In my research, I evaluate agri-environmental policies focusing on nutrient losses. For this reason, I work with agent-based models, but I will also use CEG. I’m interested in different aspects of nutrients losses mainly aspect related to animal production as there is some potential to not only solve nutrient issues, but also other aspect of pollution and the aspect of spatial distribution of the potential losses.
Besides, I am interested in different methodological developments that are related to agent-based models and modelling in general.
2021 Postdoc, Land Use Change, University of Basel, Switzerland
2019-2021 Postdoc, Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
2018-2019 Postdoc, Socioeconomics, Agroscope, Switzerland
2014-2017 Ph.D. Sustainable Agroecosystems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland & Socioeconomics, Agroscope, Switzerland
2011-2014 M.Sc. Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Major: Ecology and Evolution
2008-2011 B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Schmidt, Alena, Mack, Gabriele, Mann, Stefan & Six, Johan. 2021. Reduction of nitrogen pollution in agriculture through nitrogen surplus quotas: an analysis of individual marginal abatement cost and different quota allocation schemes using an agent-based model. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2020.1823344
Schmidt, Alena, Mack, Gabriele, Möhring, Anke, Mann, Stefan & El Benni, Nadja. 2019. Stricter cross-compliance standards in Switzerland: Economic and environmental impacts at farm- and sector-level. Agricultural Systems. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102664
Schmidt, Alena, Necpalova, Magdalena, Zimmermann, Albert, Mann, Stefan, Six, Johan, & Mack, Gabriele. 2017. Direct and indirect economic incentives to mitigate nitrogen surpluses- a sensitivity analysis. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 20(4)7. https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.3477
Dr. Alena Schmidt
Klingelbergstrasse 27, 4056 Basel