Michael Strauch

Dr. Michael Strauch

Senior Scientist

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Research - UFZ
Department Computational
Landscape Ecology
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig - Germany

Tel.: ++49 341 235 1464
Fax.: ++49 341 235 1939
michael.strauch@ufz.de

Research interests

My major research focus is on catchment-scale modeling of biophysical processes to assist management of land and water resources. This includes, e.g.:

  • Utilizing and further developing the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)
  • Processing spatial and temporal model input and control data (e.g. from remote sensing)
  • Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses regarding input data and model parameter
  • Exploring potential (Pareto-)optimal land management configurations to identify trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem functions including biodiversity

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2012 Department of Computational Landscape Ecology, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig: Scientific Assistant
2009-2012 Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology, TU Dresden, research project IWAS (model region Brazil), Ph.D. thesis (finished in 2014): “Integrated watershed modeling in Central Brazil – Toward robust process-based predictions”
2008-2009 Institute of Geography, TU Dresden: Scientist
2002-2008 Studies of Geography (Dipl.) with major focus on Physical Geography, Geoinformatics, Landscape Planning and Forest Ecology

Teaching

  • Environmental modelling (Halle, from 2013 onwards)
  • Soils, Soil Protection (Tharandt, 2011/12)
  • Field training in Soil Science (Tharandt, 2011/12)
  • Climate & Hydrogeography (Dresden, 2008/09)

Publications

Articles in ISI-listed Journals


Verhagen W, van der Zanden EH, Strauch M, van Teeffelen AJA, Verburg PH (2018) Optimizing the allocation of agri-environment measures to navigate the trade-offs between ecosystem services, biodiversity and agricultural production. Environmental Science & Policy (84): 186-196.

Cord AF, Bartkowski B, Beckmann M, Dittrich A, Hermans-Neumann K, Kaim A, Lienhoop N, Locher-Krause K, Priess J, Schröter-Schlaack C, Schwarz N, Seppelt R, Strauch M, Václavík T, Volk M (2017) Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: Main concepts, methods and the road ahead. Ecosystem Services: DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.012.

Huang S, Kumar R, Flörke M, Yang T, Hundecha Y, Kraft P, Gao C, Gelfan A, Liersch S, Lobanova A, Strauch M, van Ogtrop F, Reinhardt J, Haberlandt U, Krysanova V (2017) Erratum to: Evaluation of an ensemble of regional hydrological models in 12 large-scale river basins worldwide. Climatic Change: DOI:10.1007/s10584-016-1895-7.

Guse B, Pfannerstill M, Strauch M, Reusser D, Lüdtke S, Volk M, Gupta H, Fohrer N (2016) On characterizing the temporal dominance patterns of model parameters and processes. Hydrological Processes 30 (13): 2255-2270.

Huang S, Kumar R, Flörke M, Yang T, Hundecha Y, Kraft P, Gao C, Gelfan A, Liersch S, Lobanova A, Strauch M, van Ogtrop F, Reinhardt J, Haberlandt U, Krysanova V (2016) Evaluation of an ensemble of regional hydrological models in 12 large-scale river basins worldwide. Climatic Change: DOI:10.1007/s10584-016-1841-8.

Monteiro JAF., Strauch M, Srinivasan R, Abbaspour K, Gücker B (2016) Accuracy of grid precipitation data for Brazil: application in river discharge modelling of the Tocantins catchment. Hydrological Processes 30 (9): 1419-1430.

Strauch M, Kumar R, Eisner S, Mulligan M, Reinhardt J, Santini W, Vetter T, Friesen J (2016) Adjustment of global precipitation data for enhanced hydrologic modeling of tropical Andean watersheds. Climatic Change: DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1706-1.

Ziv G, Mullin K, Villalobos Jiménez G, Fincham W, Taylor N, Boeuf B, Vittorelli L, Wolf C, Fritsch O, Strauch M, Seppelt R, Volk M, Beckmann M (2016) Water quality is a poor predictor of recreational hotspots in England. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166950.

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.

Strauch M, Lima JEFW, Volk M, Lorz C, Makeschin F (2013) The impact of Best Management Practices on simulated streamflow and sediment load in a Central Brazilian catchment. Journal of Environmental Management 127: S24-S36.

Strauch M, Volk M (2013) SWAT plant growth modification for improved modeling of perennial vegetation in the tropics. Ecological Modelling 269: 98-112.

Strauch M, Bernhofer C, Koide S, Lorz C, Volk M, Makeschin F (2012) Using precipitation data ensemble for uncertainty analysis in SWAT streamflow simulation. Journal of Hydrology 414–415: 413-424.

Lorz C, Abbt-Braun G, Bakker F, Borges P, Börnick P, Fortes L, Frimmel FH, Gaffron A, Hebben N, Höfer R, Makeschin F, Neder K, Roig LH, Steiniger B, Strauch M, Walde D, Weiß H, Worch E, Wummel J (2011) Challenges of an integrated water resource management for the Distrito Federal, Western Central Brazil: climate, land-use and water resources. Environmental Earth Sciences 65: 1575-1586.

