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M.A. Marie Grimm

Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

Phone.: +49 (0)30 314-27388

Office hours: on appointment
Room: EB 218

since 2016
Research Associate at TU Berlin, Environmental Assessment & Planning Research Group / PhD candidate as of February 2018

2014 - 2016
M.A. Environmental Policy and Planning at TU and FU Berlin,
Thesis: „Forest Ecosystem Services in California's Cap-and-Trade Program”
Student Assistant at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin,
Supporting the project "Bürger schaffen Wissen" (GEWISS) and the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)
2014 - 2015
Project Assistant at adelphi,
Working on projects in climate change adaptation and mitigation
2013 - 2014
Project Associate at Germany Trade and Invest, San Francisco, supporting the renewable energies sector (DAAD PROMOS scholarship)
2011 - 2012
Study abroad year at the University of California in Santa Cruz (Fulbright travel scholarship)
2009 - 2014
B.A. North American Studies at FU Berlin,
Thesis: „The Bilateralization of Development Aid during the War on Terror”

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity Offsets
  • Conservation Banking
  • Impact mitigation regulations in the U.S. and Germany
  • Offsets
  • Third-party compensation mechanisms
  • Environmental Markets
  • Species protection legislation
  • Readability of environmental assessment documents

Current Projects

Presentations and Events



GEISSLER, G., KÖPPEL, J. and GRIMM, M. (2022): The European Union environmental impact assessment directive – strengths and weaknesses of current practice. In: HANNA, K. [Hrsg.]: Routledge handbook of environmental impact assessment. Taylor & Francis Group: 282–301


BIEHL, J., GRIMM, M. and KÖPPEL, J. (2021): Creating space for wind energy in a polycentric governance setting. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, (152): 1–15

GEISSLER, G. and GRIMM, M. (2021): Constellatins in EIA. In: MORRISON-SAUNDERS, A. and POPE, J. [Hrsg.]: Teaching environmental impact assessment. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. 208–211

GRIMM, M. (2021): Metrics and Equivalence in Conservation Banking. Land, (10 (6)): 1–14


GRIMM, M. (2020): Conserving biodiversity through offsets? Findings from an empirical study on conservation banking. Journal for Nature Conservation, 57 : 125871. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2020.125871


GRIMM, M. and KÖPPEL, J. (2019): Biodiversity Offset Program Design and Implementation. Sustainability, 11 (24): . DOI: 10.3390/su11246903

GRIMM, M., KÖPPEL, J. and GEISSLER, G. (2019): A Shift Towards Landscape-Scale Approaches in Compensation - Suitable Mechanisms and Open Questions. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 47 (03): 1–12. DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2019.1591073


KÖPPEL, J., GÜNTHER, M., GEISSLER, G., GRIMM, M. and MÖLLER-LINDENHOF, T. (2018): The Right to Know – zur Einführung von UVP-Portalen in Deutschland. UVP-report, 32 (1): 24–33. DOI: 10.17442/uvp-report.032.05

GRIMM, M., KOLLER, M., KÖPPEL, J., SCHIEROZEK, M. and ROELKE, T. (): Lesefreundliche Dokumente in Umweltprüfungen. Umweltbundesamt: Dessau-Roßlau.


Regulations and Documents in Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Master Environmental Planning, Master Ecology and Environmental Planning
Advanced Topics and Current Discussions in Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Master Environmental Planning, Master Ecology and Environmental Planning
Jargon or Plain Language? Readability of Impact Assessment Documents
Master Project
Master Environmental Planning
Konstellationen der Umweltprüfung
UP WP 14
Bachelor Ecology and Environmental Planning
Konzeptionen der Umweltprüfung
Bachelor Ecology and Environmental Planning
Best Available Wildlife Science

3rd Semester Project
Bachelor Ecology and Environmental Planning

Zusatzinformationen / Extras

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