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Institute of

LV Rural Studies

Land use and protection of natural resources

Key questions

  • What drives land use change and how are the multifunctional effects of land use changing?
  • What effects do different forms and intensities of land use have on different ecosystem services?
  • What options does policy have for ensuring sustainable, efficient use of natural resources?

Specialisation Topics

  • Multifunctionality and efficiency of land use
  • Management of biotic and abiotic resource
  • Land market in rural areas, rights of disposal and governance/management of land use conflicts
  • Agricultural land use monitoring
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