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Christoph Schröder

GIS specialist and project manager

Christoph Schröder

GIS specialist and project manager


christoph.schroder@uma.es

+34 951 952 906



Based on my MSc in Geography (University of Bonn) I have developed expertise in Geographic Information Systems and land use/cover change analysis from local to global scale with particular interest in the Mediterranean. Over the last few years, I have developed a strong involvement in science-policy interfaces on the European level, trying to find smart ways to solve important environmental issues relevant to policy-makers.

The main focus of my activities at ETC-UMA is on data integration and thematic assessment on European scale for a wide range of topics from sustainable tourism to nutrient inputs on agro-ecosystems. This data-driven work is supporting the European Environment Agency in their policy monitoring and formulation. I have also applied my GIS expertise on a variety of projects dealing with terrestrial and marine ecosystems (Med-IAMER) and territorial development (ESPON ESaTDOR). In recent year, I have gained a profound expertise in the assessment of user requirements for Earth Observation products, particularly addressing habitat and wetland monitoring.

Since 2014, I am local contact point for the Erasmus Mundus project gSmart, facilitating the selection and support to students and researchers from Central Asian partner universities.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with me via e-mail or LinkedIn.

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Journal Articles

Land use and land cover mapping in wetlands one step closer to the ground: Sentinel-2 versus Landsat 8

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C

Land use and land cover mapping in wetlands one step closer to the ground: Sentinel-2 versus Landsat 8 Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Management, 247 , pp. 484-498, 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geotechnology, Land and soil, SWOS, Wetlands

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS)

Weise, K; Höfer, R; Franke, J; Guelmami, A; Simonson, W; Muro, J; O'Connor, B; Strauch, A; Flink, S; Eberle, J; Mino, E; Thulin, S; Philipson, P; van Valkengoed, E; Truckenbrodt, J; Zander, F; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C; Thinfeld, F; Fitoka, E; Scott, E; Ling, M; Schwarz, M; Kunz, I; Thürmer, G; Plasmeijer, A; Hilarides, L

Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) Journal Article

Remote Sensing of Environment, 247 , 2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, SWOS, Wetlands

Bridging the research-management gap in environmental conservation: A case study from Andalusia, southern Spain

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D; Schröder, C; McGlade, K; Pascual, D

Bridging the research-management gap in environmental conservation: A case study from Andalusia, southern Spain Journal Article

SDRP Journal of Earth Sciences & Environmental Studies, 4 (2), pp. 579-588, 2019, ISBN: 2472-6397 .

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Protected areas, SOSTPARK

Assessing soil biodiversity potentials in Europe

Aksoy, E; Louwagie, G; Gardi, C; Gregor, M; Schröder, C; Löhnertz, M

Assessing soil biodiversity potentials in Europe Journal Article

Science of The Total Environment, 589 , pp. 236-249, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Land and soil, Soil functions

Assessing and analysing the impact of land take pressures on arable land

Aksoy, E; Gregor, M; Schröder, C; Löhnertz, M; Louwagie, G

Assessing and analysing the impact of land take pressures on arable land Journal Article

Solid Earth, (8), pp. 683-695, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Land and soil, Pressures

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Schröder, C; Abdul-Malak, D; Rodríguez, J

Cumulative pressures and low protection: a concerning blend for Mediterranean MPAs Journal Article

Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101 , pp. 288-295, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Climate Change, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures

Proceedings

Utility assessment in using optical and radar data to monitor surface water dynamic in wetland ecosystems, Fuente de Piedra, Spain (UMA)

Merkohasanaj, M; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Schroder, C; Truckenbrodt, J; Marín, A I

Utility assessment in using optical and radar data to monitor surface water dynamic in wetland ecosystems, Fuente de Piedra, Spain (UMA) Proceeding

Simposio del Agua en Andalucía (SIAGA), Huelva, 24 a 27 de octubre, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem services, Geotechnology, Groundwater, SWOS, Wetlands

Technical Reports

SoED 2020 : State of Environment and Development in Mediterranean

UNEP-MAP, ; Plan-Bleu, ; Abdul-Malak, D; Marín, A I; Schröder, C; Sánchez-Espinosa, A

SoED 2020 : State of Environment and Development in Mediterranean Technical Report

2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy

Abdul-Malak, D; Schröder, C; Guitart, C; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Fitoka, E; Hatziiordanou, L; Mino, E; Flink, S; Silver, E; Strauch, A; Ling, M; Brown, C; Simonson, W; Scott, E; Plasmeijer, A; Thulin, S; Philipson, P; Weise, K; Höfer, R; Franke, J; Guelmami, A

Enhanced wetland monitoring, assessment and indicators to support European and global environmental policy Technical Report

2019.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Ecosystem, Geotechnology, SWOS, Wetlands

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

Gomei, M; Abdulla, A; Schröder, C; Yadav, S; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D; Abdul-Malak, D

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea Technical Report

2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

ETC/ULS Report 02/2018: Integrated accounting of land cover changes and soil functions

Gregor, M; Löhnertz, M; Schröder, C; Aksoy, E; Prokop, G; Louwagie, G

ETC/ULS Report 02/2018: Integrated accounting of land cover changes and soil functions Technical Report

European Topic Centre on Urban Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Land and soil, Soil functions

ETC/ULS Report 01/2018: Tourism and the Environment - towards a reporting mechanism in Europe

Giulietti, S; Romagosa, F; Esteve, Fons J; Schröder, C

ETC/ULS Report 01/2018: Tourism and the Environment - towards a reporting mechanism in Europe Technical Report

European Topic Centre on Urban Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Tourism

Presentations

Determination of wetland ecosystem boundaries and validation of habitat classifications using remote sensing: Fuente de Piedra (Spain).

Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Abdul-Malak, D; Schröder, C; Martínez-Murillo, J F

Determination of wetland ecosystem boundaries and validation of habitat classifications using remote sensing: Fuente de Piedra (Spain). Presentation

01.01.2016.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ecosystem, Geotechnology, Land and soil, SWOS, Wetlands

Póster proyecto SWOS. Simposio del Agua de Andalucía 2015 (SIAGA)

Schröder, C; Abdul-Malak, D; Sánchez-Espinosa, A; Andreo, B

Póster proyecto SWOS. Simposio del Agua de Andalucía 2015 (SIAGA) Presentation

01.11.2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: SWOS

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

An open database and spatial geoportal on current scientific knowledge related to marine litter and biodiversity interactions in the Mediterranean region ...
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A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities ...
The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ...
Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

On World Nature Conservation Day, the ETC-UMA team wants to wish you a happy summer surrounded by nature and friends. Wherever you are, be part of the healthy ecosystem you want around you and have a positive impact. Here are ...
ETC-UMA leads the path towards better governance of the Adriatic- Ionian marine ecosystem

ETC-UMA leads the path towards better governance of the Adriatic- Ionian marine ecosystem

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community (MBPC) project co-funded by the Interreg Med programme and led by ETC-UMA has just finalised an online workshop on " Managing Transboundary priority areas: Towards a governance mechanism on the conservation of the South-Adriatic marine ecosystem" in ...
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