Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

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Alfredo Romero

Dr. Alfredo Romero-Muñoz

 

 

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alfredo.romero@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'231

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+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

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About me

I am a Bolivian conservation biologist interested in resolving issues that affect biodiversity, especially regarding the expansion of agriculture, and human-wildlife conflicts.

As an undergrad, I studied the impact of wild mammal trade in an urban market and its impact on some commonly traded and threatened species, especially Andean armadillo and swamp deer. I later worked with WCS in the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park in southern Bolivia, studying population ecology and behaviour of mammals, especially wild cats. I later volunteered in the WWF’s AREAS project in the Peruvian Amazon, trying to measure the spatial requirements of jaguar and puma to define conservation areas to conserve viable populations.

From 2014 to 2015 I was a lecturer at the St. Francis Xavier University in Sucre, Bolivia, my hometown. In addition to teaching in the biology BSc, I studied with my students how urbanization gradients determine bird diversity and public attitudes towards urban nature. We have also started a UNDP-funded project trying to promote the coexistence between rural communities and puma, who often predate on their livestock, in El Palmar protected area.

I have grown more and more interested in one of the most important drivers of biodiversity loss: the impact of agriculture on biodiversity. My PhD research is, therefore, an exciting opportunity for me to contribute to the understanding the issue in a region that is highly interesting for me, the American Gran Chaco.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015

 

Doctoral researcher at the Biogeography lab, Humboldt University-Berlin, Germany

2015

 

Project Coordinator, “Promoting coexistence between people and puma in El Palmar’. IPTK and UNDP, Bolivia

2014- 2015

 

Lecturer, BSc Program in biology, St. Francis Xavier University, Sucre-Bolivia

2013
 

 

Internship on Using Conservation Evidence to promote bird conservation globally. BirdLife and Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

2012- 2013   MPhil in Conservation Leadership, Department of geography, University of Cambridge, UK
2011- 2012   Coordinator of Zoology, BIORENA Research Centre. St. Francis Xavier University, Bolivia
2010   Wildlife management expert, Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN), Bolivia
2009   Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Conservation, WildCRU, University of Oxford, UK
2007   Volunteer, AREAS project, space requirements of large felids in Peruvian Amazon. WWF-Peru
2006- 2007   Researcher, population ecology of Wildcats in the Kaa-Iya National Park, WCS, Bolivia
2001- 2006   BSc in Biology, Saint Simon University, Cochabamba – Bolivia
 

Selected Publications

 

Romero‐Muñoz, A., Benítez‐López, A., Zurell, D., Baumann, M., Camino, M., Decarre, J., … Kuemmerle, T. (2020): Increasing synergistic effects of habitat destruction and hunting on mammals over three decades in the Gran Chaco. Ecography, 1–13, DOI:10.1111/ecog.05053   

 

Romero-Muñoz, A., Morato, R.G., Tortato, F. & Kuemmerle, T. (2020): Beyond fangs: beef and soybean trade drive jaguar extinction. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(2), 67-68, DOI:10.1002/fee.2165
 

Romero-Muñoz, A., Jansen, M., Nuñez, A.M., Toledo, M., Vides Almonacid, R. & Kuemmerle, T. (2019): Fires scorching Bolivia’s Chiquitano Forest. Science, 366, 1082, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz7264
 

Romero-Muñoz, A., A. Fernández-Llamazares, M. Moraes, D.M. Larrea-Alcázar & C.F.R. Wordley. (2019): A pivotal year for Bolivian conservation policy. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3, 866-869, DOI:10.0.4.14/s41559-019-0893-3

 

Romero-Muñoz, A., Torres, R., Noss, A.J., Giordano, A.J., Quiroga, V. , Thompson, J.J., Baumann, M., Altrichter, M., McBride Jr., T., Velilla, M., Arispe, R. ,& Kuemmerle, T. (2018): Habitat loss and overhunting synergistically drive the extirpation of jaguars from the Gran Chaco, Diversity & Distributions, DOI:10.1111/ddi.12843

 

