The Research Center Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes is a central scientific unit of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and belongs organisationally to Faculty 2 "Environment and Natural Sciences". The research centre investigates the development of disturbed landscapes with post-mining landscapes of the Lusatian mining district (Eastern Germany) as case study. Recent research analyses basic ecological topics as well as practical issues of reclaiming these landscapes.

FZLB coordinates the landscape observatory Hühnerwasser (Chicken Creek) as an interdisciplinary research platform of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.