• Member of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS – Social, Environmental, and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies since 2018
  • President of German Society for Geography (DGfG) 2008-2013
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Graduate School for Integrated Studies of Human Development in Landscapes 2007-2016
  • Head of the Association of Geographers at German Universities (VGDH) 2006-2010
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf since 2002