Research Interests

In my research, I am analyzing different pathways to enhance food security while simultaneously preserving biodiversity. With Tanzania as a case study I am exploring how biodiversity would be impacted by an increase in crop production and how such an increase would impact the agricultural markets. In order to model scenarios of possible future land use changes in which biodiversity and crop production is considered differently, I am collecting data with experts’ questionnaires and interviews. This data will then be used to simulate impacts on the Tanzanian economy in the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT).

Curriculum vitae

Since 2021     PhD Student in Environmental Science. Research Group: Land-Use Change. University of Basel. Switzerland.
2018-2019Consultant for the Natural Resource Management Project. German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). Tanzania.
2014-2017Master of Science (Msc) in Integrated Natural Resource Management. Majors: (1) Biodiversity and Nature Conservation and (2) Methodology and Modeling of Sustainability. Humboldt University of Berlin. Germany.
2009-2012Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Agricultural Science. Major: Animal Science. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Sweden.
Simone Markoff

Simone Markoff


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