under review | accepted/in press | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | pre 2017

GoogleScholar: 3,065 citations, h-index 26, i10-index 31

Scopus: 2,175 citations, h-index 23

Last update: 18.08.2022

under review

i – Blesh J, Mehrabi Z, Wittman H, Bezner Kerr R, James D, Madsen S, Smith O, Snapp S, Stratton AE, Bakarr M, Bicksler A, Galt R, Garibaldi LA, Gemmill-Herren B, Graesser J, Grass I, Isaac M, John I, Jones SK, Kennedy C, Klassen S, Levers C, Rasmussen LV & Kremen C. Against the odds: pathways to agricultural diversification. OneEarth.

ii – Diogo V, Helfenstein J, Mohr F, Varghese V, Debonne N, Levers C, Swart R, Sonderegger G, Nemecek T, Schader C, Walter A, Ziv G, Herzog F, Verburg PH & Bürgi M. Developing context-specific indicator frameworks for sustainability assessment of agricultural intensity change: an application for Europe. Environmental Science and Policy.

iii – Tamburini D, Torres R, Kuemmerle T, Levers C & Nori J. Priority areas for promoting co-benefits between biodiversity conservation and traditional wildlife use in the Chaco. Biological Conservation.

iv – Williams TG, Bui S, Conti C, Debonne N, Levers C, Swart R & Verburg PH. Who exercises the power in European agri-food systems? A meta-study of the diversity of actors and network configurations. Global Environmental Change.

v – Schwieder M, Leitão PJ, Bendini HN, Rufin P, Rabe A, Levers C, Ferreira LG, Fonseca LMG, Bustamante MM & Hostert P. Ecosystem functional types of the Brazilian Savanna derived from Landsat time series. Ecosystems.

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accepted/in press

49 – Helfenstein J, Bürgi M, Debonne N, Dimopoulos T, Diogo V, Dramstad W, Edlinger A, Garcia-Martin M, Hernik J, Kizos T, Lausch A, Levers C, Mohr F, Moreno G, Pazur R, Siegrist M, Swart R, Thenail C, Verburg PH, Williams TG, Zarina A & Herzog F (accepted). Farmer surveys in Europe suggest that specialized, intensive farms were more likely to perceive negative impacts from COVID-19. Agronomy for Sustainable Development.

48 – Baumann M, Gasparri NI, Buchadas A, Oeser J, Meyfroidt P, Levers C, Romero-Muñoz A, le
Polain de Waroux Y, Müller D & Kuemmerle T (accepted). Frontier metrics for a process-based understanding of deforestation dynamics. Environmental Research Letters.

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47 – Leimer K, Levers C, Sun Z & Müller D (2022). Market proximity and irrigation infrastructure determine farmland rentals in Sichuan Province, China. Journal of Rural Studies, 94, pp 375-384. Link

46 – Mehrabi Z, Delzeit R, Ignaciuk A, Levers C, Braich G, Bajaj K, Amo-Aidoo A, Anderson W, Balgah RA, Benton TG, Chari MM, Ellis EE, Gahi NZ, Gaupp F, Garibaldi LA, Gerber JS, Godde CM, Grass I, Heimann T, Hirons M, Hoogenboom G, Jain M, James D, Makowski D, Masamha B, Meng S, Monprapussorn S, Müller D, Nelson A, Newlands NK, Noack F, Oronje ML, Raymond C, Reichstein M, Rieseberg LH, Rodriguez-Llanes JM, Rosenstock T, Rowhani P, Sarhadi A, Seppelt R, Sidhu BS, Snapp S, Soma T, Sparks AH, Teh L, Tigchelaar M, Vogel MM, West PC, Wittman H & You L (2022). Research priorities for extreme events and global food security. OneEarth, 5(7), pp 756-766. Link

45 – Debonne N, Bürgi M, Diogo V, Helfenstein J, Herzog F, Levers C, Mohr F, Swart R & Verburg PH (2022). The geography of megatrends affecting European agriculture. Global Environmental Change, 75 (102551). Link

44 – Ramírez-Mejía D, Levers C & Mas J-F (2022). Spatial patterns and determinants of avocado frontier dynamics in Mexico. Regional Environmental Change, 22(1), 28. Link

