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: +49 341 235-451270

Dr. Klaus Henle


  • Study of biology at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany
  • PhD at the Australian National Universita, Canberra. Thesis: Population ecology and life history of a lizard community in arid Australia
  • Habilitation at the University of Mainz, Germany. Thesis: Animal ecological foundations of nature conservation research

Main research interests

Population biology of vertebrates, habitat fragmentation, herpetology, land use change and biodiversity, scaling of biodiversity, biodiversity monitoring

Current research projects

Henle - Research
  • NeFo (Network-Forum for Biodiversity in Germany)

  • EuBon EU FP7 Integrated Project - Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

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

  • Birdes & Blades

  • Repara Effects of climate change on a reptile community in arid Australia

Completed research projects

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

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

  • RACE (Risk Assessment of Chytridiomycosis to European amphibian biodiversity

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

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

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

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