Research for the Environment



GLUES – Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services


The research programme ”sustainable land management” is being coordinated and moderated by the scientific coordination and synthesis project GLUES (Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services).

The objective of the consortium, based at the UFZ (incl. various external partners, see below) aims at an overarching coordination of international cross-sectoral activities of around 10 international joint research projects. This comprises the support through various communication measures and a synthesis of results generated within the programme. Therefore a network among science and stakeholders will be initiated. Using a common data platform and developing consistent land use scenarios helps to support the joint research projects. This is done by an analysis and synthesis of global and regional impacts land use management has on ecosystem services and green house gas emissions.

The synthesis integrates the results of the joint research projects with regard to the requirements of various user and stakeholder groups. Through continuous communication and the development of an interface to political processes results will be provided to potential user groups and transferred and fed into in international political processes. Hence GLUES will improve the visibility of German land use research in the international research scene.


Ralf Seppelt | Head of Consortium (GLUES)
Telefon: +49 (0) 341-2351250

Andreas Werntze | Coordination and Communication
Telefon: +49 (0) 341-2351816

Tomas Vaclavik | Scientific Synthesis
Telefon: +49 (0) 341-2351952

Daniela Narr | Project Assistent
Telefon: +49 (0) 341-2351058



Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF in the context of the research programme “sustainable land management“, 2010 to 2015




Press & Media

Recent Publications

Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., (2014):
Local performance of six clonal alien species differs between native and invasive regions in Germany and New Zealand
Austral Ecol. 39 (4), 378 - 387

Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., Manceur, A.M., Šprtová, L., von Wehrden, H., Welk, E., Cord, A.F., (2014):
glUV: a global UV-B radiation data set for macroecological studies
Methods Ecol. Evol. 5 (4), 372 - 383

Bonumá, N.B., Rossi, C.G., Arnold, J.G., Reichert, J.M., Minella, J.P., Allen, P.M., Volk, M., (2014):
Simulating landscape sediment transport capacity by using a modified SWAT model
J. Environ. Qual. 43 (1), 55 - 66

Brosinsky, A., Lausch, A., Doktor, D., Salbach, C., Merbach, I., Gwillym-Margianto, S., Pause, M., (2014):
Analysis of spectral vegetation signal characteristics as a function of soil moisture conditions using hyperspectral remote sensing
J. Indian Soc. Remote Sens. 42 (2), 311 - 324

Cerro, I., Antigüedad, I., Srinavasan, R., Sauvage, S., Volk, M., Sanchez-Perez, J.M., (2014):
Simulating land management options to reduce nitrate pollution in an agricultural watershed dominated by an alluvial aquifer
J. Environ. Qual. 43 (1), 67 - 74