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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Environmental Education & Perception

Environmental Education & Perception

The group of Petra Lindemann-Matthies studies experimentally how people perceive and appreciate biological diversity and which factors influence their perception and appreciation of diversity. We are also interested in the evaluation of educational programmes in nature and environmental education, both in schools and elsewhere using an empirical and quantitative approach. In particular, we are interested in the influence of specific educational programmes on people's perception and knowledge of plant and animal diversity. We consider linking fundamental research with practical applications to be very important.

Former head of group: Dr. Petra Lindemann-Matthies