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Heera Lee

Dr. Heera Lee

group: Land Use Change and Climate
room: 266
phone: +49 8821 183 161
fax: +49 8821 735 73
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Research Interests

  • Ecosystem processes and state, natural capital and the derived ecosystem services
  • Quantification of changes and trade-offs in ecosystem services in socio-ecological systems
  • Human decision-making in land use and environmental change




since 6/2017 Postdoctoral researcher within Land Use Change Group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
04/2013-05/2017 Research assistant within the OPERAs (OPERAs: Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications, EU FP7) project
11/2012-03/2013 Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Environment and Water Resource Research Division, Anyang, South Korea


04/2013-01/2018 PhD, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Analysing Trade-offs between ecosystem services in multi-functional landscapes (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sven Lautenbach)
10/2010-01/2013 Master of Science (M.Sc.), Global Change Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
  Title of Master Thesis: Does crop diversity stabilise farmers income? Times series analysis of agro-economic data from South Korea (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Koellner, Dr. Christina Bogner)
03/2005-02/2010 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Bachelor of Business Administration (BA), Department of Business Administration, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea


Lee, H.; Brown, C.; Seo, B.; Holman, I.; Audsley, E.; Cojocaru, G.; Rounsevell, M.
Implementing land-based mitigation to achieve the Paris Agreement in Europe requires food system transformation.
2019. Environmental research letters, 14 (10), Article: 104009. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab3744Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Lautenbach, S.; Mupepele, A.-C.; Dormann, C. F.; Lee, H.; Schmidt, S.; Scholte, S. S. K.; Seppelt, R.; van Teeffelen, A. J. A.; Verhagen, W.; Volk, M.
Blind spots in ecosystem services research and challenges for implementation [in press].
2019. Regional environmental change. doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1457-9