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Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Prof. Dr. Martin Welp



A. Books

Glaser, M., Krause, G., Ratter, B., and Welp, M. (eds.) 2012: Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis. Routledge. 232 p. (ISBN: 978-0-415-51000-4).

Stoll-Kleemann, S. and Welp, M. (eds.) 2006. Stakeholder Dialogues in Natural Resources Management · Theory and Practice. Springer Environmental Sciences, Berlin, Heidelberg. 386 p. (ISBN-10: 3-540-36916-3).

Welp, M. 2000. Planning Practice on three Island Biosphere Reserves in Estonia, Finland and Germany: a comparative study. INSULA (International Scientific Council for Island Development) c/o UNESCO-MAB, Paris. 254 p. (ISBN: 84-923966-6-0).

B. Journal articles / Book chapters (refereed)

Gan, L., Halik, Ü., Shi, L., & Welp, M. 2023. Multi-scenario dynamic prediction of ecological risk assessment in an arid area of northwest China. Ecological Indicators, 154, 110727. DOI:

Litschel, J., Berendt, F., Wagner, H., Heidenreich, S., Bauer, D., Welp, M. & Cremer, T. 2023. Key Actors’ Perspectives on Agroforestry’s Potential in North Eastern Germany. Land 12(2): 458. DOI:

Hoomans, S. & Welp, M. 2023.  From closed to open systems – Applying systems thinking to reframe strategic decision-making. Lehmann, H., Hinske, C., de Margerie, V., & Nikolova, A. S. (Eds.) The Impossibilities of the Circular Economy: Separating Aspirations from Reality. Taylor & Francis. 332 p. 167-179. DOI:

Spies, M., Alff, H., Missall, S. & Welp, M. 2023. Path dependencies of (un-)sustainable land use in Central Asia. Central Asian Affairs. Special issue on ‘Life in the Province: Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations outside the Capital Cities – A ‘Global Province’ in Central Asia’. 10: 239–269.

Wei, Z., Halik, Ü., Aishan, T., Abliz, A. & Welp, M. 2022. Spatial distribution patterns of trunk internal decay of Euphrates poplar riparian forest along the Tarim River, Northwest China. Forest ecology and management Vol 522

Missall, S., Welp, M., Mehta, K., Degembaeva, N., Akmatov, K. & Zörner, W. 2022. In Search for the Optimal Forest Use Behaviour: Riparian Forest Use in Central Asia, Using the Example of Ak-Tal, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Forests 13(8): 1254.

Thevs, N., Aliev, K., Emileva, B., Yuldasheva, D., Eshchanova, G. & Welp, M. 2022. Potential of Agroforestry to Provide Wood Resources to Central Asia. Forests 13(8):1193.

Stavi, I., Thevs, N., Welp, M & Zdruli, P. 2022. Provisioning ecosystem services related with oak (Quercus) systems: A review of challenges and opportunities. Agroforestry Systems​​​​​​ 96(2), 293-313.

Spies, M., & Welp, M. 2021. Stakeholder-based knowledge mapping for re-establishing agroforestry systems in Central Asia. In: Schmidt, M., Steenberg, R., Spies, M & Alff, H. (eds.) Beyond Post-Soviet: Layered Legacies and Transformations in Central Asia. Geographica Augustana. Vol 33. 109 p. 38-48. URL:

Shi, L., Halik, Ü., Mamat, Z., Tayierjiang, A. & Welp, M. 2021. Identifying Mismatches of Ecosystem Services Supply and Demand under Semi-arid Conditions: The Case of the Arid Oasis City Urumqi, China. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

Rouzi, A., Halik, Ü.; Cyffka, B., Welp, M., Thevs, N. & Tayierjiang, A. 2021. Sustainable land use alternatives for the Tarim Basin. In: Cyffka, B.; Disse, M.; Betz, F. (eds.) : Sustainable Management of River Oases along the Tarim River/China (SuMaRiO). - Stuttgart : Schweizerbart, 2021. S. 146-159. ISBN 978-3-510-65432-1

Welp, M. & Yiliminuer 2021. Stakeholder management. In: Cyffka, B.; Disse, M.; Betz, F. (Eds.) : Sustainable Management of River Oases along the Tarim River/China (SuMaRiO). - Stuttgart: Schweizerbart, 2021. S. 27-32. ISBN 978-3-510-65432-1

Shi, L., Halik, Ü., Abliz, A., Mamat, Z. & Welp, M. 2020. Urban Green Space Accessibility and Distribution Equity in an Arid Oasis City: Urumqi, China. Forests 11(6): 690.

