Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Landscape Ecology

Landscape Ecology Lab


The group of Landscape Ecology deals with ecosystems, ecosystem services, land use and its actors along the urban to rural gradient. The main topics are land use change, human and urban footprint, ecosystem services, multicriteria risk, resilience and system anaylsis.



The group mainly works with models (process models, statistical models, cellular automata models and agent-based models) but also uses empirical fieldwork (e.g. C estimation of urban trees, mapping of land-use, role games, causal-loop-diagraming).

Projects & Research


The Landscape Ecology Lab is involved in the Global Land Project (GLP), the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project (UGEC) and the City Biodiversity Outlook (CBO) of the UN.