modelling. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68(6): 1244-1256.
  • Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Stepputtis D, Bernreuther M, Huwer B, Neumann V and Schmidt JO. Egg mortality: predation and hydrography in the central Baltic. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 68(7):1379-1390.


  • Baumgärtner S and Quaas MF. Sustainability economics - general versus specific, and conceptual versus practical, Ecological Economics, 69: 2056-2059.
  • Baumgärtner S and Quaas, MF. Managing Increasing Environmental Risks Through Agro-Biodiversity and Agri-Environmental Policies, Agricultural Economics, 41(5): 483-493.
  • Baumgärtner S and Quaas MF. What is sustainability economics? Ecological Economics 69: 445:450.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Peck MA, Schmidt JO, Huwer B, Voss, R. Survival probability of larval sprat in response to decadal changes in diel vertical migration behavior and prey abundance in the Baltic Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 55(4): 1485-1498.
  • Teschner EC, Kraus G, Neuenfeldt S, Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Köster FW. Impact of Hypoxia on consumption of Baltic cod in a multispecies stock assessment context. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 26 (6): 836-842.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Huwer B, Clemmesen C. Variability of larval Baltic sprat otolith growth: a modeling approach combining spatial and temporal resolution of biotic and abiotic environmental key variables. Fisheries Oceanography 19(6): 463-479-.
  • Jöst F and Quaas MF. Environmental and Population Externalities. Environment and Development Economics, 15(01): 1-19.
  • Lange A and Quaas MF. Analytical characteristics of thecore-periphery model, International Regional Science Review 33(4): 437-455.
  • Noack AWF, Manthey M, Ruitenbeek JH, Mohadjer MRM. Separate or Mixed Production of Timber, Livestock and Biodiversity in the Caspian Forest. Ecological Economics, 70(1): 67-76.
  •  Voss R, Schmidt JO, Möllmann C. Baltic Sprat. In: Petitgas P (Ed.) Life cycle spatial patterns of small pelagic fish in the Northeast Atlantic. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 306. 93 pp.


  • Baumann H, Malzahn AM, Voss R and Temming A. The German Bight (North Sea) is a nursery area for both locally and externally produced sprat juveniles. Journal of Sea Research 61(4):234-243.
  • Baumgärtner S and Quaas MF. Ecological-economic viability as a criterion of strong sustainability under uncertainty. Ecological Economics 68: 2008-2020.
  • Schaber M, Hinrichsen H-H, Neuenfeldt S and Voss R. Hydroacoustic tracking of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Distribution in relation to hydrography in contrasting environments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 377:239-253.
  • Payne MR, Hatfield EMC, Dickey-Collas M, Falkenhaug T, Gallego A, Groger J, Licandro P, Llope M, Munk P, Rockmann C, Schmidt JO and Nash RDM. Recruitment in a changing environment: the 2000s North Sea herring recruitment failure. ICES J Mar Sci 66(2):272–277
  • Schmidt JO, van Damme CJG, Röckmann C and Dickey-Collas M. Recolonisation of spawning grounds in a recovering fish stock: recent changes in North Sea herring. Scientia Marina 73(S1):153-157.
  • Voss R, Dickmann M and Schmidt JO. Food competition between co-occurring sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus W.) larvae in the German Bight, North Sea? Oceanologia 51(1):117-138.
  • Voss R, Dickmann M and Schmidt JO. Feeding ecology of sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus W.) larvae in the German Bight, North Sea. Oceanologia 51(1):117-138.


  • Baumann H, Voss R, Hinrichsen H-H, Mohrholz V, Schmidt JO and Temming A. Investigating the selective survival of summer- over spring-born sprat, Sprattus sprattus, in the Baltic Sea. Fish. Res. 91: 1-14.
  • Baumgärtner S, Becker C, Frank K, Müller B and Quaas MF. Relatingthe philosophy and practice of ecological economics. The role of concepts, models and case studies in inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability researchEcological Economics, 67(3): 384-393.
  • Schmidt JO, Hinrichsen H-H. Impact of prey field variability on early cod larval survival: a sensitivity study of a Baltic cod Individual-based Model. Oceanologia 50(2):205–220
  • Quaas MF and Baumgärtner S. Natural vs. financial insurance in the management of public-good ecosystems. Ecological Economics, 65:397-406.
  • Voss R, Dickmann M, Hinrichsen H-H and Floeter J. Environmental factors influencing larval sprat Sprattus sprattus feeding in the Baltic Sea. Fish. Oceanogr.17(3):219-230.