Yu, Y.; Chen, X.; Disse, M.; Cyffka, B.; Lei, J.; Zhang, H.; Brieden, A.; Welp, M.; Abuduwaili, J.; Li, Y.; et al. 2020. Climate Change in Central Asia: Sino-German Cooperative Research Findings. Sci. Bull. 2020, 65, 689–692.

Zou, J., Ding, J., Welp, M., Huang, S., & Liu, B. 2020. Assessing the response of ecosystem water use efficiency to drought during and after drought events across Central Asia. Sensors, 20(3), 581.

Ruppert, D., Welp, M., Spies, M. & Thevs, N. 2020. Farmers’ perceptions of tree shelterbelts on agricultural land in rural Kyrgyzstan. Sustainability 12(3):1093.

Hardy, K., Thevs, N., Aliev, K., Welp, M. 2018. Afforestation and Reforestation of Walnut Forests in Southern Kyrgyzstan: An Economic Perspective. Mountain Research and Development 38(4): 332-342.

Junghans, L., Kreft, S. & Welp, M. 2018. Inclusive Visions for Urban Transitions: Lessons from stakeholder dialogues in Asian medium sized cities. Sustainable Cities and SocietyVol. 42: 512-520,

Keyimu, M., Halik, Ü, Li, Z. Abliz, A. & Welp, M. 2018. Comparison of water consumption of three urban greening trees in a typical arid oasis city, northwest China. Die Erde, Journal of the Geographical Society Berlin, 149(2-3): 173-183.

Walk, H., Ott, H. E. & Welp, M. 2018. Die Beteiligten: zivilgesellschaftliche Systeme. In: Ibisch, P. L., Molitor, H., Conrad, A., Walk, H, Mihotovic, V. & Geyer, J. (eds.) Der Mensch im globalen Ökosystem. Eine EinfĂŒhrung in die nachhaltige Entwicklung. oekom, MĂŒnchen. 414 p. 241-260.

Missall, S., Abliz, A., Halik, Ü., Thevs, N., & Welp, M. 2018. Trading Natural Riparian Forests for Urban Shelterbelt Plantations—A Sustainability Assessment of the Kökyar Protection Forest in NW China. Water, 10(3), 343.

Rouzi, A., Halik, Ü., Thevs, N., Welp, M., & Aishan, T. 2017. Water Efficient Alternative Crops for Sustainable Agriculture along the Tarim Basin: A Comparison of the Economic Potentials of Apocynum pictum, Chinese Red Date and Cotton in Xinjiang, China. Sustainability, 10(1), 35.

Welp, M., Ward, N., Missall, S., Abliz, A. and Halik, Ü. 2016. Providing Urban Ecosystem Services for Human Well-Being: A Comparison of Exemplary Institutional Arrangements in China and Germany. In: Wang, F. & Prominski, M. (eds.) Urbanization and Locality: Strengthening Identity and Sustainability by Site-Specific Planning and Design. Springer. 384 p. 229-247. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-48494-4_14

Missall, S., Welp, M., Thevs, N., Abliz, A., and Halik, Ü. 2015. Establishment and maintenance of regulating ecosystem services in a dryland area of central Asia, illustrated using the Kökyar Protection Forest, Aksu, NW China, as an example, Earth System Dynamics, 6: 359-373, doi:10.5194/esd-6-359-2015

