Prof. Dr. Christian Albert

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Last Unit: Environmental Analysis and Planning

Focus of activity

Christian Albert is a landscape planner, head of the working group on Environmental Analysis and Planning in Metropolitan Regions and Executive Director of the Institute of Geography. His research aims at advancing theories and methods of landscape and environmental planning to support spatial transformations to just and sustainable futures for people and nature. Particular foci of his work are options for integrating novel concepts such as ecosystem services, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, and the application of innovative methods in planning, including remote sensing, citizen science, and Geodesign. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and studios on environmental challenges, integrated assessments, and environmental planning.

Curriculum vitae

Professional experience


Fellowships and awards


Leadership Roles

 Editorial Work

Memberships in Advisory Boards

Leadership of Working Groups

Membership in Working Groups


  • KOLA - Empirical research on theories and methods in contemporary landscape framework plans (2022 - 2025): PI
  • REP-NBS: (re)Planning Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Transformations (2021 - 2023, FORMAS): PI
  • FACTCHECK BIODIVERSITY – a German National Biodiversity Assessment (2021 - 2023): Lead Author for a Chapter on Urban Areas
  • People-Nature-Relations: Assessing impacts of green and blue infrastructure restoration on relations (2020 - 2023): PI
  • BES-Dashboards: Developing biodiversity and ecosystem services dashboards to inform landscape planning and governance (2020 - 2023): PI
  • RIVERSPACE – More space for rivers (2021 - 2024, UBA): Work Package Lead
  • SOUNDPLAN – Integrating Soundscape in Landscape Planning (2021 - 2023, CSC): Co-PI with Prof. Jiang, Fuzhou University
  • PLACES – Planning Metropolitan Landscapes Lab (since 2019): PI
  • PlanSmart – Planning and Governing Nature-based Solutions in River Landscapes (2016 - 2022, BMBF): PI and Co-Lead (with Dr. Schröter)
  • RESI-LAHN – River Ecosystem Services Index Follow-Up Project Lahn (2019 - 2020, BMBF): Work Package Lead
  • UNCERTAINTY – Charting the unknown, uncertainties in landscape planning (2013 - 2018, DFG): Co-PI with Prof. von Haaren
  • STANDARD-COSTS – Cost standards for ecosystem services impairments (2015 - 2016, UBA): Co-PI with Dr. Beck, UFZ
  • CES – Valueing cultural ecosystem services in Germany (2013 - 2018, BMUB): Co-PI with Prof. Dr. von Haaren
  • TEEB-DE – Natural Capital Germany Study on Ecosystem Services in Rural Areas (2013 - 2016, BMUB): Co-editor with Prof. von Haaren
  • SCOPING NEA-DE – A scoping study for a national ecosystem assessment in Germany (2012 - 2014, UFZ): Coordinator with Prof. Görg
  • QUANTIFY – Quantifying ecosystem services for landscape planning (2012 - 2014, LUH start up fund): PI
  • SMARTSPATIAL – Opportunity Assessments and Environmental Aspects of Smart Grits (2012 - 2015, Lower Saxony Ministry for Research and Culture), Co-PI with Prof. von Haaren
  • INTEGRATIVE ENERGY CROP PRODUCTION (2011, Lower Saxony Ministry for Research and Culture), Collaborator with Prof. von Haaren and Prof. Rode
  • DIEPHOLZ – Establishing sustainable nature conservation strategies for the Diepholz peatlands (2006 - 2007, DBU): Collaborator with Prof. von Haaren and Prof. Petermann