MR NIELS JOBSTVOGT
Since 2011 Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, PhD student
2010 Red Sea Environmental Centre, Egypt, Reef Monitoring Quseir 2010
2009 - 2010 Charles Darwin Foundation, Galápagos Islands, dissertation project & fisheries observer
2004 - 2010 Free University of Berlin, Germany, university degree in biology (Diplom Biologist)
2007 - 2008 University of Valencia, Spain, marine biology
- Deep-sea ecosystem services
- Socio-economic value of deep-sea biodiversity
- Stated preferences methods with focus on choice experiments
- Anthropogenic impacts in the deep-oceans
- Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) planning and decision making processes
As part of an interdisciplinary research project at the cutting-edge of Environmental Economics and Marine Sciences we are following the question "What is the value of the deep-sea?". The objective of this study is to elicit the socio-economic value that the general public holds for deep-sea biodiversity. As a first step of this project we conducted a choice experiment with the Scottish public to find out about the non-market values of the deep-sea surrounding Scotland. The valuation of deep-sea ecosystem services can help to make trade-offs between industrial exploitation of marine resources and ecosystem conservation. This is particularly interesting in the context of the Marine Bill legislation, which will implement a network of Marine Protected Areas by 2012.
PhD supervision by
Ursula Witte, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen
Nick Hanley, Environmental Economics Division, University of Stirling
MASTS (Marine Alliance of Science and Technology for Scotland) and University of Aberdeen PhD studentship
2011: Oceans & Society (SX1003) tutoring of first years students from law, history, marine biology, anthropology, geography and economics.
2012: Ocean Biology (BI25Z2) tutor
MASTS Graduate School student committee
NECRES (Network for Early Career Researchers of Ecosystem Services) member
President of the Postgraduate Society, University of Aberdeen
Additional courses & field work
- Research cruise with the RRS James Cook (JC060) in the Northeast Atlantic
- Marine GIS workshop, University of Aberdeen
- SIRE Environment Camp, Environmental Economics Division, University of Stirling
- M.Sc. class Environmental and Resource Economics, University of Edinburgh
- Facilitation workshop, Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES)
- Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) workshop, SIRE / University of Glasgow
- Inner Forth Futurescape Project - Valuing the Inner Forth stakeholder workshop
Presentations at Science Meetings
Jobstvogt, N., Hanley, N. & Witte, U. (2011). Measuring changes in ecosystem services.
- World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011, Aberdeen, UK
- MASTS Annual Science Meeting, Edinburgh, UK. Award for the best student poster.
Non-peer Reviewed Publications
Jobstvogt, N. & Gontikaki, E. (2011)*. Effect of trawling on the macrofaunal community at the Rockall Bank (Haddock Box).
Gontikaki, E. & Jobstvogt, N. (2011)*. Onboard stable isotope labelling incubation experiment: The effect of organic matter flux quantity on sediment “priming”.
* Both in Cruise Report No. 04. RRS James Cook Cruise 60. Benthic habitats and the impact of human activities in Rockall Trough, on Rockall Bank and in Hatton Basin. National Oceanographic Centre, June 2011.