Fachbereich Natur- und Umweltwissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Oliver Frör


Gebäude I, Raum 3.02
Fortstr. 7
76829 Landau


Tel.: +49 6341 280 31534
E-Mail: oliver.froer (at) rptu.de
Ditigales Büro: Zoom

Office hours: by appointment only


  • Professor für Umweltökonomie
  • Prodekan der Fakultät 7
  • Lehrbeauftragter

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Professional background 

  • Since December 2011 Professor for Environmental Economics at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany
  • October 2010 – November 2011 Interim professor for Environmental Economics at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany
  • October 2001 – September 2010 Academic assistant (teaching and research) at the department of economics, especially environmental economics, regulatory and consumer policy at the University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • January – May 2001 Adjunct professor in economics at Siena College, Loudonville, NY, USA
  • September 2000 – August 2001 Consultant at the New York State Department of Economic
  • Development (Empire State Development) in Albany, NY and New York, NY, USA


  • Ph.D Economics    (Dr. oec., summa cum laude), 2007, University of Hohenheim, Germany
    Thesis title: “Rationality concepts in environmental valuation”
  • M.A. Economics 2000, State University of New York at Albany
  • Diploma Geoecology 1998, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Behavioral and Psychological Economics
  • Ecological-Economic Modelling
  • Environmental Economics

  • PRODIGY - Verbundprojekt BioTip: Bodenbiodiversität und Kipppunkte im Amazonas-Becken (BMBF)
  • CUBE - Bioökonomie und territoriale Entwicklung in Kuba: Chancen für die lokale Landwirtschaft (BMBF)
  • Intermodaler Verkehr - Mehrkrterielle Intermodale Routing-Algorithmen als Beitrag zur Verkehrswende (Carl Zeiss Kooperationsfond)

With peer-review

Schönenberg, Regine; Pinzón, Claudia; Froese, Rebecca; Brown, Foster; Frör, Oliver (2022): Ao Caminho de Criar Momentos Pós-Coloniais: Propondo uma Dinâmica de Intercâmbio de Conhecimiento Rumo a uma Amazônia Sustentável. In: Cleiseano Emanuel de Silva Paniagua, : Meio Ambiente: Preservação, Saúde e Sobrevivência. Ponta Grossa: Atena Editora. Bd. 3. S. 82-92.

Bruehl, Carsten A; Despres, Laurence; Frör, Oliver; Patil, Chandrashekhar D; Poulin, Brigitte; Tetreau, Guillaume; Allgeier, Stefanie (2020): Environmental and socioeconomic effects of mosquito control in Europe using the biocide Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti). In: Science of the Total Environment. Bd. 724. S. 137800.

Berger, Elisabeth; Frör, O.; Schäfer, Ralf B. (2019): Salinity impacts on river ecosystem processes: a critical mini-review. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Bd. 374. Nr. 1764.

Buhk, Constanze; Schirmel, Jens; Rebekka, Gerlach; Frör, O. (2019): Traditional Water Meadows: A Sustainable Management Type for the Future?. In: Ondraek, Gabrijel: Irrigation in Agroecosystems. Rijeka: IntechOpen.

Steinmetz, Zacharias; Wollmann, Claudia; Schaefer, Miriam; Buchmann, Christian; David, Jan; Tröger, Josephine; Muñoz, Katherine; Frör, O.; Schaumann, Gabriele Ellen (2016): Plastic mulching in agriculture. Trading short-term agronomic benefits for long-term soil degradation?. In: Science of the Total Environment. Bd. 550. S. 690-705.

Cañedo-Argüelles, M.; Hawkins, C.P.; Kefford, B.J.; Schäfer, Ralf B.; Dyack, B.J.; Brucet, S.; Buchwalter, D.B.; David, B.; Dunlop, J.E.; Frör, O.; et al., (2016): Saving freshwater from salts: Ion-speciøc standards are needed to protect biodiversity. In: Science. Bd. 351. Nr. 6276. S. 4-6.

