Nina Schwarz

Dr. Nina Schwarz

Scientist

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstr. 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany
phone: +49-(0)341-235 1970
fax: +49-(0)341-235 1939

Projects

Research topics

  • Urban form and urban ecosystem services
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Development of urban regions, especially with respect to climate change

CV

since 2007 Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig: Scientist
June 2007 University of Kassel: PhD
2003 - 2007 Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), University of Kassel: Scientist in rroject Glowa-Danube
1998 - 2003 University of Lueneburg, Germany: Diploma in Environmental Sciences

Publications (ISI-listed)

Schwarz, N., Flacke, J., Sliuzas, R. (2016): Modelling the impacts of urban upgrading on population dynamics. Environmental Modelling & Software 78: 150-162.

Jaganmohan, M., Knapp, S., Buchmann, C. M., Schwarz, N. (2016): The bigger, the better? Effects of urban green space design on cooling effects for residential areas. Journal of Environmental Quality 45: 134–145.

Buchmann, C. Grossmann, K., Schwarz, N. (2016): How agent heterogeneity, model structure and input data determine the performance of an empirical ABM - A real-world case study on residential mobility. Environmental Modelling & Software 75: 77-93.

Cord, A., Roeßiger, F, Schwarz, N. (2015): Geocaching data as an indicator for recreational ecosystem services in urban areas: exploring spatial gradients, preferences and motivations. Landscape and Urban Planning 14: 151–162.

Schwarz, N., Manceur, A. (2015): Analyzing the Influence of Urban Forms on Surface Urban Heat Islands in Europe. Journal of Urban Planning and Development 141(3): A4014003.

Großmann, K., Buchholz, J., Buchmann, C. M., Hedtke, C., Höhnke, C., Schwarz, N. (2014): Energy costs, residential mobility, and segregation in a shrinking city. Open House International 39, 14 – 24.

Haase, D., Larondelle, N., Andersson, E., Artmann, M., Borgström, S., Breuste, J., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Gren, Ǻ , Hamstead, Z., Hansen, R., Kabisch, N., Kremer, P., Langemeyer, J., Lorance Rall, E., McPhearson, T., Pauleit, S., Qureshi, S., Schwarz, N., Voigt, A., Wurster, D., Elmqvist, T. (2014): A Quantitative Review of Urban Ecosystem Service Assessments: Concepts, Models and Implementation. Ambio 43:413-433.

Müller, B., Balbi, S., Buchmann, C., de Sousa, L., Dressler, G., Groeneveld, J. Klassert, C., Le, Q., Millington, J., Nolzen, H., Parker, D., Polhill, G., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Schwarz, N., Sun, Z., Taillandier, P., Weise, H. (2014): Standardised and transparent model descriptions for agent-based models – current status and prospects. Environmental Modelling and Software 55: 156-163.

Schlink, U., Kindler, A., Großmann, K., Schwarz, N., Franck, U. (2014): The temperature recorded by simulated mobile receptors is an indicator for the thermal exposure of the urban inhabitants. Ecological Indicators 36: 607–616.

Müller, B., Bohn, F., Dreßler, G., Groeneveld, J., Klassert, C., Martin, R., Schlüter, M., Schulze, J., Weise, H., Schwarz, N. (2013): Describing human decisions in agent-based models – ODD+D, an extension of the ODD protocol. Environmental Modelling and Software 48: 37-48.

Franck, U., Krüger, M., Schwarz, N., Großmann, K., Röder, S., Schlink, U. (2013): Heat stress in urban areas: Indoor and outdoor temperatures in different urban structure types and subjectively reported well-being during a heat wave in the city of Leipzig. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 22(2): 167-177.

Großmann, K., Franck, U., Krüger, M., Schlink, U., Schwarz, N., Stark, K. (2012): Soziale Dimensionen von Hitzebelastung in Grossstädten (Social dimensions of heat stress in large urban areas). disP The Planning Review 48(4), 56-68.

Haase, D., Schwarz, N., Strohbach, M., Kroll, F., Seppelt, R. (2012): Synergies, trade-offs and losses of ecosystem services in urban regions: An integrating framework with an application for the Leipzig-Halle-Region, Germany . Ecology and Society 17(3): 22

Schwarz, N. (2012): Comment on “Surface Urban Heat Island Across 419 Global Big Cities”. Environmental Science & Technology 46(12): 6888-6888

Schwarz, N., Schlink, U., Franck, U., Großmann, K. (2012): Relationship of land surface and air temperatures and its implications for quantifying urban heat island indicators - an application for the city of Leipzig (Germany). Ecological Indicators 18: 693–704.

Schwarz, N., Kahlenberg, D., Haase, D., Seppelt, R. (2012): ABMland - A tool for collaborative agent-based model development on urban land use change. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 15(2): 8.

Lauf, S., Haase, D., Seppelt, R., Schwarz, N. (2012): Simulating demography and housing demand in an urban region under scenarios of growth and shrinkage. Environment & Planning B 39(2): 229 – 246.

Schwarz, N., Lautenbach, S., Seppelt, R. (2011): Exploring indicators for quantifying the surface urban heat island with MODIS land surface temperatures. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(12), 3175-3186.

Schwarz, N., Bauer, A. & Haase, D. (2011): Assessing climate impacts of planning policies-An estimation for the urban region of Leipzig (Germany). Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31(2), 97-111.

Schwarz, N. (2010): Urban form revisited – Selecting indicators for characterising European cities. Landscape and Urban Planning 96(1), 29-47.

Schwarz, N., Haase, D. & Seppelt, R. (2010): Omnipresent sprawl? A review of urban simulation models with respect to urban shrinkage. Environment & Planning B 37(2), 265-283.

Schwarz, N. & Ernst, A. (2009): Agent-based modeling of the diffusion of environmental innovations — An empirical approach. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76 (4), pp. 497-511.

Barthel, R., Janisch, S., Schwarz, N., Trifkovic, A., Nickel, D., Schulz, C., Mauser, W. (2008): An integrated modelling framework for simulating regional-scale actor responses to global change in the water domain. Environmental Modelling & Software 23: 1095-1121

Publications (others)

Großmann, K., Schwarz, N., Verhoog, M., Weinsziehr, T. (2012): Energieeffizienz in schrumpfenden Städten. Das Projekt Energieeffiziente Stadt Delitzsch (Energy efficiency in shrinking cities. The project Energy-efficient City of Delitzsch). Planerin 4(2012): 26-28.

Schwarz, N. (2011): Urban Climate Change Crossroads – Review of the book edited by Richard Plunz and Maria Paola Sutto. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 29(19), 86-87.

Haase, D. & Schwarz, N. (2009): Simulation Models on Human-Nature Interactions in Urban Landscapes: A Review Including Spatial Economics, System Dynamics, Cellular Automata and Agent-based Approaches. In: Living Reviews in Landscape Research, 3, article no. 2

Schwarz, N. & Ernst, A. (2008): Die Adoption von technischen Umweltinnovationen: Das Beispiel Trinkwasser [Adopting technical environmental innovations: the case of drinking water]. In: Umweltpsychologie, 12(1), pp. 28-48

Ernst, A., Schulz, C., Schwarz, N., Janisch, S. (2008): Modelling of water use decisions in a large, spatially explicit, coupled simulation system. In: Edmonds, B., Hernández, C., Troitzsch, K. (Eds.): Social Simulation Technologies: Advances and New Discoveries, Hershey: Idea Group Inc. pp 138-149.

Schwarz, N. (2007): Umweltinnovationen und Lebensstile, Eine raumbezogene, empirisch fundierte Multi-Agenten-Simulation [Environmental innovations and lifestyles, A spatially explicit and empirically founded multi-agent simulation]. Marburg: metropolis

Schwarz, N., Ernst, A. (2006): Using empirical data to build an agent-based model of innovation diffusion. In: Proceedings of the workshop on agent-based models of market dynamics and consumer behaviour, Surrey, GB, January 17/18, 2006

Schwarz, N. (2003): Das Spannungsverhältnis von Meeresschutz- und Eignungsgebieten in der Ausschließlichen Wirtschaftszone [relationship between nature conservation and areas for offshore wind farms in the German exclusive economic zone]. Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, series of environmental law

Schwarz, N. (2002): Querdenkende GeneralistInnen [generalists thinking outside the box]. In: pö-Forum zur Politischen Ökologie, issue 75: Zukunftsfähige Wissenschaft braucht Querdenken, Herausforderungen für Lehre und Forschung durch Nachhaltigkeit, p. 18f.

Kopytziok, N. & Schwarz, N. (2001): Abfall als Indikator von Nachhaltigkeit [waste as an indicator for sustainability]. In: Jahrbuch Ökologie 2002, München: Beck, pp. 188 -198

Scientific awards

C.-F. Graumann award for environmental psychology, granted by the section of environmental psychology within the German Psychological Society (2007)