Environment and Society in Developing Countries – University of Copenhagen

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Environment and Society in Developing Countries

The aim of the research group is to contribute to understanding globalization processes and human dimensions of global change in developing countries.

Environment and Society in Developing Countries

Our research focuses on earth observation, the complexity of land use and land cover change, natural resource management and societal processes. Methodologically, we work with qualitative as well as quantitative data and interdisciplinary approaches are strongly emphasized.

The key research areas are

  • Land use and land cover change
  • Natural resource management and livelihood strategies
  • Urbanization, migration, and rural-urban linkages
  • Industrialization processes and agro-industrial organisation
  • Small scale mining
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Earth observation and land surface processes

The group has a large number of externally funded research projects and international partners.

Organisation, activities and plans

Read more about the organisation and the activities and plans of the group.

Ongoing and completed projects

See full list of research projects

Members of the research group

PhD students