Dr Klaus Hubacek is an ecological economist with a research focus on conceptualizing and modeling the interaction between human and environmental systems and developing and modeling scenarios of future change. Klaus has worked extensively with stakeholders in participatory research projects and led large interdisciplinary research teams. He has published more than 200 articles in journals, books and research reports on topics such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, participatory modelling, management of ecosystems services, land use change and governance. Klaus has conducted studies for a number of national agencies in Austria, China, Japan, UK, and U.S. and international institutions such as the European Statistical Office (EUROSTAT), the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN), and the World Bank. Currently, he is on the advisory board for the City of Shanghai Climate Center in China and for the Sustainable Land Management Program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; he serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals and is council member of the International Input-Output Association.

Areas of Interest

  • Ecological Economics
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Land Use Governance
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG601 The Nature and Practice of Science Fall 2017 Syllabus
GEOG601 The Nature and Practice of Science Fall 2014 Syllabus

Current Students

Former Students

  • Kuishuang Feng
    Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Federica Ravera
    Research Associate, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Ben Drake
    Research Associate, ADAS (Environmental and rural consultancy), UK
  • Doan Nainngolan
    Research Associate, Arhus University, Denmark
  • Li Xin
    still at Leeds
  • Jan Minx
    IPCC Head of Technical Support and TU Berlin and PIC Potsdam
  • Dabo Guan
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), University of Leeds, UK and Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Un
  • Muhammad Qasim
    Associate Professor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan
  • Shova Thapa-Karki
    Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Sussex, UK
  • Anamika Barua
    Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India
  • Paul Dodds
    Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute
Klaus Hubacek
LeFrak 1127
Department of Geographical Sciences
hubacek [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
Thursdays 10.00 - 11.00 and by appointment (email: hubacek(at)umd.edu)