My Career

Dr. Hermann Klug graduated in January 2001 as a Dipl. Geogr. at the Department of Geography and Landscape Ecology at the University of Hannover, Germany. His diploma thesis written in German language has covered the development of ecology based landscape visions (Leitbilder) for landscape planning.

Since 2001 Dr. Hermann Klug is working as a researcher at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS at the Paris-Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS), Austria. First employed for theĀ SPIN project (Spatial Indicators for Nature Conservation in Europe) funded by the EC 5th framework programme he was involved in the Interreg IIIa project "SeenLandWirtschaft" dealing with catchment analysis and diffuse phosphorus emissions to surface waters. This transdisciplinary research field at the interface of climatology, pedology and hydrology includes the involvement of stakeholders and politicians and continued with the FP6 project BrahmaTWinn.

His major research expertise focuses on the development of holistic landscape planning approaches using GIS and remote sensing for integrated water resources and landscape management. His main field of research is in Geography and Landscape Ecology, with a special emphasis on spatial planning with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. Further research efforts cover transdisciplinary landscape planning. In this field he has graduated as a PhD in August 2006. The central topics include research about risk assessments and advice regarding utilisation, management, adaptation and regulation of the landscape, its structure and ecological functions at different geographical scales and impacts of driving forces and pressures.

Besides his research he is a lecturer at the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Salzburg. There he taught soil science and is teaching landscape planning using GIS and remote sensing for facilitation. Additionally he managed post gradual seminars and he was responsible for organising yearly changing Short Intensive Programmes from 2004 to 2012.

Today, Dr. Hermann Klug is Assistant Professor and working in different international projects covering his research topics. The C3 Alps project dealing with "Climate Change Capitalisation in the Alpine Space" was finished in 12/2014. Another running project from 06/2011 - 05/2017 is concerned about the characterisation of New Zealand's aquifers (SMART) where the research focus is on setting up a Spatial Data Infrastructures (with experiences from the projects NatureSDIplus and GS Soil), a Sensor Observation Service and a three-dimensional WebGIS. In ThermoMap (04/2010 - 03/2013) he used his broad pedological knowledge and experiences in landscape questions from participation in several international research projects. As a member of the Ecosystem Service Partnership and with his experiences in Ecosystem Services mapping he got involved in the project ESMERALDA (Enhancing ecosystem services mapping for policy and decision making), which recently kicked of from May 4-8, 2015.