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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Udo Nehren
Senior Researcher and Lecturer Ecosystem Management

Phone: +49 221 8275-2765


Academic background
Dr. rer. nat. in Physical Geography, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Physics and Geosciences, 2004-2008

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Technology in the Tropics, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, 2001-2004 Diploma “Geography / Earth Sciences” (Dipl.-Geogr., University of Trier), 1988-1994

Professional Experience

Since 01/2015: Researcher and lecturer in ecosystem and soil management

07/2012-12/2014: Researcher in the field of ecosystem and soil management in the project LUCCi – Land use and climate change interactions in the Vu Gia Thu Bon River Watershed, Vietnam

07/2009-12/2014: Scientific coordinator of the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) at Cologne University of Applied Sciences

01/2009 –06/2012: Postdoctoral research in the field of ecosystem and soil management in the project DINARIO – Climate change, landscape dynamics, land use, and natural resources in the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro (

Since 01/2008:  Researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, Cologne University of Applied Sciences

09/2004 –12/2007: Researcher in the project BLUMEN – Biodiversity and land use management in the fragmented Mata Atlântica of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, University of Leipzig and Cologne University of Applied Sciences 10/2000 –09/2004 Self-employed consultant in traffic and environmental planning, Cologne, Germany

06/1995 –06/1999: Project manager traffic and environmental planning, SSP Consult, Bergisch Gladbach

Research Areas

Ecosystem management
Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation
Holocene landscape evolution and environmental change

Teaching areas

Management of Natural Resources Systems
Ecosystem Management and Conservation
Soil Management
Ecological and Social Risk
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Assessment


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