The conference is jointly organised by the Thünen Institute of Rural Studies and the Rural Geography Group (Arbeitskreis Ländlicher Raum) within the German Association of Geography (DGfG).


  

Photo: Annett Steinführer

Dr. Annett Steinführer

 

Institution

         
Institute of Rural Studies
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Braunschweig
Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
     

 

 

      
Scientific interests

  • Impacts of socio-demographic change on small towns
  • Socio-spatial processes in rural areas and regional disparities
  • Socio-ecological studies (land use change, disasters)
  • Research methodology and transdisciplinarity
  • Post-socialist transition in eastern Germany and East Central Europe

Regional working priorities

  • Germany
  • East Central Europe (especially Czech Republic, Poland)        

Anna-Barbara Heindl

 

Institution   
      

Institute of Rural Studies
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Braunschweig Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries



 

 

 

Scientific interests

  • Spatial disparities and their (re-)production
  • Gouvernementality and geographies of power
  • Spatial structures and spatial acting

Regional working priorities

  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Central Asia

  

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grabski-Kieron

       
Institution

         
Institute for Geography, Working Group “Community, Regional and State Development”,
Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
    

 

 

 

 

      
Scientific interests

  • Research on rural areas and rural development, applied rural geography
  • Local and regional governance
  • Environmental planning
  • Geographical landscape management
  • Planning methodology and organization
  • Research on evaluation regarding spatial planning and development processes

Regional working priorities

  • Germany
  • European Union (especially France)
  • North America

  

Prof Dr. Ingo Mose

    
Institution

         
Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences,
Research Group “Applied Geography and Environmental Planning”, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
      

 

 

      
Scientific interests

  • Rural areas in Germany and Europe
  • Regional Governance
  • Spatial planning and regional policy
  • Tourism (especially sustainable tourism)
  • Concepts and strategies of area protection in Europe

Regional working priorities

  • Northwest Germany
  • The Alps
  • Great Britain
  • Scandinavia