A landscape planner by training, my interdisciplinary interest in global social-ecological systems has transformed me into a land system scientist. I am focusing on spatially explicit links between land cover changes and societal transitions. I have long-term experience in mapping the effects of human interventions on ecosystem functioning based on field-based and remotely sensed inventories in tropical and temperate countries. I am particularly interested in the role of built infrastructures for sustainable development and nature conservation. I am engaged in science-policy interactions and aim to make my scientific approaches applicable for equitable decision-making at multiple scales.
From Bird's-Eye-Views to Joint Landscape Visions
Watch the video of my Landscape Talk at the Global Landscapes Forum 2018 in Bonn: How spatial videos allow us to explore and communicate complex links in the Water-Energy-Food nexus of the DAFNE project.
Kleinschroth F., Rayden T. and Ghazoul J. 2019. The Dilemma of Maintaining Intact Forest Through Certification. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2:72.
Kleinschroth, F., Laporte, N., Laurance, W.F., Goetz, S., Ghazoul, J. 2019. Road expansion and persistence in forests of the Congo Basin. Nature Sustainability. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0310-6
Ghazoul, J., & Kleinschroth, F. 2018. A global perspective is needed to protect environmental defenders. Nature Ecology & Evolution. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0640-1
Kleinschroth, F., Garcia, C., Ghazoul, J. 2018. Reconciling certification and intact forest landscape conservation. AMBIO. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-018-1063-6
Kleinschroth, F. & Healey, J.R. 2017. Impacts of logging roads on tropical forests. Biotropica 49 (5): 620-635. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12462
Kleinschroth, F., Healey, J. R., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Mortier, F., and Stoica, R. 2017. Effects of logging on roadless space in intact forest landscapes of the Congo Basin. Conservation Biology 31 (2): 469–480.
Haurez, B., Daïnou,K., Vermeulen, C., Kleinschroth, F., and Mortier, F., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Doucet, J. 2017. A look at Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) and their relevance in Central African forest policy. Forest Policy and Economics 80: 192–199.
O’Leary, B.C., Kvist, K., Bayliss, H.R., Derroire, G., Healey, J.R., Hughes, K., Kleinschroth, F., Sciberras, M., Woodcock, P., Pullin, A.S. 2016. The reliability of evidence review methodology in environmental science and conservation. Environmental Science & Policy 64: 75–82.
Kleinschroth, F., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Sist, P., Gond, V., and Healey, J. R. 2016. Logging roads in tropical forests: Synthesis of literature written in French and English highlights environmental impact reduction through improved engineering. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques 328 (2): 13-26.
Kleinschroth, F., Healey, J. R., Sist, P., Mortier, F., and Gourlet-Fleury, S. 2016. How persistent are the impacts of logging roads on Central African forest vegetation? Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 1127–1137.
Kleinschroth, F., Healey, J.R. & Gourlet-Fleury, S. 2016. Sparing forests in Central Africa: re-use old logging roads to avoid creating new ones. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14 (1): 9–10.
Kleinschroth, F., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Sist, P., Mortier,F. and Healey, J.R. 2015. Legacy of logging roads in the Congo Basin: How persistent are the scars in forest cover? Ecosphere 6(4): 64.
Kleinschroth, F., Schöning, C., Kung’u, J.B., Kowarik, I. and Cierjacks, A. 2013. Regeneration of the East African timber tree Ocotea usambarensis in relation to historical logging. Forest Ecology and Management 291: 396–403.
Cierjacks, A., Kleinschmit, B., Babinsky, M., Kleinschroth, F., Markert, A., Menzel, M., Ziechmann, U., Schiller, T., Graf, M. and Lang, F., 2010. Carbon stocks of soil and vegetation on Danubian floodplains. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 173: 644–653.
Kleinschroth, F. 2016. Roads in the rainforests. Legacy of selective logging in Central Africa. Evaluating the temporal and spatial dynamics of logging road networks. PhD thesis, AgroParisTech; CIRAD; Bangor University. HAL Id: tel-01366607
Trolliet, F., Vogt, M. and Kleinschroth, F. 2019. How does FSC certification of forest management benefit conservation of biodiversity? In: Vogt, M. 2019. Sustainability Certification Schemes in the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sectors Outcomes for Society and the Environment. Routledge, London.
Laurance, W.F., Mahmoud, I. M., Kleinschroth, F. 2017. Infrastructure Expansion and the Fate of Central African Forests. In: Brouwer, M. 2017. Central African forests forever. MB Partner in Communicatie, Bunnik, Netherlands.
When a road leads to deforestation. NASA Earth Observatory
Mit Tempo 120 durch den Regenwald. ETH Zukunftsblog
Roads built into Congo rainforests and their contrasting impacts. Nature Research Sustainability Community
Logging road construction has surged in the Congo Basin since 2003. Mongabay
Forststraßen im Kongo fördern Wilderei und Abholzung. Deutschlandfunk
Dams can mimic the free flow of rivers but risks must be managed. The Conversation, CGIAR Thrive blog
Amazon Frogbit invades the Kafue Flats. Kafue River Trust
Logging roads drive loss of intact forest in FSC-certified logging concessions. Mongabay
How forests recover rapidly on logging roads in the Congo Basin. The Conversation.
Pistes forestières : elles perturbent la forêt, mais favorisent la régénération des arbres exploités. CIRAD Actualités.
Pistes forestières, un impact environnemental plus limité que prévu. The Conversation
New study: Risky roads cause more than just environmental harm. Mongabay