Land use and its consequences for ecosystem structures and functioning
Interactions between humans and global environmental systems
Human impacts on the global carbon cycle
Associate Professor (Land use and Global Change)
Chair of the Doctoral School in Social Ecology (DSSE)
Coordinator of the Research Domain "Land use and colonization"
Granted with the ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant (European Research Council) 263522 LUISE (“An integrated socio-ecological approach to land-use intensity: Analysing and mapping biophysical stocks/flows and their socioeconomic drivers”, October 2010 – September 2015)
Habilitation in Social Ecology, Klagenfurt University 2008