Environmental Research and Consultancy



Ongoing research projects & academic exchange:

  • Research project: “Intensitäten der Bodendegradation in Lösslandschaften durch unterschiedliche Landnutzungssysteme” (funding: DFG)
  • PhD project on landscape evaluation methods applied to loess landscapes in Poland and Germany (funding: scholarship by Hans-Böckler-Foundation)
  • Integrating Water Cycle Management: Capabilitiy, Capacity and Impact in Education and Business (PhD exchange program as part of a TEMPUS IV IWEB project with Kazakhstan) (funding: The European Commission) (Link)
  • Academic exchange and joint field works within the DAAD East Partnership Program with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management at Jagiellonian University Kraków and the Agricultural University Kraków
  • Reviews on ecosystem services and the limits of economic valuation of nature

 

Publications:

Nowak, A. & Schneider, C. 2017: Environmental characteristics, agricultural land use, and vulnerability to degradation in Malopolska Province (Poland). Science of the Total Environment 590-591: 620-632. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.006)
Download paper: here or here

Schneider C., Kuhnen H.-P. & Dotterweich M. 2016: Spotlights on Geoarchaeology around Khirbat al-Minya. OrA: 36: 7-22. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. (ISSN: 1434-162X)
Paper in English with Arabic and German abstracts // Paper: here

Schneider C. & Schmidt R. 2014: Soil properties as indicators for degradation processes caused by surface water runoff. in: Meyer B.; Capilla, J. E., Fatta-Kassinos D., Kakabayev A., Lundy L., Minzhanova G., Nurdillayeva R. & Shakirova T. (2014): Integrated Water Cycle Management in Kazakhstan. (ISBN: 978-601-04-0900-2)
Chapter in a textbook on integrated water management in Kazakhstan
Textbook (in English, Russian, Kazakh) download: here

Schneider C. 2011: Modernisierung für nachhaltige Landnutzung? Entwicklung einer traditionellen Kulturlandschaft im Süden Polens. Siedlungsforschung. Archäologie – Geschichte – Geographie, Band 29. Bonn.
Table of contents: here (in German) // Paper: here (in German with English Abstract)

 

Sessions/ Talks/ Posters:

2018

Schneider C. 2018: The impact of peasant agriculture and industrial farming systems on geoecological characteristics and the degradation of soils in loess landscapes in Central Europe.
Presentation at the colloquium on physical geography at the Institute for Geography Hildesheim.
Accepted

Schneider C. 2018: The impact of peasant and industrialized agricultural systems on soil degradation in Central Europe.
Presentation at the BonaRes 2018 Conference in Session “1.1: Sustainable use of agricultural systems”
Accepted

2017

Schneider C. 2017: Einfluss von kleinbäuerlichem Ackerbau und moderner Großflächenlandwirtschaft auf die Böden in Lösslandschaften – Ein Vergleich zwischen Deutschland und Polen. [in German]
Presentation at the Colloquium of the Saxonian Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Geology – Department I Agriculture

Schneider C. & Heinrich, J. 2017: The impact of peasant and industrialized agricultural systems on geomorphology and soil degradation in Central European loess areas.
Poster presentation at the 4th Central European Geomorphology Conference at Bayreuth University.
Abstract: here

Schneider C. 2017: Landscape degradation and the impact of traditional and industrialized agricultural systems on high productive loess soils in Central Europe.
Poster presentation at the IALE 2017 European Congress at session “Beyond the Mosaic. A better characterisation of landscapes would help to understand ecological patterns and processes”.

Schneider C. & Heinrich, J. 2017: Soil quality and soil degradation in agricultural loess soils in Central Europe – impacts of traditional small-scale and modernized large-scale agriculture.
Presentation at the EGU 2017 at session SSS9.7/CL5.21/GM7.8/HS11.55 – “Soil Erosion, Land Use and Climate Change”.
Abstract: here

Schneider C. & Heinrich, J. 2017: The impact of peasant and industrialized agricultural systems on high productive loess soils in Central Europe.
Poster presentation at the EGU 2017 at session SSS9.2 – “Soil quality and health in agriculture areas”.
Abstract: here / Poster: here

2016

Mazurek, R., Zaleski, T., Schneider C., Zagórda M. & Waroszewski, J. 2016: Spatial variation of selected physical properties of soils derived from loess.
Contribution to the International Symposium of Soil Physics at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW).
Abstract: here

Workshop: “Critical Physical Geography – How To?” at the annual Critical Geography Research Workshop 2016 in Leipzig.
Abstract and Conference program (in German): here

2015

Schneider, C. 2015: “Einfluss unterschiedlicher Agrarsysteme auf Landschaftsdegradation in Lössgebieten Polens
und Deutschlands.”
Talk at the DKG 2015 in Berlin/ Germany.
Abstract (in German): here

Session: “LN-FS-15 Landschaftsdegradation – Analyse und Prävention in Agrarlandschaften Europas und Zentralasiens” at the DKG 2015, Berlin/ Germany.
Proposal (in German): here // Conference program: here

Schneider, C. 2015: “Landscape degradation in Germany and Eastern Poland – Evaluating traditional and modernized agricultural loess regions.”
Talk at the IALE World Congress 2015 in Portland/ Oregon.
Abstract: here

Symposium: “Rethinking landscape degradation analysis and prevention in agrarian landscapes of Europe and Central Asia”. IALE World Congress 2015, Portland/ Oregon.
Symposium abstract (S 16): here

