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.

Group photo sept 2019. Private picture @Thilde Bech Bruun

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
Abdulhakim Abdi Affiliate (postdoc)   E-mail
Alexander Prishchepov Associate professor +45 353-31386 E-mail
Bowy den Braber Postdoc   E-mail
Cecilie Friis Assistant professor +45 353-25843 E-mail
Charlotte Filt Slothuus PhD student +45 26 36 20 24 E-mail
Charlotte Mackenzie Hall Postdoc +45 353-27149 E-mail
Christin Abel Postdoc +45 353-32467 E-mail
Daniel Ortiz Gonzalo Postdoc +45 353-37652 E-mail
Emilie Claire Vansant PhD fellow +45 353-21251 E-mail
Festo Maro   E-mail
Frederik Brønd Guest researcher +45 353-34719 E-mail
Håkan Torbern Tagesson Associate professor +45 353-25851 E-mail
Janelle Marie Sylvester PhD student   E-mail
Jianwei Qi Visiting PhD fellow +4591874447 E-mail
Jytte Agergaard Associate professor +45 353-22567 E-mail
Kjeld Rasmussen Associate professor emeritus +45 353-22563 E-mail
Laura Vang Rasmussen Assistant professor, tenure track +45 353-25860 E-mail
Lisset Pérez Marulanda PhD student   E-mail
Lixiao Yang PhD Fellow, external   E-mail
Luisa Maddalena Di Lucchio PhD student +393348465835 E-mail
Ma. Eliza Jucar Villarino PhD student   E-mail
Manja Hoppe Andreasen Assistant professor, tenure track +45 353-24182 E-mail
Marianne Nylandsted Larsen Associate professor +45 353-24167 E-mail
Martin Rudbeck Jepsen Associate professor +45 353-22465 E-mail
Martin Stefan Brandt Assistant professor +45 44 16 49 65 E-mail
Niels Fold Professor +45 353-22561 E-mail
Pin Pravalprukskul PhD fellow +45 353-24018 E-mail
Rasmus Fensholt Professor +45 353-22526 E-mail
Rasmus Skov Olesen PhD fellow +45 353-26782 E-mail
Reynaldo Solis Leyva PhD student   E-mail
Rikke Brandt Broegaard Associate professor +45 353-25873 E-mail
Scott Alan Ford PhD fellow +45 27 57 90 27 E-mail
Sharon-Naomi Alcaide Manthey PhD student +45 353-23796 E-mail
Stephen Aniseth Nyaki PhD student   E-mail
Stéphanie Horion Associate professor +45 353-25878 E-mail
Søren Julsgaard Kragh PhD student   E-mail
Thilde Bech Bruun Associate professor +45 353-33412 E-mail
Tingting Lu PhD student +45 353-27073 E-mail
Torben Birch-Thomsen Associate professor +45 353-22570 E-mail
Wenmin Zhang Postdoc +45 353-36646 E-mail
Wim Verbruggen PhD fellow, external   E-mail
Xaquín S. Pérez-Sindín Visiting Postdoc +45 353-28227 E-mail
Xiaowei Tong Postdoc +45 353-32725 E-mail
Xiaoxin Zhang PhD student +45 353-34925 E-mail
Xuemei Zhang PhD Fellow, guest +8313739072901 E-mail
Yair Asael Alpuche Alvarez PhD student +45 353-27035 E-mail
Yang Xu PhD student +45 353-32954 E-mail
Zhongxiang Fang PhD student +45 353-26032 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.