Kuemmerle, T., M. Altrichter, G. Baldi, M. Cabido, M. Camino, E. Cuellar, R. L. Cuellar, J. Decarre, S. Díaz, I. Gasparri, G. Gavier-Pizarro, R. Ginzburg, A. J. Giordano, H. R. Grau, E. Jobbágy, G. Leynaud, L. Macchi, M. Mastrangelo, S. D. Matteucci, A. Noss, J. Paruelo, M. Piquer-Rodríguez, A. Romero-Muñoz, A. Semper-Pascual, J. Thompson, S. Torrella, R. Torres, J. N. Volante, A. Yanosky & M. Zak (2017): Forest conservation: Remember Gran Chaco, Science, 355, 465-466, DOI:10.1126/science.aal3020

 

Kehoe, L., Romero-Muñoz, A., Estes, L., Kreft, H., Polaina, E., & Kuemmerle, T. (2017): Biodiversity at risk under future cropland expansion and intensification, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1129–1135, DOI:10.1038/s41559-017-0234-3

 

Aguirre, LF and A Romero-Muñoz. 2015. Editorial: The last decade in mammalogy in Bolivia: a brief reflection. Mastozoología Neotropical (Journal of Neotropical Mammalogy). 22(1):5-10 (in Spanish)


Noss, AJ, B. Gardner, L Maffei, E Cuéllar, R Montaño, A Romero-Muñoz, R Sollman & AF O’Connell, 2012. Comparison of density estimation methods for mammal populations with camera traps in the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco landscape. Animal Conservation 15:527–535, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00545.x

 

Cuéllar, RL, D Alarcón, F Peña, A Romero-Muñoz, L Maffei & A Noss. 2012. Kaaiyana, a jaguar with cubs in the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park. Cat News, 5-7.


Romero-Muñoz, A, L Maffei, E Cuellar & AJ Noss. 2010. Temporal separation between jaguar and puma in the dry forest of southern Bolivia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 26: 303-311, DOI: 10.1017/S0266467410000052


Romero-Muñoz, A & JC Pérez-Zubieta. 2008. Preliminary evaluation of the wild mammal trade in an urban market in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Mastozoología Neotropical (Journal of Neotropical Mammalogy), 15 (2): 253-259. (In Spanish)


Romero-Muñoz, A, AJ Noss, L Maffei & R Montaño. 2007. Binational population of jaguars confirmed by camera-trapping in the American Gran Chaco. Cat News, 46: 24-25

 

Hendrik Bluhm

Hendrik Bluhm

 

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hendrik.bluhm@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'202

+49 (0)30 2093-6874

+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

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Research interests

After graduating from the Global Change Geography Master program of Humboldt University, I stayed on board with the Conservation Biogeography lab, where I am now pursuing my doctoral studies. My broader research interests are the impacts of anthropogenic pressures on biodiversity and wildlife, and how a coexistence of people and wildlife can be fostered. Specifically, my current research focuses on the two largest terrestrial mammal species in Europe: the European bison and moose. Using methods such as habitat modeling, connectivity analyses, and spatial population models, I want to understand the potential for range expansion and possible population trajectories of these species in Central Europe. This will hopefully help to generally better understand opportunities and limitations of wildlife recoveries and coexistence with people in human-dominated landscapes.

Dagmar Wörister

Dagmar Wörister

 

 

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dagmar.woerister@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

 

 

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Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'227

 

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+49 (0)30 2093-6905

 

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Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

 

Dr. Christian Levers

Dr. Christian Levers

 

 

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christian.levers@vu.nl

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'101

+49 (0)30 2093-9341

+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

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About me

I am a Physical Geographer by training with almost ten years of work experience in the fields of environmental geography and sustainability science. My broad research interests lie in identifying pathways toward sustainable human-environment systems in light of global change. I specialise in spatially explicit, large-scale land-system assessments to better understand patterns, determinants, and consequences of land-management practices. For my research, I make intensive use of existing, spatially explicit data sets at various spatial scales, combining them in novel ways to answer my research questions. Therefore, I mainly rely on quantitative methods, such as land-change (simulation) models, frequentist and machine learning regression techniques, or spatial statistics, preferably using the statistical programming language R for data pre-processing, analysis, and visualisation. Regionally, my research focus is on Europe and South America.