  • Dickmann M, Möllmann C and Voss R. Feeding ecology of Central Baltic sprat (Sprattus sprattus L.) larvae in relation to zooplankton dynamics - implications for survival. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 342: 277-289.
  • Haslob H, Clemmesen C, Schaber M, Hinrichsen H-H, Schmidt JO, Voss R, Kraus G and Köster FW. Invading Mnemiopsis leidyi - a threat for Baltic fish? Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 349:303-306.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Lehmann A, Petereit C,Schmidt JO. Correlation analyses of Baltic Sea winter water mass formation and its impact on secondary and tertiary production. Oceanologia 49(3): 381-395.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Wieland K, Köster FW, Andersen KH and Margonski P. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the cod spawning environment in the Bornholm Basin, Baltic Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser 345: 245-254.
  • Lange A and Quaas MF. Economic Geography and the Effect of Environmental Pollution on Agglomeration, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 7(1, Topics), Article 52. Available at:
  • Quaas MF. Pollution-reducing infrastructure and urban environmental policy, Environment and Development Economics 12(2): 213-234.
    Appendix: Quaas_Infrastructure_Appendix.pdf (0.1 MByte)
  • Quaas MF, Baumgärtner S, Becker C, Frank K and Müller B. Uncertainty and sustainability in the management of rangelands, Ecological Economics 62: 251-266
  • Voss R, Schmidt JO, Schnack D. Vertical distribution of Baltic sprat larvae: changes in patterns of diel migration? ICES J Mar Sci, 65(5):956-962.


  • Baumann H, Hinrichsen H-H, Voss R, Stepputtis D, Grygiel W, Clausen LW and Temming A. Linking growth to environmental histories in central Baltic young-of-the-year sprat, Sprattus sprattus: an approach based on otolith microstructure analysis and hydrodynamic modelling. Fish. Oceanogr. 15(6):465-476.
  • Voss, Clemmesen-Bockelmann C, Baumann H, Hinrichsen HH. Baltic sprat larvae: Coupling food availability, larval condition and survival. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 308: 243-254.


  • Hinrichsen HH, Kraus G, Voss R, Stepputtis D, Baumann H. The general distribution pattern and mixing probability of Baltic sprat juvenile populations. J. Mar. Sys. 58: 52-66.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, Schmidt JO, Petereit C, Möllmann C. Survival probability of Baltic larval cod in relation to spatial overlap patterns with their prey obtained from drift model studies. ICES J Mar Sci 62(5): 878-885.
  • Köster FW, Möllmann C, Hinrichsen, HH, Tomkiewicz J, Wieland K, Kraus G, Voss R, MacKenzie BR, Schnack D, Makarchouk A, Plikshs M and Beyer JE. Baltic cod recruitment - the impact of climate and species interaction. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 62:1408-1425.


  • Hinrichsen H-H, Lehmann A, Möllmann C, Schmidt JO. Dependency of larval and juvenile fish survival on retention/dispersion in food limited environments: the Baltic Sea as a case study. Fish Oceanogr 12(4/5): 425-433.
  • Köster FW, Möllmann C, Neuenfeldt S, Vinther M, St. John MA, Tomkiewicz J, Voss R, Hinrichsen HH, Kraus G and Schnack D. Fish stock development in the Central Baltic Sea (1976-2000) in relation to variability in the physical environment. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 219: 294-306.
  • Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Kleczka C, Schmidt JO, Körting W, Michael RD, Leibold W, Schuberth HJ. The haemoflagellate Trypanoplasma borreli induces the production of nitric oxide, which is associated with modulation of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) leucocyte functions. Fish Shellfish Immunol 14(3): 207-222.
  • Scharsack JP, Steinhagen D, Kleczka C, Schmidt JO, Körting W, Michael RD, Leibold W, Schuberth HJ. Head kidney neutrophils of carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) are functionally modulated by the haemoflagellate Trypanoplasma borreli. Fish Shellfish Immunol 14(5): 389-403.
  • Voss R and Hinrichsen HH. Sources of uncertainties in ichthyoplankton surveys: Modeling the influence of the wind forcing and survey strategy on abundance estimates. J. Mar. Sys. 43(3-4): 87-103.
  • Voss R, Köster FW and Dickmann M. Comparing the feeding habits of co-occurring sprat (Sprattus sprattus) and cod (Gadus morhua) larvae in the Bornholm Basin, Baltic Sea. Fish. Res. 63: 97-111.


