landscape ecology group studies landscape patterns and processes and their
changes over time. We focus on cultural landscapes and their multifunctionality
while conducting research in the following topics:
of models for simulating future landscape dynamics and for estimating the
resulting landscape services;
and further development of landscape genetic methods and theories;
of historical changes in ecosystems and landscapes (focus on the past 100 to
of ecological implications of landscape and ecosystem changes in the context of
the field of historical ecology;
of actors, driving forces, and land
change and their interaction to understand the causes of landscape change
to the further development of landscape planning, based, for example, on
conflict analysis and the evaluation of planning instruments.
landscape ecology group combines methods and theories from natural sciences and
social sciences on spatial scales from single ecosystems to continents. We are
equally committed to theory development and innovative applications.