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Dr. rer. nat. Martina Artmann

Head of the Leibniz-Junior Research Group:
Urban human-nature resonance for sustainability transformation

Phone +49 351 46 79 231

Research Interests

  • Systemic solutions for sustainable urban development
  • Urban ecosystem services and green infrastructure
  • Urban human-nature interactions
  • Urban agriculture and edible cities
  • Urban deep ecology

      Professional Experience

      Since 2015

      Postdoc researcher, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden, Germany


      Researcher at the Research Group Urban and Landscape Ecology, University Salzburg, Austria



      Doctoral studies. University Salzburg, Department Geography and Geology, Austria & Bavarian Academy for Nature Protection and Rural Conservation (ANL), Laufen, Germany; Dissertation topic: "Efficient urban soil sealing management. A system application for analyzing and assessing responses, strategies and targets towards sustainable development." Funded by the German Environmental Foundation (DBU)
      Degree: Dr. rer. nat;


      Master programme: Landscape, Regional and Urban Management. University Salzburg, Austria (specialization: international development, regional management and city marketing)
      Degree: Master of science, MSc


      Bachelor programme: Agricultural Science. University Hohenheim, Germany (specification: economics and social sciences of agriculture)
      Degree: Bachelor of science, BSc


      URBNANCE - Urban human-nature resonance for sustainability transformation (Leibniz-Junior Research Group, duration: 2020 – 2025)

      Future Town Dresden, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), (Duration: 2019-2021)

      meinGrün - Information and navigation to urban green spaces in cities, funded by German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), (Duration: 2018-2021)

      Projects funded by the German Research Foundation DFG
      (as applicant):
      Edible Cities - Assessing urban greening strategies as systemic solutions for social challenges of urbanization. Development of a conceptual evaluation framework and experimenting with using the example of edible cities in Germany. (research grant, AR 1121/1-1) (Duration: 2017-2021)

      IOER postdoc-project:
      Urban human-environmental interactions. Efficient strategies for building sustainable cities of tomorrow. (Duration: 2015-2019)

      Projects before IOER (PDF)


      Since 2018: Review Editor for Land Use Dynamics, Frontiers in Environmental Science

      Board member of the China Centre for Urban Ecology (CCUE)

      Board member of the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)

      Awards and scholarships

      Since 2020

      TUD Young Investigator status, TU Dresden


      Student Award by the German Section of the International Association of Landscapes Ecology (IALE-D) for best thesis in the field of landscape ecology


      Doctoral scholarship, Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU)  


      Fellowship for a stay abroad (China), University Salzburg


      Fellowship for a stay abroad (New Zealand), DAAD


      Summer term

      "The transformative capacity of cities? Potentials and limits of transformation experiments on the future town Dresden", module: "Spatial Development Project", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

      2017, 2018

      Visiting Professor, teaching in the course "Multi-criteria environmental assessment", Master program "Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment", University Bucharest, Romania


      Master course, project study "Edible city: challenges and chances of implementation on the example of Dresden", Technical Dresden, Germany

      Summer term

      "Urban nature: Analysis and assessment of urban ecosystem services in Salzburg, Austria",  module: "Spatial Development Project", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

      Winter term

      Seminar "Urban Ecology - Open Space Planning", module "Landscape and Open Space Planning",  master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden

      Summer term

      "meinGrün. Information and navigation to green spaces in cities", master course "Spatial Development and Natural Resource Management", TU Dresden


      Cities, Ecosystem Services, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Research, Environmental Science & Policy, Landscape and Urban Planning, Landscape Ecology, Sustainability, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening

      Important publications in international reviewed journals before July 2015

      List of the publications before IOER (PDF)