In the framework of the cooperative project „Remote sensing-based national recording system for forest damages (FNEWs)“, Simon Fleckenstein will be working on the economic assessment of repeatedly occuring biotic and abiotic forest damages in Germany.
The aim of the FNEWs-project, which is coordinated by the Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems, is the development of a sound scientific basis for a national monitoring system for forest damages. In this context, Simon Fleckenstein will be inter alia working on the development of an economic evaluation system and the identification of relevant influencing factors for market reactions on calamities, both based on expert interviews and multivariate statistic analyses.
Simon Fleckenstein holds a Bachelor´s degree in Forest Science and Forest Ecology from the Georg-August University Göttingen and a double Master´s degree in European Forestry from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Lleida, Spain. In his Master´s thesis he analysed the influencing factors on REDD+ project implementation on local level in six different tropical countries.