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Geoinformation in Environmental PlanningKleinschmit, Birgit

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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


      Herbst, H., Förster, M., Uehlein, U. and Kleinschmit, B. (2007). Verwendbarkeit von Landschaftsstrukturmaßen als Bewertungsinstrument in der Landschaftsrahmenplanung. Angewandte Geoinformatik 2007 - Beiträge zum 19. AGIT Symposium Salzburg. Wichmann, 234-239.


      Kleinschmit, B. (2006). A Combined Approach towards a Vitality Analysis of Tugay Forests with Satellite Data and Terrestrial Samples. Watershed and Floodplain Management along the Tarim River in China's Arid Northwest. Shaker.

      Kleinschmit, B., Walentowski, H., Förster, M., Fischer, M., Seitz, R., Kraft, P., Schlutow, A. and Bock, M. (2006). Erfassung von Wald-Lebensraumtypen in FFH-Gebieten. Bayerische Landesanstalt für Wald und Forstwirtschaft (LWF), 40.

      Ross, L., Kleinschmit, B. and Döllner, J. (2006). „On-the-fly“ Erzeugung und Manipulation geovirtueller Modelle in der Landschafts- und Freiraumplanung. Angewandte Geoinformatik 2006 - Beiträge zum 18. AGIT-Symposium Salzburg. Wichmann.

      Ross, L., Kleinschmit, B., Döllner, J. and Buchholz, H. (2006). Automated Transformation of 2D Vector-Based Plans to 3D Geovirtual Environments. Trends in Knowledge-Based Landscape Modeling - Proceedings at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Wichmann, 138-144.

      Buchholz, H., Döllner, J., Ross, L. and Kleinschmit, B. (2006). Automated construction of urban terrain models. Progress in Spatial Data Handling - 12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling

      Clasen, A., Frick, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2006). Knowledge based methods for the classification of forest parameters with Quickbird data. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop of the EARSeL SIG on Land Use & Land Cover

      Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2006). Einfluss von Segmentierungsskalen auf Strukturparameter zur wissensbasierten Klassifikation am Beispiel von NATURA 2000 Lebensraumtypen. Landschaftsstrukturmaße in der Umweltplanung - Beiträge zum Workshop der IALE-AG Landschaftsstruktur. TU Berlin, 109-119.

      Förster, M., Itzerott, S., Kleinschmit, B., Köppen, A., Kunzmann, K. and Ross, L. (2006). A Rule-based Methodology for Detecting Suitable Locations for Cultivation of Biomass - A Guideline for Regional Authorities and Farmers. Trends in Knowledge-Based Landscape Modeling - Proceedings at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Wichmann, 72-79.


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