 
 

Publications

Selected publications in peer-reviewed journals

 

Levers, C.; Müller, D.; Erb, K.; Haberl, H.; Jepsen, M. R.; Metzger, M. J.; Meyfroidt, P.; Plieninger, T.; Plutzar, C.; Stürck, J.; Verburg, P. H.; Verkerk, P. J.; Kuemmerle, T. Archetypical Patterns and Trajectories of Land Systems in Europe. Reg Environ Change 2018, 18, 715–732. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-015-0907-x

Levers, C.; Schneider, M.; Prishchepov, A. V.; Estel, S.; Kuemmerle, T. Spatial Variation in Determinants of Agricultural Land Abandonment in Europe. Science of The Total Environment 2018, 644, 95–111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.326

Levers, C.; Müller, D. Mapping Export-Oriented Crop Production. In Telecoupling - Exploring Land-Use Change in a Globalised World; Friis, C., Nielsen, J. Ø., Eds.; Palgrave Macmillan, Cham: London, UK, 2019, pp 89–113. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11105-2_5

Romero‐Muñoz, A.; Benítez‐López, A.; Zurell, D.; Baumann, M.; Camino, M.; Decarre, J.; Castillo, H.; Giordano, A. J.; Gómez‐Valencia, B.; Levers, C.; Noss, A. J.; Quiroga, V.; Thompson, J. J.; Torres, R.; Velilla, M.; Weiler, A.; Kuemmerle, T. Increasing Synergistic Effects of Habitat Destruction and Hunting on Mammals over Three Decades in the Gran Chaco. Ecography 2020, 43 (7), 954–966. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05053

Rufin, P.; Levers, C.; Baumann, M.; Jägermeyr, J.; Krueger, T.; Kuemmerle, T.; Hostert, P. Global-Scale Patterns and Determinants of Cropping Frequency in Irrigation Dam Command Areas. Global Environmental Change 2018, 50, 110–122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.02.011

Dr. Matthias Baumann

Dr. Matthias Baumann

 

 

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matthias.baumann@hu-berlin.de 

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'101

+49 (0)30 2093-9341

+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

Matthias Baumann


Curriculum Vitae

 
Since 2018        Researcher, Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
2014 - 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
2009 - 2013 PhD, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
2003 - 2009 Diplom, Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
2005 - 2006 Vistiting Student, Geography Department, University of Seville (Spain)

 

A detailed CV can be found here.

Selected Publications

 
Baumann, M., Levers, C., Macchi, L., Bluhm, H., Waske, B., Gasparri, N.I., & Kuemmerle, T. (2018). Mapping continuous fields of tree and shrub cover across the Gran Chaco using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-1 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 201-211, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.06.044
 
Baumann, M., I. Gasparri, M. Piquer-Rodríguez, G. Gavier Pizarro, P. Griffiths, P. Hostert and T. Kuemmerle (2017): Carbon emissions from agricultural expansion and intensification in the Chaco, Global Change Biology, 23, 1902-1916. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13521
 
Baumann, M. and Kuemmerle, T. (2016): The impacts of warfare and armed conflict on land systems, Journal of Land Use Science, 11, 672-688.
DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2016.1241317
 
A full list of my publications is included in my full CV. You can also find me on googleScholar and ResearchGate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kathrin Trommler

Kathrin Trommler

 
 
 

 

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Research Management

 

kathrin.trommler@geo.hu-berlin.de

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Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'101

 

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+49 (0)30 2093-9341

 

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+49 (0)30 2093-6848

 

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Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

 

Curriculum Vitae

 
Research and professional experience
   
Since 12/2013

Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Project coordination within the EU MSCA-ITN project COUPLED (Operationalising Telecouplings for Solving Sustainability Challenges for Land Use), 2017-2021

Project coordination within the EU FP7 project HERCULES (Sustainable futures for Europe’s heritage in cultural landscapes), 2013-2016

05/200908/2013      

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Project coordination within the Ecosystem Services Research Group (funded by BMBF Social-ecological Research programme)

02/200808/2011

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Project coordination within the Interdisciplinary Research Group "Global Change - Regional Development"

12/200601/2008

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Project coordination within the Project "Knowledge for Decision-making Processes - Research on the Relationship between Science, Politics, and Society" (funded by BMBF)

Education
   
20022006

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Studies in Cultural Studies (BA/ MA)

20012002

Univerzita Karlová, Prag (Czech Republik)

Studies in Social Sciences

19992001

Phillips-Universität Marburg

Studies in New German Literature and European Ethnology

Current Projects

COUPLED – Operationalising telecouplings for solving sustainability challenges for land use 
COUPLED is a European research and training network, coordinated by Humboldt University Berlin and funded by the European Commission. By 2022, 15 doctoral students will be trained for a more just and sustainable world. They are supported by an experienced network of universities, companies, public institutions, and NGOs. Activities include PhD projects, various internships, and training courses.

