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Dr. Daniel Johnson


Doctorate of Economic Science, M. Sc. Environmental Management

From biodiversity to urban and rural water management: Daniel Johnson values ecosystem services and thus makes visible the social benefits that nature provides.

The economist repeatedly bridges the gap between environmental economics and environmental policy: using empirical methods, he examines which ecosystem services are particularly important to the population and derives recommendations for politicians. In doing so, he draws attention to nature-based solutions for climate adaptation – such as green roofs – and develops innovative ways to promote them.

Publications  │ Projects 

Main focus

  • Economic valuation of ecosystem services
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Water and land management


  • Since 02/2022: Researcher at the IÖW 
  • 2017 –2021: Research assistant and SustBusy Research Center Coordinator at the Chair of Environment and Economics at ESCP Business School Berlin
  • 2020 –2022: Consultant at the World Bank


  • 2017 – 2021: European Doctorate Program in International Management at the ESCP Business School Berlin
  • 2014 – 2016: Master of Science in Water and Environmental Management at Leibniz University of Hannover
  • 08/2013 – 12/2013: Semester abroad at Lund University, Sweden
  • 2011 – 2014: Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Resource Management at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Commitment and committees

  • Reviewer at Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Nature-Based Solutions