Dr. Christine Fürst

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU)

Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Senior researcher



2010 PhD in forest sciences, University of Dresden, Germany


  1. Frank, S., Fürst, C. and F. Pietzsch (2015): Cross-sectoral resource management: how forest management alternatives affect the provision of lignocellulosic resources and other ecosystem services, Forests 6, 533-560.
  2. Ahouansou, M.M., Agodzo, S.K.,  Sintondji, L.O.C., Fürst, C., Flügel, W.A. (subm.): Ground-water quality analysis as water purification service assessment in Dassari catchment, semi-arid region of West Africa. Journal of Hydrology. IF: 1.914
  3. Koschke, L., Van der Meulen, S., Frank, S., Schneidergruber, A., Kruse, M., Fürst, C., Neubert, E., Ohnesorge, B., Schröder, C., Müller, F., Bastian, O. (2014): Do You Have 5 Minutes To Spare? –The Challenges Of Stakeholder Processes In Ecosystem Services Studies. DOI: 10.3097/LO.201467
  4. Fürst, C., Opdam, P., Inostroza, L., Luque, S., (2014): A balance score card tool for assessing how successful the ecosystem services concept is applied in participatory land use planning. Land-scape Ecology 29(8), 1435-1446. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0052-9. IF: 3.574
  5. Opdam, P., Albert, C., Grêt-Regamey, A., Kleemann, J., La Rosa, D., Parker, D., Schmidt, K., Villamor, G., Fürst, C. (in press): Ecosystem services for connecting actors – lessons learnt from discussion. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems.
  6. Albert, C., Aronson, J., Fürst, C., Opdam, P. (2014): Integrating ecosystem services in landscape planning: Requirements, approaches, and impacts. Landscape Ecology 29(8), 1277–1285. IF: 3.574
  7. Fürst, C., Berry, P., Geneletti, D., Khamzina, A., Sanfo, S. (2014): Inaugural editorial. Change Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems 1, 35-39.
  8. La Rosa, D., Lorz, C., König, H.J., Fürst, C. (2014): Spatial information and participation of socio-ecological systems: experiences, tools and lessons learned for land-use planning. Forest – Biogeosciences and Forestry. DOI: 10.3832/ifor0093-007. IF: 1.057
  9. Koschke, L., Lorz, C., Fürst, C., Lehman, T., Makeschin, F. (2014): Assessing hydrological and provisioning ecosystem services in a case study in Western Central Brazil. Ecological Processes 3:2.
  10. Frank, S., Fürst, C., Witt, A., Koschke, L., Makeschin, F. (2014): Making use of the ecosystem services concept in regional planning—trade-offs from reducing water erosion. Landscape Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-9992-3. IF: 3.574
  11. Hauck, J., Schweppe-Kraft, B., Albert, C., Görg, C., Jax, K., Jensen, R., Fürst, C., Maes, J., Ring, I., Hönigová, I., Burkhard, B., Mehring, M., Tiefenbach, M., Grunewald, K., Schwarzer, M., Meurer, J., Sommerhäuser, M., Priess, J.A., Schmidt, J., Grêt-Regamey, A. (2013): The Promise of the Ecosystem Services Concept for Planning and Decision-Making. GAIA 22(4), 232 -236. IF: 1.250
  12. Fürst, C., Frank, S., Witt, A., Koschke, L., Makeschin, F. (2013): Assessment of the effects of forest land use strategies on the provision of Ecosystem Services at regional scale. Journal of Environmental Management, 127, 96-116. IF: 3.188
  13. Fürst, C., Helming, K., Lorz, C., Müller, F., Verburg, P. (2013): Integrated land use and regional resource management – A cross-disciplinary dialogue on future perspectives for a sustainable development of regional resources. Journal of Environmental Management, 127, 1-5. IF: 3.188
  14. Koschke, L., Fürst, C., Lorenz, M., Witt, A., Frank, S., Makeschin, F. (2013): The integration of crop rotation and tillage practices in the assessment of ecosystem services provision at the regional scale. Ecological Indicators 32, 157-171. IF: 3.230
  15. Frank, S., Fürst, C., Koschke, L., Makeschin, F. (2013): Assessment of landscape aesthetics - validation of a landscape metrics-based assessment by visual estimation of the scenic beauty. Ecological Indicators 32, 222-231. IF: 3.230
  16. Lorenz, M., Fürst, C., Thiel, E. (2013): A methodological approach for deriving regional crop rotations as basis for the assessment of the impact of agricultural strategies using soil erosion as example, Journal of Environmental Management, 127, 37-47. IF: 3.188
  17. Witt, A., Fürst, C., Makeschin, F. (2013): Regionalization of Climate Change sensitive forest ecosystem types for potential afforestation areas. Journal of Environmental Management, 127, 48-55. IF: 3.188
  18. Fürst, C., Pietzsch, K., Frank, S., Witt, A., Koschke, L., Makeschin, F. (2012): How to better consider sectoral planning information in regional planning - example afforestation and conversion. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2012, 1-29. IF: 1.455
  19. Koschke, L., Fürst, C., Frank, S., Makeschin, F (2012): A multi-criteria approach for an inte-grated land-cover-based assessment of ecosystem services provision for planning support. Ecological Indicators 21, 54-66. IF: 3.230
  20. Frank, S., Fürst, C., Koschke, L., Makeschin, F. (2011): Towards the transfer of the ecosystem service concept to landscape planning using landscape metrics. Ecological Indicators 21, 30-38. IF: 3.230
  21. Fürst, C., Lorz, C., Makeschin, F. (2011): Integrating land management aspects into an assessment of the impact of land cover changes on Ecosystem Services. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services Management, 1-14.
  22. Fürst, C., Witt, A., Frank, S., Pietzsch, K., Makeschin, F. (2011): Integration von Umweltinformationen in die landschaftsbezogene Planung mit dem Modell eines 2-D zellulären Semiautomaten mit GIS-Funktionalitäten, Freiburger Forstliche Forschung 88, 78-89.