Land Use Changes / Human Geography

The Global and Regional Land Use Change Research Group aims to understand interlocking processes of global change and their impact on the scarce resource of land, as well as possible trade-offs in the use of biomass.


Against the backdrop of global change, one of the greatest societal challenges is the sustainable use of biomass to feed a growing world population, to substitute fossil fuels with renewable and storable energy and to preserve ecosystems. In developing solutions to these challenges, a prerequisite is to understand the interdependent processes of global change and their impact on scarce land resources, as well as possible trade-offs in biomass use. The research group contributes to this knowledge. In doing so, the research group works on different spatial scales and in an inter- as well as transdisciplinary manner.



How to find us

Arriving by train:

Basel has two train stations. Basel SBB (trains from Switzerland, France and international trains) or Basel Badischer Bahnhof (trains from Germany). The bus no. 30 interconnects both stations.

Take the bus no. 30 from Basel SBB or Basel Badischer Bahnhof and exit at the bus stop "Bernouillanum". The building Klingelbergstrasse 27 is just a few steps away from that bus stop.

Arriving by plane:

If you arrive at the airport EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse take the bus no. 50 to the Bahnhof SBB and afterwards take the bus no. 30 and get out at the bus stop "Bernouillanum".

If you arrrive at the airport in Zurich you will have to first take a train to Basel (a journey of about 1 hour) and afterwards follow the instructions as described above (arriving by train).

Opening hours for students (please always contact first)

[Translate to English:] Humangeographie

Land Use Changes
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 27
4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 36 44