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Associate professor, Charles Darwin University

Kerstin is an environmental economist and human geographer. Kerstin has extensive experience in conducting surveys using quantitative methods, particularly stated preference approaches such as choice experiments. Kerstin has completed a PhD in 2006 in environmental economics and has moved from Europe to Australia in 2007.

Research Interests

Social and economic impacts of climate change
Economics of biodiversity conservation
Payments for environmental services
Non-market valuation
Population contribution to environmental change


  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, Charles Darwin University
  • 2012–2018
    Senior research fellow, Charles Darwin University
  • 2007–2012
    Postdoc, Charles Darwin University
  • 2002–2005
    PhD candidate, Center for Development Research (ZEF)


  • 2006 
    University of Bonn, PhD
  • 2002 
    University of Bonn, Masters