Research for the Environment

Prof. Dr. Klaus Henle

Head of the Department

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Conservation Biology
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 341 235-1270
Fax: +49 341 235-1470

Dr. Klaus Henle

Current research projects

Henle - Research
  • SCALES (Securing the Conservation of Biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales)

  • EBONE (European Biodiversity Observation Network)
    Design of a plan for an integrated biodiversity observing system in space and time

  • BiOSTRAT (Developing the EU Biodiversity Research Strategy)


  • BioFresh (Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Status, Trends, Pressures, and Conservation Priorities)

  • RACE (Risk Assessment of Chytridiomycosis to European amphibian biodiversity

  • NeFo (Network-Forum for Biodiversity in Germany)

  • National Floodplains Program
    Contribution to Climate Change mitigation and conservation of biodiversity

  • KLINABU
    Nature conservation management strategies for construction and extension of federal waterways in Germany

  • EWm (Efficiency assessment of network linkages for biodiversity conservation)

  • KLIWAS Elbe Climate caused changes in vegetation - the example of Middle Elbe river floodplains

  • DiKo Density and spatial coherence of landscape elements in agricaltural landscapes of Saxony

  • Lutra lutra Effects of land use change on the population dynamic and distribution of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in Saxony and Germany


Finished research projects

Henle - Research
  • EuMon (Eu-wide Monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest)
    Coordination and scientific cooperation

  • BioCAPSP (Biodiversity Conservation in fragmented landscapes at the Atlantic Plateau of Sao Paulo (Brazil))

  • FRAP (Framework for biodiversityReconciliation Action Plans)
    Sustainable strategies for biodiversity conservation and resource use - by example of fishery and conservation of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis), and Grey seal (Halochoerus grypus) in Europe
    Coordination and scientific cooperation

  • BIOFORUM (European Biodiversity Forum - Implementing the Ecosystem Approach)

  • RIVA (Development of a Robust Generally Applicable Indicator System for Ecological Changes in Floodplain Systems)

  • ReNat (Regional Nature conservation Network)
    Securing a network of priority areas for nature conservation by cooperation between regional planning, business, and natur conservation agencies - examplified by the Südraum Leipzig Region.

Recent Publications

JAX, K. (Ed.)(2010): Ecosystem functioning Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 272 S.

Fisheries and Fish-eating Vertebrates as a Model Case
Series: Environmental Science and Engineering
Subseries: Environmental Science
Klenke, R.A.; Ring, I.; Kranz, A.; Jepsen, N.; Rauschmayer, F.; Henle, K. (Eds.)
2013, XIV, 347 p. 64 illus., 36 in color.

JAX. K. & A. SCHWARZ (2011): Competing terms. Chapter 11,. In: SCHWARZ, A. & K. JAX (eds.): Ecology Revisited: Reflecting on Concepts, Advancing Science. Dordrecht, Springer: 155-159.

SCHWARZ, A. & K. JAX (eds.): Ecology Revisited: Reflecting on Concepts, Advancing Science. Dordrecht, Springer: 444 p.

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION Volume 20, Number 5, 1057-1072, DOI: 10.1007/s10531-011-0015-2

Effects of species turnover on reserve site selection in a fragmented landscape - Birgit Felinks, Renata Pardini, Marianna Dixo, Klaus Follner, Jean P. Metzger und Klaus Henle

BRECKLING, B., PE'ER, G. & Y.G. MATSINOS (2011). Cellular Automata in Ecological Modelling. In: JOPP, F., REUTER, H., BRECKLING, B. (Eds.): Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics.  Springer: 105-117.

BRECKLING, B., PE'ER, G. & Y.G. MATSINOS (2011). Cellular Automata in Ecological Modelling. In: JOPP, F., REUTER, H., BRECKLING, B. (Eds.): Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics. Springer: 105-117.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6021/1139.summary

Science-Policy Interface: Beyond Assessments - Mike Hulme, Martin Mahony, Silke Beck, Christoph Görg, Bernd Hansjürgens, Jennifer Hauck, Carsten Nesshöver, Axel Paulsch, Marie Vandewalle, Heidi Wittmer, Stefan Böschen, Peter Bridgewater, Mariteuw Chimère Diaw, Pierre Fabre, Aurelia Figueroa, Kong Luen Heong, Horst Korn, Rik Leemans, Eva Lövbrand, Mohd Norowi Hamid, Chad Monfreda, Roger Pielke, Jr., Josef Settele, Marten Winter, Alice B. M. Vadrot, Sybille van den Hove and Jeroen P. van der Sluijs, Science 5 August 2011: 697-698.