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Dr. Karsten Grunewald, Foto: R. Vigh/IÖR-Media

Dr. habil. Karsten Grunewald

Senior Researcher, Project manager

Phone +49 351 4679 227
k.grunewald[im]ioer.de

Research Interests

  • Geo-/Landscape ecology,
  • environmental science,
  • protection of natural resources,
  • sustainability, indicators
  • ecosystem and landscape services,
  • landscape and climate change,
  • matter balances of landscapes,
  • green city development,
  • soil geography,
  • nature conservation,
  • hydro-geography and water framework directive,
  • high and low mountain ecosystems, alpine forest line
  • Central and Southeast Europe; Russia, China

Professional Experience

since 2009

Senior scientist and project leader, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden

2007-2009

Freelance work as geoecologist

1998-2006

Assistant Professor at the University of Technology Dresden

1992-1997

Scientific Employee in Potsdam and Dresden

1997

Venia legende in Physical Geography/Geoecology

1990-1992

PhD-Student at the University of Potsdam, Institut of Geography

1993

Dissertation: Dr. rer.nat. of Physical Geography / Geoecology with "summa cum laude"

1987-1990

Teacher at a High School in Schwerin

Author/Editor of 12 books

Education

1982-1987

University of Potsdam: Study of Mathematics, Geography and Pedagogy

1980-1982

Military Service in Havelberg 

1968-1980

High School in Ludwigslust

Projects

Weiter-ÖSL - Weiterentwicklung des bundesweiten lndikatorensatzes für Ökosystemleistungen - Teilvorhaben a) und c) (Further development of the nationwide indicator set for ecosystem services - subprojects a) and c))

BIDELIN - The value of ecosystem services, biodiversity and blue-green infrastructures in cities, exemplified by Dresden, Liberec and Děčín (Duration: 2017-2019, INTERREG V A)

DiSeMiNation - Digging into Sediments and Microbes for Nature conservation - Identifying the drivers of ecosystem processes for spatial conservation planning (Duration: 2017-2020, Leibniz-Gemeinschaft)

TEEB Russia II - Erfassung und Bewertung von Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen in Russland - die Bedeutung für nationales Management und Perspektiven für internationale Prozesse (Duration: 2017-2019, BfN/BMUB)

HeatResilientCity - Hitzeresiliente Stadt- und Quartiersentwicklung in Großstädten - Bewohnerorientierte Wissensgenerierung und Umsetzung in Dresden und Erfurt (Duration: 2017-2020, BMBF)

ES-Accounting - Integration of ecosystems and ecosystem services into environmental economic accounting. Theoretical framework conditions and methodological principles (Duration: 2017-2018,    BfN)

Towards Green CitiesThe Values of Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in China and Germany  (Duration: 2015-2017, BfN)

Ecosystem services at the national level in Germany - Development and implementation of a methodology for capturing and assessing ecosystem services at the federal level in the context of the implementation of Target 2 and Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 (Duration: 2014-2016, BfN/BMU)

Ecosystem based information system covering sensitive mountain areas in Bulgaria (2014-2015, DAAD)
SENSFOR Cost action (ES1203) - Enhancing the resilience capacity of SENSitive mountain FORest ecosystems under environmental change (Duration: 2013-2016, EU)

TEEBi-Russ - Ecosystem services evaluation in Russia and other NIS countries of Northern Eurasia: first steps (Duration: 2013-2016, BfN/BMU)

ESRuG - Enhancing ecosystem services valuation frameworks through comparable studies in Russia and Germany (Duration: 2012-2013, DFG)

LÖBESTEIN - An acronym for: Land use management systems, ecosystem services and biodiversity – the development of regulatory measures using the example of biomass for energy purposes (Duration: 2010-2013, BMBF)

Landschaftsökologische Charakterisierung der naturräumlichen Potentiale, Empfindlichkeiten und der Landnutzung in Sachsen (Duration: 2009, LfULG Sachsen)

ÖSD - Bewertung von Ökosystemdienstleistungen (Duration: 2009-2012, TU Dresden)

Landschaftspflegestrategie Sachsen 2020 (Duration: 2009-2012, LfULG Sachsen)


List of projects (third party funding) since 1991

Memberships

  • IALE member (International Association for Landscape Ecology)
  • Chairman of  LFZ Dresden (Landscape Research Centre)
  • Board member of DBG Dresden (Deutsch-Bulgarische Gesellschaft)

Teaching

  • Landscape functions and ecosystem services
  • Urbane ecosystem services  and biodiversity

Publications before IOER

List of publications before 2009