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Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit

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

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Room: EB 235a
Consultation hour: by arrangement

Personal Data
Date and place of birth: 1973 (Münster, Westphalia, Germany)
Employment and academic vita
2011
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
2003-2011
Assistant Professor (“Juniorprofessorin”) at the Department of Geoinformation Processing for Landscape and Environmental Planning of the Berlin University of Technology
2001-2003
Consultant and software developer, INTEND Geoinformatik GmbH, Kassel, Germany
1998-2001
Scientific staff member ("Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Department of Forest Assessment & Remote Sensing, Forest Growth, Forest Planning
1993-1998
Diploma study of forest science at the University of Göttingen
Degrees
2001
Doctorate (doctor forest), Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Grade: magna cum laude
1998
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

      Articles

      2013

      Baur, A. H., Thess, M., Kleinschmit, B. and Creutzig, F. (2013). Urban Climate Change Mitigation in Europe - Looking At and Beyond the Role of Population Density. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 04013003-1 - 04013003-12.


      2012

      Lauf, S., Haase, D., Lakes, T., Hostert, P. and Kleinschmit, B. (2012). Uncovering land use dynamics driven by human decision-making - a combined model approach using cellular automata and system dynamics. Environmental Modelling and Software, 71-82.


      Schuster, C., Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2012). Testing the red edge channel for improving land-use classifications based on high-resolution multi-spectral satellite data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 5583-5599.


      Suchenwirth, L., Förster, M., Cierjacks, A., Lang, F. and Kleinschmit, B. (2012). Knowledge-based Classification of Remote Sensing Data for the Estimation of Below and Above ground Organic Carbon Stocks in Riparian Forests. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 151-163.


      Ting, N., Kurban, A., Halik, Ü., Gärtner, P., Kleinschmit, B., Ablekim, A., Hemidul, S. and Gui-lin, L. (2012). Characteristics of Populus euphratica leaf water and chlorophyll contents in an arid area of Xinjiang, Northwest China. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 1353-1360.


      Gui-lin, L., Kurban, A., Halik, Ü., Han-ming, D., Gärtner, P., Kleinschmit, B., Ablekim, A. and Ting, N. (2012). Analysis of Vegetation Landscape Pattern Dynamics Based on Trajectory Change Detection. Journal Of Desert Research, 1472-1477.


      Heinsch, L., Lauf, S. and Kleinschmit, B. (2012). Modeling urban growth and land use change with a cellular automaton in the Berlin metropolitan region. GIS SCIENCE - Die Zeitschrift für Geoinformatik, 56-68.


      2011

      d’Oleire-Oltmanns, S., Coenradie, B. and Kleinschmit, B. (2011). An Object-Based Classification Approach for Mapping Migrant Housing in the Mega-Urban Area of the Pearl River Delta (China). Remote Sensing, 1710-1723.


      Schuster, C., Ali, I., Lohmann, P., Frick, A., Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2011). Towards Detecting Swath Events in TerraSAR-X Time Series to Establish NATURA 2000 Grassland Habitat Swath Management as Monitoring Parameter. Remote Sensing, 1308-1322.


      Cierjacks, A., Kleinschmit, B., Kowarik, I., Graf, M. and Lang, F. (2011). Organic matter distribution in floodplains can be predicted using spatial and vegetation structure data. River Research and Applications, 1048-1057.


      Other Publications

      2011



      Förster, M., Frick, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2011). Utilization of spectral measurements and phenological observations to detect grassland-habitats with a RapidEye intra-annual time-series. 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images (Multi-Temp), 265-267.


      Förster, M., Schuster, C., Sonnenschein, R., Bahls, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2011). Möglichkeiten der Erfassung von Landbedeckung und Vegetationsgesellschaften mittels RapidEye-Daten. RapidEye Science Archive (RESA) – Erste Ergebnisse – 3. RESA Workshop. Gito, 3-17.


      Suchenwirth, L., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2011). Einsatz von data mining - ein nichtparametrischer Klassifikator in der Umweltanalyse.


      2010

      Förster, M., Schuster, C. and Kleinschmit, B. (2010). Significance Analysis of Multi-temporal RapidEye Satellite Images in a Land-cover Classification. Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, 273-276.


      Förster, M., Frick, A., Schuster, C. and Kleinschmit, B. (2010). Object-based Change Detection Analysis for the Monitoring of Habitats in the Framework of the NATURA 2000 Directive with Mulit-temporal Satellite Data. GEOBIA 2010-Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis


      Köppen, A., Förster, M., Kleinschmit, B., Köppel, J. and Ferretti, J. (2010). SUPPORT – A Strategic Planning and Decision Support Instrument for Environmental Urban Planning in Berlin. Proc. of REAL CORP 2010


      Suchenwirth, L., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2010). Modelling the distribution of organic carbon stocks in floodplain soils with VHSR remote sensing data and additional geoinformation. Proceedings of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Conference - Remote Sensing and the Carbon Cycle


      Kärgel, S., Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2010). Das Potential von Landsat-Zeitreihen für die Analyse phänologischer Muster bei der Blattentfaltung von Laubwaldvegetation. Angewandte Geoinformatik 2010 - Beiträge zum 22. AGIT-Symposium Salzburg. Wichmann, 632-637.


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