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Peer-reviewed journals:


  • Wanek, E., Bartkowski, B., Bourgeois-Gironde, S., Schaafsma, M., 2023. Deliberately vague or vaguely deliberative: A review of motivation and design choices in deliberative monetary valuation studies. Ecological Economics 208: 107820. [PDF accepted version]
  • Paul, C., Bartkowski, B., Dönmez, C., Don, A., Mayer, S., Steffens, M., Weigl, S., Wiesmeier, M., Wolf, A., Helming, K., 2023. Carbon farming: Are soil carbon certificates a suitable tool for climate change mitigation? Journal of Environmental Management 330: 117142. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.117142 [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., Schepanski, K., Bredenbeck, S., Müller, B., 2023. Wind erosion in European agricultural landscapes: More than physics. People and Nature 5(1):34–44. doi:10.1002/pan3.10418 [OA]


  • Bartkowski, B., Massenberg, J.R., Lienhoop, N., 2022. Investigating preferences for soil-based ecosystem services. Q Open 2(2): qoac035. doi:10.1093/qopen/qoac035 [OA]
  • Möckel, S., Baaken, M., Bartkowski, B., Henn, E.V., Strauch, M., Stubenrauch, J., 2022. Zukunftsfähige Agrarlandschaften in Deutschland – Ziele und Anforderungen aus ökologischer, ökonomischer und rechtlicher Sicht. Natur und Recht 44:611–621. doi:10.1007/s10357-022-4073-x [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., Massenberg, J.R., Lienhoop, N., 2022. Data on public preferences for soil-based ecosystem services in Germany. Data in Brief 108371. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2022.108371 [OA]
  • Finger, R., Droste, N., Bartkowski, B., Ang, F., 2022. A note on performance indicators for agricultural economic journals. Journal of Agricultural Economics 73(2):614–620. doi:10.1111/1477-9552.12473 [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., Schüßler, C., Müller, B., 2022. Typologies of European farmers: approaches, methods and research gaps. Regional Environmental Change 22:43. doi:10.1007/s10113-022-01899-y [OA]


  • Gütschow, M., Bartkowski, B., Felipe-Lucia, M., 2021. Farmers’ action space to adopt sustainable practices: a study of arable farming in Saxony. Regional Environmental Change 21: 103. doi:10.1007/s10113-021-01848-1 [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., Bartke, S., Hagemann, N., Hansjürgens, B., Schröter-Schlaack, C., 2021. Application of the governance disruptions framework to German agricultural soil policy. SOIL 7: 495–509. doi:10.5194/soil-7-495-2021 [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., 2021. Don’t throw efficiency out with the bathwater: A reply to Jeffery and Verheijen (2020). Environmental Science and Policy 122: 72–74. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.011 [PDF accepted version]
  • Bartkowski, B., Droste, N., Ließ, M., Sidemo-Holm, W., Weller, U., Brady, M.V., 2021. Payments by modelled results: a novel design for agri-environmental schemes. Land Use Policy 102: 105230. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105230 [PDF accepted version]
  • Kaim, A., Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Volk, M., Strauch, M., 2021. Combining biophysical optimization with economic preference analysis for agricultural land use allocation. Ecology & Society 26(1). doi:10.5751/ES-12116-260109 [OA]


  • D’Amato, D., Bartkowski, B., Droste, N., 2020. Reviewing the interface of bioeconomy and ecosystem service research. Ambio. doi:10.1007/s13280-020-01374-0 [OA]
  • Baum, C.M., Bartkowski, B., 2020. It’s not all about funding: Fostering interdisciplinary collaborations in sustainability research from a European perspective. Energy Research & Social Science 70: 101723. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2020.101723 [PDF accepted version]
  • Bartkowski, B., Beckmann, M., Drechsler, M., Kaim, A., Liebelt, V., Müller, B., Witing, F., Strauch, M., 2020. Aligning agent-based modelling with multi-objective land-use allocation: Identification of policy gaps and feasible pathways to biophysically optimal landscapes. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2020.00103 [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., Bartke, S., Helming, K., Paul, C., Techen, A., Hansjürgens, B., 2020. Potential of the economic valuation of soil-based ecosystem services to inform sustainable soil management and policy. PeerJ 8: e8749. doi:10.7717/peerj.8749 [OA]


