Project: Landscape Chains

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger

Head of Section

Steinstr. 19
37213 Witzenhausen

Vita  (Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger)

Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger is Professor of Social-Ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems at the Universities of Kassel and Goettingen. He is also Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kassel.

He was Associate Professor at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen from 2013 to 2017. Before he was leader of a Junior Research Group on “Ecosystem Services in Cultural Landscapes“ at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He studied forestry at the Universities of Freiburg and Goettingen and received a PhD in Landscape Management from the University of Freiburg and a Habilitation degree in Landscape Ecology from Humboldt-University of Berlin.

Research Foci and Memberships  (Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger)

Tobias Plieninger is a sustainability scientist with a commitment to inter- and transdisciplinary research at the social-ecological interface. In particular, he studies rural landscape change, ecosystem services, and sustainability transformations. His research focuses on the complex relationships between agriculture, forestry, nature conservation, and other sectors of natural resource management.

He was coordinator of the EU-FP7 research project „Sustainable Futures for Europe's Heritage in Cultural Landscapes (HERCULES)“ and has been work-package-leader in the EU projects „Agroforestry that will Advance Rural Development (AGFORWARD)“ and „Spurring Innovations in Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe (SINCERE)“.

Board memberships and reviews (selection):

Further details and publications: Google Scholar, Researchgate oder Orcid.