43 – Zarbá L, Piquer-Rodríguez M, Boillat S, Levers C, Gasparri NI, Aide TM, Álvarez-Berríos NL, Anderson LO, Araoz E, Arima E, Batistella M, Calderón-Loor M, Echeverria C, Gonzalez-Roglich M, Jobbágy E, Mathez-Stiefel S-L, Ramirez-Reyes C, Pacheco A, Vallejos M, Young KR & Grau HR (2022). Mapping and characterizing Socio-Ecological Land Systems of South America. Ecology and Society, 27(2), 27. Link

42 – Neumann W, Levers C, Widemo F, Singh N, Cromsigt J & Kuemmerle T (2022). Hunting as land use: Understanding the spatial associations among hunting, agriculture, and forestry. Ecology and Society, 27(1), 2. Link

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41 – Noack F, Larsen A, Kamp J & Levers C (2021). A bird’s eye view of farm size and biodiversity: The ecological legacy of the iron curtain. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 104(4), pp 1460-1484. Link

40 – Levers C, Romero-Muñoz A, Baumann M, De Marzo, T, Fernández PD, Gasparri NI, Gavier-Pizarro GI, le Polain de Waroux Y, Piquer-Rodríguez M, Semper-Pascual A & Kuemmerle T (2021). Agricultural expansion and the ecological marginalization of forest-dependent people. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(44), e2100436118. Link

39 – Pech L, Levers C, Buscher K & Walker BB (2021). Armed conflict and cross-border asymmetries in urban development: a contextualized spatial analysis of Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gisenyi, Rwanda. Land Use Policy, 109, 105711. Link

38 – Law E, Macchi L, Baumann M, Decarre J, Gavier-Pizarro GI, Levers C, Mastrangelo ME, Murray F, Müller D, Piquer-Rodríguez M, Torres R, Wilson KA & Kuemmerle T (2021). Fading opportunities for mitigating agriculture-environment trade-offs in a South American deforestation hotspot. Biological Conservation, 262, 109310. Link

37 – Pacheco-Romero M, Kuemmerle T, Levers C, Alcaraz-Segura D & Cabello J (2021). Integrating inductive and deductive analysis to identify and characterize archetypical social-ecological systems and their changes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 215, pp 104199. Link

36 – Mehrabi Z, McDowell M, Ricciardi V, Levers C, Martinez JD, Mehrabi N, Wittman H, Ramankutty N & Jarvis A (2021). The global digital divide in data-driven farming. Nature Sustainability, 4, pp 154-160. Link

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35 – Helfenstein J, Diogo V, Bürgi M, Verburg PH, Swart R, Mohr F, Debonne N, Levers C & Herzog F (2020). Conceptualizing pathways to sustainable agricultural intensification. Advances in Ecological Research, 63, pp 161-192. Link

34 – Barral M, Villarino S, Levers C, Baumann M, Kuemmerle T & Mastrangelo M (2020). Widespread and major losses in multiple ecosystem services as a result of agricultural expansion in the Argentine Chaco. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(12), pp 2485-2498. Link

33 – Romero-Muñoz A, Benítez-López A, Zurell D, Baumann M, Camino M, Decarre J, del Castillo H, Giordano AJ, Gómez-Valencia B, Levers C, Noss AJ, Quiroga V, Thompson J, Torres R, Velilla M, Weiler A & Kuemmerle T (2020). Increasing synergistic effects of habitat destruction and hunting on mammals over three decades in the Gran Chaco. Ecography, 43(7), pp 954-966. Link

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32 – Heuck C, Herrmann C, Levers C, Leitão PJ, Krone O, Brandl R & Albrecht J (2019). Wind turbines in high quality habitat cause disproportionate increases in collision mortality of the white-tailed eagle. Biological Conservation, 236, pp 44-51. Link

31 – Macchi L, Baumann M, Bluhm H, Baker M, Levers C, Grau HR & Kuemmerle T (2019). Thresholds in forest bird communities along woody vegetation gradients in the South American Dry Chaco. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(3), pp 629–639. Link

30 – Levers C & Müller D (2019). Mapping Export-Oriented Crop Production. In: Friis C. & Nielsen J.Ø. (Eds.), Telecoupling – Exploring Land-Use Change in a Globalised World. Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Ltd, Cham, Switzerland. pp. 89-113. Link

