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

12 April 2021

New paper published in the Journal of Land Use Science

In this paper (open access), we analyzed Landsat imagery from 1990 to 2018 to quantify annual expansion of irrigated dry season cropping in Turkey's largest irrigation endeavor, the Southeastern Anatolia Project. We revealed an increase of more than...

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13 November 2020

New paper published in the Journal of Land Use Science

Our new paper contributes important conceptual headways towards the formulation of a land use theory: https://doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2020.1811792

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13 November 2020

New paper published in the Journal of Eurasian Geography and Economics

Emigration from rural areas of Western Siberia is higher in areas where agricultural labor intensity is low and cities are close. See empirical evidence in a new paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/15387216.2020.1822751 led by Alexander Sheludkov.

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Contact

Dr. Florian Schierhorn
Phone: +49 345 2928-335
schierhorn(at)iamo.de