© T. Buttschardt

Prof. Dr. Tillmann K. Buttschardt

Research Group
Applied Landscape Ecology and
Ecological Planning

Institute of Landscape Ecology
Heisenbergstraße 2, 48149 Münster

Room 419
Phone +49(0)251-83 30 104
Fax +49(0)251-83 38 338
Skype: tbuttschardt
E-Mail tillmann.buttschardt [at] uni-muenster.de

Consultation hours:
during the lecture period: tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 and on appointment

Tasks at the University of Münster / department/institute

  • Head of the Executive Board of the Center for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research (ZIN)
  • Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Innovative Hub Social-ecological Sustainability of the  Ulysseus European University (joint with Prof.'in Doris Fuchs (RIFS)
  • Member of the Brazil Center (Centro Brasileiro)
  • Member of the Rectorate commission for internationalisation
  • Member of the Citizen Science Working Group  (CS-AG)
  • Chair treasure commission in the Faculty (FB 14)
  • Chair of the Examination Board Landscape Ecology (FB14)
  • Vice Member of the Examination Board Water Sciences (Uni MS, FH Münster)
  • Responsible for ILRIS 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanning System, Software 3D Reconstructor (ILÖK), Consideo Modeller-Software


  • Curriculum vitae

    04/2022 Distinguished Visiting Professor  of UAEH in Pachuca (Mexico) (read more)
    2014-2018 Administrative director of the Institute of Landscape Ecology (ILÖK), WWU
    2008    Professor of Applied Landscape Ecology/Ecological Planning (W2), Institute of Landscape Ecology, WWU
    2007-2008 Professor of Landscape Sciences (W2), University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde
    2001-2007 Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) (C1) Institute of Geography and Geoecology, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
    2000               Dr. rer. nat. (Geoecology), University of Karlsruhe (TH) Thesis: Extensive roof top greening and nature conservation (KSzGG 13)
    1995-2000 Doctoral studies, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
    1993-2000 Freelancer in Consulting Agencies (Ecological Planning, Environmental Impact Assessments, Mapping, GIS, Engineering) [GfL, ALAND]
    1993     Diploma in Geoecology, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
    1989-90 Paternal leave
    1987-1993 Studies in Geoecology, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
    1966-1987 Born in the wonderful landscape of Upper Swabia, having a cared childhood and adolescence with enriching and enduring encounters


  • Teaching

    winter term 2022/23

    • B 20/B 23/Modul 8 LÖK/Geogr./M1 WaWi: V Grundlagen der Ökologischen Planung
    • M 1 WaWi: S Integriertes Wasserressourcen-Management
    • M 2 WaWi: V Lebensader Wasser
    • M 7 LÖK/M1 WaWi: V Landnutzungssysteme
    • M 7 LÖK: S Methodenseminar Mensch-Umwelt-Systeme
    • S Rechte der Natur ins Grundgesetz

    summer term 2023 (Sabbatical)

    • B10/M12: Große Exkursion Kenia und Tansania
    • B10/M12: Sommerschule Biosfera Val Müstair/Schweiz
    • B10/M12: Exkursion "von Tieren lernen" Münster
    • M 7: Portfolioarbeit
    • M13: Forschungsprojekt
    • Ergänzungsbereich: Seminar Ethik - Religion - Spiritualität

    (see  here)

  • Research interests and projects

    • Integrated natural ressources management and ecological planning
    • Detection of landscape changes (UAV, TLS)
    • Transformative aproaches in landscape ecology / resilience of human-environmental-systems /Human attachment to environment/Deep Adaptation
    • Projects see more
  • Scientific activities



    Other proofs of qualification:

    • 1996, 1998   Initiation and organisation of the first and second Congress for Geoecology (GeoöKon) (Karlsruhe, Bayreuth)
    • 2017 Organisation of the IALE-D Annual Meeting Münster Wasser.Landschaft
  • Publications

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    see data base CRIS