Christoph Dankers

Christoph Dankers is a partner at Bödeker Landscape Architects, where he mainly works on the design and implementation of Wadi(Valley) restoration strategies in Saudi Arabia.

Christoph currently works part-time on his PhD dissertation at the PLACES Lab at RUB. supervised by Prof. Dr. Christian Albert. He explores scenarios for the future development of wadi landscapes in Riyadh/Saudi Arabia and the potential effects of these scenarios on the provision of selected sets of ecosystem services. More specifically, the objectives of this research are:

  • to assess the significance of Riyadh’s wadi systems for the provision of ecosystems services
  • to identify and quantify key ecosystems services and their supply and demand ratio
  • to investigate the impacts of alternative land use/land cover options on the wadi’s capacities to provide selected ecosystems services

Before his current position, Christoph worked closely with 'Earthworks Landscape Architects' in Cape Town, South Africa, where he mainly focused on upgrading disadvantaged communities and designing urban landscape design projects. He also taught as a part-time lecturer at the University of Cape Town/South Africa.Christoph holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in environmental engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany and a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Applied Science in Rapperswil, Switzerland.

M.Sc. Christoph Dankers


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