Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller

Keywords: resource economics; pathways to sustainable land use, causes of land-use change; agriculture and climate change (impacts, emissions mitigation, adaptation); spatial econometrics; machine learning; food security.
Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller
d.mueller (at) hu-berlin.de

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät → Geographisches Institut → Geofernerkundung
Visiting address
Rudower Chaussee 16 , Room 2'228
Phone number
(030) 2093-9331
(030) 2093-6848
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

My mission

The overarching goal of my research is to advance the understanding of land-system change, including its multiple repercussions on human welfare, food production, carbon balance and biodiversity. I approach these issues with integrative approaches that combine my expertise in resource economics and natural sciences.

I conduct empirical work at different spatial scales. Specifically, I combine methodological approaches from economic development, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial statistics, and artificial intelligence. The current geographic focus of my work are the successor countries of the former Soviet Union, specifically those in Central Asia, as well as Southeast Asia, and China.


Five key publications

Schierhorn, F., T. Kastner, T. Kuemmerle, P. Meyfroidt, I. Kurganova, A. V. Prishchepov, K.-H. Erb, R. A. Houghton & D. Müller (2019) Large greenhouse gas savings due to changes in the post-Soviet food systems. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 065009: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab1cf1

Levers, C., D. Müller, K. Erb, H. Haberl, M. R. Jepsen, M. J. Metzger, P. Meyfroidt, T. Plieninger, C. Plutzar, J. Stürck, P. H. Verburg, P. J. Verkerk & T. Kuemmerle (2018) Archetypical patterns and trajectories of land systems in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 18, 715-732: 10.1007/s10113-015-0907-x

Müller, D., Z. Sun, T. Vongvisouk, D. Pflugmacher, J. Xu & O. Mertz (2014) Regime shifts limit the predictability of land-system change. Global Environmental Change, 28, 75-83: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.003

Prishchepov, A. V., D. Müller, M. Dubinin, M. Baumann & V. C. Radeloff (2013) Determinants of agricultural land abandonment in post-Soviet European Russia. Land Use Policy, 30, 873-884: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.06.011

Müller, D., P. J. Leitão & T. Sikor (2013) Comparing the determinants of cropland abandonment in Albania and Romania using boosted regression trees. Agricultural Systems, 117, 66-77: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.12.010

Full list of publicationsscholar.google.com/citations?user=WFyNEUoAAAAJ&hl=en