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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Benjamin Burkhard

E-Mail:burkhardphygeo.uni-hannover.de
Telefon:+49 511 762 3537
Fax:+49 511 762 3984
Address:Schneiderberg 50, 30167 Hannover
Room: 324 (3109)
Office hours:Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 during lecture period; otherwise by appointment

Research

  • Landscape ecology (mapping and analysis of landscape structures, processes and functions)
  • Ecosystem services (modeling, quantification, mapping)
  • Human-environmental relations (indication, modelling, land use assessments)

Scientific responsibilities

Curriculum Vitae

Employment:

  • since 2016 Full Professor for Physical Geography at Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • since 2014 Visiting research fellow at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) Müncheberg
  • 2001 - 2016 Scientific employee at the Institute for Natural Resource conservation at Kiel University
  • 2010 Scientific employee at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Halle
  • 2008-2009 Guest scientist at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Adelaide/Australia
  • 2007 Guest scientist at the University Salento Lecce/Italy
  • 1999 - 2000 Civilian service in the nature reserve „Schleimündung”

 

Education

  • 2012 Habilitation and venia legendi in Geography; habiliation treatise topic:: "Dynamics, Resilience and Adaptability of Human-environmental Systems"
  • 2004 PhD in Ecology; topic of dissertation: "Ecological Assessment of the Reindeer Husbandry System in Northern Finland"
  • 2000 Diploma in Geography; topic of diploma thesis: "GIS-basierte Analyse der Brutvogelverteilung im Naturschutzgebiet Oehe-Schleimünde/Ostsee"
  • 1996 Erasmus student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Uppsala
  • 1993 – 1999 Studiies at Humboldt University Berlin: Geography, Geoinformatics, Cartography (FU Berlin), northern Europe studies

 

School education:

  • 1990 - 1992 Carl-von-Ossietzky grammar school Berlin-Pankow
  • 1980 - 1990 8. Polytechnical school Berlin-Pankow

 

Memberships

 

Awards:

  • 2018 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing (Journal Ecosystem Services)
  • 2013 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing (Journal Ecological Indicators)
  • 2010 Otto Science Trophy (University sailing cup CAU Kiel)
  • 2008 Otto Science Trophy (University sailing cup CAU Kiel)
  • 2006 Otto Science Trophy (University sailing cup CAU Kiel)
  • 2006 IALE-D Graduate Award for the best landscape ecological dissertation

 

+ ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benjamin_Burkhard