Dipl.-Lök. Jenny Schmidt 

PhD candidate

Thematic Area Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working group Nature Conservation & Biodiversity
Working group Landscape Ecology / Ecological Planning, University of Muenster

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: ++49 - 341 - 235 1406
Fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1406


Jenny Schmidt

Research Interests

  • Green infrastructure, biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, environmental planning
  • Land-use conflicts and participatory methods
  • European and German environmental and agricultural politics
  • Science communication, transfer and ethics

Curriculum Vitae

since 2013

PhD candidate, Department of Environmental Politics, UFZ

2008 - 2012

Arvato direct services GmbH, Muenster, customer service, coaching and quality management

2003 - 2004,
2005 - 2006

Research in South Africa

2000 - 2012

Studies of landscape ecology, political science and social geography at the University of Muenster


European Conservation for the 21st century (BiodivERsA): WP 6: Socio-political scenarios for the local implementation of landscape conservation

In our sub-project „Green Infrastructure – creating habitats with agriculture“ we studied implementation options of the EU-strategy for Green Infrastructure. We cooperated with local land-users and regional stakeholders and conducted a policy analysis.

Brochure in German: Mit Landwirtschaft Lebensräume schaffen. Ergebnisse aus der UFZ-Umweltforschung in Sachsen-Anhalt (4 MB)


Hauck, J.; Schmidt, J. & Werner, A. (2016): Using social network analysis to identify key stakeholders in agricultural biodiversity governance and related land-use decisions at regional and local level. Ecology and Society 21 (2), 49.

Pe’er, G.; Dicks, L.V.; Visconti, P.; Arlettaz, R.; Baldi, A.; Benton, T.G.; Dieterich, M.; Gregory, R.D.; Hartig, F.; Henle, K.; Hobson, P.R.; Ibisch, P.L.; Kleijn, D.; Neumann, R.K.; Robeijns, T.; Schmidt, J.; Shwartz, A.; Sutherland, W.J.; Turbe, A.; Wulf F. & Scott, A.V. (2014): EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity. Science 344 (6188), 1090-1092.

Hauck, J.; Schweppe-Kraft, B.; Albert, C.; Görg, C.; Jax, K.; Jensen, R.; Fürst, C.; Maes, J.; Ring, I.; Hönigová, I.; Burkhard, B.; Mehring, M.; Tiefenbach, M.; Grunewald, K.; Schwarzer, M.; Meurer, J.; Sommerhäuser, M.; Priess, J.A.; Schmidt, J. & Grêt-Regamey, A. (2013): The Promise of the Ecosystem Services Concept for Planning and Decision-Making. GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 22 (4), 232-236.

Schmidt, J.A. & Buttschardt, T.K. (2011): Addressing the information needs of small-scale rooibos farmers in rural South Africa can help to combat desertification and improve livelihoods. In: Runge, J. & Becker, E. (Ed.): Afrika 2010 – Natürliche Ressourcen und nachhaltige (?) Entwicklung. Jahrestagung der Afrikagruppe deutscher Geowissenschaftler (AdG) 2010 in Frankfurt. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, 1, 2009 (1/2), 39-52.