Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter

Kooperationsprofessor (ZMT) Professor of Social Systems and Ecological Economics
School of Business, Social & Decision Sciences
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT) /
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
Raum: 3104
Fahrenheitstr. 6
D-28359 Bremen
Phone number
49 421 23800-104
Fax number
+49 421 23800-30
Email Address
ZMT Bremen
Research Interests
  • Institutional Economics
  • Ecological Economics
  • Experimental Economics
Selected Publications

Determinants of performance of community-based drinking water organizations

R Madrigal, F Alpízar, A Schlüter

World Development 39 (9), 1663-1675

Environmental governance theories: a review and application to coastal systems

S Partelow, A Schlüter, D Armitage, M Bavinck, K Carlisle, RL Gruby, ...

Resilience Alliance

Virtual reality as a tool for environmental conservation and fundraising

KM Nelson, E Anggraini, A Schlüter

Plos one 15 (4), e0223631

Governance and the coastal condition: Towards new modes of observation, adaptation and integration

K Van Assche, AK Hornidge, A Schlüter, N Vaidianu

Marine Policy 112, 103413

Measuring and understanding sustainability-enhancing processes in tropical coastal and marine social–ecological systems

M Glaser, P Christie, K Diele, L Dsikowitzky, S Ferse, I Nordhaus, ...

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4 (3), 300-308

The grammar of institutions: The challenge of distinguishing between strategies, norms, and rules

A Schlüter, I Theesfeld

Rationality and Society 22 (4), 445-475

A gender lens on women’s harvesting activities and interactions with local marine governance in a South Pacific fishing community

J Rohe, A Schlüter, SCA Ferse

Maritime Studies 17 (2), 155-162

Aquaculture-capture fisheries nexus under Covid-19: impacts, diversity, and social-ecological resilience

AO Manlosa, AK Hornidge, A Schlüter

Maritime Studies 20, 75-85

Land-sea interactions and coastal development: An evolutionary governance perspective

A Schlüter, K Van Assche, AK Hornidge, N Văidianu

Marine Policy 112, 103801

Institutioneller Wandel und Transformation: Restitution, Transformation und Privatisierung in der tschechischen Landwirtschaft

A Schlüter


Risk aversion, time preferences, and out-migration. Experimental evidence from Ghana and Indonesia

C Goldbach, A Schlüter

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 150, 132-148

Mangroves, fishers, and the struggle for adaptive comanagement: applying the social-ecological systems framework to a marine extractive reserve (RESEX) in Brazil

S Partelow, M Glaser, SS Arce, RSL Barboza, A Schlüter

Ecology and Society 23 (3), 19

External validity of artefactual field experiments: A study on cooperation, impatience and sustainability in an artisanal fishery in Colombia

LE Torres-Guevara, A Schlüter

Ecological Economics 128, 187-201

Institutional change in the forestry sector—The explanatory potential of New Institutional Economics

A Schlüter

Forest Policy and Economics 9 (8), 1090-1099

Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework in pond aquaculture

S Partelow, P Senff, N Buhari, A Schlüter

International Journal of the Commons 12 (1), 485-518

A sustainability agenda for tropical marine science

S Partelow, A Schlüter, H von Wehrden, M Jänig, P Senff

Conservation Letters 11 (1), e12351

What makes them follow the rules? Empirical evidence from turtle egg harvesters in Costa Rica

R Madrigal-Ballestero, A Schlüter, MC Lopez

Marine Policy 37, 270-277

Nudging tourists to donate for conservation: Experimental evidence on soliciting voluntary contributions for coastal management

KM Nelson, S Partelow, A Schlüter

Journal of environmental management 237, 30-43

Disciplinary diversity in marine sciences: the urgent case for an integration of research

T Markus, H Hillebrand, AK Hornidge, G Krause, A Schlüter

ICES Journal of Marine Science 75 (2), 502-509

Collective action in a tropical estuarine lagoon: Adapting Ostrom’s SES framework to Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia

LET Guevara, A Schlüter, MC Lopez

International Journal of the Commons 10 (1), 334-362


University Education

Dissertation, Humboldt University Berlin (2001)

Diploma of Economics, Philipps-University Marburg (1997)

Work Experience

Working group leader Institutional and Behavioural Economics at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany

Associate Professor for Social Systems and Ecological Economics, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 

Department head of the Social Science Department of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany 

Habilitation, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Venia Legendi: Environmental Economic 

Assistant professor at the Institute for Forest Economics of the Faculty for Forest and Environmental Science, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg 

Research Associate in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England 

Dissertation, Humboldt University Berlin 

Scientific staff member in the Department of Resource Economics, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University of Berlin 

Diploma of Economics, Philipps-University Marburg