Simone D. Langhans

Dr. Simone D. Langhans

IGB-Abteilung: (A2) Ökosystemforschung
Funktion: Wissenschaftler
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Standort: Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin
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  • Lebenslauf
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  • Lehre
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Lebenslauf

2015 - present Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Ecosystem Research at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries IGB, Berlin, Germany.
1 - 3/2016 Visiting researcher at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
2013 - 2015 AvH-Research fellow at the Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes at IGB. Project: "Money for rivers: a new framework to optimize rehabilitation funds."
1 - 3/2015 Visiting researcher at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Project: "A transparent decision support framework to optimise opening regimes of intermittently closed and open lakes and lagoons (ICOLLs)."
2 - 4/2014 Visiting researcher at the Australian Rivers Institute, Brisbane, Australia.
2012 - 2013 IGB-Research fellow. Project: "Improving systematic river rehabilitation planning for Europe under multi-pressure conditions."
2011 - 2012 SNF-Research fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute and the Spatial Ecology Lab at the University of Queensland. Project: "From ecological river assessment to prioritization in river management: a decision-analytic river network-based approach."
2010 - 2011 Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Project: "New concepts in ecological river assessment".
2007 - 2009 Project manager of the Swiss Modular Concept for Stream Assessment, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Eawag.
2007 - 2007 Scientific manager of the International Water Management Forum, Eawag.
2002 - 2006 Ph.D. at Eawag´s Department of Aquatic Ecology. Project: "Habitat heterogeneity as a controller of organic matter dynamics and terrestrial invertebrate distribution."
2000 - 2002 MAS in Secondary and Higher Education in Biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zürich, Switzerland.
1996 - 2000 Diploma of Natural Sciences at ETHZ, Switzerland.

Auszeichnungen und Preise


2013

  • Humboldt research fellowship for experienced researchers “Money for rivers: a new framework to optimize rehabilitation funds”.
  • Extension of the IGB Postdoc Fellowship “Improving systematic river rehabilitation planning for Europe under multi-pressure conditions”.

2012

  • IGB Postdoc Fellowship “Improving systematic river rehabilitation planning for Europe under multi-pressure conditions”.

2011

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Researchers “From ecological river assessment to prioritization in river management: a decision-analytic river network-based approach”.
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hydrologie und Limnologie, travel fund for young researchers.

2010

  • Eawag Discretionary Fund (together with Prof. P. Reichert) “New concepts in ecological river assessment”.

2006                 

  • Commission for Oceanography and Limnology, Swiss Academy of Sciences, grant for young scientists.

2005                

  • Student endowment award of the North American Benthological Society.
  • Poster award at the 4th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences. Paper invitation for the Polish Journal of Ecology.

2002 - 2006      

  • Three ETH student travel allowances for participating in conferences.

Forschungsthemen

  • Cost-effective river rehabilitation planning at large spatial scales using optimisation algorithms (such as Marxan)
  • Forecasting ecosystem services and biodiversity distribution under climate change across multiple aquatic ecosystems for spatial planning purposes (EU-project AQUACROSS)
  • Quantification of stakeholder/expert preferences for and facilitation of river rehabilitation planning with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
  • Quantification of cultural values for freshwater management using MCDA (case study New Zealand)
  • Ecological river assessment
  • Terrestrial and semi-aquatic invertebrates of intermittent rivers

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Forschungsprojekte

TitelLaufzeitBeschreibung
AQUACROSS 2018 Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies
Hier - Zur Datenbank der Bibliothek

    2014

  • Langhans, Simone D.; Tockner, Klement (2014):
    Edge effects are important in supporting beetle biodiversity in a gravel-bed river floodplain.
    PLoS One, 9 (12): e114415
  • Langhans, Simone D.; Tockner, Klement (2014):
    Is the unsaturated sediment a neglegted habitat for riparian arthropods?: Evidence from large gravel-bed river.
    Global Ecology and Conservation, 2: 129-137.
  • Rolls, Robert J.; Leigh, Catherine; Langhans, Simone D. (2014):
    Improving science through improved acknowledgment of reviewers: editorial.
    Conservation Biology,
  • Langhans, Simone D.; Reichert, Peter; Schuwirth, Nele (2014):
    The method matters: a guide for indicator aggregation.
    Ecological Indicators, 45: 494-507.
  • Langhans, Simone D.; Hermoso Lopez, Virgilio; Linke, Simon; Bunn, Stuart E.; Possingham, Hugh P. (2014):
    Cost-effective river rehabilitation planning: optimizing for morphological benefits at large spatial scales.
    Journal of Environmental Management, 132: 296-303.
  • 2013