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29 – Torrella S, Piquer-Rodríguez M, Levers C, Ginzburg R, Gavier-Pizarro G & Kuemmerle T (2018). Multi-scale spatial planning to maintain forest connectivity in the Argentine Chaco in the face of deforestation. Ecology and Society, 23(4): 37. Link

28 – Kuemmerle T, Levers C, Bleyhl B, Olech W, Perzanowski K, Reusch C & Kramer-Schadt S (2018). One size does not fit all: European bison habitat selection across herds and spatial scales. Landscape Ecology, 33(9), pp 1559–1572. Link

27 – Schulp CJE, Levers C, Kuemmerle T, Tieskens K & Verburg PH (2018). Mapping and modelling past and future land use change in Europe’s cultural landscapes. Land Use Policy, 80, pp 332-344. Link

26 – Sabatini FM, Burrascano S, Keeton WS, Levers C, Lindner M, Pötzschner F, Verkerk PJ, Bauhus J, Buchwald E, Chaskovsky O, Debaive N, Horváth F, Garbarino M, Grigoriadis N, Lombardi F, Marques Duarte I, Meyer P, Midteng R, Mikac S, Mikolas M, Motta R, Mozgeris G, Nunes L, Panayotov M, Ódor P, Ruete A, Simovski B, Stillhard J, Svoboda M, Szwagrzyk J, Tikkanen O-P, Volosyanchuk R, Vrska T, Mladenov Zlatanov T & Kuemmerle T (2018). Where are Europe’s last primary forests? Diversity and Distributions, 24, pp 1426-1439. Link

25 – Baumann M, Levers C, Macchi L, Bluhm H, Waske B, Gasparri I & Kuemmerle T (2018). Mapping continuous fields of tree and shrub cover across the Gran Chaco using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-1 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, pp 201-211. Link

24 – Levers C, Schneider M, Prishchepov AV, Estel S & Kuemmerle T (2018). Spatial variation in determinants of agricultural land abandonment in Europe. Science of the Total Environment, 644, pp 95-111. Link

23 – Estel S, Mader S, Levers C, Verburg PH, Baumann M & Kuemmerle T (2018). Combining satellite data and agricultural statistics to map grassland management intensity in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 13(7), 074020. Link

22 – Rufin P, Levers C, Baumann M, Jägermeyr J, Krueger T, Kuemmerle T & Hostert P (2018). Global-scale patterns and determinants of cropping frequency in irrigation dam command areas. Global Environmental Change, 50, pp 110-122. Link

21 – Stürck J, Levers C, van der Zanden EH, Schulp CJE, Verkerk PJ, Kuemmerle T, Helming J, Lotze-Campen H, Tabeau A, Popp A, Schrammeijer E & Verburg PH (2018). Simulating and delineating future land change trajectories across Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 18(3), pp 733-749. Link

20 – Levers C, Müller D, Erb K-H, Haberl H, Jepsen MR, Metzger MJ, Meyfroidt P, Plieninger T, Plutzar C, Stürck J, Verburg PH, Verkerk PJ & Kuemmerle T (2018). Archetypical patterns and trajectories of land systems in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 18(3), pp 715-732. Link

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19 – Gerstner K, Levers C, Kuemmerle T, Václavík T, Pereira HM & Seppelt R (2017). Assessing land-use effects on European plant diversity using a biome-specific countryside species-area model. Diversity and Distributions, 23(10), pp 1193-1203. Link

18 – Tieskens KF, Schulp CJE, Levers C, Lieskovský J, Kuemmerle T, Plieninger T & Verburg PH (2017). Characterizing European cultural landscapes: Accounting for structure, management intensity and value of agricultural and forest landscapes. Land Use Policy, 62, pp 29-39. Link

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pre 2017

17 – Müller D, Haberl H, Bartels LE, Baumann M, Beckert M, Levers C, Schierhorn F, Zscheischler J, Havlík P, Hostert P, Mertz O & Smith P (2016). Competition for land-based ecosystem services: Trade-offs and synergies. In: Niewöhner J, Bruns A, Hostert P, Krüger T, Nielsen JØ, Haberl H, Lauk C, Lutz J, & Müller D (Eds.), Land Use Competition: Ecological, Economic and Social Perspectives. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. 127-147. Link

