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Sustainable Landscape Development



Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst
Institute for Geosciences and Geography
Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development

room HA4 2.27
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 (0)345 55-26017

postal address:
Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Fachgebiet Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung
06120 Halle

Aims and addressed topics

Research and higher education activities of the Chair for Sustainable Landscape Development address the processes and dynamics of social-ecological systems and related decisions in spatial planning and regional development. This includes governance mechanisms as well as environmental analytics and integrated environmental assessments. A focus is laid on the development and implementation of social-ecological system models that explore scale impacts and interactions and reveal systemic properties such as emergence effects. The latter is realized through an autonomous modelling platform, GISCAME that is developed since 2007 in close cooperation with planning actors, different science disciplines and technology provider, PiSolution GmbH. GISCAME is currently used in manifold research projects in national, European and international context, e.g. in Brazil, Chile, Israel, New Zealand and West-Africa. Furthermore, GISCAME is implemented in teaching at the universities of Bonn, Jena, Kiel und Hannover. For further information see   .

The Chair for Sustainable Landscape Development aims at strengthening the interfaces between natural and social sciences. It intends to show how findings from basic research disciplines can be implemented in the planning and development of social-ecological systems and how inter- and transdisciplinary research can add to knowledge integration in research and higher education.

Related scientific communities and processes:

European Land-use Institute (ELI),   

Ecosystem Service Partnership (ESP),

Global Land Project (GLP),   

Future Earth Knowledge Network Food-Energy-Water Nexus (FEW),   

Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)   ,,

International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE),   

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO),   

Related journals:

Change and Adaptation in Social Ecological Systems,   


Ecological Indicators,   

European Journal of Ecology,   

International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management,   

Spanish Journal for Rural Development,   

Open Journal of Forestry,   

Der ehemalige Fachgebietsleiter Prof. Dr. Andreas Klee ist über folgende Kontaktdaten zu erreichen:
Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Klee
Hohenzollernstraße 11
Telefon: +49 511 34842-39
Telefax: +49 511 34842-41

Der ehemalige Fachgebietsleiter Prof. Dr. Wilfried Kühling emeritus ist über das Sekretariat zu kontaktieren:
Name: Isabell Stein
Telefon: 0345 - 5526055
Fax: 0345 - 5527175
Raum: H4 1.23


Straßenbahn: Linien 4 oder 5 in Richtung Kröllwitz bis Haltestelle Straßburger Weg; auf den großen (Von-Seckendorff-) Platz, links durch den Geologischen Garten zum Geographie-Gebäude


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