Institute of

Biodiversity

Dr. Sebastian Klimek

Dr. Sebastian  Klimek
Address
Bundesallee 65
38116 Braunschweig
Phone
+49 531 596 2540
Fax
+49 531 596 2599
E-Mail
sebastian.klimek@thuenen.de

Main Research Topics

  • Strategies and concepts for biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes
  • Impacts of land-use and landscape change on biodiversity
  • Ecological effectiveness of agri-environment schemes
  • Biodiversity in managed grasslands

Memberships and other activities

  • Gesellschaft für Ökologie
  • DAFA-Fachforum Grünland (Gaststatus)
  • Reviewer for scientific journals

Publications

Jerrentrup JS, Dauber J, Strohbach MW, Mecke S, Mitschke A, Ludwig J, Klimek S (2017) Impact of recent changes in agricultural land use on farmland bird trends. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 239, 334-341. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.041

Lomba A, Strohbach M, Jerrentrup JS, Dauber J, Klimek S, McCracken DI (2017) Making the best of both worlds: Can high-resolution agricultural administrative data support the assessment of High Nature Value farmlands across Europe? Ecological Indicators 72, 118–130.

Jerrentrup JS, Klimek S, Marchiori E, Bittante G, Ramanzin M, Sturaro E, Marini L (2016) Impact of dairy farming on butterfly diversity in Alpine summer pastures. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 232, 38-45.

Dauber J, Klimek S, Schmidt TG (2016) Konzept für ein Biodiversitätsmonitoring Landwirtschaft in Deutschland. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 31 p, Thünen Working Paper 58, DOI:10.3220/WP1466420944000 Download: https://www.thuenen.de/media/publikationen/thuenen-workingpaper/ThuenenWorkingPaper_58.pdf

Dauber J, Klimek S (2015) Biodiversität auf Äckern, Wiesen und Weiden in Deutschland - Die Herausforderung einer Bestandsaufnahme. Natur und Landschaft 90, Heft 6, 258-262.

Strohbach MW, Kohler ML, Dauber J, Klimek S (2015) High Nature Value farming: From indication to conservation. Ecological Indicators 57, 557-563.

Sutcliffe LME, Batáry P, Kormann U, Báldi A, Dicks LV, Herzon I, Kleijn D, Tryjanowski P, Apostolova I, Arlettaz R, Aunins A, Aviron S, Baležentienė L, Fischer C, Halada L, Hartel T, Helm A, Hristov I, Jelaska SD, Kaligarič M, Kamp J, Klimek S, Koorberg P, Kostiuková J, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kuemmerle T, Leuschner C, Lindborg R, Loos J, Maccherini S, Marja R, Máthé O, Paulini I, Proença V, Rey-Benayas J, Sans FX, Seifert C, Stalenga J, Timaeus J, Török P, van Swaay C, Viik E, Tscharntke T (2015) Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity and Distributions 21, 722-730.

Klimek S, Lohss G, Gabriel D (2014) Modelling the spatial distribution of species-rich farmland to identify priority areas for conservation actions. Biological Conservation 174, 65-74.

Schmidt TG, Röder N, Dauber J, Klimek S, Laggner A, Witte T de, Offermann F, Osterburg B (2014) Biodiversitätsrelevante Regelungen zur nationalen Umsetzung des Greenings der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik der EU nach 2013. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 70 p, Thünen Working Paper 20.

Dauber J, Klimek S, Krüß A, Dörpinghaus A, Hünig C (2012) Monitoring der biologischen Vielfalt im Agrarbereich - Workshop: Johann-Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig; vom 12. April bis 13. April 2011. Bonn: Bundesamt für Naturschutz, 126 p, BfN Skripten 308

Ulber L, Klimek S, Steinmann HH, Isselstein J, Groth M (2011) Implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a payment scheme for environmental services from agricultural land. Environmental Conservation 38, 464-472.

Freese J, Klimek S, Marggraf R (2011) Auktionen und ergebnisorientierte Honorierung bei Agrarumweltmaßnahmen. Natur und Landschaft 4, 156-159.

Marini L, Klimek S, Battisti A (2011) Mitigating the impacts of the decline of traditional farming on mountain landscapes and biodiversity: a case study in the European Alps. Environmental Science & Policy 14, 258-267.

Ulber L, Steinmann HH, Klimek S (2010) Using selective herbicides to manage beneficial and rare weed species in winter wheat. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 117, 233–239.

Klimek S, Isselstein J, Steinmann HH (2010) Artenvielfalt bewirtschafteter Grünlandsysteme ergebnisorientiert honorieren - Ansätze zur Weiterentwicklung von Agrarumweltprogrammen. ForschungsReport Ernährung – Landwirtschaft – Verbraucherschutz 41, 42-45.

Ulber L, Klimek S, Steinmann HH, Isselstein J (2010) A market-based payment scheme for plant diversity in farming systems. Aspects of Applied Biology 100, Agri-environment schemes - What have they achieved and where do we go from here?, 319-326.

Ulber L, Steinmann HH, Klimek S, Isselstein J (2009) An on-farm approach to investigate the impact of diversified crop rotations on weed species richness and composition in winter wheat. Weed Research 49, 534–543.

Marini L, Fontana P, Klimek S, Battisti A, Gaston KJ (2009) Impact of farm size and topography on plant and insect diversity of managed grasslands in the Alps. Biological Conservation 142, 394-403.

Klimek S, Richter gen. Kemmermann A, Steinmann HH, Freese J, Isselstein J (2008) Rewarding farmers for delivering vascular plant diversity in managed grasslands: A transdiciplinary case-study approach. Biological Conservation 141, 2888-2897.

Bertke E, Klimek S, Wittig B (2008) Developing result-orientated payment schemes for environmental services in grasslands: Results from two case studies in North-Western Germany. Biodiversity (Ottawa) 9, Special Issue: The Value of Biodiversity to Food and Agriculture, 91-95.

Klimek S, Marini L, Hofmann M, Isselstein J (2008) Additive partitioning of plant diversity with respect to grassland management regime, fertilisation and abiotic factors. Basic and Applied Ecology 9, 626-634.

Marini L, Prosser F, Klimek S, Marrs RH (2008) Water-energy, land-cover and heterogeneity drivers of the distribution of plant species richness in a mountain region of the European Alps. Journal of Biogeography 35, 1826-1839.

Marini L, Fontana P, Scotton M, Klimek S (2008) Vascular plant and Orthoptera diversity in relation to grassland management and landscape composition in the European Alps. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 361-370.

Marini L, Scotton M, Klimek S, Pecile A (2008) Patterns of plant species richness in Alpine hay meadows: Local vs. landscape controls. Basic and Applied Ecology 9, 365-372.

Marini L, Nascimbene J, Scotton M, Klimek S (2008) Hydrochemistry, water table depth, and related distribution patterns of vascular plants in a mixed mire. Plant Biosystems 142, 79-86.

Klimek S, Hofmann M, Isselstein J, Richter gen. Kemmermann A (2007) Plant species richness and composition in managed grasslands: the relative importance of field management and environmental factors. Biological Conservation 134, 559-570.

Marini L, Scotton M, Klimek S, Isselstein J (2007) Effects of local factors on plant species richness and composition of Alpine meadows. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 119, 281-288.