New PhyGeo professor appointed at LUH

Picture: Prof. Dr. Nadja Kabisch (4. from the left) among her new colleagues.

Nadja Kabisch was officially appointed to the professorship in Digital Landscape Ecology at our Institute of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology on 21.03.2022. She will start her work as a new professor on 01.04.2022.

Nadja Kabisch studied Geography at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Université de la Réunion á Saint-Denis, France. She was then employed at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ Leipzig as a doctoral student in the EU-FP6 research project PLUREL and completed her doctorate at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Since 2010, she has worked as a Postdoc at the Geography Department at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in the Landscape Ecology Lab. Since 2017, Nadja Kabisch leads her BMBF junior research group GreenEquityHEALTH.

In research and teaching, Nadja Kabisch is interested in landscape ecological questions on ecosystem functions and ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban areas. A particular focus of her work is the analysis of challenges associated with climate change and urbanisation. She researches the impact of drought and heat periods, land use change and air pollution on vegetation traits but also on human health and well-being. She is interested in the role green infrastructure and nature-based solutions play in adapting to challenges of climate change and urbanisation for a sustainable and resilient landscape development. For this purpose, environmental data on different spatial and temporal scales are collected, modelled and analysed using modern digital methods.

We are extremely pleased to welcome Nadja Kabisch as a new professor at our Institute and are convinced that together, we will be able to continue the positive development of our Institute also in the years to come.

Published by Benjamin Burkhard