Dagmar Haase studied Geography, Biology and Geology at the Halle-Wittenberg University and Sociology at the Leipzig University in Germany. From 1996 to 1999 she was PhD student at the University of Leipzig, Department of Geography, and focused her research on modelling and monitoring water and matter fluxes in disturbed and landscape systems. 1999 she finished her PhD thesis on modelling matter fluxes of disturbed urban floodplain forests.
Since 2000 Dagmar Haase is a member of the scientific staff of the Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in the Department of Applied Landscape Ecology and co-ordinates since 2003 the research work on urban modelling and monitoring at the Department. In this field, her research speciality is spatially explicit modelling household driven land use changes and urban shrinkage. Another subject of her current research refers to environmental effects of urban land use change such as flood impact and risk assessment, recreational and habitat functions of urban greenery. Dagmar Haase is engaged in the EU IP PLUREL as module leader for the sustainability assessment modelling of land use changes at regional level. She is futher working on urban flood risk assessment within the FLOODsite EU IP as well as coordinates the Tisza River Basin Case Study in the NeWater EU IP which focuses on conceptual and system dynamics modelling and qualitative mapping to mitigate urban flood issues.
Since 2009 Dagmar Haase holds the professorship of Landscape Ecology at the Department of Geography at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She works further as a guest scientist at the UFZ continuing her work on urban land use change modelling, urban ecosystem services and flood risk assessment.