The MultiTip Team
Our interdisciplinary team consists of researchers from Heidelberg University and University of Kassel, local partner organizations from LVFO, TAFIRI, NaFIRRI, KMFRI and a scientific advisory board.
Our interdisciplinary research team consists of social scientists, natural scientists and computational natural scientists from Heidelberg University and University of Kassel.
Timo Goeschl is a Professor of Environmental Economics at the Alfred-Weber Institute of Economics, University of Heidelberg. He is also director of the Research Center on Environmental Economics and a co-editor of Environmental and Resource Economics. He is a renowned expert in both theoretical and experimental research on the dynamics of economics in complex environments.
Astrid Dannenberg is a Professor of Environmental and Behavioral Economics at the University of Kassel. She is widely recognised as a leading expert in experimental environmental economics. She has been awarded the Starting Grant by the European Research Council and has recently been elected to the Council of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
Anna Marciniak-Czochra is a Professor at the Institute of Applied Mathematics Mathematikon at Heidelberg University. She is the leader of the group in Applied Analysis and Modelling in Biosciences.
Florian Diekert was a Junior Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Heidelberg. He is an expert on renewable resource systems and common-pool resource management. He was recently awarded the Starting Grant by the European Research Council and has published several interdisciplinary studies on fisheries.
Karlijn van den Broek is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. Her research looks at the cognitive processes that influence decision-making and environmental behavior, focusing on heuristics and mental models.
Sina Klein was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental and Cognitive Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg. Her interests include: pro-environmental behaviour and cooperation in social dilemmas, personality and situational factors influencing decision behaviour, unethical and cheating behaviour.
Helen Fischer was a Postdoctoral Researcher in General and Theoretical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, University of Heidelberg. She is interested in decisions making in dynamic systems and complex situations, particularly in the field of climate change. She is also interested in interdisciplinary research with behavioural economics, particularly concerning how individual cognitive resources influence behavior when dealing with common property resources.
Lisa Björk was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Heidelberg University. She is an Environmental and Behavioral Economist with experience of working in interdisciplinary teams. She is interested in the way policy shapes behavior and its contribution to - or failure of contributing to - solving complex environmental problems.
Santiago Gómez-Cardona is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Heidelberg. He has recently completed his doctorate in economics and has a previous background in anthropology at the undergraduate and master levels. He is interested in the mechanisms that could be implemented to manage fisheries in open access fisheries in Lake Victoria.
Philipp Händel is a Ph.D. candidate at the department of Environmental and Behavioral Economics at the University of Kassel. His work focuses on how institutions and the social environment influence risk-taking and cooperative behavior of resource users such as fishers at Lake Victoria.
Johannes Kammerer is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Applied Mathematics at University of Heidelberg. He holds a M.Sc. in physics with a focus on environmental physics. In the MultiTip project, he works on an age-structured model for the Nile perch fishery which allows to couple the fish stock dynamics to the fishermen's decisions.
Paul Tuda was the Communication Specialist in the MultiTip Project. He is a trained fisheries scientist with more than 10 years experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of fisheries-related projects and the assessment of fish stocks.
Sorell de Silva is Science Communication Officer for MultiTip at the Research Center of Environmental Economics (RCEE), Heidelberg University. Her main research interests are Environmental Economics, Developmental Economics and Behavioural & Experimental Economics. She is interested in studying tools that can be used for fisheries management and wildlife conservation in developing countries.
We also work with fisheries biologists from local partner organisations in the three riparian countries, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is a specialised institution of the East African Community with the mandate to coordinate sustainable management and utilisation of the fisheries resources across the three riparian countries of Lake Victoria. LVFO provides direct input for the research project and plays a key role in translating the research findings into policy.
Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), the Ugandan National Fisheries Resources Research (NaFIRRI) and the Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) are the three fisheries institutes that are mandated with sustainable management of the fishery. These partners have co-designed MultiTip and facilitate fieldwork (providing enumerators, technical assistance, translation and logistical services) and access to participants for studies.
Scientific Advisory Board
To ensure high-quality research, our scientific advisory board is made up of world-leading experts in natural resource economics, social and decision sciences, aquatic ecology, applied system science and psychology.
Marten Scheffer is a Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management at Wageningen University. He is one of the world's most renowned experts in the field of stability and change of complex systems.
Maja Schülter is an Associate Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Center. She is a leading expert in the co-evolution of social-ecological systems resulting from interactions between actors, institutions and ecosystems.
Coty Gonzales is a Research Professor at the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a renowned expert in human decision making in dynamic and complex environments.
Scott Barret is a Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University. He is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication. His chair is sponsored by Lenfest-Earth Institute.
Elke Weber is a Professor of Psychology and Public Affair at Princeton University. She is an expert on behavioral models of judgment and decision making under risk and uncertainty. Her chair is sponsored by Gerhard R. Andlinger.
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Updated on: 23.08.2022