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University of Osnabrueck

Institute of Environmental Systems Research
Barbarastr. 12
49076 Osnabrück

Room 66/E24
Tel: +49 541 969 2424
Fax: +49 541 969 2599



Dr. Ann-Kathrin Koessler

The aim of my research is to generate a better understanding of human behavior in socio-ecological systems. I am particularly interested in how commitment for pro-environmental behaviour can be motivated and strengthened and what policy instruments may be effective to do so.

In my research, I  am employing experimental (lab and field), conceptual and theoretical methods.

Work in progress

    • Conformity concerns in the commitment to contribute to the commons
    • Perceptual changes due to environmental policies (with S. Engel)
    • The role of participatory workshops in sustainable development processes (with J.-F. Ortiz-Riomal and S. Engel)
    • Behavioural Economics and agricultural policies (with F. Thomas and S. Engel)
    • Heterogenities and social goods (with J. Müller)