Welcome to my personal webpage

Follow @gatzweiler02 I was trained as agricultural economist and work in the field of natural resource, ecological and institutional economics. My interests are interdisciplinary, applied and action-oriented research on values and institutions of biodiversity and ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, socio-cultural context of valuation, poverty and marginality. Enjoy exploring the work I do and exchanging views and thoughts […]

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New role as Executive Director of Urban Health programme

The Urban Health programme is a 10-year interdisciplinary research effort whose overall aim is to generate policy-relevant knowledge that will improve health status, reduce health inequalities and enhance the well-being of urban dwellers. It will focus on the integration of natural, social, medical and…

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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Abstract In the relationship between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services, biodiversity enables the provision of “cultural ecosystem services” which are beneficial for human use and culture and its institutions provide a social lens through which ecosystem services are perceived and valued. The article explores the linkages between biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services by describing what […]

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Institutions of poverty in Bangladesh

The stories of poverty which have been told by Sushmita S. Preetha, Anika Hossain and Akram H.Mamun, in the the Star magazine Vol.11, May 4, 2012 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) capture an important nature of poverty in Bangladesh and other poor countries today. In Bangladesh they tell the stories of the crippled workers movement which has been […]

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HOME a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.

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X-mas 2011

Shoes in front of a BRAC School in Bangladesh Special Christmas greetings 2011 and best wishes for the new year to all who read this

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Policy Options and Investment Priorities for Accelerating Agricultural Productivity and Development in India

The workshop on: Policy Options and Investment Priorities for Accelerating Agricultural Productivity and Development in India Tweet November 10-11,  2011 Organised by: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research and Institute for Human Development Venue: New Building, 40, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, India International Centre           Panel discussion and conclusions. Lessons from the […]

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