WELCOME TO THE IAMO LAND SYSTEMS GROUP

The overall goal of our research is to advance the understanding of coupled land systems. We analyze the effects of human activities and environmental change on terrestrial ecosystems, including the multiple repercussions of the changes on land use, human welfare, food production, carbon dynamics, and biodiversity, as well as the effects of environmental change on land use. We approach these issues through quantitative and qualitative assessments alike, and combine approaches from social and natural sciences at different spatial scales. 


Specifically, we work with spatially explicit methods that include econometric modeling, quantitative geography, crop growth modeling, remote sensing, data mining, and simulation modeling. The current geographic focus of the research group are the countries of the former Soviet Union, China, and Southeast Asia.

NEWS

We made the local news! In June, members of the IAMO Land Systems Group visited the Thünengut Tellow in Warnkenhagen to work in a historical atmosphere on various aspects of land use and land use change. Read the whole article here (in German).

Contact

Dr. Florian Schierhorn
Phone: +49 345 29 28 335
schierhorn@iamo.de