  • Bartkowski, B., Baum, C.M., 2019. Dealing with rejection: An application of the exit–voice framework to genome-edited food. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 7. doi:10.3389/fbioe.2019.00057 [OA]
  • Förster, J., Schmidt, S., Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., Albert, C., Wittmer, H., 2019. Incorporating environmental costs of ecosystem service loss in political decision making: A synthesis of monetary values for Germany. PLOS ONE 14(2): e0211419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0211419 [OA]


  • Schaafsma, M., Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., 2018. Guidance for Deliberative Monetary Valuation studies. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 12(2–3): 267–323. doi:10.1561/101.00000103 [PDF accepted version]
  • Bartkowski, B., Theesfeld, I., Pirscher, F., Timaeus, J., 2018. Snipping around for food: Economic, ethical and policy implications of CRISPR/Cas genome editing. Geoforum 96C: 172–180. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.07.017 [PDF accepted version]
  • Bartkowski, B., Bartke, S., 2018. Leverage points for governing agricultural soils: a review of empirical studies of European farmers’ decision-making. Sustainability 10(9): 3179. doi:10.3390/su10093179 [OA]
  • Bartkowski, B., Hansjürgens, B., Möckel, S., Bartke, S., 2018. Institutional economics of agricultural soil ecosystem services. Sustainability 10(7): 2447. doi:10.3390/su10072447 [OA]
  • Strunz, S., Bartkowski, B., 2018. Degrowth, the project of modernity, and liberal democracy. Journal of Cleaner Production 196, 1158–1168. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.148 [PDF accepted version]
  • Helming, K., Daedlow, K., Paul, C., Techen, A.-K., Bartke, S., Bartkowski, B., Kaiser, D., Wollschläger, U., Vogel, H.-J., 2018. Managing soil functions for a sustainable bioeconomy – assessment framework and state of the art. Land Degradation & Development 29(9): 3112–3126. doi:10.1002/ldr.3066 [OA]
  • Ziv, G., Hassall, C., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A., Kaim, A., Kalamandeen, M., Landaverde, P., Melo, J., Seppelt, R., Shannon, C., Václavík, T., Zoderer, B., Beckmann, M., 2018. A bird’s eye view over ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites across Europe. Ecosystem Services 30, 287–298. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.08.011
  • Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., 2018. Beyond Rationality, Towards Reasonableness: Enriching the Theoretical Foundation of Deliberative Monetary Valuation. Ecological Economics 143, 97–104. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.07.015 [PDF accepted version]
  • Droste, N., Bartkowski, B., 2018. Ecosystem Service Valuation for National Accounting: A Reply to Obst, Hein and Edens (2016). Environmental and Resource Economics 71(1), 205–215. doi:10.1007/s10640-017-0146-3


  • Bartkowski, B., 2017. Degrowth, organic agriculture and GMOs: A reply to Gomiero (2017, JCLEPRO). Journal of Cleaner Production 168, Part C, 904–907. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.079 [PDF accepted version]
  • Cord, A.F., Bartkowski, B., Beckmann, M., Dittrich, A., Hermans-Neumann, K., Kaim, A., Lienhoop, N., Locher-Krause, K., Priess, J., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Schwarz, N., Seppelt, R., Strauch, M., Václavík, T., Volk, M., 2017. Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: Main concepts, methods and the road ahead. Ecosystem Services 28, Part C, 264–272. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.012
  • Klauer, B., Bartkowski, B., Manstetten, R., Petersen, T., 2017. Sustainability as a Fair Bequest: An Evaluation Challenge. Ecological Economics 141, 136–143. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.06.001 [PDF accepted version]
  • Bartkowski, B., 2017. Are diverse ecosystems more valuable? Economic value of biodiversity as result of uncertainty and spatial interactions in ecosystem service provision. Ecosystem Services 24, 50–57. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.02.023 [PDF accepted version]
  • Dittrich, A., von Wehrden, H., Abson, D.J., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A.F., Fust, P., Hoyer, C., Kambach, S., Meyer, M.A., Radzevičiūtė, R., Nieto Romero, M., Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., 2017. Mapping and analysing historical indicators of ecosystem services in Germany. Ecological Indicators 75, 101–110. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.12.010
  • Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., 2017. Democracy and valuation—a reply to Schläpfer (2016). Ecological Economics 131, 557–560. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.05.011 [PDF accepted version]


  • Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., Hansjürgens, B., 2015. Capturing the complexity of biodiversity: A critical review of economic valuation studies of biological diversity. Ecological Economics 113, 1–14. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.02.023 [PDF accepted version]
  • Lienhoop, N., Bartkowski, B., Hansjürgens, B., 2015. Informing biodiversity policy: The role of economic valuation, deliberative institutions and deliberative monetary valuation. Environmental Science & Policy 54, 522–532. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2015.01.007


  • Iliopoulos, C.N., Valentinov, V., Kvartiuk, V., Bartkowski, B., 2013. Government–third sector relations in European rural development: A critical perspective. Nonprofit Policy Forum 4, 65–80. doi:10.1515/npf-2013-0001

Other journals:

  • Bartkowski, B., 2018. Nach uns die Sintflut? Degrowth und die Suche nach Alternativen zum Wachstumsparadigma. Hirschberg 71, 428–431.
  • Schindler, H., Strunz, S., Bartkowski, B., 2017. Am Gelde hängt doch alles? – Mythos monetärer Wachstumszwang. Ökologisches Wirtschaften 32, 23–25.


  • Bartkowski, B., 2017. Economic Valuation of Biodiversity: An Interdisciplinary Conceptual Perspective. Routledge, New York. ISBN 978-1-138-03936-0 [hardback]; 978-0-367-15238-3 [paperback].

Book chapters and encyclopedia entries:

  • Bartkowski, B., Massenberg, J.R., in press. The Economics of Soils’ Contribution to Human Well-Being, in: Goss, M.J., Oliver, M.A. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, 2nd edition. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00052-5
  • Schaafsma, M., Bartkowski, B., 2020. Synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services, in: Leal Filho, W., Gökçin Özuyar, P., Pace, P.J., Marisa Azul, A., Londero Brandli, L., Wall, T. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Life on Land. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71065-5_117-1
  • Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., 2019. Deliberative Monetary Valuation, in: Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Environmental Science, section Environmental Economics. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.595
  • Bartkowski, B., 2019. Valuation of Biodiversity, in: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science, section Environmental Economics. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.459
  • Bartkowski, B., 2019. CRISPR/Cas, Precaution and Democracy: The Challenging Governance of a Rapidly Changing Technology, in: Dürnberger, C., Pfeilmeier, S., Schleissing, S. (Eds.), Genome Editing in Agriculture. Between Precaution and Responsibility. Nomos. ISBN 978-3-8487-5518-9. Pp. 181–198.
  • Bartkowski, B., Hansjürgens, B., 2019. Risk and uncertainty as source of economic value of biodiversity and ecosystem services, in: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Baeßler, C. (Eds.), Atlas of Ecosystem Services: Drivers, Risks, and Societal Responses. Springer, Dodrecht, New York. ISBN 978-3-319-96229-0. Pp. 21–24.
  • Hansjürgens, B., Möckel, S., Bartkowski, B., 2019. Boden und Bodenschutz als zentrales Handlungsfeld der Umweltpolitik, in: Dabrowski, M., Wolf, J., Abmeier, K. (Eds.), Umweltpolitik: global und gerecht. Ferdinand Schöningh: Paderborn. ISBN 978-3-506-70576-1. Pp. 111–144.
  • Pirscher, F., Bartkowski, B., Theesfeld, I., Timaeus, J., 2018. Nature-identical outcomes, artificial processes: Governance of CRISPR/Cas genome editing as an ethical challenge, in: James, H.S. (Ed.), Ethical Tensions from New Technology: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology. CABI, Oxfordshire, Boston. ISBN 978-1-78639-464-4. Pp. 137–150.
  • Strunz, S., Bartkowski, B., Schindler, H., 2017. Is there a monetary growth imperative?, in: Victor, P., Dolter, B. (Eds.), Handbook on Growth and Sustainability. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 978-1-78347-355-7. Pp. 460–503.
  • Bartkowski, B., 2015. Ein Konzept zur ökonomischen Bewertung der Biodiversität, in: Feit, U., Korn, H. (Eds.), Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt XIV: Aktuelle Forschung im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die Biologische Vielfalt vorgestellt auf einer wissenschaftlichen Expertentagung an der Internationalen Naturschutzakademie Insel Vilm vom 25.-29. August 2014, BfN-Skripten. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn.

