Jana Kachler

PhD Student

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Puschstraße 4
04103 Leipzig





+49 341 6025 2239

Research Interests

I am interested in the interlinkages between natural resources management and human welfare. The topic of my thesis is the effect of land use management on the supply and distribution of ecosystem services using the three Biodiversity Exploratories in Germany as an example. In general, the thesis aims to unravel the potential risks of intensified land use for (1) the long-term sustainable flow of multiple ecosystem service supply and (2) for their equitable distribution among stakeholders. As a starting point, benefits that humans derive from ecosystems are not regarded as something nature-given but as the result of the interactions between natural and anthropogenic factors Therefore, by analysing ecological and social data along a land use intensity gradient in Germany I will explore how the substitution of natural by anthropogenic factors affects the supply of different ecosystem services and how these are spatially distributed, demanded and used by different stakeholders.

Scientific Career


PhD Candidate on ESuDis -Effects of land management on the Supply and Distribution of ecosystem services. Partnering institutions include:

  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
  • German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.
  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Funded by DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

09/2017 - 09/2019

University of Copenhagen - Denmark
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

09/2012 - 09/2016

Wageningen University - the Netherlands
Bachelor of Science in International Development Studies



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