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Heera Lee

Heera Lee

group: Land Use Change
room: 266
phone: +49 8821 183 161
fax: +49 8821 735 73
heera leeSPAM∂kit edu

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 Ph.D. student within the OPERAs (OPERAs: Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications, EU FP7) projects
11/2012-03/2013 Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Environment and Water Resource Research Division, Anyang, South Korea


04/2013- PhD candidate, 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

Peer-reviewed publications

Lee, H. and Lautenbach, S..(2016). A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators 66, 340-351. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.02.004
Lee, H., Bogner, C., Lee, S. and Koellner, T.(2016).Crop selection under price and yield fluctuation: Analysis of ago-economic data from South Korea. Agricultural Systems 148, 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2016.06.003
Schetke, S., Lee, H., Graf, W., and Lautenbach, S. (2016). Demand for ecosystem services an analysis of the application of the ecosystem service concept in German urban land use planning and climate mitigation strategies. Ecosystem Services (in press), doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.12.017
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)(2017). Thematic assessment, the Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment (LDRA), Ch5: Land degradation and restoration associated with changes in ecosystem services and functions, and human well-being and good quality of life. Contributing author for the cultural ecosystem services part