The Research Center Landscape Development and Mining Landscapes is a central scientific unit of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and belongs organizationally to Faculty 2 "Environment and Natural Sciences". Recent research analyses basic ecological topics as well as practical issues of reclaiming these landscapes.

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