Complete list of Publications

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Books and Special Issues

R. Seppelt (2003)
Computer-based Environmental Management, 304 pp.
VCH-Wiley, Weinheim, New York. 2003,
ISBN: 352730732X

Grafik Bucheinband

R. Seppelt, B. Schröder (2006)
Introduction to the Special Issue on “Pattern and processes of dynamic mosaic landscapes”,
Ecological Modeling
199: 377–378

Ecological Modellling

Burkhard, B., Groot, R. de, Costanza, R., Seppelt, R., Jörgensen, S.E. & Potschin, M. (2012)
Solutions for sustaining natural capital and ecosystem services.
Ecological Indicators, 21, 1-6

Ecological Indicators

Selected Journal Papers (peer reviewed)

  1. Cord, A. F., Brauman, K. A., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Huth, A., Ziv, G., & Seppelt, R. (2017). Priorities to Advance Monitoring of Ecosystem Services Using Earth Observation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution (doi)
  2. Knapp, S, O. Schweiger, A. Kraberg, H. Asmus, R. Asmus, T. Brey, S. Frickenhaus, J. Gutt, I. Kühn, M. Liess, M. Musche, H.-O. Pörtner, R. Seppelt, S. Klotz, G. Krause 2017. Do drivers of biodiversity change differ in importance across marine and terrestrial systems — Or is it just different research communities' perspectives? Science of the Total Environment. 574: 191-203
  3. Hermans-Neumann, K., Gerstner, K., G.eijzendorffer, I.R., Herold, M., Seppelt, R., Wunder, S. 2016. Why Do Forest Products Become Less available?A Pan-Tropical Comparison of Drivers of Forest-Resource Degradation. Environmental Research Letters 11(12): 125010. (doi).
  4. Ziv, G., Mullin, K., Boeuf, B., Fincham, W., Taylor, N., Villalobos-Jiménez, G., … Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M. (2016). Water Quality Is a Poor Predictor of Recreational Hotspots in England. Plos One, 11(11), e0166950.
  5. Václavík, T., F. Langerwisch, M. Cotter, J. Fick, I. Häuser, S. Hotes, J. Kamp, J. Settele, J. H. Spangenberg, R. Seppelt. 2016. Investigating Potential Transferability of Place-Based Research in Land System Science. Environmental Research Letters 11(9): 095002. (doi).
  6. Seppelt, R., G. S. Cumming. 2016. Humanity’s distance to nature: time for environmental austerity? Landscape Ecology (doi) (Editorial)
  7. Meyer, M.A., R. Seppelt, F. Witing, J.A. Priess. 2016. Making Environmental Assessments of Biomass Production Systems Comparable Worldwide. Environmental Research Letters 11(3): 034005. (doi)
  8. Lange, M., J. Schaber, A. Marx, G. Jäckel, F.-W. Badeck, R. Seppelt, D. Doktor. 2016. Simulation of Forest Tree Species’ Bud Burst Dates for Different Climate Scenarios: Chilling Requirements and Photo-Period May Limit Bud Burst Advancement. International Journal of Biometeorology. (doi)
  9. Schmidt, S., A.M. Manceur, R. Seppelt. 2016. Uncertainty of Monetary Valued Ecosystem Services – Value Transfer Functions for Global Mapping. Plos One 11(3): e0148524. (doi)
