to the Research Group Applied Landscape Ecology and Ecological Planning
The Applied Landscape Ecology/Ecological Planning working group (AG Buttschardt) researches the effects of human ways of life and land use on the natural and landscape environments and how these can be designed to achieve a regenerative development of landscapes. We assume that landscapes are the spatial representation of socio-ecological systems that can only be fully understood in an interdisciplinary approach. In order to take into account the applied aspect of ecological planning, our research is increasingly transdisciplinary and explicitly includes the noosphere. We therefore cooperate with interdisciplinary centres (e.g. the ZIN or the Brazil Centre), other Universities (e.g. Münster University of Applied Sciences) and practitioners (see links). Our work focuses on Integrated Natural Resources Management, Limnology/River restauration and Agroecology.
The Stadtlabor Münster (a transfer activity of the Department of Earth Sciences) organises for the first time the
the Compost Festival from 16 - 25 June.
The festival will take place at various locations in Münster, including the Geo urbanum in Heisenbergstraße.
Compost is the example of a symbiotic and caring human-environment relationship. The Compost Festival is concerned with socio-ecological transformations and fertile human-soil cycles. The experimental nature of the festival unfolds at the intersections of science, art, activism and ecology with the question: what can we learn from compost?
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From April 24th to 29th, 2022, Prof. Dr. Tillmann Butschardt held a guest professorship at the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo in Pachuca (Mexico) on the topics of climate change and transformative approaches in landscape ecology. After a ceremonial lecture in the main building of the university on the topic "Impacto y evaluación de la contaminación ambiental" he was honored by the Rectorate as an honorary visiting professor. The guest professorship took place as part of the "Festival Internacional de la Imagen (XII Edición)".
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Optimising nature-based solutions in pressurised river catchments
Our colleague Dr Benjamin Kupilas has also been working at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in Norway for some time. Among other things, he works there on the SABICAS project, which is led by NIVA. "In the SABICAS project, we will be working in two river basins in Norway that are under pressure from different land uses," Benjamin Kupilas tells the Freshwater Blog, which has currently published a post about the project. The Freshwater Blog regularly publishes articles, interviews and analyses dealing with river restoration, science and policy.
Read the full article about the SABICAS project here.
Presentation and international research exchange on the transformation of rural areas
César Soares, Cornelia Steinhäuser and Tillmann Buttschardt presented the paper "Kūmara, Maís and Cassava: Socio-Environmental Inequalities and the Rural Transformation in New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil" at the 28th Colloquium of the IGU Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (IGU CSRS).
Cornelia Steinhäuser also helped organise and chair the conference as a member of the IGU CSRS Scientific Committee. Further information can be found in our blog.