Research for the Environment

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Dr. Nadja Kabisch

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Urban and Environmental Sociology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

phone: ++49 - (0)341 - 2351888
fax: ++49 - (0)341 - 2351939


  • Valuation of urban green spaces in the city of Berlin and European wide in the URBES project (
  • Quantitative population analyses (plurel project)
  • Statistical modeling of European urban development




European Young Forester of the Year 2014 granted by the European Forum on Urban Forestry(EFUF)

Short Listing Young Researchers Best Paper Award of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS) 2008

2008 Award of "Stiftung der deutschen Städte, Gemeinden und Kreise zur Förderung der Kommunalwissenschaften and Carl und Anneliese Goerdeler-Stiftung“ presented by the German Institute of Urban Affairs (DIfU)

Curriculum vitae

since November 2010

Postdoctoral fellow in the URBES project ( at the Humboldt-University Berlin,
Department of Geography, Landscape Ecology

since November 2010

Postdoctoral fellow (guest researcher) at the Helholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Urban and Environmental Sociology

October 2007-
October 2010

PhD Student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ,
Department of Computational Landscape Ecology

October 2002-
September 2007

Geography at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Specialisation: Economic & Social Geography
Secondary subjects: Sociology and Economics

January 2005-
July 2005

Semester abroad at the Université de la Réunion á Saint-Denis, France


"Indicators for Reurbanisation processes representing a tool for urban monitoring – a quantitative analysis of time series of a new phenomenon of urban development“
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. K. Friedrich (MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Department Social Geography) and Prof. Dr. D. Haase (UFZ Leipzig, Department Computational Landscape Ecology)


New Staff

Juan Baca

Juan Baca
develops geostatistical techniques for the interpolation of air quality data in Medellin (Colombia) on the basis of his previous expertise with air quality control and modelling in Quito (Ecuador).


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