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Group 2023

Group 2023

Our working group:

In the Working Group "Modelling Human-Environmental Interactions" we apply different tools and methods to understand how humans use the environment and which are the consequences of such usage. For example, we work in rural-agricultural regions where we study deforestation processes for the expansion of agriculture and how this may impact the wellbeing of people or the environment. We use quantitative and qualitative tools and cartography to represent interactions, perceptions, and impacts of the potential development of human activities on the environment. We also include the sustainable planning of regions and how political strategies contribute to this.

We value a caring and productive work environment, fully embracing diversity and a supportive team spirit. See our "Code of Conduct" (https://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/geog/fachrichtungen/menschumwelt/Modelling-Human-Environmental-Interactions/Code-of-Conduct/index.html).

Topics we work on:

    • Global change and impacts on Social-ecological land systems
    • Land-use changes and land conflicts (drivers and scenarios)
    • Energy transition in the global south
    • Land systems and cross-boundary studies
    • Trade-offs and synergies of sustainable development approaches (SDGs)
    • Influence of policies on social-ecological land systems (environmental justice)

Geographical areas of interest: Latin America


Explore our diverse engagement programs, from interactive StoryMaps showcasing scientific projects, to the MINToring program encouraging girls and young women to delve into STEM fields at Freie Universität Berlin. Participate in Girls' Day to learn about careers where women are underrepresented, and don't miss the annual Long Night of Science for a night full of educational and entertaining scientific activities.