Our mission is to explain causal relationships in agricultural landscapes and to provide society with sound information for the sustainable use of agricultural landscapes through excellent interdisciplinary research.
The focus of Core Topic I “Landscape Functioning” lies on studying the natural-science basis of the functioning of spatio-temporally differentiated landscape processes, in order to improve the understanding of the relevant processes as well as their interde-pendencies and interactions in the landscape.More
The research in Core Topic II “Land Use and Impact” deals with agricultural production in a landscape context, with explicit consideration and utilization of the diverse feedback mechanisms operating at various spatial and temporal scales in agricultural landscapes.More
Core Topic III “Land Use Conflicts and Governance” focuses on analyzing the preferences of various land users and the resulting land-use conflicts at the landscape level. Instruments and institutions required to achieve sustainable land use are investigated as well as stakeholders relevant for the development and implementation of institutional solutions.More
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