Rumbaur, C., N. Thevs, M. Disse, M. Ahlheim, A. Brieden, B. Cyffka, D. Duethmann, T. Feike, O. Frör, P. GĂ€rtner, Ü. Halik, J. Hill, M. Hinnenthal, P. Keilholz, B. Kleinschmit, V. Krysanova, M. Kuba, S. Mader, C. Menz, H. Othmanli, S. Pelz, M. Schroeder, T. F. Siew, V. Stender, K. Stahr, F. M. Thomas, M. Welp, M. Wortmann, X. Zhao, X. Chen, T. Jiang, J. Luo, H. Yimit, R. Yu, X. Zhang, and C. Zhao 2015. Sustainable management of river oases along the Tarim River (SuMaRiO) in Northwest China under conditions of climate change. Earth System Dynamics, 6: 83-107. doi:10.5194/esd-6-83-2015

Graef, F., Schneider, I., Fasse, A., Germer, J. U., Gevorgyan, E., Haule, F., Hoffmann, H., Kahimba,  F.C., Kashaga, L., Kissoly,
L. , Lambert, C., Lana, M., Mahoo, H.F., Makoko, B., Mbaga, S.H.,  Mmbughu, A. , Mkangwa, S., Mrosso, L., Mutabazi, K.D.,  Mwinuka, L. , Ngazi, H., Nkonya, E., Said, S., Schaffert,  A. , SchĂ€fer, M.P., Schindler, J., Sieber, S., Swamila, M., Welp, M.,  William, L. & Lambert, C. 2015. Assessment of upgrading strategies to improve regional food systems in Tanzania: Food processing, waste management and bioenergy, and income generation. Outlook on Agriculture, 44(3), 179-186.

Kuba, M, Halik, Ü., Welp, M. & Cyffka, B. 2014. Nachhaltigkeit von Dienstleistungen in Ökosystemen unter Stress. In: MĂŒller, M, Hemmer, I & Trappe, M. (eds.). Nachhaltigkeit neu denken. Rio+X: Impulse fĂŒr Bildung und Wissenschaft. oekom, MĂŒnchen. 312 p. 101-106.

Welp, M. and Frost, I. 2012. Non-knowledge and organisational learning. In: Ibisch, P., Geiger, L. and Cybulla, F. (eds.) Global Change Management: Knowledge Gaps, Blindspots and Unknowables. Nomos. 250 p. 213-222 (ISBN-10: 3832967141).

Krause, G. and Welp, M. 2012. Systems Thinking in Social Learning for Sustainability. In: Glaser, M., Krause, G., Ratter, B., and Welp, M. (eds.) Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis. Routledge. 232 p. 13-33.

Glaser, M., Ratter, B., Krause, G. and Welp, M. 2012. New Approaches to the Analysis of Human-Nature Relations. In: Glaser, M., Ratter, B., Krause, G. and Welp, M. (eds.): Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis. Routledge, New York, London. 256 p. 3-12.

Reyer, C., Bachinger, J., Bloch, R, Hattermann, F.F., Ibisch, P.L., Kreft, S., Lasch, P., Lucht, W., Nowicki, C, Spathelf, P., Stock, M. and Welp, M. 2011. Climate change adaptation and sustainable regional development: a case study for the Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany. Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 12 (3): 523-542. doi: 10.1007/s10113-011-0269-y

Welp, M., Battaglini, A. and Jaeger, C.C. 2009. Defining Dangerous Climate Change: The Beijing Exercise. In: Patt, A., Schröter, D., Klein, R.J.T., and De la Vega-Leinert, A. (eds.) Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: Making Research Useful for Adaptation Decision Making and Policy. Earthscan. 258 p. 215-229 (ISBN: 978-1-84407-697-0)

Welp, M., Kasemir, B. and Jaeger, C.C. 2009. Citizens' Voices in Environmental Policy: The Contribution of Integrated Assessment Focus Groups to Accountable Decision-Making. In: Coenen, F.H.J.M. and Paterson, R. (eds.) Public Participation and Better Environmental Decisions: The Promise and Limits of Participatory Processes for the Quality of Environmentally Related Decision-making. Springer. 209 p. 21-34. (ISBN: 978-1-4020-9324-1)

Welp, M. 2009. Forest-related Climate Mitigation Options: Dialogues for exploring opportunities and threats. In: Spathelf, P. (ed.): Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World: a European Perspective. Springer. 258 p. 155-168.