Ahlheim, M.; Börger, T.; Frör, O. (2015): Replacing rubber plantations by rain forest in Southwest China – Who would gain and how much?. In: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Schulz, R.; Bundschuh, M.; Gergs, R.; Brühl, C.A.; Diehl, D.; Entling, ; Fahse, L.; Frör, O.; Jungkunst, H.F.; Lorke, A.; Schäfer, Ralf B.; Schaumann, G.E.; Schwenk, K. (2015): Review on environmental alterations propagating from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems. In: Science of the Total Environment. Bd. 538. S. 246-261.

Häuser, I.; Martin, K.; Germer, J.; He, P.; Blagodatskiy, S.; Liu, H.; Krauß, M.; Rajaona, A.; Shi, M.J.; Pelz, S.; Langenberger, G.; Zhu, C.D.; Cotter, M.; Stürz, S.; Waibel, H.; Steinmetz, H.; Wieprecht, S.; Frör, O.; Ahlheim, M.; Aenis, T.; Georg, C. (2015): Environmental and socio-economic impacts of rubber cultivation in the Mekong region: challenges for sustainable land use. In: CAB Reviews. Bd. 10. Nr. 27.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Luo, J.; Pelz, S.; Jiang, T. (2015): Towards a Comprehensive Valuation of Water Management Projects When Data Availability Is Incomplete – The Use of Benefit Transfer Techniques. In: Water. Bd. 7. S. 2472-2493.

Rumbaur, C.; Thevs, N.; Disse, M.; Ahlheim, M.; Brieden, A.; Cyffka, B.; Duethmann, D.; Feike, T.; Frör, O. (2015): Sustainable Management of River Oases along the Tarim River in North-Western China under Conditions of Climate Change. In: Earth System Dynamics. Bd. 6. S. 83-107.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Luo, J.; Pelz, S.; Jiang, T.; Yiliminuer, (2015): The Social Value of Environmental Improvements in the Tarim Basin – toward a Comprehensive Assessment in a Heterogeneous Setting. In: Environment and Natural Resources Research. Bd. 5. Nr. 2.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Langenberger, G.; Pelz, S. (2014): Chinese urbanites and the preservation of rare species in remote parts of the country – The example of eaglewood. In: Environmental Economics. Bd. 5. Nr. 4. S. 32-42.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Luo, J.; Pelz, S.; Jiang, T. (2013): How do Beijing residents value environmental improvement in remote parts of China?. In: Advances in Climate Change Research. Bd. 4. Nr. 3. S. 190-200.

Ahlheim, M.; Börger, T.; Frör, O. (2013): The effects of extrinsic incentives on respondent behaviour in CVM. In: Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy . Bd. 2. Nr. 1. S. 45-70.

Neef, A.; Ekasingh, B.; Friederichsen, R.; Becu, N.; Lippe, M.; Sangkapitux, C.; Frör, O.; Punyawadee, V.; Schad, I.; Williams, P.M.; Schreinemachers, P.; Neubert, D.; Heidues, F.; Cadisch, G.; Dang, N.T.; Gypmantasiri, P.; Hoffmann, V. (2013): Participatory Approaches to Research and Development in the Southeast Asian Uplands: Potential and Challenges. In: Fröhlich, H.; Schreinemachers, P.; Stahr, K.; Clemens, G.: Sustainable Land Use and Rural Development in Southeast Asia: Innovations and Policies for Mountainous Areas. Springer Environmental Science and Engineering. S. 321-365.

Frör, O.; Schindler, S. (2012): Nachhaltigkeit durch Umweltpolitik. In: Unterricht Wirtschaft + Politik. Bd. 2. Nr. 3. S. 2-5.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O. (2011): Drinking and protecting: a market approach to the preservation of cork oak landscapes. In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. Bd. 13. Nr. 2. S. 179-196.

Ahlheim, M.; Börger, T.; Frör, O. (2011): Respondent incentives in contingent valuation: the role of reciprocity. In: FZID Discussion Papers. Nr. 39-2011.

