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Dr. Janina Kleemann

Janina Kleemann

Janina Kleemann

Janina Kleemann


Dr. Janina Kleemann
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Institute for Geosciences and Geography
Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development

room H4 1.23
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

phone: +49(0)3455526028

postal address:
Dr. Janina Kleemann
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Fachgebiet Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Consultation hours

By arrangement

Work Experience

Since December 2017,  Scientist

Institute for Geosciences and Geography, Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development

June - September 2017, Scientist

In the Division Ecosystem Services at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)/Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany

October 2011 - March 2013, Scientific assistant

In WASCAL at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, work package 6.1 Land Use Impact Modeling

February 2011 - July 2011, Scientist

Institute of Agro-Ecology and Biodiversity (IFAB), Mannheim

Education and training

April 2013 - November 2018, PhD

In WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) with the topic: "An  expert-based ecosystem service  assessment under land use and land  cover changes and different climate  scenarios in northern Ghana, West  Africa"

March 2016 - April 2017 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

April 2013 - February 2016 at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn

October 2005 - November 2010, Diploma

In Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

Focus on International Nature Conservation and Landscape Economy, title of diploma thesis "Opportunities and Challenges of Transboundary Protected Areas"


Ecu-   MAES    (A National Ecosystem Services Assessment and  Mapping for the status   and future development of ecosystem services and  biodiversity – a fast   track study in Ecuador): 2019-2021, project manager

WASCAL    (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use): 2011-2016, project staff

Awards / Miscellaneous

  • DAAD Travel Grant "IPID4all" on the University of Bonn to the Resilience Conference 20-23 August 2017 in Stockholm     
  • Bernd Rendel Prize 2018   


Publications in scientific journals

Spyra, M., Kleemann, J., Calò, N.C., Schürmann, A., Fürst, C. (2021): Protection of peri-urban open spaces at the level of regional   policy-making: Examples from six European regions. Land Use Policy, 107, 105480.   

Koo, H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2020): Integrating Ecosystem Services  into Land-Use Modeling to Assess the Effects of Future Land-Use  Strategies in Northern Ghana. Land, 9, 379.   

Noh, J.K., Echeverria, C., Kleemann, J., Koo, H., Fürst, C., Cuenca, P. (2020): Warning about conservation status of forest ecosystems in  tropical Andes: National assessment based on IUCN criteria. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0237877.   

Schürmann, A., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C., Teucher, M. (2020): Assessing  the relationship between land tenure issues and land cover changes around the Arabuko Sokoke Forest in Kenya. Land Use Policy, 95, 104625.   

Kleemann, J., Schröter, M., Bagstad, K.J., Kuhlicke, C., Kastner, T.,  Fridman, D., Schulp, CJ.E., Wolff, S., Martinez-Lopez, J., Koellner, T.,  Arnhold, S., Martin-Lopez, B., Marques, A., Lopez-Hoffman, L., Liu, J.,  Kissinger, M., Guerra, C.A., Bonn, A. (2020): Quantifying interregional  flows of multiple ecosystem services – A case study for Germany. Global  Environmental Change, 61, 102051.   

Koellner, T., Bonn, A., Arnhold, S., Bagstad, K.J., Fridman, D., Guerra,  C.A., Kastner, T., Kissinger, M., Kleemann, J., Kuhlicke, C., Liu, J.,  López-Hoffman, L., Marques, A., Martín-López, B., Schulp, C.J.E., Wolff, S., Schröter, M. (2019): Guidance for assessing interregional  ecosystem service flows. Ecological Indicators, 105, 92–106.   

Koo,  H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2019): Impact assessment of land use  changes using local knowledge for the provision of ecosystem services in  northern Ghana, West Africa. Ecological Indicators, 103, 156-172.   

Spyra, M., Kleemann, J., Cetin, N. I., Navarrete, C. J. V., Albert, C., Palacios-Agundez, I., Amezaga-Arregi, I., Rozas-Vasquez, D., Esmail, B.A., Picchi, P., Geneletti, D., König, H.J., Koo, H., Kooperionen, L., Fürst, C. (2018): The ecosystem services concept: a new Esperanto to facilitate participatory planning processes?  Landscape Ecology, 1-21.    