  10. Seppelt, R., M. Beckmann, S. Ceauşu, A.F. Cord, K. Gerstner, J. Gurevitch, S. Kambach, S. Klotz, C. Mendenhall, H.R.P. Phillips, K. Powell, P.H. Verburg, W. Verhagen, M. Winter, T. Newbold. 2016. Harmonizing Biodiversity Conservation and Productivity in the Context of Increasing Demands on Landscapes. BioScience. (doi)
  11. van Vliet, J., N.R. Magliocca, B. Büchner, E. Cook, J.M. Rey Benayas, E.C. Ellis, A. Heinimann, E. Keys, T.M. Lee, J. Liu, O. Mertz, P. Meyfroidt, M. Moritz, C. Poeplau, B.E. Robinson, R. Seppelt, K. C. Seto, P.H. Verburg. 2015. Meta-studies in land use science: Current coverage and prospects. Ambio. (doi)
  12. Förster, J., J. Barkmann, R. Fricke, S. Hotes, M. Kleyer, S. Kobbe, D. Kübler, C. Rumbaur, M. Siegmund-Schultze, R. Seppelt, J. Settele, J. H. Spangenberg, V. Tekken, T. Václavík, H. Wittmer. 2015. Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions: a problem-oriented approach. Ecology and Society 20(3):art31.
  13. Cord, A. F., Seppelt, R. & Turner, W. 2015. Sustainable development goals: Monitor ecosystem services from space. Nature 525, 33. (Correspondence)
  14. Bennett, E.M., W. Cramer, A. Begossi, G. Cundill, S. Díaz, B.N. Egoh, I.R. Geijzendorffer, C.B. Krug, S. Lavorel, E. Lazos, L. Lebel, B. Martín-López, P. Meyfroidt, H. a Mooney, J. L. Nel, U. Pascual, K. Payet, N. P. Harguindeguy, G. D. Peterson, A.-H. Prieur-Richard, B. Reyers, P. Roebeling, R. Seppelt, M. Solan, P. Tschakert, T. Tscharntke, B. Turner, P.H. Verburg, E.F. Viglizzo, P.C. White, and G. Woodward. 2015. Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14:76–85.
  15. Holzkämper, A., T. Klein, T., R. Seppelt, J. Fuhrer. 2015. Assessing the propagation of uncertainties in multi-objective optimization for agro-ecosystem adaptation to climate change. Environmental Modelling and Software 66, 27–35.
  16. Schulze, J., Martin, R., Finger, A., Henzen, C., Lindner, M., Pietzsch, K., Werntze, A., Zander, U., Seppelt, R., 2015. Design, implementation and test of a serious online game for exploring complex relationships of sustainable land management and human well-being. Environmental Modelling & Software 65, 58–66. (doi)
  17. Seppelt, R., Manceur, A.M., Liu, J., Fenichel, E.P., Klotz, S. (2014). Synchronized peak-rate years of global resources use. Ecology and Society 19(4): 50. doi:10.5751/ES-07039-190450 (doi) Highlighted in: Sustainability: Resource use peaks worldwide, 2015. Nature 517, 246–247. (doi)
  18. Gerstner, K., Dormann, C.F., Stein, A., Manceur, A.M. & Seppelt, R. (2014). Effects of land use on plant diversity - A global meta-analysis. Journal for Applied Ecology. (doi)
  19. Von Wehrden, H., Abson, D.J., Beckmann, M., Cord, A.F., Klotz, S. & Seppelt, R. (2014) Realigning the land-sharing/land-sparing debate to match conservation needs: considering diversity scales and land-use history. Landscape Ecology. 29(6): 941-948 (doi)
  20. Gaddis, E.J.B., Voinov, A., Seppelt, R. & Rizzo, D.M. (2014) Spatial Optimization of Best Management Practices to Attain Water Quality Targets. Water Resources Management, 1485–1499.  (doi)