Together we try to understand land use processes that link distant places (telecouplings) and how to govern these processes towards sustainability in an interconnected world.

COUPLED receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765408.

More information on www.coupled-itn.eu

 

Publications

Bieling, C., Plieninger, T. & Trommler, K. (2011): Cross the border – close the gap: resilience-based analysis of landscape change (editorial). European Countryside, 3: 1-10. Online available.
 
Plieninger, T., T. Kizos, C. Bieling, L. Le Dû-Blayo, M.-A. Budniok, M. Bürgi, C. L. Crumley, G. Girod, P. Howard, J. Kolen, T. Kuemmerle, G. Milcinski, H. Palang, K. Trommler, and P. H. Verburg (2015). Exploring ecosystem-change and society through a landscape lens: recent progress in European landscape research. Ecology and Society 20(2): 5.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07443-200205
 
Plieninger, T., Bieling, C., Gerdes, H., Ohnesorge, B., Schaich, H., Schleyer, C. Trommler, K. & Wolff, W. (2010): Ökosystemleistungen in Kulturlandschaften - Konzept und Anwendung am Beispiel der Biosphärenreservate Oberlausitz und Schwäbische Alb. Natur und Landschaft, 85(5): 187-192.
 

Schleyer, C., H. Schaich, C. Bieling, H. Gerdes, B. Ohnesorge, T. Plieninger, K. Trommler, F. Wolff (2015).  Biodiversity and ecosystems ervices in European cultural landscapes: pathways, pitfalls and perspectives. In: Biodiversity in the Green Economy, ed. by A. Gasparatos & K.J. Willis. Routledge Studies in Ecologocal Economics. London/New York: Routledge, 149-171.

Tobias Kuemmerle

Tobias Kuemmerle

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Head of Conservation Biogeography Lab


A9H1B9979
 

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Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'106

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+49 (0)30 2093-9372

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Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

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Di 16:00 - 17:00 (or on appointment)

Co-affiliation

  I am also affiliated with the IRI THESys.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015

  Full Professor for Conservation Biogeography at the Geography Department, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany    

2012 - 2015

  Associate Professor for Biogeography & Conservation Biology at the Geography Department, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany (Guest Professorship funded by the Einstein Foundation)

2010 - 2011

 

Senior Researcher at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2010 - 2011

 

Researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
(funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

2008-2010
 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison (funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

2007-2008

 

Researcher at the Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2007

 

PhD, Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2003
 

 

Diplom in Applied Environmental Sciences, Remote Sensing Department,
University of Trier


Publications

A full list of publications is included at GoogleScholar or ResearchGate. The publication list of the Conservation Biogeography Lab is here.

 

 

 

Dr. Francesco Maria Sabatini

Dr. Francesco Maria Sabatini

 
 

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francesco.sabatini@botanik.uni-halle.de

 

 

forestsandco.wordpress.com

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Since 2018 Post-Doc at 1) German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig 2) Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Institute of Biology. Geobotanic Lab
2015-2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doc fellow at Conservation Biogeography Lab. Dept of Geography. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Germany.
2014-2015       Postdoctoreal Researcher, Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy). Cofunded by LIFE+11 (NAT/IT/135) project FAGUS – Forests of the Apennines: Good practices to conjugate Use and Sustainability
2010-2014

PhD, Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy)

2014

Visiting PhD Student at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic)

2013 Visiting PhD Student at University of Turku (Finland)
2010 Visiting Scholar at University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)
2009 Part-time Scientific and technical adviser. Società Botanica Italiana ONLUS (Italy)
2007-2009 M.Sc. - Environmental Sciences. Faculty of mathematical, physical, and natural sciences. Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy)
 

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You can also find me on googleScholar and ResearchGate.

