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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. (2020): For IA, a `place-based' towards `flow-based' landslide ahead. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 38 (2): 136–140. DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2019.1676067

    RASMUSSEN, A., LANGKAU, A., LEHMLER, S., LINDEMANN, P., WESSEL-BOTHE, E., VAROL, N. and KÖPPEL, J. (2020): Handreichung zur Berücksichtigung des Klimawandels in der Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung: Guidance on the Consideration of Climate Change in Environmental Impact Assessment. UVP-report, 34 (2): 92–99

    WEBER, J., KÖPPEL, J. and GEISSLER, G. (2020): Best-Available-Science/Information-Mandat – evidenzbasierter Artenschutz in den USA. In: Voigt, Christian C. [Hrsg.]: Evidenzbasierter Fledermausschutz in Windkraftvorhaben. Springer Berlin Heidelberg: Berlin, Heidelberg. 147–160


    GRIMM, M. and KÖPPEL, J. (2019): Biodiversity Offset Program Design and Implementation. Sustainability, 11 (24): . DOI: 10.3390/su11246903

    KÖPPEL, J. (2019): UVP-Portale in Deutschland – wer sucht, der findet?. UVP-report, 33 (1): 32–33

    KÖPPEL, J., BIEHL, J., DAHMEN, M., GEISSLER, G. and PORTMANN, M. E. (2019): Perspectives on marine spatial planning. In: PERROW, M. R. [Hrsg.]: Wildlife and Wind Farms, Conflicts and Solutions. Pelagic Publishing: Exeter. 281–317

    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. W. J. and GEIßLER, G. (2019): Das Best Available Science (BAS) Mandat in den USA – ein Plädoyer für die Etablierung in der deutschen Genehmigungspraxis?. In: Abstractband zur Tagung „Evidenzbasierter Fledermausschutz bei Windkraftvorhaben“, [Hrsg.]:

    GRIMM, M., KÖPPEL, J. and GEISSLER, G. (2019): A Shift Towards Landscape-Scale Approaches in Compensation - Suitable Mechanisms and Open Questions. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 47 (03): 1–12. DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2019.1591073

    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

    RODORFF, V., SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M., GUSCHAL, M., HÖLZL, S. and KÖPPEL, J. (2019): Good Governance: A Framework for Implementing Sustainable Land Management, Applied to an Agricultural Case in Northeast-Brazil.. Sustainability, 11 (16): 4303. DOI: 10.3390/su11164303

    WEBER, J., BIEHL, J. and KÖPPEL, J. (2019): Lost in bias? Multifaceted discourses framing the communication of wind and wildlife research results: The PROGRESS case. 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. 179–204

    SOUZA JÚNIOR, C. B., KOCH, H., SIEGMUND-SCHULTZE, M. and KÖPPEL, J. (2019): An exploratory scenario analysis of strategic pathways towards a sustainable electricity system of the drought-stricken São Francisco River Basin. Energy Systems, 209 (11): 1–40. DOI: 10.1007/s12667-019-00343-1

    BIEHL, J., KÖPPEL, J., RODORFF, V., HUESCA-PÉREZ, M. E., ZIMMERMANN, A., GEISSLER, G. and REHHAUSEN, A. (2019): Implementing strategic environmental assessment in countries of the global South – An analysis within the Peruvian context. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 77 : 23–39. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2019.02.009


    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

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