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Independent experts nominated by country party

Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp

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Discipline of Expertise
Biodiversity and ecosystem sciences
Information technologies (including remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS))
Soil science
Thematic Areas
Ecosystem services
Monitoring and assessment
Soil conservation
Soil degradation
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Coordinator Soil
Coordination Unit Climate and Soil
Telephone number
+49 531 596 1112
Work experience
- long-term monitoring of soil erosion by water
- erosion damage mapping in the field
- spatial modelling using GIS with a focus on soil erosion by water
- meta-analysis
- conceptual work on modelling regulating ecosystem services
- spatial modelling of ecosystem services
- remote sensing using UAV
- terrestrial laser scanning
- modelling soil properties and soil water balance models
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD, Natural Sciences, Leibniz University Hannover, Germanay, 2016
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Steinhoff-Knopp, Bastian; Burkhard, Benjamin (2018): Soil erosion by water in Northern Germany: long-term monitoring results from Lower Saxony. In: CATENA 165, S. 299–309. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.02.017.
2. Paul, C.; Kuhn, K.; Steinhoff-Knopp, B.; Weißhuhn, P.; Helming, K. (2020): Towards a standardisation of soil-related ecosystem service assessments. In: Eur J Soil Sci. DOI: 10.1111/ejss.13022.
3. Steinhoff-Knopp, Bastian; Kuhn, Tinka K.; Burkhard, Benjamin (2021): The impact of soil erosion on soil-related ecosystem services: development and testing a scenario-based assessment approach. In: EMAS 193 (Suppl 1), S. 274. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-020-08814-0.
4. Steinhoff-Knopp, Bastian; Burkhard, Benjamin (2018): Mapping Control of Erosion Rates. Comparing Model and Monitoring Data for Croplands in Northern Germany. In: OE 3 (4), e26382. DOI: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e26382.
5. Kreklow, Jennifer; Steinhoff-Knopp, Bastian; Friedrich, Klaus; Tetzlaff, Björn (2020): Comparing Rainfall Erosivity Estimation Methods Using Weather Radar Data for the State of Hesse (Germany). In: Water 12 (5), S. 1424. DOI: 10.3390/w1205142
Other activities
1. Executive Member of the International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE)
2. Member of the German Soil Science Association
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Bundesallee 49
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