  • Langhans,Simone;Richard,Urs;Rueegg,Janine;Uehlinger,Urs;Edwards,Peter;Döring,Michael;Tockner,Klement; (2013):
    Environmental heterogeneity affects input, storage, and transformation of coarse particulate organic matter in a floodplain mosaic.
    Aquatic Sciences, 75 (3): 335-348.
  • Langhans,Simone;Lienert,Judit;Schuwirth,Nele;Reichert,Peter; (2013):
    How to make river assessments comparable : a demonstration for hydromorphology.
    Ecological Indicators, 32: 264-275.
  • 2008

  • Langhans S;Tiegs S;Gessner MO;Tockner K; (2008):
    Leaf-decomposition heterogeneity across a riverine floodplain mosaic.
    Aquatic Sciences, 70: 337-346.

Weitere Publikationen

Articles in peer-reviewed Journals

2016

  • Langhans SD, Gessner J, Hermoso V, Wolter C (2016) Coupling systematic planning and expert judgement enhances the efficiency of river restoration. Science of the Total Environment 560-561: 266-273.
  • Langhans SD, Lienert J (2016) Four common simplifications in Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis do not holf for river rehabilitation. Plos One 12(3): e0150695.
  • Wilson KA, Auerbach NA, Sam K, Magini AG, Moss AStL, Langhans SD, Budiharta S, Dilva Terzano D, Meijaard (2016) Conservation research is not happening where its most needed. PLOS Biology 14(3): e1002413.


2015

  • Reichert P, Langhans SD, Lienert J, Schuwirth N (2015) The conceptual foundation of environmental decision support. Journal of Environmental Management 154: 316-332.

2014

  • Langhans SD, Tockner K (2014) Edge effects are important in supporting beetle biodiversity in a gravel-bed river floodplain. PlosOne 9(12): e114415. doi:10. 1371/journal.pone.0114415
  • Rolls R, Leigh C, Langhans SD (2014) Improving science through improved acknowledgement of reviewers. Conservation Biology (Editorial). DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12418.
  • Langhans SD, Tockner K (2014) Is the unsaturated sediment a neglected habitat for riparian arthropods? Evidence from a large gravel-bed river. Global Ecology & Conservation 2: 129-137.
  • Langhans SD, Schuwirth N, Reichert P (2014) The method matters: a guide for indicator aggregation in ecological assessments. Ecological Indicators 45: 494-507.
  • Langhans SD, Hermoso V, Linke S, Possingham HP (2014) Cost-effective river rehabilitation planning: optimizing for morphological benefits at large spatial scales. Journal of Environmental Management 132:296-303.

2013

  • Langhans SD, Lienert J, Reichert P (2013) How to make river assessments comparable: a demonstration for hydromorphology. Ecological Indicators 32:264-275.
  • Reichert P, Schuwirth N, Langhans SD (2013) Constructing, evaluating and visualizing value and utility functions for decision support. Environmental Modelling & Software 46:283-291.
  • Langhans SD, Richard U, Rueegg J, Uehlinger U, Edwards P, Doering M, Tockner K (2013) Environmental heterogeneity affects input, storage, and transformation of course particulate organic matter in a floodplain mosaic. Aquatic Sciences 75:335-348.

2008

  • Langhans SD, Tiegs, SD, Gessner MO, Tockner K (2008) Leaf decomposition heterogeneity across a riverine floodplain mosaic. Aquatic Sciences 70:337-346.

2007

  • Tiegs SD, Langhans SD, Tockner K, Gessner MO (2007) Cotton strips as a leaf surrogate to measure decomposition in river floodplain habitats. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26:70-77.

2006

  • Langhans SD, Tiegs SD, Uehlinger U, Tockner K (2006) Environmental heterogeneity controls organic-matter dynamics in river-floodplain ecosystems. Polish Journal of Ecology 54:675-680.
  • Langhans SD, Tockner K (2006) The role of timing, duration, and frequency of inundation in controlling leaf litter decomposition in a river-floodplain ecosystem (Tagliamento, northeastern Italy). Oecologia 147:501-509.

 

Book Chapters

  • Langhans SD, Tockner K (2005) Limnological characteristics of the Fiume Tagliamento. In: Tagliamento due sponde sul fiume - Guida storica e technica die un tratto del medio corso. Spilimbergo, Italy.