Arnold,  J., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2018): A Differentiated Spatial Assessment  of Urban Ecosystem Services Based on Land Use Data in Halle, Germany.  Land, 7(3), 101.    

Gorn, L., Kleemann, J. Fürst, C. (2018): Improving the Matrix-Assessment  of Ecosystem Services Provision—The Case of Regional Land Use Planning  under Climate Change in the Region of Halle, Germany. Land, 7, 76.   

Koo,  H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2018): Land use scenario modeling based on  local knowledge for the provision of ecosystem services in northern  Ghana. Land, 7, 59.   

Kleemann, J., Inkoom, J.N., Thiel, M., Shankar, S., Lautenbach, S., Fürst, C. (2017): Peri-urban land use pattern and its relation to land use planning in Ghana, West Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning, 165, 280-294.   

Kleemann, J., Baysal, G., Bulley, H.N.N., Fürst, C. (2017): Assessing driving forces of land use and land cover change by a mixed-method approach in north-eastern Ghana, West Africa. Environmental Management, 196, 411-442.   

Kleemann, J., Celio, E., Nyarko, B., Jimenez-Martinez, M., Fürst, C. (2017): Assessing the risk of seasonal food insecurity with an expert-based Bayesian Belief Network approach in northern Ghana, West Africa. Ecological Complexity, 32:53–73.   

Kleemann, J., Celio, E., Fürst, C. (2017): Validation approaches of an expert-based Bayesian Belief Network in northern Ghana, West Africa. Ecological Modelling, 365, 10–29.   

Opdam, P., Albert, C., Fürst, C., Grêt-Regamey,  A., Kleemann, J., Parker, D., La Rosa, D., Schmidt, K., Villamor, G.,  Walz, A. (2015): Ecosystem services for connecting actors – lessons from  a symposium. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 2, 1-7.   

Book Chapters

Callo-Concha, D., Sommer, J. H., Kleemann, J., Gatzweiler, F. W. and Denich, M. (2014): Marginality from a Socio-ecological Perspective. In: von Braun, J. and F. W. Gatzweiler (Eds.): Marginality - Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology. Springer.   

Oppermann, R., Hoffmann, J., Weinhold, U., Kleemann, J.  (2012): Farmland as habitat for populations of species of conservation  interest.  Chapter: 3.6. In: Oppermann, R., Beaufoy G., Jones, G.  (eds.): High Nature Value Farming in Europe. Regionalkultur. pp. 97-109.

Other publications

Kleemann, J. (2019): How changes in climate and land use affect people´s lives. Assessing ecosystem services in northern Ghana. ZEF News. Research, education and policy advice with the Global South. No. 38, Bonn, Germany. PDF   

Pe'er, G., Lakner, S., Müller, R., Passoni, G., Bontzorlos, V., Clough,  D., Moreira, F., Azam, C., Berger, J., Bezak, P., Bonn, A., Hansjürgens,  B., Hartmann, L., Kleemann, J., Lomba, A., Sahrbacher, A., Schindler,  S., Schleyer, C., Schmidt, J., Schüler, S., Sirami, C., von Meyer-Höfer,  M., and Zinngrebe, Y. (2017): Is the CAP fit for purpose? An evidence-based fitness check assessment. German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Halle, Jena, Leipzig. 259 pp. PDF   

Kleemann, J., Conceição, H.R., Usman, M.A. (2012): Through the doors? Scope, types and goals of interdisciplinarity in selected projects at the Center for Development Research. Interdisciplinary Term Paper. ZEF Doctoral Studies Program. ZEF, Bonn. Germany. PDF   

Kleemann, J. (2011): Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen von grenzüberschreitenden Schutzgebieten. In: Feit, U. und Korn, H. (Eds.): Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn (in German). PDF   

