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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - IRI THESys

Dr. Daniel Müller

Identifying pathways to sustainable land use in transition countries
  • Economics of land use
  • Agricultural production potentials
  • Spatial statistics and data mining


“The future of humanity crucially depends on increasing agricultural production at low environmental costs. Through IRI THESys, I can collaborate with outstanding scholars from various scientific realms towards advancing our understanding of the option space for attaining more sustainable global agriculture.“ Daniel Müller

Daniel Müller is Deputy Head of the Department Structural Change of Farms and Rural Areas at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). In addition, he is lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where he also completed his habilitation in geography. Daniel obtained his doctoral degree and diploma degree in agricultural sciences from the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, respectively.

The overarching goal of Daniel’s research program is to advance the understanding of land-system change, including its multiple repercussions on human welfare, food production, and the environment with a geographic focus on Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Southeast Asia, and Western China. Daniel tackles these issues with integrative approaches that combine his expertise in resource economics and natural sciences.

Daniel is a member of IRI THESys.

Selected publications

Müller, D.; Haberl, H.; Bartels, L.E.; Baumann, M.; Beckert, M.; Levers, C.; Schierhorn, F.; Zscheischler, J.; Havlik, P.; Hostert, P.; Mertz, O.; Smith, P. (2016). Competition for Land-Based Ecosystem Services: Trade-Offs and Synergies. In: Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives. Niewöhner, J.; Bruns, A.; Hostert, P.; Krueger, T.; Nielsen, J.Ø.; Haberl, H.; Lauk, C.; Lutz, J.; Müller, D. (eds.), 127-147. Cham, Springer International Publishing.

Kuemmerle, T.; Kaplan, J.O.; Prishchepov, A.V.; Rylsky, I.; Chaskovskyy, O.; Tikunov, V.S.; Muller, D. (2015): Forest transitions in Eastern Europe and their effects on carbon budgets, Global Change Biology, 21, 3049-3061. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12897.

Müller, D.; Sun, Z.; Vongvisouk, T.; Pflugmacher, D.; Xu, J.; Mertz, O. (2014): Regime shifts limit the predictability of land-system change, Global Environmental Change, 28, 75-83. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.003.

Müller, D.; Leitão, P.J.; Sikor, T. (2013): Comparing the determinants of cropland abandonment in Albania and Romania using boosted regression trees, Agricultural Systems, 117, 66-77. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.12.010.

Sikor, T.; Müller, D. (2009): The Limits of State-Led Land Reform: An Introduction, World Development, 37, 1307-1316. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.08.010.

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