 

Publications in Practitioners´ Journals and Reports


2015

  • Schallenberg M, Langhans SD (2015) Collaborative Decision Support Framework for Managing Whakaki Lake. Phase 1: Ecological Information. Prepared for the Hawkes Bay Regional Council with funding from the Envirolink Grant 1577-HBRC213. Dunedin, New Zealand.

2011

  • Langhans SD, Reichert P (2011) Einbettung von Verfahren zur Fliessgewässerbewertung in ein übergeordnetes Gewässermanagementkonzept. Vorschläge am Beispiel des Modulstufenkonzepts. Wasser Energie Luft 103(2):204-214.
  • Reichert P, Schuwirth N, Langhans SD (2011) MCWM – Ein Konzept für multikriterielle Entscheidungsunterstützung im Wassermanagement. Wasser Energie Luft 103(1):139-148.

2010

  • Liechti P (2010) (Working group: Göggel W, Jakob A, Känel B, Niederhauser P, Langhans SD, Weber C) Methoden zur Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Fliessgewässer. Chemisch-physikalische Erhebungen, Nährstoffe. Umwelt-Vollzug Nr. 1005. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern.
  • Stucki P (2010) (Working group: Göggel W, Niederhauser P, Perfetta J, Lods-Crozet B, Stöckli A, Lowas R, Gonseth Y, Langhans SD) Methoden zur Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Fliessgewässer. Makrozoobenthos Stufe F. Umwelt-Vollzug Nr. 1026. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern.
  • Baumann P, Langhans SD (2010) Methoden zur Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Fliessgewässer.
  • Synthese der Beurteilungen auf Stufe F (2010) Entwurf. Umwelt-Vollzug Nr.xx. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern.

2009

  • Känel B, Weber C, Göggel W (2009) (Working group: Demierre A, Elber F, Küry D, Langhans SD, Maurer V, Müller N, Perfetta J, Sieber U, Wächter K) Methoden zur Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Fliessgewässer. Wasserpflanzen: Anleitung zur Probenahme. Entwurf. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern.

2008

  • Weber C, Göggel W, Langhans SD (2008) Aufwertungen in Fliessgewässern planen: Die Methode „Ökomorphologie Stufe S“. Ingenieurbiologie 3:4-8.
  • Langhans SD, Weber C, Göggel W (2008) D’une méthode à l’autre vers une évaluation intégrale des cours d’eau. Bulletin de l'ARPEA 238:5-11.

2007

  • Kunz Y, Pohl J, Langhans SD (2007) Uferbezogene Indikatoren - Neue Ansätze zur Fliessgewässerbewertung. Wasser Energie Luft 99(1).

2006

  • Trottmann N, Langhans, SD, Tockner K (2006) Schwemmgut als Ausbreitungsmedium. Das Innenleben eines unterschätzten Naturstoffs. Wasser Energie Luft 98(3):207-213.

2005

  • Trottmann N, Langhans SD, Tockner K (2005) Schwemmgut, ein wichtiger Weg der Ausbreitung. Natur und Mensch 5: 8-11.

2004

  • Trottmann N, Langhans SD, Tockner K (2004) Schwemmgut als Ausbreitungsmedium - das Innenleben eines unterschätzten Naturstoffs. Eawag Jahresbericht.

2003

  • Tockner K, Langhans SD (2003) Die ökologische Bedeutung des Schwemmgutes. Wasser Energie Luft 95(11/12):353- 354.

 

 

 

Lehre

2015
Supervision
of a MSc project: Martin Friedrichs, IGB, Germany.
Teaching
"Conservation planning and prioritization" within the MSc course "Current topics in Freshwater Ecology" 23 304 a-b at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
Teaching "River restoration/planning" within the course Biodiversität ausgewählter Standorte "Fliessgewässer der Mittelgebirge" als Modulteilveranstaltung des Moduls "Biologisches Vertiefungsmodul Zoologie" Kurse 23307 a, b, c at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

2014        
Teaching "Biodiversity & Conservation Planning" within the MSc course "Evolution and Biodiversity I" at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

2005 - 2006      
Co-supervision of three MSc projects: Erika Van Daalen, Yvonne Kunz and Janine Pohl. Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag/ETHZ.

2002 - 2006      
Teaching applied-statistics, systematics and ecology of benthic invertebrates, and applied stream ecology during field courses to undergraduates. Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag/ETHZ.