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Drs. Olaf Bastian



D-01468 Moritzburg, OT Boxdorf, Waldteichstr. 47, Germany



O. Bastian is biologist and landscape ecologist, familiar with studies in landscape issues, nature conservation, vegetation science, bioindication and zoology

1983 - 2007 Senior Researcher at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Working group on Natural Balance and Regional Characteristics in Dresden                       

2008 Foundation of the Office for Landscape Issues (--> s. Menü „Projekte“ – Büro für Landschaftsfragen) 

2009-2014  Researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden

from 2014  Nature conservation authority, capital city of Dresden


Main fields of competency

  • analysis of the actual and the potential-natural vegetation

  • bioindication

  • biotope mapping and biotope assessment

  • biogeographical aspects: habitat islands, fragmentation, biotope connection

  • analysis of landscape structures and processes

  • landscape diagnosis, landscape classification and landscape character assessment

  • assessment of landscape funcions, natural potentials and ecosystem services, carrying capacity, thresholds, natural risks, interferences

  • landscape monitoring, scenario analysis

  • spatial planning, landscape planning, management planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, agri-environmental measures

  • targets of landscape development

  • nature and landscape conservation

  • landscape theory

  • environmental ethics, sustainable development


Selected research projects

  • effects of human influences on structure and functions of landscape

  • monitoring and assessment of landscape changes caused by human society

  • analysis and evaluation of the landscape and selected functions (services) of the ecosystems in the biosphere reserve "Oberlausitz Heath and Pond Landscape" and in the hilly landscape of Moritzburg

  • physical regions and natural potentials of the Free State of Saxony on a scale 1: 50 000

  • leitbilder (targets) for landscapes (physical regions)

  • assessment of the rarity of landscapes in Saxony

  • assessment of natural potentials of planning regions in Saxony

  • characterization of relic elements of the historical cultural landscape in Saxony



International projects

  • Definition of a common European analytical framework for the development of local agri-environmental programmes for biodiversity and landscape conservation - AEMBAC (funded by the 5th framework programme of the EU 2002-2004)

  • Governance and Conservation of Biodiversity - GEM-CON-BIO (funded by the 6th framework programme of the EU 2006-2007)

  • Vegetation of the Uvs-nuur basin in Mongolia (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1994-1996)


Projects in the Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden

  • Green Network Ore Mountains: Creation of transboundary synergies between Natura 2000 areas and rural development in the Ore Mountains (2009-2011)
                Zelená sit’ Krušné hory: Vytvoření přeshraničních synergických efektů mezi oblastmi Natura 2000 a rozvojem venkova v Krušných horách 
  • Land management systems, ecosystem services and biodiversity – the development of control instruments using the example of renewable raw materials - Löbestein (2010-2013)
  • Ecosystem Services Ore Mountains (ESOM) (2012-2014)
  • Ecosystem Services in the Russian Federation (TEEBi-RUS)(2013-2015


  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)

  • Corresponding Member of the Deutsche Akademie für Landeskunde (German Academy for Regional Geography)

  • Advising councils for nature conservation at the Saxon Ministry for Environment and Agriculture (2001-2014)

  • Executive committee of the nature conservation N.G.O. “Landesverein Sächsischer Heimatschutz” (Association for the conservation of the Saxon homeland)


Dr. Olaf Bastian, D-01468 Moritzburg, OT Boxdorf, Waldteichstr. 47, Olaf.Bastian@web.de