In research, we focus on trend-setting topics like "multi-functional landscapes", "environmental impacts of renewable energy sources", "use of biomass", "regional governance", "interactive spatial planning", "nature conservation and farm management", "nature conservation and land use in arid regions", "planning as a process", "nature conservation and flood management" and "international and regional habitat networks".
Thereby, the development of planning models and software has an increasing importance. A common issue of a lot of research projects is the formulation of solutions for rural and suburbian areas. This specific profile is strengthened by numerous co-operations with national and international academic partners.
Research and teaching influence each other, since the research staff is involved in teaching and also students are able to write dissertations and thesises conected to current research projects.