Prof. Dr. Nadja Kabisch

Prof. Dr. Nadja Kabisch
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
Prof. Dr. Nadja Kabisch
Schneiderberg 50
30167 Hannover
Representatives for Professors
Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Geography (BSC, Diplom, Teacher Training) / Economic Geography (MA) / Landscape Sciences (MSc)
Representatives for Professors
Admissions Board for MSc Landscape Sciences
Deputy Representatives for Professors
Examination Board, Geography (BSc)
Institute of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
Digital Landscape Ecology Group

Focus in research and teaching

  • Interdisciplinary research in the areas of landscape ecology, population geography and health geography
  • Human-Nature Interactions under Global Changes with challenges of climate change, urbanisation, landcover change and demographic change
  • Systemic approaches to analyse and understand (urban) landscapes
  • Health and Environmental Justice in the context of Global Change
  • Mapping and assessment of urban and peri-urban ecosystem services as nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Application of innovative digital assessment methods combining secondary and site-specific data, modelling and simulation approaches
  • Assessment of interlinkages between urban landscapes, ecosystem services and health and well-being of city residents
  • Analysis of interactions between social, ecological, and technical components of urban ecosystems for identifying socio-environmental injustice
  • Transdisciplinary discussion processes for co-production of knowledge for sustainable urban and regional development



Curriculum vitae

  • Professional background
    • Since 2022: Professor for Digital Landscape Ecology at the Institute for Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology, Leibniz University Hannover
    • 2017 - 2022: Research Group Leader for BMBF Junior Research Group “GreenEquityHEALTH”, Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • 2017 - 2022: Guest scientist Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ Leipzig Department Urban and Environmental Sociology
    • 2019 - 2020: Guest Professorship Urban Ecology, Department of Ecology, Technical University Berlin
    • 2014 - 2016: Postdoc /project coordinator “Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas”, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv),
    • 2011 - 2017: Postdoc, Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Postdoc in EU-research projects (FP7 GREENSURGE, BiodivERsA URBES)
  • Education
    • 2011: PhD in Geography at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in collaboration, Thesis title: Heterogeneous urban population development in Europe – Identification and modelling of driving forces on different spatial scales”

    • PhD student at the Helmholtz-Centre of Environmental Research-UFZ with the EU-FP6 research project PLUREL (
    • 2006: Internship World-Health-Organisation (WHO), Department Housing and Development, Bonn, Germany
    • 2005: Erasmus student Geography at the Université de La Réunion, France
    • 2002-2007: Diploma in Geography, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg



  • Memberships



  • Awards and prizes
    • Highly Cited Researcher Powered by Web of Science 2023
    • Invitation as a Visiting Professor for the Ida Pfeiffer Professorship 2022/2023 of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna for the thematic areas anthroposphere or environment
    • Highly Cited Researcher Powered by Web of Science 2022
    • Highly Cited Researcher Powered by Web of Science 2021
    • Highly Cited Researcher Powered by Web of Science 2020
    • BMBF Young Research Group 2017-2022 under the Call “Global Change 4+1”
    • Shortlisted für Robert Bosch Junior Professorship 2017 - Nachhaltige Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen
    • European Young Urban Forester of the Year 2014 (European Forum on Urban Forestry)