16 – Levers C, Butsic V, Verburg PH, Müller D & Kuemmerle T (2016). Drivers of changes in agricultural land-use intensity in Europe. Land Use Policy, 58, pp 380-393. Link

15 – Kuemmerle T, Levers C, Erb K-H, Estel S, Jepsen MR, Müller D, Plutzar C, Stürck J, Verkerk PJ, Verburg PH & Reenberg A (2016). Hotspots of land-use change in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 11(6), 064020. Link

14 – Smaliychuk A, Müller D, Prishchepov AV, Levers C, Kruhlov I & Kuemmerle T (2016). Recultivation of abandoned agricultural lands in Ukraine: Patterns and drivers. Global Environmental Change, 38, pp 70-81. Link

13 – van der Zanden EH, Levers C, Verburg PH & Kuemmerle T (2016). Representing composition, spatial structure and management intensity of European agricultural landscapes: A new typology. Landscape and Urban Planning, 150, pp 36-49. Link

12 – Estel S, Kuemmerle T, Levers C, Baumann M & Hostert P (2016). Mapping cropland-use intensity across Europe using MODIS NDVI time series. Environmental Research Letters, 11(2), 024015. Link

11 – Plutzar C, Kroisleitner C, Haberl H, Fetzel T, Bulgheroni C, Beringer T, Hostert P, Kastner T, Kuemmerle T, Lauk C, Levers C, Lindner M, Moser D, Müller D, Niedertscheider M, Paracchini M-L, Schaphoff S, Verburg PH, Verkerk PJ & Erb K-H (2016). Changes in the spatial patterns of human appropriation of net primary production (HANPP) in Europe 1990-2006. Regional Environmental Change, 16(5), pp 1225-1238. Link

10 – Verkerk PJ, Levers C, Kuemmerle T, Lindner M, Valbuena R, Verburg PH & Zudin S (2015). Data from: Mapping wood production in European forests. Forest Ecology and Management. Link

9 – Verkerk PJ, Levers C, Kuemmerle T, Lindner M, Valbuena R, Verburg PH & Zudin S (2015). Mapping wood production in European forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 357, pp 228-238. Link

8 – Kehoe L, Kuemmerle T, Meyer C, Levers C, Václavík T & Kreft H (2015). Global patterns of agricultural land-use intensity and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distributions, 21(11), pp 1308-1318. Link

7 – Mouchet MA, Levers C, Zupan L, Kuemmerle T, Plutzar C, Erb K-H, Lavorel S, Thuiller W & Haberl H (2015). Testing the Effectiveness of Environmental Variables to Explain European Terrestrial Vertebrate Species Richness across Biogeographical Scales. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0131924. Link

6 – Estel S, Kuemmerle T, Alcántara C, Levers C, Prishchepov AV & Hostert P (2015). Mapping farmland abandonment and recultivation across Europe using MODIS NDVI time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 163, pp 312-325. Link

5 – Plieninger T, Levers C, Mantel M, Costa A, Schaich H & Kuemmerle T (2015). Patterns and Drivers of Scattered Tree Loss in Agricultural Landscapes: Orchard Meadows in Germany (1968-2009). PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0126178. Link

4 – Levers C, Verkerk PJ, Müller D, Verburg PH, Butsic V, Leitão PJ, Lindner M & Kuemmerle T (2014). Drivers of forest harvesting intensity patterns in Europe. Forest Ecology and Management, 315, pp 160-172. Link

3 – Nützmann G, Levers C & Lewandowski J (2013). Coupled groundwater flow and heat transport simulation for estimating transient aquifer-stream exchange at the lowland River Spree (Germany). Hydrological Processes, 28(13), pp 4078-4090. Link

2 – Kuemmerle T, Erb K-H, Meyfroidt P, Müller D, Verburg PH, Estel S, Haberl H, Hostert P, Jepsen MR, Kastner T, Levers C, Lindner M, Plutzar C, Verkerk PJ, van der Zanden EH & Reenberg A (2013). Challenges and opportunities in mapping land use intensity globally. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5(5), pp 484-493. Link

1 – Fobil JN, Levers C, Lakes T, Loag W, Kraemer A & May J (2012). Mapping Urban Malaria and Diarrhea Mortality in Accra, Ghana: Evidence of Vulnerabilities and Implications for Urban Health Policy. Journal of Urban Health, 89(6), pp 977-991. Link

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