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Head of the Chair

Prof. Dr. Anna Cord (Former Professor)

Visitor Address:
Hülssebau, HÜL/O 255
Helmholtzstraße 10
01069 Dresden

Tel.+49 351 463-33260
Fax+49 351 463-37064

➝ Spatial analysis and modelling of the effects of land use on biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services

➝ Trade-offs and synergies in multifunctional landscapes

➝ Use of remote sensing data in landscape ecology and biogeography

For my full list of publications check my Google Scholar profile.

Selected recent publications

Hölting, L., Jacobs, S., Felipe-Lucis, M., Maes, J., Norsträm, A.V., Plieninger, T., Cord, A.F. (2019). Measuring ecosystem multifunctionality across scales, Environmental Research Letters, 14, 124083.

Strauch, M., Cord, A.F., Pätzold, C., Lautenbach, S., Kaim, A., Schweitzer, C., Seppelt, R, Volk, M. (2019). Constraints in multi-objective optimization of land use allocation – Repair or penalize? Environmental Modelling & Software, 118, 241-251.

Cord, A.F., Brauman, K.A., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Huth, A., Ziv, G., Seppelt, R. (2017). Priorities to advance monitoring of ecosystem services using Earth observation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(6), 416-428.

Dittrich, A., Seppelt, R., Václavik, T., Cord, A.F. (2017). Integrating ecosystem service bundles and socio-environmental conditions – A national scale analysis from Germany. Ecosystem Services, 28, 273-282.

Cord, A.F., Bartkowski, B., Beckmann, M., Dittrich, A., Hermans-Neumann, K., Kaim, A., Lienhoop, N., Locher-Krause, K., Priess, J., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Schwarz, N., Seppelt, R., Strauch, M., Václavík, T., Volk, M. (2017). Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: Main concepts, methods and the road ahead. Ecosystem Services, 28, 264-272.

Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Ceauşu, S., Cord, A.F., Gerstner, K., Gurevitch, J., Kambach, S., Klotz, S., Mendenhall, C., Phillips, H.R.P., Kristin Powell, Verburg, P.H., Verhagen, W., Winter, M. & Newbold, T. (2016). Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and productivity in the context of increasing demands on landscapes. BioScience, 66 (10), 890-896.

 ➝ since 2/2020: Chair of Computational Landscape Ecology at the Technische Universität Dresden

 ➝ 2012-2020: Head of the working group “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” at the Department of Computational Landscape Ecology of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

 ➝ 2012: Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat) at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, title of dissertation: Potential of multi-temporal remote sensing data for modeling tree species distributions and species richness in Mexico

 ➝ 2007-2012: Research assistant at the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and at the Department of Remote Sensing of the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg

 ➝ 2001-2007: Studies in biology (focus on vegetation ecology, tropical biology and molecular plant physiology) and geography (specialization in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems) at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg and the University of Umeå, Sweden

BESTMAP – Behavioural, Ecological and Socio-economic Tools for Modelling Agricultural Policy (2019-2023), Funding: EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, co-coordinator and head of the work package “Farming Systems Archetypes”.

ECO²SCAPE – Co-design of ecologically and economically efficient policy instruments and measures for conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services in cultural landscapes (2021-2024), Funding: BMBF Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity, coordinator.

Overview of completed research projects

 ➝ since 2021: Study Programme Coordinator for BSc Geography, MSc Geography and teacher training programme in Geography (Oberschule, Gymnasium)

 ➝ since 2020: Editor for Regional Environmental Change

 ➝ since 2020: Member of the examination board geography and the study commission Geosciences

 ➝ since 2019: Member of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

 ➝ since 2017: Associate Editor for Remote Sensing in Ecology & Conservation

 ➝ since 2016: Task leader “Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Services” in GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network)

 ➝ 2016-2019: Elected member of the Main Committee of the Scientific and Technical Council (WTR) of the UFZ

 ➝ 2010: Best PhD student paper award, Conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) in Ottawa (Canada)

 ➝ 2004-2007: Scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation