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.