Dr. Janina Kleemann

Country of current residence


Current position


Current institute employer

Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg




Landscape Ecologist


Socio-ecological systems, ecosystem services, participatory planning

Degrees / expertise

Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation (Diploma)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst

Prof. Dr. Lautenbach


Kleemann, J.  2018.  An expert-based ecosystem services assessment under land use and land cover changes and different climate scenarios in northern Ghana, West Africa.  Doctoral thesis at  University of Halle.  Further Information
Koo, H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C.  2018.  Land use scenario modeling based on local knowledge for the provision of ecosystem services in northern Ghana.  Land, 7(2)   : 59   . (Open Access)  


Kleemann, J., Baysal, G., Bulley, H.N.N., Fürst, C.  2017.  Assessing driving forces of land use and land cover change by a mixed-method approach in north-eastern Ghana, West Africa.  Environmental Management , 193   : 1-32   .
Kleemann, J., Celio, E., Fürst, C.  2017.  Validation approaches of an expert-based Bayesian Belief Network in Northern Ghana, West Africa.  Ecological Modelling, 365   : 10-29   .
Kleemann, J., Celio, E., Nyarko, B.K., Jimenez-Martinez, M., Fürst, C.  2017.  Assessing the risk of seasonal food insecurity with an expert-based Bayesian Belief Network approach in northern Ghana, West Africa.  Ecological Complexity, 32   : 53-73   .
Kleemann, J., Inkoom, J.N., Thiel, M., Shankar, S., Lautenbach, S., Fürst, C.  2017.  Peri-urban land use pattern and its relation to land use planning in Ghana, West Africa.  Landscape and Urban Planning, 165   : 280-294   . (Open Access)  


Opdam, P., Albert, C., Fürst, C., Grêt-Regamey, A., Kleemann, J., Parker, D., La Rosa, D., Schmidt, K., Villamor, G.B., and A. Walz.  2015.  Ecosystem services for connecting actors – lessons from a symposium.  Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 2   : 1-7   . (Open Access)   Download [PDF]


Callo-Concha, D., Sommer, J. H., Kleemann, J., F. W. Gatzweiler and M. Denich.  2014.  Marginality from a Socio-ecological Perspective.  In: von Braun, J. and F. W. Gatzweiler (eds.): Marginality - Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology. Springer.   pp. 57-65. 


Oppermann, R., Hoffmann, J., U. Weinhold and J. Kleemann.  2012.  Farmland as habitat for populations of species of conservation interest.  In: Oppermann, R., Beaufoy G. and G. Jones (eds.): High Nature Value Farming in Europe. Regionalkultur.  


Kleemann, J.  2011.  Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen von grenzüberschreitenden Schutzgebieten.  In: Feit, U. and Horst Korn (eds.): Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt. German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.  


Janina Kleemann.  2010.  Opportunities and Challenges of Transboundary Protected Areas.  Diploma Thesis at  Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald.  Kleemann, J  

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Methods
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ghana
Research projects
WASCAL- West African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use; www.wascal.org
Working groups

WASCAL Work Package 6.1


Landscape Ecology & Nature Conservation (Diploma)

Funding institutions


Research affiliation

Socio-ecological systems, integrated assessment, participatory land use planning

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst

Prof. Dr. Lautenbach

Janina Kleemann

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management

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