Content: The lecture addresses the influence of markets and politics on land use change. With global and regional case studies, we will analyse the relationship between those drivers, local land use and management decisions, and the provision of ecosystem services. Additionally, we will get an overview of different methods for the quantification of land use change and affected ecosystem services.


Goal of the course: The lecture addresses the influence of markets and politics on land use change. With global and regional case studies, we will analyse the relationship between those drivers, local land use and management decisions, and the provision of ecosystem services. Additionally, we will get an overview of different methods for the quantification of land use change and affected ecosystem services.