Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Geographisches Institut

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Haase                                                                         

Current position: Professor in Landscape and Urban Ecology; Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Guest affiliation: Affiliated Guest at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ


Academic Education:

2009 Full professor at Humboldt University Berlin, Landscape Ecology
2009 Habilitation, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
1999 PhD (Dr. sc. nat.) in Geography, University of Leipzig, Germany
1995 Diploma Geography, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany


Professional Career:

2016-2017 Honorary Visiting Professor, Swedish Academy of Sciences, Alnarp
Since 2009 Full Professor, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Geography
2006-2009 Lecturer (Adjunct) at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Geography
2000-2009 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig; project leader and working group lead
2000 Post-Doctoral Researcher (6 months), University of Aarhus, Denmark
1995-1999 Doctoral student, University of Leipzig


Awards, Honors, important Functions:

2010 Research Fellow of the iEMSs – Society for Env. Mod. and Software
2014 AXA Research Fund Award on Resilient Cities
2016 Honorary Wallenberg Professorship of the Swedish Academy of Sciences at SLU in Alnarp, Sweden
2022 Honorary Professor of the University of Bukarest


Funding Activities (last five years; as PI or co-PI):

PI 2022 EU Horizon Europe Project on a resilient ecological network of conserved areas across Europe for nature and people (
PI 2019 EU Horizon 2020 project on Tree-based NBS in CLEARING HOUSE (
PI 2018 EU Horizon 2020 project on Nature-based solutions in cities, CONNECTING Nature (
PI 2017 Project on ABM and superdiversity in cities (Germ. Science Found.)
PI 2016 Research activities on green-blue resilience in cities within the BiodivERsA project ENABLE (
PI 2012 EU FP7 project GREENSURGE on research activities on European urban green infrastructure and biocultural diversity (
PI 2010 Research activities on urban ecosystem services within the BiodivERsA project URBES,
PI 2006 FP7 EU project PLUREL on urban land use change modelling/assessment,


Recent relevant publications (Citations 24002, h-index 77, i10-index 208)

Andersson, E., D. Haase, J. Kronenberg, J. Langemeyer, A. Mascarenhas, M. Wolff and T. Elmqvist. 2022. Based on nature, enabled by social-ecological-technological context: deriving benefit from urban green and blue infrastructure. Ecology and Society 27(4):18.

Cortinovis, Chiara, Geneletti, Davide & Haase, Dagmar 2022. Higher immigration and lower land take rates are driving a new densification wave in European cities. npj Urban Sustain 2, 19.

Haase D, Hellwig R. 2022. Effects of heat and drought stress on the health status of six urban street tree species in Leipzig, Germany. Trees, Forests and People. In press.

Haase, Dagmar 2021. COVID-19 pandemic observations as a trigger to reflect on urban forestry in European cities under climate change: Introducing nature-society-based solutions. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 64, 127304.

Collins, Charlotte, Dagmar Haase; Nadja Kabisch; Stefan Heiland. 2022. Urban Green Space Interaction and Wellbeing – Investigating the Experience of International Students in Berlin During the First COVID-19 Lockdown. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 70 (2022) 127543.

Lin, Brenda, Alessandro Ossola, William Ripple, Marina Alberti, Erik Andersson, Xuemei Bai, Cynnamon Dobbs, Thomas Elmqvist, Karl L Evans, Niki Frantzeskaki, Richard Fuller, Kevin J. Gaston, Dagmar Haase, CY Jim, Cecil Konijnendijk, Harini Nagendra, Jari Niemela, Timon McPhearson, William R Moomaw, Susan Parnell, Diane Pataki, Puay Yok Tan. 2021. Cities and the “new climate normal”: Ways forward to address the growing climate challenge. Lancet Planet Health 5, e479–86.

Jarzebski, Marcin Pawel, Thomas Elmqvist, Alexandros Gasparatos, Kensuke Fukushi, Sofia Eckersten, Dagmar Haase, Julie Goodness, Sara Khoshkar, Osamu Saito, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Töres Theorell, Nannan Dong, Fumiko Kasuga, Ryugo Watanabe, Giles Bruno Sioen, Makoto Yokohari, Jian Pu. 2021. Ageing and Population Decline: Implications for Sustainability in the Urban Century. npj Urban Sustain 1, 17 (2021).

Elmqvist T, Andersson E, McPhearson T, Bai X, Bettencourt L, Brondizio E, Colding J, Daily G, Folke C, Grimm N, Haase D, Ospina D, Parnell S, Polasky S, Seto K C, Van Der Leeuw S. 2021. Urbanization In And For The Anthropocene. Nature Sustainability.

Egerer Monika, Dagmar Haase, Timon McPhearson, Niki Frantzeskaki, Erik Andersson, Harini Nagendra, Alessandro Ossola. 2021. Urban change as an untapped opportunity for climate adaptation. npj Urban Sustainability 1:22;

Andersson Erik, Dagmar Haase, Pippin Anderson, Chiara Cortinovis, Julie Goodness, Dave Kendal, Angela Lausch, Timon McPhearson, Daria Sikorska, and Thilo Wellmann. 2021. What are the traits of a social-ecological system? Towards a framework in support of urban sustainability. Nature Sustainability.

Andersson E, Haase D, Scheuer S, Wellmann T, 2020. Neighbourhood character affects the spatial extent and magnitude of the functional footprint of urban green infrastructure. Lands Ecol 35, 1605–1618.

Wellmann, T., Lausch, A., Scheuer, S., & Haase, D. 2020. Earth observation based indication for avian species distribution models using the spectral trait concept and machine learning in an urban setting. Ecological Indicators, 111, 106029.

McDonald R, Andressa V Mansur, Fernando Ascensão, M’Lisa Colbert, Katie Crossman, Thomas Elmqvist, Andrew Gonzalez, Burak Güneralp, Dagmar Haase et al. 2019. The growing impacts of cities on biodiversity. Research gaps limit global decision-making. Nature Sustainability.

Kremer P, Haase D, Haase A. 2019. The future of urban sustainability: Smart, efficient, green or just? Introduction to the Special Issue. Sustainable Cities and Society.