Lorz C, Fürst C, Galic Z, Matijasic VD, Podrazky V, Potocic N, Simoncic P, Strauch M, Trestic T, Makeschin F (2010) GIS-based Probability Assessment of Natural Hazards in Forested Landscapes of Central and South-Eastern Europe. Environmental Management 46: 920-930.

Articles in other Journals (not ISI-listed)
Lautenbach S, Volk M, Strauch M, Whittaker G, Seppelt R (2014) Management support by optimization-based trade-off analysis – the example of biodiesel crop production. Geo-öko 35: 39-77.

Lautenbach S, Volk M, Strauch M, Whittaker G, Seppelt R (2014) Trade-offs of biogas production: comparing crop rotations under different climate scenarios. In: Ames, D.P., Quinn, N.W.T., Rizzoli, A.E. (eds.): Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs), June 15-19 2014, San Diego, California, USA, 4: 1841-1848.

Lima JEFW, da Silva EM, Strauch M, Lorz C (2013) Development of a soil database for applying SWAT model in a catchment of the Brazilian Savanna. Proceedings of the 2013 International SWAT Conference, July 17-19 2013, Toulouse, France, Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report - TR-471.

Lautenbach S, Maes J, Kattwinkel M, Seppelt R, Strauch M, Scholz M, Schulz-Zunkel C, Volk M, Weinert J, Dormann CF (2012). Mapping water quality-related ecosystem services: concepts and applications for nitrogen and pesticides. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 8 (1-2), 35-49.

Lautenbach S, Volk M, Strauch M, Whittaker G, Seppelt R (2012) Quantifying trade-offs between bioenergy production, food production, water quality and water quantity aspects in a German case study. In: Seppelt R, Voinov AA, Lange S, Bankamp D (eds.) Managing resources of a limited planet: pathways and visions under uncertainty. Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, July 1-5 2012, Leipzig, Germany, 2187-2193.

Lorz C, Abbt-Braun G, Bakker F, Borges P, Börnick P, Frimmel FH, Gaffron A., Hebben N, Höfer R, Makeschin F, Neder K, Roig LH, Steiniger B, Strauch M, Walde D, Weiß H, Worch E, Wummel J (2011) Die Bedeutung von Landnutzungsänderungen für ein integriertes Wasserressourcen-Management - Eine Fallstudie aus dem westlichen Zentral-Brasilien. Wasser / Abwasser - GWF 152 (9): 828-837.

Maes J, Braat L, Jax K, Hutchins M, Furman E, Termansen M, Luque S, Paracchini ML, Chauvin C, Williams R, Volk M, Lautenbach S, Kopperoinen L, Schelhaas M-J, Weinert J, Goossen M, Dumont E, Strauch M, Görg C, Dormann CF, Kattwinkel M, Zulian G, Varjopuro R, Ratamäki O, Hauck J, Forsius M, Hengeveld G, Perez-Soba M, Bouraoui F, Scholz M, Schulz-Zunkel C, Lepistö A, Polishchuk Y, Bidoglio G (2011) A spatial assessment of ecosystem services in Europe: methods, case studies and policy analysis - phase 1. PEER Report 3 Partnership for European Environmental Research, Helsinki, 143 pp.

Lautenbach S, Volk M, Gruber B, Dormann CF, Strauch M, Seppelt R (2010) Quantifying ecosystem service trade-offs. In: Swayne DA, Yang W, Voinov AA, Rizzoli A, Filatova T (eds.) Modelling for environment’s sake: Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, July 5-8 2010, Ottawa, Canada, 1: 692-699.

Strauch M, Ullrich A, Lorz C, Volk M (2010) Auswirkungen von Klimaänderungen und Energiepflanzenanbau auf den Wasser- und Stickstoffhaushalt im Parthe-Einzugsgebiet – Modellierung mit SWAT. In: Kaiser, K., Libra, J., Merz, B., Bens, O., Hüttl, R.F. (eds.) Aktuelle Probleme im Wasserhaushalt von Nordostdeutschland: Trends, Ursachen, Lösungen. Scientific Technical Report 10/10, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam.
 
Strauch M, Ullrich A, Lorz C, Volk M (2009) Simulating the effects of climate change and energy crop production on catchment hydrology and water quality using SWAT. Proceedings of the 2009 International SWAT Conference, August 5-7 2009, Boulder, Colorado Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report - TR-356.

Bookchapters
Lorz C, Borges P, Franz C, Höfer R, Koschke L, Lima JEFW, Makeschin F, Strauch M, Weiß H (2016) Dynamic Land Use Change as Challenge for IWRM: a Case Study in Central Brazil. In: Borchardt D, Bogardi J, Ibisch R (eds.) Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-25071-7.

Lorz C, Franz C, Koschke L, Strauch M (2014) Land Use Management as Part of Integrated Water Resource Management. In: Lorz C, Makeschin F, Weiß H (eds.) Integrated Water Resource Management in Brazil, IWA Publishing, 49-60.