Stoll-Kleemann, S. and Welp, M. 2008. Participatory and Integrated Management of Biosphere Reserves - Lessons from Case Studies and a Global Survey. GAIA S1/08: 161-168. [full text - PDF-file]

Welp, M., de la Vega-Leinert, A., Stoll-Kleemann, S & Jaeger, C.C. 2006. Science-based stakeholder dialogues: tools and theories. Global Environmental Change, Vol. 16 (2): 170-181. [abstract]

Lotze-Campen, H. and Welp, M. 2007. More food with less water: the role of efficiency gains, lifestyles and trade. In: LozĂĄn, J.L.; Graßl, H.; Hupfer, P.; Menzel, L.; Schönwiese, C.D. (eds.): Global change – Enough water for all? Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen/GEO. 384 p. 306-309. [full text - PDF-file]

Lotze-Campen, H. and Welp, M. 2004. Mehr Nahrungsmittel mit weniger Wasser erzeugen: Effizienzgewinne, Lebensstile, Handel. In: LozĂĄn, J.L., Graßl, H., Hupfer, P., Menzel, L. and Schönwiese, C.-D . (eds.) Warnsignal Klima: Genug Wasser fĂŒr alle?

Hasselmann, K., Latif, M., Hooss, G., Azar, C., Edenhofer, O., Jaeger, C.C., Johannessen, O.M., Kemfert, C., Welp, M. and Wokaun, A. 2003. The Challenge of Long-Term Climate Change. Science. Vol. 302, Number 5652, pp. 1923-1925. [abstract] [full text - PDF-file]

O'Riordan, T., Fairbrass, J., Welp, M. and Stoll-Kleemann, S. 2002. The politics of biodiversity in Europe. In: Stoll-Kleemann, S and O'Riordan, T. (eds.) Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities: Protecting Beyond the Protected. Cambridge University Press. 336 p. 115-141. (ISBN: 0521890527) [table of contents]

Welp, M., Hamidovic, D., Buchori, D. and Ardhian, D. 2002. The uncertain role of biodiversity management in emerging democracies. In: Stoll-Kleemann, S and O'Riordan, T. (eds.) Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities: Protecting Beyond the Protected. Cambridge University Press. 336 p. 260-291 (ISBN: 0521890527) [table of contents]

Welp, M. 2001. The Use of Decision Support Tools in Participatory River Basin Management. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B: Hydrology, Oceans & Atmosphere, Vol. 26 (7-8): 535-539. Elsevier Science Limited. [abstract]

Welp, M. 1999. Defining Integrated Coastal Management for the Baltic Sea Region. In: Hedegaard, L. & Lindström, B. (eds.) The NEBI Yearbook 1999: North European and Baltic Sea Integration. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. 491 p. 101-119. (ISBN 3-540-66407-6). 

Welp, M. 1993. MetsÀlait ja metsÀpolitiikka Saksan Liittotasavallassa (Forest Laws and Forest Policy in Germany). In: Palo, M. & Hellström, E. (eds.) 1993. MetsÀpolitiikka valinkauhassa (Forest Policy in the Process of Change). Publications of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 471. 467 p. 23-73. (ISBN 951-40-1318-2).

C. Proceedings

Frank, S., Döll, P., Welp, M., Halik, Ü. & Yimit, H. 2014. Assessing environmental trade-offs with Bayesian Decision Networks – Comparing ecosystem services and irrigation needs of urban and peri-urban plant species in Xinjiang, NW China. In: Ames, D.P., Quinn, N.W.T., Rizzoli, A.E. (Eds.) A s of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, CA, USA. [Available at ResearchGate]

Welp, M. 2008. Investments in Reducing Forest Related Emissions: Integrating Climate, Development, and Biodiversity Protection Goals. In: Battaglini, A, Ruiz de Elvira, A. & Welp, M. 2008. Global Investments for Climate and Energy Security. A Cross-Sector Perspective. ECF Background Paper 1. Proceedings of the ECF Annual Conference 2007. 105 p. 29-31. (ISBN: 978-3-00-026710-9) [full text - PDF-file]