Ahlheim, M.; Ekasingh, B.; Frör, O.; Kitchaicharoen, J.; Neef, A.; Sangkapitux, A.; Sinphurmsukskul, N. (2010): Better than their reputation: enhancing the validity of contingent valuation mail survey results through citizen expert groups. In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Bd. 53. Nr. 2. S. 163-182.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Heinke, A.; Nguyen, M.D.; Pham, V.D. (2010): Labour as a utility measure in contingent valuation studies how good is it really?. In: FZID Discussion Papers, Universität Hohenheim. Nr. 13. S. 0-0.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Heinke, A.; Keil, A.; Nguyen, M.D.; Pham, V.D.; Saint-Macary, C. (2009): Landslides in mountainous regions of Northern Vietnam: Causes, protection strategies and the assessment of economic losses. In: International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics. Bd. 15. S. 20-33.

Weldessilassie, A.B.; Frör, O.; Boelee, E.; Dabbert, S. (2009): The economic value of improved wastewater irrigation: a contingent valuation study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Bd. 34. Nr. 3. S. 428-449.

Frör, O. (2008): Bounded rationality in environmental valuation: empirical evidence using cognitive psychology. In: Ecological Economics. Bd. 68. S. 570-581.

Frör, O. (2007): Rationality Concepts in Environmental Valuation. Bern: Peter Lang.

Ahlheim, M.; Ekasingh, B.; Frör, O.; Kitchaicharoen, J.; Neef, A.; Sangkapitux, C.; Sinphurmsukskul, N. (2007): Using citizen expert groups in environmental valuation - Lessons from a CVM study in Northern Thailand. In: Diskussionsbeiträge aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim. Nr. 283.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Sinphurmsukskul, N. (2006): Economic valuation of environmental benefits in developing und emerging countries: theoretical considerations und practical evidence from Thailand and the Philippines. In: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture. Bd. 45. Nr. 4. S. 397-419.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O. (2005): Environmental indicators from an economic perspective significance and political relevance. In: Hutter, Claus-Peter; Böcker, Reinhard: Umweltindikatoren - Mythos oder Wirklichkeit? Was wissen wir wirklich über unsere Umwelt?. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel Verlag. Bd. 35.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O. (2005): Constructing a Preference-oriented Index of Environmental Quality. In: Schmidt, Ulrich; Traub, Stefan: Advances in Public Economics: Utility, Choice and Welfare. A Festschrift in Honor of Christian Seidl. Dordrecht: Springer Economics. S. 151-172.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Lehr, U.; Wagenhals, G.; Wolf, U. (2004): Contingent Valuation of Mining Land Reclamation. In: IAW-Report. Nr. 2. S. 33-61.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O.; Kohnert, I.; Lehr, U.; Wolf, U. (2004): Die ökonomische Bewertung von Änderungen der Umweltqualität mit Hilfe der Kontingenten Evaluierungsmethode. In: Hüttl, Reinhard; Gerwin, Werner: Entwicklung und Bewertung gestörter Kulturlandschaften. Fallbeispiel Niederlausitzer Bergbaufolgelandschaft. Cottbus: BTU Cottbus. S. 377-402.

Ahlheim, M.; Frör, O. (2003): Valuing the non-market production of agriculture. In: Agrarwirtschaft. Bd. 52. Nr. 8. S. 356-369.

Bartelink, H.H.; Bernhofer, C.; Berbigier, P.; Borghetti, M.; Cienciala, E.; Dolman, A.J.; Frör, O.; Gracia, C.A.; Granier, A.; Grünwald, T.; Hari, P.; Jans, W.; Kellomäki, S.; Kramer, K.; Leinonen, I.; Loustau, D.; Magnani, F.; Markkanen, T.; Matteucci, G.; Mohren, G.M.J.; Moors, E.; Nissinen, A.; Peltola, H.; Sabate, S.; Sanchez, A.; Sontag, M.; Valentini, R.; Vesala, T. (2002): Evaluation of sic process-based forest growth models using eddy-covariance measurements of CO2 and H2O fluxes at six forest sites in Europe. In: Global Change Biology. Bd. 8. Nr. 3. S. 213-230.

Frör, O.; Hauhs, M.; Lange, H.; Müller-Christ, G. (1998): Local Indicators of Sustainable Development: Examples of information management in the historic and present utilization of forests.

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