Geoinformation in Environmental Planning

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleinschmit

Head of Department

Employment and academic vita

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

Modeling and mapping spatio-temporal changes of landscape patterns and biophysical fluxes with remote sensing methods.
Analyzing drivers, pressures, state, impact, and response of Human-Environment Systems caused by climate and land use change.
Gaining regional process understanding of natural and semi-natural environments with forests, grasslands, and urban green areas around the globe with time series analysis from different sensors, AI applications and physically-based modeling.
Gaining together with researches from other disciplines and local stakeholders a better understanding of the Human-Environment Systems to identify future pathways to stay within the planetary boundaries.

Important Functions, Awards, Honors

Since 2019Member of Scientific Advisory Board on Forest Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Since 2019Research Transfer advisory board Member, TU Berlin
Since 2018Deputy Director, Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, TU Berlin
2016 - 2020Member of the Commission for the Allocation of Doctoral Grants of Elsa Neumann Scholarships
Since 2016Admissions and Steering Committee member of the Berlin International Graduate School in Model and Simulation based Research (BIMoS), TU Berlin
Since 2015Co-speaker of the DFG research training group Urban water interfaces
2012 - 2018Leader of the Special Interest Group „Analysis of remote sensing data” of the German Association for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation
Since 2010Steering Committee member of Geo.X – Research Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam
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Contact Information

PhonePlease call Secretariat
E-Mailbirgit.kleinschmit@tu-berlin.de
RoomEB 235A
Office Hoursby arrangement

Publicatioin List

2022

[Englisch] Ahlswede, Steve; Schulz ; Gava, Christiano; Helber, Patrick; Bischke, Benjamin; Michael, Förster; Arias, Florencia; Hees, Jörn; Demir, Begüm; Kleinschmit, B
TreeSatAI Benchmark Archive: A multi-sensor, multi-label dataset for tree species classification in remote sensing
Earth System Science Data
September 2022
Online
Publisher: European Geoscience Union
[English] Schulz, Christian; Ahlswede, Steve; Gava, Christiano; Helber, Patrick; Bischke, Benjamin; Arias, Florencia; Michael, Förster; Hees, Jörn; Demir, Begüm; Kleinschmit, Birgit
TreeSatAI Benchmark Archive for Deep Learning in Forest Applications [Data set]
from Zenodo digital data repository (1.0.0)
ILAUP
August 2022
Aljoumani, Basem; Sanchez-Espigares, Jose A.; Kluge, Bjorn; Wessolek, Gerd; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Analyzing Temporal Trends of Urban Evaporation Using Generalized Additive Models
Land, 11 (4)
2022
Schulz, Christian; Förster, Michael; Vulova, Stenka; Gränzig, Tobias; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Exploring the Temporal Fingerprints of Mid-European Forest Types from Sentinel-1 RVI and Sentinel-2 NDVI Time Series
IGARSS 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Page 5563-5566
2022
Döpper, Veronika; Jagdhuber, Thomas; Holtgrave, Ann-Kathrin; Heistermann, Maik; Francke, Till; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Following the cosmic-ray-neutron-sensing-based soil moisture under grassland and forest: Exploring the potential of optical and SAR remote sensing
Science of Remote Sensing, 5 :100056
2022
ISSN: 2666-0172
Rocha, Alby Duarte; Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Förster, Michael; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Mapping evapotranspirative and radiative cooling services in an urban environment
Sustainable Cities and Society, 85 :104051
2022
ISSN: 2210-6707
Rocha, Alby Duarte; Vulova, Stenka; Tol, Christiaan van der; Förster, Michael; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Modelling hourly evapotranspiration in urban environments with SCOPE using open remote sensing and meteorological data
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26 (4) :1111-1129
2022
ISSN: 1027-5606
Vallentin, Claudia; Harfenmeister, Katharina; Itzerott, Sibylle; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Conrad, Christopher; Spengler, Daniel
Suitability of satellite remote sensing data for yield estimation in northeast Germany
Precision Agriculture, 23 (1) :52-82
2022
ISSN: 1385-2256
Döpper, Veronika; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Berger, Katja; Gränzig, Tobias; Verrelst, Jochem; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Estimating soil moisture content under grassland with hyperspectral data using radiative transfer modelling and machine learning
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 110 :102817
2022
ISSN: 1569-8432

