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Reinhard Prestele is working within the Environmental Geography Group, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) as a PhD researcher focusing on land-climate interactions. His research is part of the project ‘Land-use change: assessing the net climate forcing, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation’ (LUC4C) and conducted under the supervision of Prof. Peter Verburg. Reinhard’s research interests are related to the uncertainty in global land change projections and the representation of land-change processes in environmental assessment models.


Spatial analysis, Climate change, Uncertainty assessment, R statistics.


2013: MSc in Environmental Systems and Sustainability, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.

2010: BSc in Geoecology, Bayreuth University, Germany.

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Research Output 2016 2018

A global assessment of gross and net land change dynamics for current conditions and future scenarios

Fuchs, R., Prestele, R. & Verburg, P. H. 3 May 2018 In : Earth System Dynamics. 9, 2, p. 441-458

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A spatially explicit representation of conservation agriculture for application in global change studies

Prestele, R., Hirsch, A. L., Davin, E. L., Seneviratne, S. I. & Verburg, P. H. 2018 In : Global Change Biology.

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Assessing uncertainties in land cover projections

Alexander, P. , Prestele, R. , Verburg, P. H. , Arneth, A. , Baranzelli, C. , Batista e Silva, F. , Brown, C. , Butler, A. , Calvin, K. , Dendoncker, N. , Doelman, J. , Dunford, R. , Engström, K. , Eitelberg, D. A. , Fujimori, S. , Harrison, P. A. , Hasegawa, T. , Havlik, P. , Holzhauer, S. , Humpenöder, F. & 18 others Jacobs-Crisioni, C., Jain, A. K., Krisztin, T., Kyle, P., Lavalle, C., Lenton, T., Liu, J., Meiyappan, P., Popp, A., Powell, T., Sands, R. D., Schaldach, R., Stehfest, E., Steinbuks, J., Tabeau, A., van Meijl, H., Wise, M. A. & Rounsevell, M. D. A. Feb 2017 In : Global Change Biology. 23, 2, p. 767–781

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Current challenges of implementing anthropogenic land-use and land-cover change in models contributing to climate change assessments

Prestele, R., Arneth, A., Bondeau, A., de Noblet-Ducoudré, N., Pugh, T. A. M., Sitch, S., Stehfest, E. & Verburg, P. H. 23 May 2017 In : Earth System Dynamics. 8, 2, p. 369-386 18 p.

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Hotspots of uncertainty in land-use and land-cover change projections: a global-scale model comparison

Prestele, R. , Alexander, P. , Rounsevell, M. , Arneth, A. , Calvin, K. , Doelman, J. , Eitelberg, D. A. , Engström, K. , Fujimori, S. , Hasegawa, T. , Havlik, P. , Humpenöder, F. , Jain, A. K. , Krisztin, T. , Kyle, P. , Meiyappan, P. , Popp, A. , Sands, R. D. , Schaldach, R. , Schüngel, J. & 5 others Stehfest, E., Tabeau, A., van Meijl, H., van Vliet, J. & Verburg, P. H. Dec 2016 In : Global Change Biology. 22, 12, p. 3967-3983

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