Environment and Society in Developing Countries

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

Photo Torben Birch-Thomsen

The group is engaged in a large number of externally funded research projects and several international collaborations.

















































Our research focuses on earth observation and land surface processes, the complexity of land use and land cover change, natural resource management, livelihood strategies and societal processes. This includes urbanisation, migration and rural-urban linkages, industrialisation processes and agro-industrial organisation, small-scale mining as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation. Methodologically, we work with qualitative and quantitative data and interdisciplinary approaches are strongly emphasised.

Members of the Research Group

Name Title Phone E-mail
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Alexander Prishchepov Associate Professor +4535331386 E-mail
Ankit Kariryaa External Researcher   E-mail
Cecilie Friis Assistant Professor +4535325843 E-mail
Changqiao Hong External, Ph.d Student   E-mail
Charlotte Mackenzie Hall Postdoc +4535327149 E-mail
Christin Abel Postdoc +4535332467 E-mail
Daniel Ortiz Gonzalo Postdoc +4535337652 E-mail
Emilie Claire Vansant PhD Fellow +4535321251 E-mail
Erwan Gilles Norman Sachet PhD Student   E-mail
Festo Maro No job title VIP   E-mail
Florian Reiner PhD Fellow   E-mail
Gyula Mate Kovács PhD Fellow +4591922293 E-mail
Hao Xia PhD Student +4535337949 E-mail
Håkan Torbern Tagesson Associate Professor +4535325851 E-mail
Janelle Marie Sylvester PhD Student   E-mail
Jianwei Qi Visiting PhD Student +4591874447 E-mail
Joel Gustav Persson PhD Student +4535336576 E-mail
Jytte Agergaard Associate Professor +4535322567 E-mail
Kjeld Rasmussen Associate Professor Emeritus +4535322563 E-mail
Lanhui Wang Visiting PhD Student +4535328294 E-mail
Laura Vang Rasmussen Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535325860 E-mail
Ma. Eliza Jucar Villarino PhD Student   E-mail
Manja Hoppe Andreasen Assistant Professor - Tenure Track +4535324182 E-mail
Marianne Nylandsted Larsen Associate Professor +4535324167 E-mail
Martin Rudbeck Jepsen Associate Professor +4535322465 E-mail
Martin Stefan Brandt Assistant Professor +4544164965 E-mail
Maurice Mugabowindekwe PhD Fellow +4535325087 E-mail
Niels Fold Professor +4535322561 E-mail
Ole Mertz Professor +4535322529 E-mail
Pin Pravalprukskul PhD Fellow +4535324018 E-mail
Rasmus Fensholt Professor +4535322526 E-mail
Rasmus Skov Olesen PhD Fellow +4535326782 E-mail
Reynaldo Solis Leyva PhD Student   E-mail
Rikke Brandt Broegaard Associate Professor +4535325873 E-mail
Scott Alan Ford PhD Fellow +4527579027 E-mail
Sharon-Naomi Alcaide Manthey PhD Student +4535323796 E-mail
Sinne Borby Ørtenblad Postdoc +4535332064 E-mail
Sizhuo Li PhD Student +4535322442 E-mail
Stefan Oehmcke External Researcher   E-mail
Stéphanie Horion Associate Professor +4535325878 E-mail
Thilde Bech Bruun Associate Professor +4535333412 E-mail
Tingting Lu PhD Student +4535327073 E-mail
Torben Birch-Thomsen Associate Professor +4535322570 E-mail
Wanting Yang Enrolled PhD Student   E-mail
Wenmin Zhang Postdoc +4535336646 E-mail
Xiaowei Tong Postdoc +4535332725 E-mail
Xiaoxin Zhang PhD Student +4535334925 E-mail
Xiaoye Tong Postdoc +4535331239 E-mail
Xuemei Zhang Visiting PhD Student +45+8313739072901 E-mail
Yang Xu PhD Student +4535332954 E-mail
Zhongxiang Fang PhD Student +4535326032 E-mail

Head of Research Group

Niels FoldNiels Fold

Phone: +45 35 32 25 61

Master's thesis topics

We would be pleased to include Master students in the work of the research group.

See examples of Master thesis abstracts.

Examples of our research

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Research group members L.V. Rasmussen and O. Mertz show in a paper published in Nature Sustainability how agricultural intensification often fails to provide benefits for both human wellbeing and ecosystems.