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Prof. Dr. Johann Köppel


Head of Department

Phone.: +49 (0)30 314-73280

Office hours: by appointment
Room: EB 221

Academic Vita
since 04.2011
Dean of the Faculty VI – Planning, Building and Environment
Juni 2006 - April 2010
Vice President for Research at the TU Berlin
since 09.1999
University Professor (C4) at the TU Berlin, Institute for Landscape and Environmental Planning, Head of the Department „Landscape Planning, especially landscape conservation planning/environmental assessment“ Today: Environmental Asssessment & Reasearch Group
Visiting professor at the TU Berlin
Ph.D. in Agriculture (Dr. agr.) with a dissertation on „The contribution of vegetation to the water balance in Berchtesgaden National Park“, with J. Pfadenhauer and W. Haber (TU Munich-Weihenstephan)
Managing partner Bosch & Partner GmbH, Königsdorf
Planning office Dr. Schaller, Kranzberg
1984 - 1986
Academic research assistant at the department of botany and landscape management (subject area geobotany) at the TU Munich-Weihenstephan (MAB-6 Project Applied Ecosystem Research Berchtesgaden)
1978 - 1983
Studies in Landscape Management at the TU Munich-Weihenstephan

Research Interests

    • Project-related landscape and environmental planning,
    • Nature conservation and urban planning impact regulation under nature protection law,
    • Habitats Impact Assessment,
    • Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment
    • Environmental impacts of renewable energies,
    • Sustainable Tourism,
    • Transformation Research (Eastern Europe/Russia)



    KÖPPEL, J., BIEHL, J., WACHENDÖRFER, V. and BITTNER, A. (2019): A pioneer in transition: Horizon scanning of emerging issues in Germany's sustainable wind energy development. In: BISPO, R. and BERNARDINO, J. and COELHO, H. and LINO COSTA, J. [Hrsg.]: Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts. Balancing Energy Sustainability with Wildlife Conservation. Springer Nature: Cham. 67–91

    KÖPPEL, J. and SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M. (2019): Diversas arenas de governança de bacias hidrográficas: [River basins' multi-faceted governance arenas]. In: PHILIPPI, JR, A. and SOBRAL, M. C. [Hrsg.]: Gestão de bacias hidrográficas e sustentabilidade. Editora Manole: Barueri-SP. 934–961


    REHHAUSEN, A., KÖPPEL, J., SCHOLLES, F., STEMMER, B., SYRBE, R.-U., MAGEL, I., GEISSLER, G. and WENDE, W. (2018): Quality of federal level strategic environmental assessment – A case study analysis for transport, transmission grid and maritime spatial planning in Germany. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 73 : 41–59. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2018.07.002

    RODORFF, V., STEINMETZ, L., MERTENS, J., SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M. and KÖPPEL, J. (2018): Applying Bayesian networks to evaluate small-scale farmers' perceptions of native reforestation practices in Brazil's Caatinga biome. Regional Environmental Change, (7): 1983–1997. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1370-2

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M., DO CARMO SOBRAL, M., ALCOFORADO DE MORAES, M., ALMEIDA-CORTEZ, J., AZEVEDO, J., CANDEIAS, A. L., Cierjacks, A., GOMES, E. T., GUNKEL, G., HARTJE, V., HATTERMANN, F. F., KAUPENJOHANN, M., KOCH, H. and KÖPPEL, J. (2018): The legacy of large dams and their effects on the water-land nexus. Regional Environmental Change, 18 (7): 1883–1888. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1414-7

    SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M., KÖPPEL, J. and SOBRAL, M. C. (2018): Unraveling the water and land nexus through inter- and transdisciplinary research: Sustainable land management in a semi-arid watershed in Brazil's Northeast. Regional Environmental Change, 33 (7): 2005–2017. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1302-1

    GEISSLER, G. and KÖPPEL, J. (2018): FFH-Verträglichkeitsprüfung. Handwörterbuch der Stadt- und Raumentwicklung, : 667–674

    HUESCA-PÉREZ, M. E., SHEINBAUM-PARDO, C. and KÖPPEL, J. (2018): From global to local: impact assessment and social implications related to wind energy projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 56 : 1–15. DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2018.1506856

    KOCH, H., SILVA, A., AZEVEDO, J., SOUZA, W. M., KÖPPEL, J., SOUZA JÚNIOR, C. B., BARROS, A. and HATTERMANN, F. F. (2018): Integrated hydro- and wind power generation: a game changer towards environmental flow in the Sub-middle and Lower São Francisco River Basin?. Regional Environmental Change, (7): 1927–1942. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1301-2

    KÖPPEL, J. (2018): Germany's Energiewende: Path Disruption or Reinforcement of the Established Path. In: RAMMERT, W. and WINDELER, A. and KNOBLAUCH, H. and HUTTER, M. [Hrsg.]: Innovation Society Today. Springer VS: Wiesbaden. 273–293

    KÖPPEL, J., BIEHL, J., SPRONDEL, N., BITTNER, A. and WACHENDÖRFER, V. (2018): Umwelt- und sozialverträgliche Windenergieentwicklung – Ergebnisse einer Handlungsfeldanalyse. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, 50 (9): 330–339

    KÖPPEL, J., GEISSLER, G., REHHAUSEN, A. and SPRONDEL, N. (2018): Umweltprüfung auf dem Weg zu einer internationalen Wissensgemeinschaft. UVP-report, 32 (1): 34–44. DOI: 10.17442/uvp-report.032.06

    KÖPPEL, J., GÜNTHER, M., GEISSLER, G., GRIMM, M. and MÖLLER-LINDENHOF, T. (2018): The Right to Know – zur Einführung von UVP-Portalen in Deutschland. UVP-report, 32 (1): 24–33. DOI: 10.17442/uvp-report.032.05

    KRAUSE, A. and KÖPPEL, J. (2018): A Multi-Criteria Approach for Assessing the Sustainability of Small-Scale Cooking and Sanitation Technologies. Challenges in Sustainability, 6 (1): 1–19. DOI: 10.12924/cis2018.06010001


    SOUZA JÚNIOR, C. B., SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M., KÖPPEL, J. and SOBRAL, M. C. (2017): Sinais de um problema crônico: a governança hídrica carece promover os comitês de bacias, coordenar planos e gerir informações. Ambiente & Água, 12 (6): 1054–1067. DOI: 10.4136/ambi-agua.2044

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