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Welcome to the Institute of Environmental Systems Research

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Information about the study programmes of the Institute of Environmental Systems Research

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Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl is one of the most cited researchers worldwide

It is a great honor for Prof. Dr. Claudia Pahl-Wostl and also a sign of the interdisciplinary research orientation at Osnabrück University: The environmental systems scientist is represented in the annual scientific ranking "Highly Cited Researchers" in the category "Cross Field (across disciplines)". See also the article in the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (in German language).

Current Publications:

Lämmchen V, Klasmeier J, Hernandez-Leal L, Berlekamp J (2021) Spatial Modelling of Micro-pollutants in a Strongly Regulated Cross-border Lowland Catchment. Environmental Processes. DOI

Lämmchen V, Niebaum G, Berlekamp J, Klasmeier J (2021) Geo-referenced simulation of pharmaceuticals in whole watersheds: application of GREAT-ER 4.1 in Germany. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI.

Lliso, B., Pascual, U., Engel, S. (2021) On the role of social equity in payments for ecosystem services in Latin America: A practitioner perspective.Ecological Economics 182 (April 2021). Link

Peters R, Berlekamp J, Lucía A, Stefani V, Tockner K, Zarfl C (2021) Integrated impact assessment for sustainable hydropower planning in the Vjosa catchment (Greece, Albania). Sustainability 13, 1514.DOI

Sun AT, Hilker FM (2021) Comparison between best-response dynamics and replicator dynamics in a social-ecological model of lake eutrophication. Journal of Theoretical Biology 509, 110491

Improving biodiversity in agriculture: IUSF participates in large-scale EU project.

Dramatic losses of biodiversity are also attributable to the way land is managed and the extent to which it is managed. The EU-funded project "FRAMEwork" aims to develop an approach in which farmers work together to improve biodiversity on European farmland in the long term. The environmental economists Prof. Dr. Stefanie Engel and Dr. Fabian Thomas, both from the Research Center Institute for Environmental Systems Research at the University of Osnabrück, are taking on an important sub-project to design incentives for farmers to participate in collaborative activities to increase biodiversity.

Research groups

Ecological Modelling

Behavioral Economics for the Environment

Projects in Environmental Systems Modelling