Landuse Conflicts

Landuse Conflicts

Welcome to the website of the research group Landuse Conflicts.


The Research Group Landuse Conflicts carries out research on conflicts over natural resources. A particular focus is placed on usage of land and water. Human-environment interactions are at the heart of the analysis.

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Sep 17, 2021

Symposium: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

On September 16 and 17, researchers and practitioners working on resilience, tipping points, vulnerability, ecosystem services, bioeconomy, environmental conflict, and migration came together online to discuss the opportunities and challenges of social-ecological research. The symposium took place in the framework of the PRODIGY project and was co-hosted by the Peace Academy. We are pleased that some international guests were also present.

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Sep 08, 2021

Presentation: Landuse Change and Social Cohesion

On September 8, our research group member Rebecca Froese presented her research on the relationship between land use change and social cohesion at the Earth System Governance Network's annual conference.

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Aug 26, 2021

Panel Discussion: "Understanding mitigation in the climate security nexus"

Janpeter Schilling was invited by CGIAR, a global research partnership, to participate in a panel discussion on how climate change mitigation relates to peace and security.

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Aug 25, 2021

Presentation: "Social Transformation and Local Conflicts"

On September 14th, Janpeter Schilling gives a presentation on "Social Transformation and Local Conflicts" at the conference „Herausforderung Kommune - wie gelingt die gesellschaftliche Transformation?“ ("The Challenge of the Municipality - How to Successfully Achieve Social Transformation").

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Jul 06, 2021

CfP: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems

We invite researchers and practitioners from various fields and diverse cultural backgrounds working on social-ecological systems, resilience, tipping points, vulnerability, ecosystem services, bio-economics, environmental conflicts and migration. The symposium will be organized in a hybrid form, allowing both physical (most likely Berlin) and virtual participation and we will adapt flexibly to changing COVID-19 restrictions in September 2021.

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Jun 25, 2021

Science Slam: Klima – Wandel – Ernährung – Sicherheit

Am 24. Juni beteiligte sich Janpeter Schilling beim Science Slam des Futurium in Berlin mit einem Vortrag zum Thema "Klima – Wandel – Ernährung – Sicherheit"

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