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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


      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.

      Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2006). Remote Sensing and GIS-Modelling for the Monitoring of NATURA 2000 Habitats. International Symposium on Geoinformatics in European Nature Protection Regions - NatureProtection:GIS, 63-74.

      Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2006). Integration of Ancillary Information into Object-based Classification for Detection of Forest Structures and Habitats. 1st International Conference on Object-based Image Analysis

      Hoppe, T., Kleinschmit, B., Roberts, B., Thevs, N. and Halik, Ü. (2006). Watershed and Floodplain Management along the Tarim River in China's Arid Northwest. Shaker, 432.


      Frick, A., Weyer, G., Kenneweg, H. and Kleinschmit, B. (2005). A Knowledge-based approach to vegetation Monitoring with Quickbird imagery.

      Kim, H.-O., Lakes, T., Kenneweg, H. and Kleinschmit, B. (2005). Different approaches for urban habitat type mapping – the case study of Berlin and Seoul. 3rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion Over Urban Areas (URBAN 2005)

      Kleinschmit, B. and Coenradie, B. (2005). Kartierung von Trockenheitsfolgeschäden mit hochauflösenden Satellitenbilddaten. Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie-Fernerkundung-Geoinformation (DGPF)

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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