  21. Voinov, A., Seppelt, R., Reis, S., Nabel, J.E.M.S. & Shokravi, S. (2014) Values in socio-environmental modelling: Persuasion for action or excuse for inaction. Environmental Modelling & Software, 53, 207–212. (doi)
  22. Václavík, T., Lautenbach, S., Kuemmerle, T. & Seppelt, R. (2013) Mapping global land system archetypes. Global Environmental Change, 23, 1637–1647. (doi)
  23. Klein, T., Holzkämper, A., Calanca, P., Seppelt, R. & Fuhrer, J. (2013) Adapting agricultural land management to climate change: a regional multi-objective optimization approach. Landscape Ecology (doi)
  24. Gerstner, K., Dormann, C.F., Václavíc, T., Kreft, H. & Seppelt, R. (2013) Accounting for geographical variation in species – area relationships improves the prediction of plant species richness at the global scale. Journal of Biogeography, 1–13. (doi)
  25. Seppelt, R., Lautenbach, S. & Volk, M. (2013) Identifying trade-offs between ecosystem services, land use, and biodiversity: a plea for combining scenario analysis and optimization on different spatial scales. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5, 458–463. (doi)
  26. Lautenbach, S., Volk, M., Strauch, M., Whittaker, G. & Seppelt, R. (2013) Optimization-based trade-off analysis of biodiesel crop production for managing an agricultural catchment. Environmental Modelling & Software, 48, 98–112. (doi)
  27. Seppelt, R., Bankamp, D., Voinov, A., Rizzoli, A. (2013) 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs): “Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Pathways and Visions under Uncertainty”: A congress report. Environmental Modelling & Software, 43. 160–162 (doi)
  28. Bankamp, D. & Seppelt, R., 2013. Managing resources of a limited planet – Or, how to organise an environmentally friendly congress. Environmental Modelling & Software (doi)
  29. Bennett, N.D., Croke B.F.W., Guariso G., Guillaume J.H., Hamilton S.H., Jakeman A.J., Marsili-Libelli S., Newham L.T.H., Norton J.P., Perrin C., Pierce A.S., Robson B., Seppelt R., Voinov A.A., Fath B., Andreassian V. (2013): Characterising performance of environmental models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 40:1–20. (doi)
  30. Lausch, A., Pause, M., Merbach, I., Zacharias, S., Doktor, D., Volk, M. & Seppelt, R. (2012) A new multiscale approach for monitoring vegetation using remote sensing-based indicators in laboratory, field, and landscape. Environmental monitoring and assessment. (doi)
  31. Eichhorn, M., Johst, K., Seppelt, R. & Drechsler, M. (2012) Model-Based Estimation of Collision Risks of Predatory Birds with Wind Turbines. Ecology and Society, 17. (doi)
  32. Lautenbach, S., Seppelt, R., Liebscher, J., Dormann, C.F. (2012): Spatial and temporal trends of global pollination benefit. PlosONE (doi)
  33. Eppink, F.V., Werntze, A., Mäs, S., Popp, A., Seppelt, R. (2012) Land Management and Ecosystem Services: How Collaborative Research Programmes Can Support Better Policies, GAIA 21/1: 55 – 63
  34. Burkhard, B., Groot, R. de, Costanza, R., Seppelt, R., Jörgensen, S.E. & Potschin, M. (2012) Solutions for sustaining natural capital and ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators, 21, 1-6. (doi)
  35. Seppelt, R., Fath, B., Burkhard, B., Fisher, J.L., Gret-Regamey, A., Lautenbach, S., Pert, P., Hotes, S., Spangenberg, J., Verburg, P.H. & Oudenhoven, A.P.E. Van. (2011) Form follows function? Proposing a blueprint for ecosystem service assessments based on reviews and case studies. Ecological Indicators, 21, 145-154. (doi)
  36. Schwarz, N., Lautenbach, S. & Seppelt, R. (2011) Exploring indicators for quantifying surface urban heat islands of European cities with MODIS land surface temperatures. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 3175-3186. (doi)
  37. Seppelt, R., Dormann, C.F., Eppink, F., Lautenbach, S., Schmidt, S. (2011). A quantitative review of ecosystem service studies: Approaches, shortcomings and the road ahead. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  38. Lautenbach, S., Kugel, C., Lausch, A., Seppelt, R. (2010). Analysis of historic changes in regional ecosystem service provisioning using land use data. Ecological Indicators. 11 (2011) 676–687.
  39. Haase, D., Lautenbach, S., Seppelt, R. (2010): Modeling and simulating residential mobility in a shrinking city using an agent-based approach. Environmental Modelling and Software 25(10) 1225-1240. (doi)
  40. Schwarz, N., Haase, D., Seppelt, R. (2010): Omnipresent sprawl? A review of urban simulation models with respect to urban shrinkage. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 37: 265- 283. (doi)
  41. Volk, M., Lautenbach, S., van Delden, S. Newham, L. T. H.,Seppelt, R. 2009. How Can We Make Progress with Decision Support Systems in Landscape and River Basin Management? Lessons Learned from a Comparative Analysis of Four Different Decision Support Systems. Environmental Management. (doi)
