Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
The overarching goal of my research program is to advance our understanding of land-system change, including its multiple repercussions on human welfare, food production, carbon balance, and biodiversity. My work is characterized by integrative approaches that combine my knowledge in resource economics and natural sciences. I apply a wide range of methods, including among others spatial econometrics, sceanrio development, and simulation modeling, and conduct empirical work at different spatial scales. The current geographic focus of my work is Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Western China, and Southeast Asia. Since January 1st, 2014, I serve, together with Darla Munroe, as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Land Use Science (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tlus20).