Discussion papers:

  • Droste, N., Bartkowski, B., Finger, R., 2021. Hot topics in agricultural and environmental economics – a large-scale bibliometric analysis. LSR Working Paper Series 21/04. [PDF]
  • Bartkowski, B., Droste, N., Ließ, M., Sidemo-Holm, W., Weller, U., Brady, M.V., 2019. Implementing result-based agri-environmental payments by means of modelling. UFZ Discussion Paper 2019-05. arXiv:1908.08219
  • Strunz, S., Bartkowski, B., 2017. Degrowth, modernity, and the open society. UFZ Discussion Paper 2017-07.
  • Bartkowski, B., 2017. Existence value, biodiversity, and the utilitarian dilemma. UFZ Discussion Paper 2017-02.
  • Bartkowski, B., 2016. Are diverse ecosystems more valuable? A conceptual framework for economic valuation of biodiversity. UFZ Discussion Paper 2016-09.
  • Strunz, S., Bartkowski, B., Schindler, H., 2015. Is there a monetary growth imperative? UFZ Discussion Paper 2015-05.


  • Leibniz-Forschungsnetzwerk Biodiversität, 2022. 10 Must-Knows aus der Biodiversitätsforschung 2022. Thonicke, K., Rahner, E., Arneth, A., Bartkowski, B., Bonn, A., Döhler, C., Finger, R., Freitag, J., Grosch, R., Grossart, H.-P., Grützmacher, K., Hartman Scholz, A., Häuser, C., Hickler, T., Hölker, F., Jähnig, S. C., Jeschke, J., Kasen, R., Kastner, T., Kramer-Schadt, S., Krug, C., Lakner, S., Loft, L., Matzdorf, B., Meakins, F., De Meester, L., Monaghan, M. T., Müller, D., Overmann, J., Quaas, M., Radchuk, V., Reyer, C., Roos, C., Scholz, I., Schroer, S., Sioen, G. B., Sommer, S., Sommerwerk, N., Tockner, K., Turk, Z., Warner, B., Wätzold, F., Wende, W., Veenstra, T. und van der Voort, H. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6257476
  • van der Meulen, S., Maring, L., Bartkowski, B., et al. 2018. Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: Soil ecosystems. DG Environment.
  • Förster, J., Schmidt, S., Bartkowski, B., Lienhoop, N., Albert, C., Wittmer, H., 2016. Sachstandsbericht AP 2: Schätzung der Umweltkosten infolge Schädigung oder Zerstörung von Ökosystemen und Biodiversitätsverlust. Methodenkonvention 3.0 – Weiterentwicklung und Erweiterung der Methodenkonvention zur Schätzung von Umweltkosten. Umweltbundesamt.


  • Bartkowski, B., Massenberg, J.R., Lienhoop, N., 2021. German public’s preferences for soil-based ecosystem services (discrete choice experiment). BonaRes Data Centre. doi:10.20387/bonares-77fb-p034
  • Finger, R., Droste, N., Bartkowski, B., Ang, F., 2021. Data on performance indicators for agricultural economic journals. ETH Zürich Research Collection. doi:10.3929/ethz-b-000518441

Blogs etc.: