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Global Assessment of Land Use dynamics on
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services

Coordination and Synthesis of Regional Studies on Land Management in BMBF-call "Sustainable Landmanagement", Part A


The GLUES project proposal responds to the call for scientific coordination and synthesis of the call on "Sustainable Land Use Management" by BMBF.

    GLUES supports international interdisciplinary collaborated research projects by facilitation and coordination, by a common data platform and by developing consistent scenarios on land use, climate and socio eco-nomic change. GLUES will develop concepts for synthesizing results from collaborative re-search projects funded by this call working in different regions across the world, as well as from other related international research programmes and projects.

Further support to col-laborative research projects will be based on the development of consistent scenarios and data

    sets on land use dynamics as well as on demands for ecosystem services on different spatial and temporal scales. Technically, a common Geodata Infrastructure (GDI) will provide access to model results for further analysis as well as for dissemination of results, allowing for and supporting analysis and synthesis of global and regional impacts of land use man-agement on ecosystem services and greenhouse gas emissions. Major achievements are expected regarding consistent up scaling, interregional comparison of global ecosystem ser-vices assessments, analysis of off-site effects and trade-offs between land use decisions in different regions. GLUES will hence improve the visibility of German land use research in the international research arena.


    UFZ (Coordinator) Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Departments Computational Landscape Ecology , Conservation Biology , Economics)

    KEI an Initiative of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences ( IFM-GEOMAR) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

    PIK Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    TUD Professorship of Geoinformation Systems, Technische Universität Dresden

    UBO Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy, Universität Bonn

    LMU Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

    con terra Gesellschaft für Angewandte Informationstechnologie mbH

    52N Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH

    Peter Moll & Ute Zander, Consulting Science for Sustainable Development

    IBN Institut für Biodiversität - Netzwerk e.V.

    METRONOM Agentur für Kommunikation und Design

Contribution of University Bonn

The ILR team mainly contributes to

    WP2 "Methodological Cohesion"

    WP3 "Medium-Term Projections"

Staff at ILR working on the project:

Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012