Tobias Kuemmerle is a professor for biogeography and conservation biology at the Geography Department at Humboldt-University Berlin. He has a Diplom in Applied Environmental Sciences from the University of Trier (2003) and a PhD in Geography from Humboldt-University Berlin in 2008. His career path includes postdoctoral stays at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-2010) and the Postdam Institute for Climate impact Research (2010-2011). In 2012, he became an Einstein Junior Fellow Professor at the Geography Department of Humboldt-University Berlin, which transitions into a full professorship in 2015. Tobias Kuemmerle is IRI THESys foundation member.
The overarching goal of his research is to improve our understanding of where and why land use changes, how that affects species’ habitats and populations, and what characterizes sustainable land systems that balance biodiversity conservation and humanity’s resource needs. He uses tools from land use science, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and biogeography to address these issues at broad geographic scales.
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems, Land use and conflict
A new study in Biological Conservation examines records of international conservation funding to South American major deforestation regions, which reveals a shift towards prioritizing remote areas with high carbon storage over those with high species richness, a strong interest in the Amazon, and varied interests of bilateral donors comparing to multilateral donors.
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A new study published in Science finds that between 90 and 99 percent of all deforestation in the tropics is driven directly or indirectly by agriculture. Yet only half to two-thirds of this results in the expansion of active agricultural production on the deforested land.