 

 

 

 

Stephan Schulz

Dipl-Psy. Stephan Schulz

 

 

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stephan.schulz.1 (at) hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'213

+49 (0)30 2093 - 6826

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

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Dr. Catalina Munteanu

Dr. Catalina Munteanu

 

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catalina.munteanu@geo.hu-berlin.de

 

Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'232

+49 (0)30 2093-9453

+49 (0)30 2093-6835

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

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Catalina Munteanu Feb 19
 

Curriculum Vitae

2018-
2021

  Marie Curie Fellow - Conservation Biogegraphy Lab, Geography Department, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. Advisor: Tobias Kümmerle
2016-
2018
  Postdoctoral fellow at Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies, Halle, Germany. Advisor: Daniel Müller

2012 - 2016

 

PhD, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Advisor: Volker Radeloff

2009-
2011

  Research Assistant, Center for Mountain Studies, University of Highlands and Islands, UK

2005 - 2008

 

Magistra rerum naturalium, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Institute of Geography

2002 - 2008   Diploma in Geography and Foreign Languages, Babeș-Bolyai-University,  Cluj Napoca, Romania, Faculty of Geography

A detailed CV can be found here.

 

Research interests

The ecological legacy of humans on earth is deeply engraved in the environment today; so as a society, we bear a great environmental responsibility for generations to come. My research aims to understand the land use legacies in our contemporary environment, in order to inform better conservation and land management decisions in the future. My work spans the disciplines of land use science, landscape ecology and conservation science and addresses issues relevant both at global and regional scales.

 

Personal Interests

I like to spend my free time outdoors (cycling, mountaineering, hiking, skiing or gardening). I am also a practical spirit and enjoy putting my hands at work: whether it is small repairs or handcrafting. I love to cook and share food with friends!

 

Publications

2020

  • Munteanu C, Nita MD, Kamp J, Klein N, Kramer BM, Mueller D, Koshkina A, Prishepov AV, Kuemmerle T (2020): Cold War spy satellite images reveal delayed declines in a keystone steppe species in response to agriculture. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287, 20192897. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2897 
  • Uvsh D, Munteanu C, Potapov P, Bragina E, Radeloff VC, Gelbach S (2020) : Correlates of forest-cover change in European Russia 1989-2012. Land Use Policy, 96, 104648.

2018

  • Nita MD, Munteanu C, Gutman G, Abrudan IV, Radeloff VC (2018): Widespread forest cutting in the aftermath of World War II captured by broad-scale historical Corona spy satellite photography. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204, 322-332.
  • Lieskovský J, Kaim D, Balázs P, Boltižiar M, Chmiel M, Grabska E, Munteanu C, … Radeloff VC (2018): Historical land use dataset of the Carpathian region (1819–1980). Journal of Maps, 14(2), 644-651. DOI:10.1080/17445647.2018.1502099
  • Munteanu C, Pidgeon A, Radeloff V C (2018): Bird conservation in the Carpathian Ecoregion in light of long term land use trends and conservation responsibility. Biodiversity and Conservation, 8, 2051-2068.

2017

  • Loran C, Munteanu C, Verburg P H, Schmatz D, Bürgi M, Zimmermann N (2017): Long-term change in drivers of forest cover expansion: an analysis for Switzerland (1850-2000), Regional Environmental Change, 17, 2223–2235, DOI:10.1007/s10113-017-1148-y
  • Feurdean A, Munteanu C, Kuemmerle T, Nielsen AB, Hutchinson SM, Ruprecht E, Persoiu A, Parr K, Hickler T (2017): Long-term land-cover/use change in a traditional farming landscape in Romania inferred from pollen data, historical maps and satellite images, Regional Environmental Change, 17, 2193-2207, DOI:10.1007/s10113-016-1063-7
  • Munteanu C, Kuemmerle T, Boltiziar M, Halada L, Kaim D, Király G, Konkoly-Gyuró E, Kozak J, Lieskovsky J, Mojses M, Müller D, Ostafin K, Ostapowicz K, Radeloff VC (2017): Nineteenth-century land-use legacies affect contemporary land abandonment in the Carpathians, Regional Environmental Change, 17, 2209–2222.
    DOI:10.1007/s10113-016-1097-x

