Environmental Systems Analysis

Welcome to the online representation of our research group "Environmental Systems Analysis". If you do not find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks a lot for your interest!


Mar 2024: 76% of Africa’s energy could come from renewable sources by 2040: here’s how

The Conversation published an article authored by Christiane Zarfl and Rebecca Peters related to our research in the field of renewable energy development.

Jan 2024: Africa’s chance for green electricity

A joint study led by Rebecca Peters and Christiane Zarfl together with colleagues from the Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, the University of Osnabrück and the University of Rwanda has found that 80 percent of the energy required in Africa could come from renewable sources by 2040 – if the capacity of existing power plants were fully utilized and all the plants currently on the drawing-board were built. The international study has been published in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

Press release: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/university/news-and-publications/press-releases/press-releases/article/africas-chance-for-green-electricity/

Nov 2023: Two EnvSysAna students awarded with Sustainability Award for Theses

Not one but two students were honored with the Sustainability Award for Theses 2023. Congratiolations to Jana Mayer (B. Sc. Environmental Science,Thesis: "Towards an impact assessment for onshore wind power plants in Africa") and Niklas Best (M. Sc. Geoecology, Thesis: "Erfassung und Bewertung der Ökosystemdienstleistungen Biodiversität und Kohlenstoffbindung im urbanen Raum") for their award-winning work.


Who we are

We are a group of researchers who are convinced that our interdisciplinary research can contribute to solving pressing environmental challenges. Our scientific co-operations combine complementary expertise to create synergies that enable us to advance our understanding of environmental processes and interdependencies, to provide the knowledge for policy decisions and sustainable management, and to raise public awareness and responsibility for our environment.

What we are looking for

We focus on interdisciplinary approaches to analyze the processes and interactions of environmental systems. In order to deepen our knowledge on mechanism and influencing parameters our research combines methods from system science and experimental data with mathematical modelling.

What we teach

For the study programs Geoecology, Geoscience, Environmental Sciences and Applied Environmental Geoscience we teach the scientific methodologies to analyze and understand complex environmental systems. On the basis of specific objectives or research questions students learn how to identify system elements, interactions and boundaries, their translation into mathematical/quantitative descriptions and their analysis including uncertainty and sensitivity.

How you can contact us

If you would like to learn more about our activities please have a look at the up-coming events and our publications or feel free to contact us.