Presentations at scientific events

  • E-poster and recorded poster presentation of "Ecu-MAES: A National Ecosystem Services Assessment and Mapping for the status and future development of ecosystem services and biodiversity in Ecuador", publicly visible from 3 June to 30 June 2021 on the IPBES8 Stakeholder Days webpage:   
  • Online conference of the British Ecological Society "Protected areas under climate change: challenges and opportunities", January 19 - 21, 2021, oral presentation
  • Ecosystem Services Partnership, World  Conference "10 years advancing ecosystem services science, policy and  practice for a sustainable future", Hanover, Germany, October 21-25, 2019, session co-host, poster presentation and oral presentation
  • African Conference of German Geoscientists "Africa - between business, development cooperation and migration", June 29 - July 1, 2019 in Heiligkreuztal near Riedlingen, Germany
  • German-Ecuadorian Research Co-operation Program on Biodiversity and Climate Change – CoCiBio, June 24-26, 2019 in Quito, Ecuador
  • Global Land Programme, Open Science Meeting "Transforming Land Systems for People and Nature", April 24-26, 2019 in Bern, Switzerland
  • Ecosystem Services Partnership -DE Symposium, Nov. 9-10, 2017 in Hannover, Germany
  • Resilience 2017 - Conference "Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability", Oct. 20-23, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden
  • European Ecosystem Services Partnership - Conference "Helping nature to help us", Sept. 19-26, 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium
  • IALE-D "Ökosystemleistungen zur Sicherung einer nachhaltigen ländlichen Entwicklung und eines nachhaltigen Ressourcenmanagements",  Oct. 20-23, 2015, Bonn, Germany, Organisation
  • IUFRO-LE “Sustaining ecosystem servicesin forest landscapes”, August 23-27, 2015, in Tartu, Estonia
  • Dresden Nexus Conference“Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”, March 25-27, 2015, in Dresden
  • IALE-D "Ecology, Resilience and Management of our Landscape”, Oct. 15-17, 2014, in Bolzano,Italy
  • RegioRessource21 - Conference “A cross-disciplinary dialogue on future perspectives for a sustainable development of regional resources” Sept. 15-17, 2014, in Katowice, Poland
  • Resilience 2014 “Resilience & Development: Mobilising for Transformation” May 05-08, 2014, in Montpellier, France
  • Global Land Project “Land Transformations: Between Global Challenges and Local Realities”, March 19-21, 2014, at Humboldt-University in Berlin, German
  • Workshop "Governance of Ecosystem Services: Challenges for Sustainable  Development", March 10-11, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • European Congress for Conservation Biology „Conservation biology and beyond: from science to practice“, Sept. 01-05, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic

Blog posts

Die Fernwirkungen der Ökosystemleistungen in Deutschland (in German)

Innovationsnetzwerk Ökosystemleistungen Deutschland (ESP-DE),

April 2020

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Ein differenzierter Ansatz zur Bewertung der Bereitstellung urbaner Ökosystemleistungen (in German)

Innovationsnetzwerk Ökosystemleistungen Deutschland (ESP-DE),

Oktober 2018

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Reviewer Activities

Verified reviews (registered in Publons): 60

  • Agricultural Systems (Elsevier)
  • Applied Geography (Elsevier)
  • Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment (Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux)
  • Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems (De Gruyter)
  • Cities (Elsevier)
  • Ecological Modelling (Elsevier)
  • Ecological Indicators (Elsevier)
  • Ecology and Society (Resilience Alliance)
  • Ecosystem Services (Elsevier)
  • Ecosystems and People (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer)
  • Environmental Management (Elsevier)
  • Environmental Science and Policy (Elsevier)
  • Electronic Journal of Biology (iMedPub)
  • Forests (MDPI)
  • International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • International Planning Studies (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (Springer)
  • Land (MDPI)
  • Land Use Policy (Elsevier)
  • Land Use Science (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier)
  • Landscape Ecology (Springer)
  • Landscape Online
  • Sage Open (SAGE Publications)
  • Springer Nature Social Science (Springer)
  • Sustainability (MDPI)