2016

  • Butsic V, Munteanu C, Griffiths P, Knorn J, Radeloff V C, Lieskovský J, Müller D, Kuemmerle T (2016): The impact of protected areas on forest disturbance in the Carpathian Mountains 1985-2010. Conservation Biology, 31, 570-580,
    DOI:10.1111/cobi.12835
  • Alix-Garcia J, Munteanu C, Zhao N, Potapov AV, Prishchepov AV, Radeloff VC, Krylov A, Bragina E (2016): Drivers of forest cover change in Eastern Europe and European Russia, 1985–2012, Land Use Policy 59, 284-297
  • Munteanu C, Nita M D, Abrudan IV, Radeloff VC (2016): Historical forest management in Romania is imposing strong legacies on contemporary forests and their management. Forest Ecology and Management, 361: 179-193, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.023
  • Kaim, D., J. Kozaka, N. Koleckaa, E. Ziółkowskaa, K. Ostafina, K. Ostapowicza, U. Gimmi, C. Munteanu, and V.C. Radeloff (2016): Broad scale forest cover reconstruction from historical topographic maps. Applied Geography, 67: 39-48, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.12.003

2015

  • Munteanu C, Kuemmerle T, Keuler NS, Müller D, Balázs P, Dobosz M, Griffiths P, Halada L, Kaim D, Király G, Konkoly-Gyuró E, Kozak J, Lieskovsky J, Ostafin K, Ostapowicz K, Sandra O, Radeloff VC (2015): Legacies of 19th century land use shape contemporary forest cover. Global Environmental Change, 34, 83–94, DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.06.015

2014

  • Griffith, P., T. Kuemmerle, M. Baumann, V. C. Radeloff, I. V. Abrudan, J. Lieskovsky, C. Munteanu, K. Ostapowicz, and P. Hostert. 2014: Forest disturbances, forest recovery, and changes in forest types across the Carpathian ecoregion from 1985 to 2010 based on Landsat image composites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 151, 72-88, DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.022
  • Munteanu, C., T. Kuemmerle, M. Boltiziar, V. Butsic, U. Gimmi, L. Halada, D. Kaim, G. Kiraly, E. Konkoly-Gyuro, J. Kozak, J. Lieskovsky, M. Mojses, D. Mueller, K. Ostafin, K. Ostapowicz, O. Shandra, P. Stych, S. Walker, V.C. Radeloff. 2014: Forest and agricultural land change in the Carpathian region - A meta-analysis of long-term patterns and drivers of change. Land Use Policy, 38, 685–697, DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.01.012

 

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Teresa De Marzo

Teresa De Marzo

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

since 2017   Doctoral Researcher at the Biogeography Lab, Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2012 - 2015

 

MSc. in Ecobiology, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy

2008 - 2012

 

BSc. in Environmental Science and Technology, University of Pisa, Italy

Research interests

I graduated with a Master's degree in Ecobiology (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), after a Bachelor's in Environmental Science and Technology (University of Pisa, Italy). During my studies I have developed a strong interest for land spatio-temporal dynamics, ecosystem response under changing climate and land management, and Earth Observation application in ecology. I'm also particularly interested in the integration between environmental and social sciences for a better understanding of the complex human-environmental systems.

My current research focuses on assessing forest degradation in the Gran Chaco and investigating its drivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Oeser

Julian Oeser

 

 

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About me

I am a geographer by training, with a strong interest in global change in the Anthropocene. I am currently working doing my PhD, which is funded by the Elsa-Neumann scholarship of the federal state of Berlin. Within my PhD project, I am developing new approaches for monitoring wildlife habitats across space and time using satellite imagery, and apply these methods for understanding habitat dynamics of different large mammal species in Europe.

 

Publications

  • Oeser, J., Pflugmacher, D., Senf, C., Heurich, M., & Hostert, P. (2017). Using intra-annual Landsat time series for attributing forest disturbance agents in Central Europe. Forests, 8(7), 251. doi: 10.3390/f8070251
  • Oeser, J., Heurich, M., Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D., Belotti, E. & Kuemmerle, T. (2019). Habitat metrics based on multi-temporal Landsat imagery for mapping large mammal habitat. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.122

 

 

 

Dr. Malika Virah-Sawmy

Dr. Malika Virah-Sawmy

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I work in the Science and Policy interphase especially focussing in the agriculture-energy-environment nexus. My work in this field have involved improving sustainability standards, establishing deforestation-free supply chains, defining low-carbon pathways for urban development, enabling equitable green growth and responsible mining.

Previously, I have worked for many years on the ground on conservation and agricultural programmes in Madagascar, Congo and several Indian Ocean islands.

Lately, I have founded Sensemakers Collective, a boutique consultancy, where we work as system change facilitators for a global environmental,  social and economic transformation. Sensemakers Collective harnesses co-creation to enhance systemic strategic planning, purpose-orientation, organisational evaluation, learning, and change.