Welp, M., Wicke, L., and Jaeger, C.C. (eds.) 2007. Climate Policy in the Coming Phases of the Kyoto Process: Targets, Instruments, and the Role of Cap and Trade Schemes - Proceedings of the International Symposium, February 20-21, 2006, Brussels. PIK Report No. 107. 124 p. [summary] [full text - PDF-file, 2,2 MB]

Welp, M. (ed.) 2001. Stakeholder Successes in Global Environmental Management. Report of Workshop. Potsdam, 8 December 2000. PIK Report No. 70. 49 p. [summary] [full text - PDF-file, 218 kB]

Welp, M. 1999. Planning Practice in Three Coastal Biosphere Reserves in Estonia, Finland and Germany. Improving Intersectoral Cooperation and Citizen Participation in Coastal Resources Planning and Decision-Making. In: Eisto, I, Hokkanen, T.J., and Öhman, M. (eds.). Local Involvement and Economic Dimensions in Biosphere Reserve Activities. Proceedings of the 3rd EuroMAB Biosphere Reserve Coordinators' Meeting. Publications of the Academy of Finland 7/99. 365 p. 167-168. (ISBN 951-37-3071-9)

Welp, M. 1998. Forestry planning in coastal biosphere reserves in Estonia, Finland and Germany. In: Hytönen, M. (ed.). Social sustainability of forestry in the Baltic Sea Region. Proceedings of workshops organised by the Nordic Research Programme on Social Sustainability of Forestry (NORSUFOR) 30-31 January 1997 in Helsinki, Finland and 10-12 September 1997 in KÀrdla, Estonia. Finnish Forest Research Institute, Research Papers 704. 354 p. 325-341. (ISBN 951-40-1646-7). [abstract] [table of contents]

Welp, M. 1998. The Concept of Integrated Coastal Management. Three biosphere reserves in Estonia, Finland and Germany. In: Glaeser, B. & Grahm, J. (eds.). On Northern Shores and Islands: Human Well-Being and Environmental Change. Proceedings from the International Nordic Conference in Human Ecology, Strömstad, Sweden, 16-18 August 1996. Humanekologiska Skrifter 16, Göteborg. 183 p. 75-88.

D. Other publications

Litschel, J., Ferréol, B. Cremer, T. & Welp, M. 2021. Mit regenerativen Materialien zur Brandenburger Bauwende? Holz-Zentralblatt. 36: 608.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. 2019. The Global Land Outlook, Northeast Asia Thematic Report, Bonn, Germany. [PDF-file, 5,7 MB]

Welp, M. & Kraft, A. (2016). Changing finance, financing change Versicherungsbranche als change Agents. 32 p. (Manuscript for Greensurance Stiftung as part of a series of publications for practitioners on climate adaptation; ESGberater Klimastrategen).

Welp, M. and Schultz, A. 2012. Masterprogramme des Fachbereiches fĂŒr Wald und Umwelt. Allgemeine Forst ZeitschrĂ­ft fĂŒr Waldwirtschaft und Umweltvorsorge: Vol. 67 (17): 11-13.

Eberts, J. and Welp, M. 2012. Marktbasierte Instrumente im GewĂ€sserschutz in Brandenburg. In: Ibisch, P., Kreft, S. & Luthardt, V. (eds.) Regionale Anpassung des Naturschutzes an den Klimawandel. Strategien und methodische AnsĂ€tze zur Erhaltung der BiodiversitĂ€t und Ökosystemdienstleistungen in Brandenburg. Hochschule fĂŒr nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, Eberswalde. 254 p. 206-213. (ISBN 978-3-00-038210-9). [full text -PDF-file, 56 MB]

Welp, M., Gebauer, J., Wurbs, S., Lotz, W. and Partzsch, K. 2011. Anpassung an den Klimawandel: Versicherungen. Themenblatt: Anpassung an den KlimaĂ€nderung in Deutschland. Umweltbundesamt. 8 p. [full text - PDF-file, 494 kB]

Hoffmann, E., Gebauer, J., Dunkelberg, E., Hirschfeld, J., Hirschl, B., Rotter, M., Stegnitz, A., Wurbs, S., Lotz, W., and Welp, M. 2011. Stakeholder-Dialoge: Chancen und Risiken des Klimawandels. Umweltbundesamt. Climate Change 03/2011. 176 p.

