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Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit



Phone: +49 (0)30 / 314 - 72 84 7


Room: EB 235a
Consultation hour: by arrangement

Personal Data
Date and place of birth: 1973 (Münster, Westphalia, Germany)
Employment and academic vita
Announced as University Professor and Head of the Department of Geoinformation in Environmental Planning at the Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning of the Berlin University of Technology
Assistant Professor (“Juniorprofessorin”) at the Department of Geoinformation Processing for Landscape and Environmental Planning of the Berlin University of Technology
Consultant and software developer, INTEND Geoinformatik GmbH, Kassel, Germany
Scientific staff member ("Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Department of Forest Assessment & Remote Sensing, Forest Growth, Forest Planning
Diploma study of forest science at the University of Göttingen
Doctorate (doctor forest), Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Grade: magna cum laude
Diploma, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Grade: 1,9 (on a scale from 1 to 6, where 1 is highest)

Research Topics

    • Studying land use dynamics on different scales to understand natural and human environmental systems using geospatial information technologies (GIS & Remote Sensing)
    • Modelling environmental changes and assessing the impacts on humans and ecosystems
    • Knowledge-based combination of geoinformation and remote sensing data
    • Evaluating of new sensor technologies

      Important Functions, Awards, Honors

      • Since 2019     
        Member of Scientific Advisory Board on Forest Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

      • Since 2019      
        Research Transfer advisory board Member, TU Berlin

      • Since 2018
        Deputy Director, Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, TU Berlin

      • Since 2015      
        Co-speaker of the DFG research training group Urban water interfaces

      • Since 2016      
        Admissions and Steering Committee member of the Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), TU Berlin

      • 2012-2018        
        Leader of the Special Interest Group „Analysis of remote sensing data” of the German Association for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation

      • Since 2018      
        Member of the Commission for the Allocation of Doctoral Grants of Elsa Neumann Scholarships

      • Since 2010      
        Steering Committee member of Geo.X – Research Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam


      Other Publications


      Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2008). Object-based classification of QuickBird data using ancillary information for the detection of forest types and NATURA 2000 habitats. Object-Based Image Analysis. Springer, 275-290.


      Förster, M., Frick, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Approaches of Utilising QuickBird Data for the Monitoring of NATURA 2000 habitats. Monitoring the effectiveness of nature conservation - Abstracts

      Ross, L., Kleinschmit, B., Döllner, J. and Buchholz, H. (2007). Creation and Management of Object-Based Terrain Models. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2007

      Korte, B., Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Land use change resulting from increased bioenergy production in Germany. Framing Land Use Dynamics II, 105-106.

      Lakes, T., Kim, H.-O., Bochow, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Comparison of Different High Resolution Remote Sensing Data and Approaches for Mapping the Urban Environment. 2nd International Congress on Environmental Planning and Management: Visions Implementations Results. TU Berlin, 111-115.

      Ross, L., Kleinschmit, B., Döllner, J. and Kegel, A. (2007). Geovirtual Urban Environments as Media for the Communication of Information related to Managing Urban Land. 2nd International Conference on Managing Urban Land - Towards More Effective And Sustainable Brownfield Revitalisation Policies

      Coenradie, B., Damm, A., Haag, L., Hostert, P. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Abschlussbericht - Entwicklung und Umsetzung eines hybriden Verfahrensansatzes zur Versiegelungskartierung in Berlin.

      Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Comparison of Different Integration Techniques of Ancillary Information into an Object-Based Classification Process. ISPRS Workshop on High Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information

      Förster, M., Velazquez, J. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Modelling of NATURA 2000 Habitat Types in Different Biogeographic Regions - Experiences from Spain and Germany. ForestSat 2007

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      Geoinformation in Environmental Planning Lab
      Office EB5
      Straße des 17. Juni 145
      D - 10623 Berlin
      Phone: +49 (0)30 314 - 73 29 0
      Fax: +49 (0)30 314 - 23 50 7