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Impressions from the Institute for Environmental Systems Research. Photos: Lewandowski, Fotolia

Institute of Environmental Systems Research


Barbarastraße 12
49076 Osnabrück
Telefon +49 541 969-2575
Fax +49 541 969-2599


The Institute of Environmental Systems Research (USF) is a multi-departmental institution of the Departments of Mathematics/Computer Science, Biology/Chemistry, Cultural Studies and Geosciences, Physics and Economics.  ESR develops interdisciplinary concepts and methods across traditional scientific disciplines and at the interface between the natural and social sciences to improve understanding of and find solutions for complex environmental problems. The main research areas undertaken at the Institute include analysis and modelling of socio-ecological systems, mathematical biology and ecology, environmental exposition and risk analysis, water resource management systems and societal transformation processes towards sustainability.

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