The Unit on Human-Environment-Relations at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University’s Department of Geography in Munich develops, tests and disseminates inter- and transdisciplinary methods for the assessment of future development paths and risk trends in the context of natural hazards, environmental change and societal transitions. It evaluates competing options for risk reduction, sustainable development and transformation. The section collaborates closely with decision makers and stakeholders from the local to the global level, e.g. urban administrations or United Nations programs. The chair holder, Prof. Matthias Garschagen, has led numerous international research projects in the field of disaster risk, especially in Asia. Amongst other duties, he has been serving as an IPCC Lead Author. His research findings have been published in high-ranking journals.