Welp, M. 2009. Global Change Management. In: Simonis, U. (ed.) Jahrbuch Ökologie 2010. UmwĂ€lzung der Erde. Konflikte um Ressourcen. Hirzel Verlag. 248 p. 221.

Ratter, B. and Welp, M. 2008. Mensch/Natur-Interaktion im AntropozĂ€n. Potentiale der sozial-ökologischen Systemanalyse. GAIA 3/08: 326-328.

Glaser, M., Krause, G., Ratter, B., and Welp, M. 2008. Human-Nature Interaction in the Anthropocene - Potential of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis. GAIA 1/08: 77-80.

Welp, M. 2006. Akteursbeteiligung in der Klimaforschung. Ein RealitĂ€tscheck durch interdisziplinĂ€re Dialoge. Ökologisches Wirtschaften 4/2006: 28-29. [full text - PDF-file, 70 kB]

Reusswig, F., Kropp, J. and Welp, M. 2004. Vom Nutzen der Unsicherheit. Wie wir trotz Unsicherheit handeln können - und sollen. umwelt & bildung 1/04: 19-21.

Welp, M., Hasselmann, K. and Jaeger C.C. 2003. Climate Change and Paths to Sustainability: The Role of Science-Based Stakeholder Dialogues. Reference Magazine No.19 (February): 8-13. [PDF-file, 307 kB]

Menzel, L., Kundzewicz, Z.W. and Welp, M. 2003. Wasserstress im Treibhaus. Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Wasserressourcen. politische ökologie 80: 44-46.

Welp, M. 2002. BĂŒrgerbeteiligung und Computermodelle verknĂŒpfen. Möglichkeiten eines modellgestĂŒtzten Managements von Flusseinzugsgebieten. Ökologisches Wirtschaften 2/2002: 21-22.

Welp, M. 2000. Public Participation in coastal planning on three Island Biosphere Reserves. European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC). Coastline 9(2): 22-23.

Welp, M. 1998. Kan hÄllbar utveckling planeras? BiosfÀromrÄdets roll i miljö- och utvecklingsplanering. Nordenskiöld-samfundets tidskrift 57: 49-65. Helsingfors. (ISSN 0356-0910).

Hellström, E. and Welp, M. 1996. Environmental Forest Conflicts in Germany - from National to International Concern. European Forest Institute. Working Paper 11. 62 p. (ISBN 952-9844-25-5).

E. Manuscripts

Lukas, B. and Welp, M. 2003. Umgang der Printmedien mit extremen Wetterereignissen am Beispiel der Hitzewelle 2003. Klimawandel als unausweichliche Katastrophe oder bewĂ€ltigbare Aufgabe. 45 p.

F. Selected talks & presentations

DCZ Talks: Food security and biodiversity conservation in China. Trade-offs or synergies? 7.9.2023, Beijing/online. "Social-ecological systems perspective on agriculture, food systems and biodiversity conservation".

Sino-German Conference: Food Systems Transformations, ATB Potsdam, 12.7.2023. "Potentials of Agroforestry for Climate Adaptation".

THFxImpulse: Bauhaus Erde – eine Initiative fĂŒr nachhaltiges Bauen, Tempelhof, Berlin, 12.10.2022. "Nachwachsende Rohstoffe fĂŒr eine BauwendeHerausforderungen und Potenziale".

From Smart Industry to Smart Region: Structural Change of the Ruhr Area as an International Model, URBANIXX-Workshop (CCST, TU Berlin) November 16-18, 2021. "Social-ecological transformation of cities: How can systems leadership help on the journey".

5th MEECAL Conference: Management of Ecosystems and Environmental Changes in Arid Lands in Central Asia, Urumqi, China, September 9th-13th, 2018. "Urban Green Infrastructure for Human Wellbeing: Synergies and trade-offs".

EcoSummit 2016. Ecological Sustainability - Engineering Change, Montpellier, France, August 29 - September 1, 2016. Keynote in the Session Education of climate change and environment protection specialists. "Global Change Management: Transdisciplinary education for sustainable development in the anthropocene".