  42. Seppelt, R., F. Müller, B. Schröder, M. Volk (2009) Challenges of simulating complex environmental systems at the landscape scale: A controversial dialogue between two cups of espresso. Ecological Modeling.
  43. Seppelt, R., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Kabisch, S., Schloter, M., Görg, C., Frank, K., Jax, K., Auge, H. (2009). Land Use Options - Strategies and Adaptation to Global Change. GAIA. 18/1: 77-80
  44. Lautenbach, S., J. Berlekamp, N. Graf, R. Seppelt, M. Matthies (2008): Scenario analysis and management options for sustainable river basin management: Application of the Elbe DSS. Environmental Modelling and Software. 24: 26–43 (doi)
  45. Holzkämper, A., R. Seppelt (2007) Evaluating cost-effectiveness of conservation management actions in an agricultural landscape on a regional scale. Biological Conservation. 136. 117-127 (doi)
  46. Holzkämper, A., R. Seppelt (2007). LUPOlib – A generic library for optimising land-use patterns and landscape structures. Environmental Modelling and Software. 22. 1801-1804 (doi)
  47. R. Seppelt & O. Richter (2005). It was an artefact not the results - A note on system dynamic model development. Environemtal Modelling and Software. 20: 1543-1548 (doi) (doi) (errata)
  48. O. P. Jensen, R. Seppelt, T. J. Miller, L.J. Bauer (2005). Winter distribution of blue crab Callinectes sapidus in Chesapeake Bay: application and cross-validation of a two-stage generalized additive model. Marine Ecology Series. 299: 239-255 (doi)
  49. Schröder, B., R.Seppelt (2006): Analysis of pattern-process-interactions based on landscape models - overview, general concepts, and methodological issues. Ecological Modelling. 199 (4), 505-516. (doi)
  50. Holzkämper, A., A. Lausch, R. Seppelt 2006. Optimizing landscape configuration to enhance habitat suitability for species with contrasting habitat requirements. Ecological Modelling. 198: 277-292 (doi)
  51. Schulz, K., R. Seppelt, E. Zehe, H. J. Vogel, & S. Attinger (2006), Importance of spatial structures in advancing hydrological sciences. Water Resour. Res. 42:, W03S03. (doi)
  52. M. Kuhnert, A.Voinov, & R. Seppelt 2005. Comparing Raster Map Comparison Algorithms for Spatial Modeling and Analysis. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 71(8): 975-984.
  53. O. Richter & R. Seppelt (2004). Flow of genetic information through agricultural ecosystems: a generic modelling framework with application to pesticide-resistance weeds and genetically modified crops. Ecological Modelling. 171(1-2): 55-66 (doi)
  54. C. Loos, R. Seppelt, S. Meier-Bethke, J. Schiemann, O. Richter (2003): Spatially explicit modelling of transgenic maize pollen dispersal and cross pollination. Journal for Theoretical Biology. 225(2). 241-255
  55. M. Heistermann, B. Jene, G. Fent, M. Feyerabend, R. Seppelt, O. Richter & R. Kubiak (2003): Comparing experimental and modelling techniques to identify soil reaction parameters of the herbicide Metsulfuron-methyl. Pesticide Management Science. 59:1276-1290 (doi)
  56. R. Seppelt & A. Voinov 2003. Optimization Methodology for Landuse Patterns: Evaluation based on Multiscale Habitat Pattern Comparison. Ecological Modelling. 168(3): 217-231 (doi)
  57. R. Seppelt, A. Voinov 2002: Optimization Methodology for Land Use Patterns Using Spatially Explicit Landscape Models. Ecological Modelling. 151(2-3): 125-145 (doi)
  58. O. Richter, R. Seppelt, D. Söndgerath 2002. Computer Modelling. Encyclopedia for Environmetrics , 1:402-411
  59. R. Seppelt 2001. Hierarchical Dynamic Programming and Applications in Ecosystem Management. Environmental Modelling and Software. 16(3): 377-386 (doi)
  60. R. Seppelt & M.-M. Temme 2001. Hybrid Low Level Petri-Nets in Environmental Modelling - Development Platform and Case Studies. In: M. Matthies, H. Malchow & J. Kriz (eds.) Integrative Systems Approaches to Natural and Social Sciences. Springer, 181-201
  61. L. Penzel & R. Seppelt 2000. Umweltmanagement bei der Deutschen Bahn AG: unterstützt durch ein UIS. Umwelt-WirtschaftsForum, Springer. 8(4): 27-32
  62. R. Seppelt 2000. Regionalised optimum control problems for agroecosystem management. Ecological Modelling. 131(2-3): 121-132 (doi)
  63. R. Seppelt 1999. Applications of optimum control theory to agroecosystem modelling. Ecological Modelling. 121(2-3), 161-183 (doi)
  64. Chr. Thiel, R. Seppelt, W. Müller-Pietralla & O. Richter 1999. An Integrated Approach for LCA. Linking LCI, Simulation of Matter Transport and Ecological Impact Assessment. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 4(3), 151-160.
  65. O. Richter & R. Seppelt (1996): Quantitative Aspects of Sustainable Agriculture. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 42(2-3): 263-269
  66. R. Seppelt & O. Richter (1995): Sustainable Agriculture as Optimum Control Problem. Systems Analysis, Modelling, Simulation. 18(1): 759-762
  67. Chr. Haffer & R. Seppelt 1994. Neuronale Netze als Werkzeug zur Qualitätssicherung in der Halbleiterherstellung. Künstliche Intelligenz, 1: 42-47

Further recommended background reading (partly in German)

Seppelt, R., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Kabisch, S., Schloter, M., Görg, C., Frank, K., Jax, K., Auge, H. (2009). Land Use Options - Strategies and Adaptation to Global Change. GAIA. 18/1: 77-80

N. Crout , T. Kokkonenb, A.J. Jakeman, J.P. Norton, R. Anderson, H. Assaf, B.F.W. Crokeg, N. Gaber h, J. Gibbonsi, D. Holzworthj, J. Mysiak k, J. Reichl l, R. Seppelt, T. Wagener n, and P. Whitfield (2008): Good Modelling Practice. In Jakeman, A.J., Voinov, A.A., Rizzoli, A.E. and Chen, S.H. (eds). Environmental Modelling, Software and Decision Support: state of the art and new perspectives. Elsevier series on Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment. Elsevier Ltd

Lischke, H., Bolliger, J. and Seppelt, R. (2006). Dynamic spatio-temporal landscape models. In: F. Kienast, S. Ghosh and O. Wildi (eds.). A changing world: challenges for landscape research, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publisher. 283-306

R. Seppelt (2003): Informatik in der Geoökologie – Notwendiges Werkzeug oder berufliche Perspektive? Forum der Geoökologie . 1. 10-14.

R. Seppelt (1987): Merlin - Ein Mehr-Platinen-Rechner mit 21-Pin-Bus, Junge Wissenschaft. 4: 58-61