Session: “Sprouting new ideas, rooted in old wisdom: intergenerational dialogue on sustainable land management”. Global Soil Week 2015, Berlin/ Germany
Moderator and organizer together with colleagues from WOCAT, the Drynet Programme and the University of Leeds // Session outcomes: here // Video about the Young Professionals Programme: here

2014

Schneider C. 2014: Evaluating traditional and modernized landscapes for sustainable agriculture – GIS and field methods to evaluate high productive landscapes from an ecological perspective
Talk at the IGU 2014 Regional Conference ” Changes, Challenges, Responsibility.”, Kraków 2014
Abstract: here // IGU Session program (C12.25): here

Schneider C. & Kersting P. 2014: Ökosystemdienstleistungen und die physische Geographie: Theoretische und methodische Fragen aus systemtheoretischer Perspektive
Talk at the Physical-Geographical Research Colloquium, Leipzig University 2014

Schneider C.  2014: Ökosystemdienstleistungen und die Geographie: Ansatzpunkte für eine Auseinandersetzung.
Talk at the annual Critical Geography research workshop, Hamburg 2014

2013

Schneider C.  2014: Bewertung für nachhaltige Entwicklung: Ein Vergleich intensiv genutzter Agrarlandschaften.
Talk at the Physical-Geographical Research Colloquium, Leipzig University 2013

Schneider C. 2013: Welchen Wert hat Natur? Kritische Perspektiven auf das Konzept der Ökosystemdienstleistungen
Talk at the conference “Uneven Development. Geographien der Krise(n) – Räume des Widerstands”, Frankfurt/ Main 2013
Abstract: here (in German)

Schneider C. 2013: The Limits to Economic Valuation of Nature – A Review.
Poster for the International ESP & IALE Workshop “Indication, Integration and Application of Ecosystem Services in Decision Making”, Kiel, 2013
Abstract and Literature: here   //   Book of Abstracts: here

Schmidt R., Müller, S. , Hein M. , Pomm S., Schneider C., Ostaszewska K. & Heinrich J. 2013: Relikte einer Kulturlandschaft oder natürliche Bodenbildungen? – Erste Ergebnisse geochemischer und mikromorphologischer Untersuchungen an fossilen Böden im Lössgebiet der Miechower Hochfläche (Polen)
Poster for the conference „Jahrestagung des AK Geoarchäologie“ in Cottbus, 2013

2012

Hein, M.; Pomm, S; Schneider C.; Schmidt R. & Heinrich J. 2012: Feldbodenkundliche und geochemische Hinweise auf (prä)historische Kalkdüngung in der Lösslandschaft Kleinpolens
Poster for the conference „Jahrestagung des AK Geoarchäologie“ in Leipzig, 2012

2011

Schneider, C. 2011: Kleinteilige Landwirtschaft als Vorbild für ökologische Landnutzung
Poster for “Dies Academicus der Universität Leipzig”, Leipzig 2011

Schneider, C. & Heinrich, J. 2011: Sensibilität und Degradation einer traditionellen Kulturlandschaft im Süden Polens
Poster für “37. Jahrestagung des AK Geomorphologie – Geomorphologische Systeme und Klimasignale”; Leipzig 2011
Abstract: here (in German)

Schneider, C. 2011: The impact of historic and present land use on the geology of a loess area north of Kraków, Poland
Poster for “Closing the gap – North Carpathian loess traverse in the Eurasian loess belt” – International Workshop in Wroclaw (Poland), May 2011
Abstract: here

Schneider, C. 2011: Past Anthropogenic Impact on the Environment in Nahal Zalmon – A feasibility study
Poster for the “International Micro Archaeology Workshop” at Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute, Israel 2011

Students Conference on Conservation Sciences (SCCS)
Participation at the conference in New York City 2011
Program: here

2010

Schneider, C. 2010: Geoarcheology at the Sea of Galilee – From hellenistic to early islamic times
Field trip and feasibility study for future geoarchaeological research; Israel/ Germany 2010

Schneider, C. 2010: Traditionelle Kulturlandschaften in Polen als Wegweiser für ökologische und soziale Nachhaltigkeit
Conference presentation at the 37. International Meeting for Historical Cultural Landscape Research in Central Europe; Leipzig 2010

Schneider, C. 2010: Geo-Ecological Implication of Traditional Land Use and its Structural Change in Poland
Poster for DFG Meeting in Erfurt 2010

Schneider, C. 2010: Traditionelle Kulturlandschaften als Vorbild für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Conference presentation/ Konferenzbeitrag für “Generation Nachhaltigkeit”; HU Berlin 2010

Schneider, C. 2010: Geoökologische Implikationen des möglichen strukturellen Wandels der Landwirtschaft in einer Lösslandschaft in Südostpolen
Diploma thesis: Advisers Prof. Dr. J.Heinrich & PD. Dr. K.-M.Moldenhauer

Ecological Impact of historical and recent settlement in the Negev (Israel)
GIS work in cooperation with Ph.D. D.Orenstein, Technion and Ph.D. E.Groner, Arava Institute for Environmental Science/Technion Haifa
Final Report: here

Soils as Indicators for Landscape Development in Ramat Gerofit, Negev (Israel)
Study in cooperation with Dr. H.Ginat, Arava Institute for Environmental Science

Auswirkungen kleinparzellierter Landnutzung auf Bodeneigenschaften, Vegetation und geomorphologische Prozesse in Kleinpolen
Semester project at IfG Leipzig. Advisers Prof. Dr. J.Heinrich, Dr. A.Krüger & Prof. Dr. K.Ostaszewska (Uniwersytet Warszawski)