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


Kabisch, N., Haase, D. (2013): Green spaces of European Cities revisited for 1990-2006. Landscape and Urban Planning 110, 113–122.

Kabisch, N., Haase, D., Haase, A. (2012) Urban population development in Europe, 1991-2008: the examples of Poland and the UK. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36.6., 1326–48. 

Haase, D., Haase, A., Kabisch, N., Kabisch, S., Rink, D. (2012) Actors and factors in land use simulation: the challenge of urban shrinkage. Environmental Modelling and Software 35, 92-103.

Kabisch, N. (2011) Heterogene urbane Bevölkerungsdynamik in Europa. Identifizierung aktueller Prozessverläufe ud ihrer Triebkräfte auf verschiedenen räumlichen Ebenen im Modellzusammenhang. PhD Thesis, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg..

Kroll, F. and Kabisch, N. (2011) The Relation of Diverging Urban Growth Processes and Demographic Change along an Urban–Rural Gradient. Population, Space and Place. [online] URL:

Haase, D., Haase, A., Kabisch, N. (2010): Besprechung von: Schlömer, C. (Red.): Wanderungen und Raumentwicklung - neue Trends und Perspektiven (Themenheft), Informationen zur Raumentwicklung 3-4/2008.-Bonn, Selbstverlag des Bundesamtes für Bauwesen und Raumordnung. In: Berichte zur deutschen Landeskunde 84.2, 207-211.

Haase, A., Haase, D., Kabisch, N., Rink, D., Kabisch, S. (2010): Modelling trajectories of urban shrinkage – involvement and role of local stakeholders. In: Swayne, D.A., Yang, W., Voinov, A., Rizzoli, A., Filatova, T. (Eds.): Proceedings of the iEMSs Firth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2010). ISBN: 978-88-903574-1-1.

Kabisch, N., Haase, D. and Haase, A. (2010) Evolving reurbanisation? Spatio-temporal dynamics as exemplified by the east German city of Leipzig. Urban Studies 47(5), 967-990. [online] URL:

Kabisch, N. and Haase, D. (2009) Diversifying European Agglomerations: Evidence of Urban Population Trends for the 21st Century. Population, Space and Place 17, 236-253. [online] URL:

Strohbach, M. W., Haase, D., and Kabisch, N. (2009) Birds and the city: urban biodiversity, land use, and socioeconomics. Ecology and Society 14(2): 31. [online] URL:

Haase, D., Kabisch, N., Haase, A. and Kabisch, S., 2007. Ein interdisziplinäres Indikatorenset für Reurbanisierungsprozesse. Statistical Quarterly Reports City of Leipzig 1, 18-21.

Kabisch, N. and Haase, D., 2007. Raumzeitliche Analysen von Reurbanisierungsprozessen in Leipzig 1993-2005. Statistical Quarterly Reports City of Leipzig 3, 36-39.


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)



Renewable Energies

Forthcoming book:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Groß
& Rüdiger Mautz (2014)

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Climate Adaptation Santiago

New Publication by
Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg and the CAS-Project