As an accredited facilitator and systems scientist, I help systemic change by integrating various state-of-the-art facilitation approaches enabling embodied, emotional, and cognitive intelligence. These different forms of intelligence can help achieve more purpose-driven decision-making and in this way support collective transformation processes.

My current or prospective projects in Science-Policy include:

  • Capacity Building of the UNDP's Green Growth Commodities Community in Systems Practice
  • Evaluation of UNDP’s Good Growth Partnership
  • Facilitating system practices for the  UNDP’s Good Growth Partnership.
  • Evaluating and coaching the Climate Alliance ‘s Change the Power Partnership
  • WWF ‘s Collaboration for Forest and Agriculture – providing innovation in systems practice and understanding of stakeholders through systems science role playing games. I provided analysis and insight on issues on deforestation free supply chains.
  • Facilitating Endeva ii2030, an event which brought together leading innovators from corporates, startups, the public sector, NGOs and science to co-create solutions to achieve a more inclusive society by 2030
  • Achieving more sustainable trade for the Mercosur agreement.

 

Curriculum Vitae

2017

Founder, Sensemakers Collective

2015-
2017

Science-Policy Lead, Luc Hoffmann Institute, WWF International, Geneva.

2013 - 2014

Lecturer, Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales

2009 - 2012

Conservation Coordinator, WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean, Madagascar.

2000 - 2003

Programme Manager, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, Birdlife Seychelles, and Department of Conservation, New Zealand

 

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Green, J.M.H, Croft, S.A, Durán, A.P, Balmford, A.P, Burgess, N.D., Fick, S., Gardner, T.A, Godar, J., Suavet, C, Virah-Sawmy, M., Young, L.E., West, C.D: Linking global drivers of agricultural trade to on-the-ground impacts on biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS 116 (46), 23202-23208).

Durán, A.P., Green, J.M., West, C.D., Visconti, P., Burgess, N.D., Virah-Sawmy, M. and Balmford, A. (2018): Putting species back on the map: devising a robust method for quantifying the biodiversity impacts of land conversion. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in press).

Guerrero, A., Biggs, D., Jones, N., Virah-Sawmy, M., Ross, H (2018): Mental models on reducing deforestation in supply chains: Insights from the soy sector. Environment Science and Policy (accepted, May 2020).

Kehoe, L., Reis, T. Virah-Sawmy, M., Kuemmerle, T (2019). Call to prioritize human rights and the environment in EU trade talks with Brazil. Science, 364, 6438.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Duran, P., Guerrero, AM, Green, J., Biggs, D., West, C. (2019): Sustainability gridlock in a global agricultural commodity chain: reframing the soy-meat food system. Sustainable Production and Consumption 18, 210-223.

Gillson, L., Biggs, H., Smit, I.P., Virah-Sawmy, M. and Rogers, K. (2018): Finding Common Ground between Adaptive Management and Evidence-Based Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation. Trends in ecology & evolution, 34, 31-44.

Pitt, R., Wyborn, C., Page, G., Hutton, J., Virah Sawmy, M., Ryan, M. and Gallagher, L. (2018): Wrestling with the complexity of evaluation for organizations at the boundary of science, policy and practice. Conservation Biology 2, 998-1006.

Joppa, L. N., O'Connor, B. C., & Visconti, P, Virah-Sawmy, M. et al. (2016): Filling in biodiversity threat gaps. Science, 352, 416-418.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Gillson, L., Gardner, C.J., Anderson, A., Clark, G. and Haberle, S. (2016). A landscape vulnerability framework for identifying integrated conservation and adaptation pathways to climate change: the case of Madagascar’s spiny forest. Landscape ecology, 31, 637-654.

Virah-Sawmy, M. (2015). Growing inclusive business models in the extractive industries: Demonstrating a smart concept to scale up positive social impacts. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2, 676-679.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Stoklosa, J. and Ebeling, J. (2015). A probabilistic scenario approach for developing improved Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) baselines. Global Ecology and Conservation, 4, 602-613.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Ebeling, J. and Taplin, R. (2014): Mining and biodiversity offsets: A transparent and science-based approach to measure “no-net-loss”. Journal of environmental management, 143, 61-70.

