Heera Lee was a postdoctoral researcher of Land Use Change and Climate research group (June 2017 - Feb 2023). Her research focuses on the interactions between human decision-making and ecosystem services. Particularly, she has been working on the quantification of cultural ecosystem services using social-media data, and synthesis on relationships among multiple ecosystem services. Also, she has contributed to the IPBES Values Assessment as a lead author (https://www.ipbes.net). Her current project focuses on land-based mitigation strategies in Europe using a regional integrated assessment platform (IAP). Before she came to KIT, she worked for the OPERAs project (http://www.operas-project.eu) and received her PhD degree from the professorship for Land Use Modelling and Ecosystem Services at the University of Bonn with a dissertation titled ‘Analysing Trade-offs between ecosystem services in multi-functional landscapes’.
She now holds a position as an Assistant Professor for forest ecology and ecosystem services at the Department of Forestry and Landscape Architecture at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.
Telephone: +82 82-2-450-3753
Publications Heera Lee
Three billion new trees in the EU’s biodiversity strategy: low ambition, but better environmental outcomes?
2023. Environmental Research Letters, 18 (3), Art.-Nr.: 034020. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/acb95c
An open‐source image classifier for characterizing recreational activities across landscapes
2022. People and Nature, 4 (5), 1249–1262. doi:10.1002/pan3.10382
Using crowdsourced images to study selected cultural ecosystem services and their relationships with species richness and carbon sequestration
2022. Ecosystem Services, 54, 101411. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2022.101411
Implementing land-based mitigation to achieve the Paris Agreement in Europe requires food system transformation
2019. Environmental research letters, 14 (10), Article: 104009. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab3744
Blind spots in ecosystem services research and challenges for implementation
2019. Regional environmental change, 19, 2151–2172. doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1457-9
The impact of conservation farming practices on Mediterranean agro-ecosystem services provisioning - meta-analysis
2019. Regional environmental change, 19, 2187–2202. doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1447-y
Mapping cultural ecosystem services 2.0 – Potential and shortcomings from unlabeled crowd sourced images
2019. Ecological indicators, 96 Part 1, 505–515. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.08.035
Application of the ecosystem service concept for climate protection in Germany
2018. Ecosystem Services, 29, 294–305. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.12.017
Crop selection under price and yield fluctuation : Analysis of agro-economic time series from South Korea
2016. Agricultural systems, 148, 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2016.06.003
A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services
2016. Ecological indicators, 66, 340–351. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.02.004