  • Hinrichsen H-H, Möllmann C, Voss R, Köster FW, and Kornilovs G. Biophsical modelling of larval Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L) growth and survival. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 59: 1858-1873.


  • Hinrichsen H-H, Boettcher U, Oeberst R, Voss R, Lehmann A. The potential for advective exchange of the early life stages between the western and eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L.,) stocks. Fish. Oceanogr. 10: 3, 249-258.
  • Hinrichsen H-H, St. John M, Aro E, Groenkjaer P, Voss R. Testing the larval drift hypothesis in the Baltic Sea: retention vs. dispersion due to influence of wind driven circulation. ICES Journal of Marine Science 58: 973-984.
  • Köster FW, Möllmann C, Neuenfeldt S, Plikshs M and Voss R. Developing Baltic cod recruitment models I: Resolving spatial and temporal dynamics of spawning stock and recruitment for cod, herring and sprat. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 58: 1516-1533.
  • Voss R, Hinrichsen HH and Wieland K. Model-supported estimation of mortality rates in Baltic cod (Gadus morhua callarias L.) larvae: the varying impact of critical periods. BMC Ecology 1: 4.


  • Voss R, Hinrichsen HH and St. John MA. Variations in the drift of larval cod (Gadus morhua L.) in the Baltic Sea: combining field observations and modelling. Fish. Oceanogr. 8(3): 199-211.


Andere Veröffentlichungen



        • Drupp MA, Esguerra A, Keul L, Loew Beer D, Meisch S and Roosen-Runge F. Change from below – student initiatives for universities in sustainable development. In: Leal Filho W (Ed.): Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons, Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt 2012, pp. 733-742.
        • Meisch S, Roosen-Runge F, Drupp MA, Keul L, Esguerra A and Geibel J. Einleitung: Wissenschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung. Multiperspektivische Beiträge zu einer verantwortungsbewussten Wissenschaft. In: StudierendenInitiative Greening the University e.V. (Hg.): Wissenschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung. Multiperspektivische Beiträge zu einer verantwortungsbewussten Wissenschaft, Metropolis-Verlag, Marburg 2012, pp. 9-26.
        • Roosen-Runge F, Drupp MA, Keul L and Esguerra A. Bottom-up Engagement für Nachhaltige Entwicklung: Erfahrungen, Chancen und Grenzen. In: StudierendenInitiative Greening the University e.V. (Hg.): Wissenschaft für Nachhaltige Entwicklung. Multiperspektivische Beiträge zu einer verantwortungsbewussten Wissenschaft, Metropolis-Verlag, Marburg 2012, pp. 91-118.


      • Maribus and Cluster of Excellence Future Ocean. World Ocean Review, Mare.
      • Quaas MF, Reichenbach J and Requate T. Überfischung: Hintergründe und Wege in ein besseres Fischereimanagement. Geographische Rundschau 5/2010.

      • 2009
      • Derissen S. Resilienz und nachhaltige Entwicklung von semi-aridem Weideland in Namibia. In: Egan-Krieger, T., Schultz, J., Thapa, P., Voget L. (eds), Die Greifswalder Theorie starker Nachhaltigkeit, Metropolis-Verlag, Marburg, 2009, pp. 299-312.
      • Quaas MF, Schmidt JO and Voss R. Fischereimanagement mittels exklusiver Fanggebiete - ökonomische Sicht. In M. v. Lukowicz and V. Hilge (eds), Arbeiten des Deutschen Fischereiverbandes e.V. 87: 143-152.
      • Quaas MF. Ökonomische Nachhaltigkeit. In: M.C.M. Müller (ed), Nachhaltigkeit: Burnouot eines revolutionäaren Anspruchs?, Evangelische Akademie Loccum, Rehburg-Loccum: 27-30.

      • 2008
      • Baumgärtner S and Quaas MF. Agro-biodiversity as natural insurance and the development of financial insurance markets. In: A. Kontoleon, U. Pascual and M. Smale (eds), Agrobiodiversity, Conservation and Economic Development, Routledge, London, 2008, pp. 293-317.
      • Quaas M. Book review of Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk by K. H. Whiteside. Ecoscience 15(4): 556

      • 2006
      • Frank K, Baumgärtner S, Becker C, Müller B and Quaas MF. Ecological-economic models for sustainable grazing in semi-arid regions: Between concepts and case studies. In: Leser, H. (Ed.): The Changing Culture and Nature of Namibia: Case Studies. Publishing House Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Basel – Windhoek: 69- 89.

      • 2003
      • Quaas MF. Probleme der Urbanisierung. Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, 11: 1393-1395.