Martin Rudbeck Jepsen

Martin Rudbeck Jepsen

Associate Professor

I am an associate professor in Human Geography and Geoinformatics in the Geography Section at the University of Copenhagen. I work in an interdisciplinary setting, combining methods from social sciences with geoinformatics and quantitative analysis. My main research interests cover human-environment systems and in particular land system dynamics and sustainable natural resource management.

I teach courses at all levels in the Geography program; with first year students, Idiscuss agricultural systems and food security. At bachelor level, I enjoy teaching the course in Sustainable Natural Resource Management, and at bachelor and master level, I teach geoinformatics focusing on spatial autocorrelation, spatial statistics and classification systems.

In the period 2005-2008 I was away from academic Geography, working has a data analyst and building dynamic models of infectious diseases and real-time map interfaces to  disease databases.

Primary fields of research

Land use change, farming systems, natural resource management, agent-based modeling.

Current research

  • Dynamics in protected areas
  • Land use, land use changes, and livelihoods in Southeast Asia, China, Mexico, and Colombia
  • the nexus between sustainability, food production, and food security

Teaching

Introduction to Human Geography, Spatial and Temporal Pattern Analysis, Classification of Spatial Data, Natural Resource Management

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