2021

Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Quanz, Justus; Nouri, Hamideh; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Modeling urban evapotranspiration using remote sensing, flux footprints, and artificial intelligence
Science Of The Total Environment, 786 :1-13
2021
ISSN: 0048-9697
Hoelzl, Sonja Edith; Veskov, Mihailo; Scheibner, Toni; Le, Ti Thuong; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Vulnerable socioeconomic groups are disproportionately exposed to multiple environmental burden in Berlin - implications- for planning
International Journal Of Urban Sustainable Development, 13 (2) :334-350
2021
ISSN: 1946-3138
Kuhlemann, Lena-Marie; Tetzlaff, Doerthe; Smith, Aaron; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Soulsby, Chris
Using soil water isotopes to infer the influence of contrasting urban green space on ecohydrological partitioning
Hydrology And Earth System Sciences, 25 (2) :927-943
2021
ISSN: 1027-5606
Döpper, Veronika; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Gränzig, Tobias; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Using radiative transfer models for mapping soil moisture content under grassland with UAS-borne hyperspectral data
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XXIII, 11856 :208-214
2021
Gränzig, Tobias; Fassnacht, Fabian Ewald; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Mapping the fractional coverage of the invasive shrub Ulex europaeus with multi-temporal Sentinel-2 imagery utilizing UAV orthoimages and a new spatial optimization approach
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 96 :102281-0
2021
Schulz, Christian; Holtgrave, Ann-Kathrin; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Large-scale winter catch crop monitoring with Sentinel-2 time series and machine learning-An alternative to on-site controls?
Computers And Electronics In Agriculture, 186
2021
ISSN: 0168-1699
Kleinschmit, B.; Singelton, A.; Gärtner, P.
Identifying drivers and barriers of floodplain vegetation growth in the lower reaches of the Tarim River, China.
In Cyffka, B. and Disse, M. and Betz, F., Editor
Page 87-101
Kleinschmit
Publisher: Schwerzerbart
2021
87-101
ISBN
978-3-510-65432-1
Rocchini, Duccio; Salvatori, Nicole; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Chiarucci, Alessandro; Boissieu, Florian de; Förster, Michael; Garzon-Lopez, Carol X.; Gillespie, Thomas W.; Hauffe, Heidi C.; He, Kate S.; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Lenoir, Jonathan; Malavasi, Marco; Moudrý, Vítĕzslav; Nagendra, Harini; Payne, Davnah; Šímová, Petra; Torresani, Michele; Wegmann, Martin; Féret, Jean-Baptiste
From local spectral species to global spectral communities: A benchmark for ecosystem diversity estimate by remote sensing
Ecological Informatics, 61 :101195-101195
2021
ISSN: 1574-9541
Bauhus, Jürgen; Seeling, Ute; Dieter, Matthias; Farwig, Nina; Hafner, Annette; Kätzel, Ralf; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Lang, Friederike; Lindner, Marcus; Möhring, Bernhard
Die Anpassung von Wäldern und Waldwirtschaft an den Klimawandel
Berichte über Landwirtschaft-Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft
2021
ISSN: 2196-5099

2020

Fersch, Benjamin; Francke, Till; Heistermann, Maik; Schrön, Martin; Döpper, Veronika; Jakobi, Jannis; Baroni, Gabriele; Blume, Theresa; Bogena, Heye; Budach, Christian; Gränzig, Tobias; Förster, Michael; Güntner, Andreas; Franssen, Harrie-Jan Hendricks; Kasner, Mandy; Köhli, Markus; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Kunstmann, Harald; Patil, Amol; Rasche, Daniel; Scheiffele, Lena M.; Schmidt, Ulrich; Szulc-Seyfried, Sandra; Weimar, Jannis; Zacharias, Steffen; Zreda, Marek; Heber, Bernd; Kiese, Ralf; Mares, Vladimir; Mollenhauer, Hannes; Völksch, Ingo; Oswald, Sascha E.
A dense network of cosmic-ray neutron sensors for soil moisture observation in a highly instrumented pre-Alpine headwater catchment in Germany
Earth System Science Data, 12 (3) :2289-2309
2020
ISSN: 1866-3508
Döpper, Veronika; Gränzig, Tobias; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Challenges in UAS-Based TIR Imagery Processing: Image Alignment and Uncertainty Quantification
Remote Sensing, 12 (10) :1552-0
2020
ISSN: 2072-4292
Holtgrave, Ann-Kathrin; Roeder, Norbert; Ackermann, Andrea; Erasmi, Stefan; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Comparing Sentinel-1 and-2 Data and Indices for Agricultural Land Use Monitoring
Remote Sensing, 12 (18)
2020
Vallentin, Claudia; Dobers, Eike Stefan; Itzerott, Sibylle; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Spengler, Daniel
Delineation of management zones with spatial data fusion and belief theory
Precision Agriculture, 21 (4) :802-830
2020
ISSN: 1385-2256
Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Fenner, Daniel; Nouri, Hamideh; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Summer Nights in Berlin, Germany: Modeling Air Temperature Spatially With Remote Sensing, Crowdsourced Weather Data, and Machine Learning
IEEE Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing, 13 :5074-5087
2020
ISSN: 1939-1404

2019

Heuner, Maike; Schröder, Boris; Schröder, Uwe; Kleinschmit, Brigit
Contrasting elevational responses of regularly flooded marsh plants in navigable estuaries
Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 19 (1) :38-53
2019
ISSN: 1642-3593
Schulz, Christian; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Zentralasiatische Tugai-Auwälder – Ein gefährdetes ökosystem
Auenmagazin (15) :11-17
2019

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