Curriculum Vitae of Dr. rer. nat. Manuel Weis, born 1974

University studies and professional training

Studies of physical geography, geology, biology at Philipps University of Marburg (graduation as Diplom Geographer in 2002). Thesis: “Resource development in conifer-forests in the Inner Himalayas with special consideration of forest fires and their ecological effects”.

Employee at the EFTAS Remote Sensing Technology-Transfer GmbH in Münster (2003).

Research fellowship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in the research training group „Formation and Development of Present-Day Landscapes” at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (2004-2007).

PhD at the Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Physical Geography at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Dr. rer. nat. 2008). Thesis: “Approach on Leitbild-development for landscapes via dynamic landscape modelling – developed on the case of Hinterzarten (Black Forest)”.

Researcher and mentor at Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, Department of Geography (Research Group Landscape Ecology, Climatology) (2008-2009).

Researcher at University of Stuttgart, Institute of Regional Development Planning (2009-2011).

Since October 2011 researcher at the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS).

 
Present research activities and interests

A central focus of Manuel Weis’s research is the analysis of socioeconomic driving factors of land use change and their impact on cultural landscape, landscape ecosystems and biological diversity. In this context further competencies comprise the development of scenarios for decision support and participative formulation of Leitbilder (guiding principles) for landscapes which reflect the different interests in land use. Furthermore, Manuel Weis has extensive knowledge in landscape ecology, Geographic Information Systems, landscape modelling and environmental assessment.

Another focus is on climate impact research. Manuel Weis is widely experienced in GIS and model-based assessments of climate change induced vulnerability of agriculture and natural environment.

  

Selected Publications

Weis, M. & Siedentop, S. (o. J.): Naturschutzfachliche Vulnerabilitätsanalysen als Grundlage für die Klimafolgenanpassung. Das Beispiel Region Stuttgart. Zur Veröffentlichung angenommen von der Zeitschrift "Natur und Landschaft – Zeitschrift für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege"

Siedentop, S., Gornig, M. & Weis, M. (2011): Integrierte Szenarien der Raumentwicklung in Deutschland. DIW Berlin: Politikberatung kompakt, Bd. 60, Berlin.

Weis, M., Siedentop, S. & Minnich, L. unter Mitarbeit von Baumüller, J., Flaig, H., Haakh, F., Kaule, G. & Reuter, U. (2011): Vulnerabilitätsbericht der Region Stuttgart. Verband Region Stuttgart, abrufbar unter www.region-stuttgart.org/vrs/main.jsp.

Weis, M. & Hülemeyer, K. (2011): Landschaftsszenarien für den Hochschwarzwald vor dem Hintergrund früherer Entwicklungen – Konsequenzen von Nutzungsänderungen für Biodiversität und Landschaftsästhetik. In: Natur und Landschaft – Zeitschrift für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege, Jg. 86, H.7, S. 285-297.

Weis, M. (2010): Entwicklung von Landschaftsleitbildern mithilfe einer dynamischen Landschaftsmodellierung. Freiburger Geographische Hefte, Band. 66, Freiburg.

  

Membership in organisations and associations

Member of the Working Group “Landschaftsleitbilder und Landschaftsbewertung” of the

Deutsche Akademie für Landeskunde (Chaired by Prof. Dr. Uta Steinhardt)

  

Grants

PhD award in Physical Geography by the association of geographers at German universities (Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen, 2009)

Research fellowship by the Burkhardt-Stiftung (2007)

Research fellowship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (2004-2007)