Educational background

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Habilitation in geography: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Thesis: Postsocialist land-use change in Eastern Europe: Case studies in Albania and Romania


Visiting scholar: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, and at The Ohio State University
University, Columbus, OH

2003 – 2006

Postdoctoral Research: Junior Research Group Postsocialist Land Relations, Institute of
Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2000 – 2003

Doctoral dissertation in agricultural sciences: Institute of Rural Development, Georg-August
Universität Göttingen.

Thesis: Land-use Change in the Central Highlands of Vietnam: A spatial econometric model
combining satellite imagery and village survey data

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Manfred Zeller

1994 – 1999

M.Sc. and Diplom in agricultural sciences: Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt-
Universität zu Berlin.

Thesis: Crop Residue Management as an Erosion Control Strategy: An Optimal Control Approach"

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Günter Schamel

1991 – 1993

Vordiplom (undergraduate studies) in agricultural sciences: Technische Universität Berlin



Selected presentations

Employment  record


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)