Gardner, CJ, Virah-Sawmy, M. et al. (2013) Protected areas for conservation and poverty alleviation: experiences from Madagascar. Journal of Applied Ecology 50, 1289-1294

Virah-Sawmy, M.et al. (2013). The Durban Vision in practice: participatory governance in Madagascar’s new protected areas. In I Scales (editor). Madagascar at Crossroads. Earthscan publication, UK

Virah-Sawmy, M. and Ebeling, J (2010). The difficult road toward real-world engagement: conservation science and mining in southern Madagascar. Conservation Letters 3, 288-289.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Willis, K.J. and Gillson, L. (2009). Does heterogeneity enhance resilience to rapid climatic changes? Sea-level rise and ecological dynamics in Madagascar’s hottest hotspot. Ecological Monograph 79, 557–574.

Virah-Sawmy, M. (2009). Ecosystem Management in Madagascar during global change. Conservation Letters 2, 163-177.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Bonsall, M. and Willis, K.J. (2009). ‘Tales of Symphonia’: extinction dynamics in response to past climate change in Madagascan rainforests. Biology Letters 5, 821-825

Virah-Sawmy, M., Willis, K.J. and Gillson, L. (2009). Evidence for drought and forest declines during the recent megafaunal extinctions in Madagascar. Journal of Biogeography 37, 506 – 519

Virah-Sawmy, M. et al. (2009). Rapid forest degradation in a Mauritian rainforest following 60 years of invasion. Oryx 43, 599–607.

Virah-Sawmy, M., Willis, K.J. and Gillson, L. (2009). Threshold Response of Madagascar’s littoral forest to sea-level rise. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18, 98-100.

Ebeling, J., Virah-Sawmy, M. and Moura Costa, P. (2009). Using international carbon markets to finance forest restoration while mitigating climate change. In F.A. Comín (editor). Ecological Restoration: A Global Challenge. Cambridge University Press-CSIC

Willis, K.J., Gillson, L and Virah-Sawmy, M., (2008). Nature or nurture: the ambiguity of grasslands in Madagascar. Journal of Biogeography 35, 1741-1742.

 

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Siyu Qin

Siyu Qin

 

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About me

 

I am a conservation scientist / geographer with research experience in both academia and NGOs. Before my PhD, I worked with Conservation International on patterns and trends of Protected Area Downgrading Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD) and other area-based conservation in the Amazon and globally. Naturally, I became interested in the link between land system dynamics and conservation decisions, and the link between distal donors and local actions.

PhD research looks at the interaction between land use land cover change and decisions on conservation interventions. Specifically, as the threats to biodiversity and the funding for conservation often come from non-local actors, my research will document and explain distal connections between systems. I will combine place-based approach with network analysis to link the flows of information and funding with conserved lands and the outcome.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Since 2018

 

Doctoral Researcher at the Biogeography Lab, Geography Department, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2016 - 2018

 

Social Science Coordinator/Manager at Conservation International, VA, USA

2015  

Internship on scenario development for valueing ecosystem services, WWF-US, DC, USA

2013 - 2015

 

Master of Environmental Management (Ecosystem Science and Conservation), Duke University, NC, USA

2008 - 2012

 

BSc. in Ecology, Peking University, Bejing, China

 

Publications

 

Tesfaw, AT, A Pfaff, RE Golden Kroner, S Qin, R Medeiros, and MB Mascia. 2018. Land-use and land-cover change shape the sustainability and impacts of protected areas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences : 201716462.

 
 
 
 

Katrin Kirchner

Katrin Kirchner

 

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Ana Buchadas

Ana Buchadas

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About me

I have a bachelor's degree in Biology (University of Lisbon) and a master's degree in Ecology, Environment and Territory (University of Porto). With a background in ecology, my research experience has focused on applying literature synthesis, and both statistical and spatial analyses to understand different global change phenomena such as climate and land use change, as well as species' invasions. Through the years, I have developed a guenine interest in interdisciplinary, social-ecological research, especially while working as a research fellow on a project tackling the relationship between farming systems, biodiversity and ecosystem services.

In my PhD I will address agriculture frontiers in tropical dry forests, understanding deforestation and advancing agricultural frontiers, their impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and local livelihoods, and understanding how these systems may be governed towards more sustainable pathways.

 

 
 

Hanna Schmidt

Hanna Schmidt

 

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