Five IRI THESys members are among the top 1% of the most cited researchers worldwide. This was revealed in the latest list of “Highly Cited Researchers”, published by the US company “Clarivate Analytics” on 16 November 2021.

The “who’s who” of influential researchers 

The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.

Congratulations to Patrick Hostert, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Tobias Kuemmerle, Dagmar Haase and Dieter Gerten

Among these “who’s who” of influential researchers are five members of IRI THESys: Patrick Hostert, Hermann Lotze-Campen and Dieter Gerten belong to the world’s most cited researchers in the category cross-field, while Dagmar Haase and Tobias Kuemmerle were identified as particularly influential in Social Sciences.

Patrick Hostert is Deputy Director of IRI THESys and Head of the Earth Observation Lab of the Geography Department at HU Berlin. His research in remote sensing focuses on land system science.

Hermann Lotze-Campen is co-chair of the Research Department Climate Resilience at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and a Professor of Sustainable Land Use and Climate Change at HU Berlin. He is working on global land use modelling, climate impacts and economic damages, multi-sector impact aggregation, land-based climate change mitigation, and sustainable development pathways.

Tobias Kuemmerle is a professor for biogeography and conservation biology at the Geography Department at HU Berlin. The overarching goal of his research is to improve our understanding of where and why land use changes, how that affects species’ habitats and populations, and what characterizes sustainable land systems that balance biodiversity conservation and humanity’s resource needs.

Dagmar Haase is a professor in Urban Ecology at the Geography Department at HU Berlin and a Guest Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. Her core expertise is in on modelling urban land use change, urban system dynamics and urban telecouplings. Dagmar’s second focus is on the quantification and assessment of ecosystem services and landscape functions using statistics and earth observation data.

Dieter Gerten is Research Group leader and Coordinator for Earth Modelling at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as well as Professor for Global Change Climatology and Hydrology at the Geography Department of HU Berlin. In his articles and books, he bridging fields as diverse as hydrology, biogeochemistry and religious sciences.

Highly Cited Researchers 2020

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