Daniel Knitter is working as PostDoc within the CRC1266 Scales of Transformation where he is charge for the integrative modelling of socio-environmental interactions. Between 2013 and 2016 he worked in the Topoi Lab of Research Area A. Research interest is the complex interplay of human, society, landscape, and nature. Wolfram Schier is Professor and director of Institute of Prehistoric Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin, previously Professor at Bamberg and Würzburg University. Current research: Neolithic and Copper age in Central and Southeastern Europe, settlement and landscape studies, experimental and economic archaeology with special interest in early agriculture. Field research in Romania and Germany. Brigitta Schütt has been a professor for Physical Geography at the Institute of Geographical Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin since 2002. Research interests are past and present soil erosion, Late-Quaternary palaeoenvironments, palaeohydrology, past and present morphodynamics, drylands and watershed management.