EcoCAR - Ecological Floodplain Management and Ecosystem Services of Riparian Forests in Arid Environments, Conference and Summer School in Urumqi, August 12-20, 2016. "Stakeholder Management: Lessons from the SuMaRiO-Project".

Workshop: Involvement of Civil Society in Sustainable Forest Management in the Ukrainian Carpathians, Lviv, June, 13-17, 2016. "Objectives and methods of public participation in forest management: Experiences from Finland".

2nd MEECAL Conference: Management of Ecosystems and Environmental Changes in Arid Lands in Central Asia, Munich, December 12, 2016. "Urban Forests, Heat and Dust stress in oasis cities in Xinjiang" (Halik Ü, Welp, M. & Abliz A.).

HENVI Science Days 2013. Can Forest Management Change Climate? (Helsinki, May 16, 2013) & Seminar (in Finnisch) MitĂ€ on ilmastoystĂ€vĂ€llinen metsĂ€nhoito? (Helsinki, May 17, 2013). "MetsĂ€nomistajien kĂ€sitykset ilmastoystĂ€vĂ€llisestĂ€ metsĂ€nhoidosta" (Forest owners' perceptions of climate friendly forestry). Link to: HENVI Policy Brief 1

32nd International Geographical Congress Cologne, 26-30 August 2012. “Environmental and Socioeconomic Benefits of Urban and Periurban Greening: The Case of Aksu in NW-China”.

Think Corner (University of Helsinki) / World Design Capital 2012. Helsinki, May 31, 2012. ”Ilmastonmuutos tieteen ja taiteen nĂ€kökulmasta” (Climate change from the perspective of science and arts).

Workshop: “Ecosystem Services of Urban and Peri-urban Forests in Oasis Cities of Xinjiang” organized by Xinjiang Academy of Forestry, University of Xinjiang. Urumqi, May 25, 2012. “Urban Ecosystem Services and their Valuation“.

Symposium "Landschaft schafft Stadt" (Internationale Bauausstellung Stadtumbau Sachsen-Anhalt), May 7-8, 2010, Stiftung Bauhaus, Dessau. "BĂŒrgerwĂ€lder" (Citizen forests).

International Expert Workshop: "Participatory modelling in natural resource governance: promises, pitfalls, improvement opportunities" (organized by Dialogik gGmbH/JAKFISH-Project), Castle of Haigerloch, Germany, June 18-19, 2009. “Participatory Modelling: from mental models to simulations”.

Ringvorlesung: Das internationale Bonn. Nachhaltigkeit lernen — Was bewegt die UN-Dekade?, Bonn, November 26, 2008. "Zukunft gestalten - was auch die Großen noch lernen mĂŒssen".

Seminar: "KlimaĂ€nderungen und Naturkatastrophen" organized by InWEnt - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH, Frankfurt am Main, September, 12-14, 2008. "KlimaĂ€nderungen und Naturkatastrophen".

BOREAS Workshop: "Heading North, Heading South: Arctic social-sciences research in a global dialogue". Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, March 6-9, 2008. "Northern Dimensions of Global Change".

Colloquium: Perspectives of Sustainable Forest Management (University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde). Eberswalde, November 29, 2007. "Stakeholder dialogues in Natural Resources Management".

Fachkolloquium Global Change Management: Bedarf und Perspektiven fĂŒr eine neue Disziplin". Eberswalde, 11.12.2006. "Manager des globalen Wandels: Change Agents in Nachhaltiger Mission". [PowerPoint-presentation as PDF-file]

Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change "Resource Policies: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity". Berlin, November 17-18, 2006. "Global Change Management in Higher Education" (Presentation with Christoph Nowicki, Harald Schill, and Pierre Ibisch).

Climate change adaptation and flood risks in coastal areas. Gdansk, Poland, October 26-28, 2006. 2nd international ASTRA conference. "The Importance of Stakeholder Dialogues in Climate Change Adaptation".

International scientific seminar on The Role of Forestry in Integrated Environmental Assessments. European Forest Institute (EFI). Kerkrade, The Netherlands, September, 15, 2006.  "The role of stakeholder dialogues in forest related integrated assessments".

G. Reviewer for