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Marianne Zandersen

Dr.rer.pol., Senior Researcher, seniorforsker

Marianne Zandersen
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Marianne Zandersen, Dr.rer.pol., is a senior researcher in environmental economics in the Environmental Social Science and Geography Section, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University. Marianne has 20 years experience working with research and advisory services across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Mariannefocuses on environmental and behavioral economics in the fields of urban and peri-urban systems, nature-based solutions, climate change and ecosystem management across different habitats.

This includes analyses of perceptions, values, willingness to pay for improvements or willingness to accept a deterioration of conditions and incentive based mechanisms such as payment for ecosystem services, taxes or subsidies to reduce externalities or enhance the optimal delivery of social goods such as clean air, water and biodiversity. Marianne has participated in more than 40 national and international research and advisory projects over the past 19 years.

She is currently the coordinator of the H2020 project ‘REGREEN’ (2019-2023), the coordinator of Climate Society and Health at the iClimate – Aarhus University Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change, principal investigator from Aarhus University of the Danida funded CREAM project (2019-2024) and project leader from Aarhus University in the European Topic Center for Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation of the European Environment Agency (EEA ETC/CCA) , currently contributor to two EEA reports: ‘urban adaptation to climate change in Europe’ and ‘Nature-based solutions to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction’.

Marianne did her Ph.D. at Hamburg University and at the International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), Germany.

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