National & international cooperation

Cooperation Partners

National and international cooperation with other scientists and research groups is an essential element of our research. Among our most important cooperation partners are:

 ➝ The Department of Computational Landscape Ecology and the Research Unit Ecosystems of the Future at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany, on a variety of landscape ecology topics

 ➝ The international network GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network) for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services

 ➝ The School of Geography at the University of Leeds, UK, on modeling the environmental impact of agri-environmental and climate change measures in agriculture

 ➝ The Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences of Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, on the derivation of Farming System Archetypes and in the field of biogeographical modeling

 ➝ The Chair of Environmental Economics at the University of Cottbus, Germany, on ecological-economic optimization

 ➝ The Standford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University, USA, as well as the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, USA, on modeling and assessing ecosystem services with remote sensing

 ➝ The Terrestrial Ecology Unit (TEREC) at Ghent University, Belgium, on the effect of sudden environmental change on speciation and adaptation in White-eyes

 ➝ The Institute for Earth Observation of Eurac Research, Italy, on modeling species distributions using remote-sensing data

 ➝ The Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Forestry Sciences at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico, on bird monitoring, grassland conservation and vegetation and flora from the north of Mexico

 ➝ The Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICYT), San Luis Potos, Mexico, on dryland ecosystem ecology and global and social changes

 ➝ The Department Physical Geography of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, on factors influencing rates of soil-forming processes.


We also cooperate and exchange with practice partners from politics and administration, such as:

 ➝ The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg​, Germany

 ➝ Nationale Naturlandschaften, the alliance of German national parks, wilderness areas, nature parks and biosphere reserves

 ➝ The Saxon Switzerland National Park (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz) in Saxony, Germany

➝ The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft” in the eastern part of Saxony, Germany

 ➝ The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Schaalsee” located between the metropolitan areas of Hamburg, Lübeck and Schwerin in Germany