Prof. Dr. habil. Jan Barkmann

Short profile

  • Member of the Senate Committee on Research and Development, from 2021
  • (Deputy) member of the Senate Commission for Equality, as of 2017
  • Development/leadership of BA programme "Applied Social Sciences" (2016-2020)
  • Professor of Risk & Sustainability Sciences, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, 2015
  • Habilitation in Environmental & Resource Economics, 2015
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, 2003-2015, from 2006 Deputy Head of Department
  • Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg, 2002-03
  • Doctorate in the DFG-GK "Integrative Environmental Assessment" on sustainable landscape development, 1996-2001
  • Studies in Biology/Psychology/Philosophy/Pedagogy, Kiel & Maine/USA, 1990-96
  • Civilian service, integrative day-care centre Nortorf, 1988-90
  • Vocational training in banking, Deutsche Bank AG, 1986-88

about the person

  • Empirical-social psychological explanation of willingness to act for protection against environmental, sustainability and cyber security risks
  • Empirical-social scientific investigation of success factors and obstacles as well as evaluation of innovations and interventions at the level of companies and other organisations (e.g. all-day school, museum education/marketing, integration work, health management, digitalisation and society, media use/ user experiences/ usability)
  • Investigation of beliefs, attitudes and intentions towards "green", "social" and cultural products and services, e.g.: sustainable tourism (destination choice), impact of environmental, social and sustainability labels (Green Button, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, MSC), regional products, audience research/audience development for
    cultural institutions and media products
  • Education for Sustainable Development/Environmental Education; in particular: Development of a competence-based model of ecological assessment and judgement competence


Establishment of a university cooperation with the Caucasus University and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (Georgia)

Funding programme: Erasmus+


Establishing the cooperation network with the University of Wisconsin (US)

Funding source: Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts (HMWK)

Funding programme: Support for networking activities with partner universities in Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Queensland


Bilal, Muhammad; Brümmer, Bernhard; Barkmann, Jan (2022) A discussion on the outcomes of
adopted agricultural technological products and specific sustainable development goals: Evidence from Pakistan. Cogent Economics & Finance 10(1) 2132644.

Wurz, Annemarie; Tscharntke, Teja; Martin, Dominic Andreas;  Osen, Kristina; Rakotomalala, Anjaharinony ANA; Raveloaritiana, Estelle; Andrianisaina, Fanilo; Dröge, Saskia; Fulgence, Thio Rosin; Soazafy, Marie Rolande; Andriafanomezantsoa, Rouvah; Andrianarimisa, Aristide; Babarezoto,
Fenohaja Soavita; Barkmann, Jan; Hänke, Hendrik; Hölscher, Dirk; Kreft, Holger; Rakouth,
Bakolimalala; Guerrero-Ramírez, Nathaly R; Ranarijaona, Hery Lisy Tiana; Randriamanantena, Romual; Ratsoavina, Fanomezana Mihaja; Ravaomanarivo, Lala Harivelo Raveloson; Grass, Ingo (2022) Win-win opportunities combining high yields with high multi-taxa biodiversity in tropical agroforestry. Nature Communications 13(1): 1-13.

Dominic, Andreas Martin; Andrianisaina, Fanilo; Fulgence, Thio Rosin; Osen, Kristina; Rakotomalala, Anjaharinony Andry Ny Aina; Raveloaritiana, Estelle; Soazafy, Marie Rolande; Wurz, Annemarie;
Andriafanomezantsoa, Rouvah ; Andriamaniraka, Harilala; Andrianarimisa, Aristide; Barkmann, Jan; Dröge, Saskia; Grass, Ingo; Guerrero-Ramireza, Nathaly; Hänke, Hendrik; Hölscher, Dirk;
Rakouth, Bakolimalala; Ranarijaona, Hery Lisy Tiana; Randriamanantena, Romual; Ratsoavinac,
Fanomezana Mihaja; Ravaomanarivo, Lala Harivelo Raveloson; Schwab; Dominik; Tscharntke, Teja; Zemp, Delphine Clara; Kreft, Holger (2022) Land-use trajectories for sustainable land system
transformations: Identifying leverage points in a global biodiversity hotspot. Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences 119(7) e2107747119.

Bilal, Muhammad; Barkmann, Jan; Brümmer, Bernhard (2022) The role of crop protection products of multinational brands for agricultural sustainability in the cotton-growing zone in Pakistan. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 123(1):1-11.



Arnold, Laura; Barkmann, Jan; Helmer, Stefanie M.; Pischke, Claudia R.; Rosenbrock, Rolf: Kontext- und adressat*innenorientiertem Risikokommunikation bei COVID-19  ein Beitrag zur wirksamen
Verhaltensprävention. Background paper published by Competence Network Public Health COVID-19, 25.09.2020.



Von Haaren, C.; Bug, J.; Barkmann, J.: Identification and Evaluation of Habitat Development Potentials. Buchkapitel in Landscape Planning with Ecosystem Services. Pp 267 – 276. Published in Springer "Landscape Series" in 2019.

Zoch, C.; Bredemeier, B.; Von Haaren, C.; Barkmann, J.: Measures for Biodiversity. Buchkapitel in
Landscape Planning with Ecosystem Services. Pp 389 - 408. Erschienen in Springer “Landscape Series” in 2019.

Riechers, M.; Strack, M.; Barkmann, J.; Tscharntke, T.: Cultural Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Green Change along an Urban-Periurban Gradient.Book chapter in Sustainability, 10 pages.
International Journal article published in 2019.



Hänke, H.; Barkmann, J.; Marggraf, R.; Corinna, M.:  Potential of Opuntia seed oil for livelihood
improvement in semi-arid Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development, 11 Pages.
International journal article published in 2018.

Riechers, M.; M.; Barkmann, J.; Tscharntke, T.: Diverging perceptions by social groups on cultural
ecosystem services provided by urban green. Landscape and Urban Planning, 8 pages. International Journal article published in 2018.



Diafas, I.; Barkmann, J.; Mburu, J.: Measurement of Bequest Value Using a Non-monetary Payment in a Choice Experiment—The Case of Improving Forest Ecosystem Services for the Benefit of Local
Communities in Rural Kenya. Ecological Economics, 19 pages. International Journal article published in 2017.

Rewitzer, S.; Huber, R.; Grêt-Regamey, A.; Barkmann, J.: Economic valuation of cultural ecosystem
service changes to a landscape in the Swiss Alps. Ecosystem Services,12 pages. International
Journal article published in 2017.

Hänke, H.; Barkmann, J.: The insurance function of livestock: farmers’ coping capacity with crop failure in southwestern Madagascar. World Development,12 pages. International journal article
published in 2017.

Hänke, H.; Coral, C.; Barkmann, J.; Enfors, E.: Social-ecological traps hinder rural development in
Southwestern Madagascar. Ecology & Society,24 pages incl. appendix. International journal article
published in 2017.

Further publications


Prof. Dr. Jan Barkmann

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