Tobias Plieninger received a PhD in Forest and Environmental Sciences from the University of Freiburg (Germany). He holds a Diploma in Forestry from the University of Göttingen (Germany). Currently he is a research fellow with the Rural Land Uses Group at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin (Germany). In his dissertation, he studied the interactions of land use, nature conservation and forest regeneration in a traditional agroforestry system in the Mediterranean Basin. His research interests include the history, ecology, and management of cultural landscapes, landscape-level conservation strategies, integrated rural development and the landscape impacts of biofuel production in agriculture and forestry. The geographic focus of his work is on Germany and Spain. He is a board member of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL).
E-mail: Tobias Plieninger