Agroecology and Environment research unit (AGE)

Higher Education Institution Agroecology and Environment research unit (AGE)


A scientific policy focusing on agroecology and sustainable food systems.


Christophe David Vice-Dean

Alexander WEZEL

Dr. Alexander Wezel. Head of the Department of Agroecology and Environment
Professor for Agroecology and Landscape Ecology


Agroecology; agroecosystems analysis: management of biodiversity, water quality, and ecological corridors.

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CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS                                                                 


TEACHING ACTIVITIES                              

Coordinator of the MSc Agroecology

Agroecology, Agroecosystems of the world and agricultural use, Management of agroecosystems



2006-today: ISARA-Lyon, France.

2004: Habilitation, University of Greifswald, Germany, thesis: Land use and resource conservation in rural areas of different developing countries.

1998: Ph.D., University of Hohenheim, Germany, thesis: Fallow cultivation system and management possibilities in semi-arid Niger, West Africa,

1993: Diploma (MSc) Geoecology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany,

Personal website Alexander Wezel



  • Wezel, A., Brives, H., Casagrande, M., Clément, C., Dufour, A., Vandenbroucke, P. (2016) Agroecology Territories: places for sustainable agricultural and food systems and biodiversity conservation. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40 (2): 132-144.
  • Wezel, A., Fleury, Ph, David, C., Mundler, P. (2015). The food system approach in agroecology supported by natural and social sciences: topics, concepts, applications. In: N. Benkeblia (ed.), Agroecology, Ecosystems and Sustainability. CRC Press, Boca Raton (FL). USA, pp. 181-199.
  • Wezel, A., Soboksa, G., McClelland, S., Delespesse, F. Boissau, A. (online first 2015). The blurred boundaries of ecological, sustainable, and agroecological intensification. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. DOI 10.1007/s13593-015-0333-y
  • Wezel, A., Weizenegger, S. (2015). Rural agricultural regions and sustainable development: a case study of the Allgäu region in Germany. Environment, Development and Sustainability (Online first). DOI: 10.1007/s10668-015-9674-6
  • Wezel, A., Zipfer, M., Aubry, C., Barataud, F., Heißenhuber, A. (2016). Result-oriented approaches to the management of drinking water catchments in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59 (2): 183-202.


Alexander WEZEL


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