Multi-Functional Restoration Planning


About us

Dr. Jennifer Schulz is a landscape planner with a focus on Forest Landscape Restoration planning and sustainable land use techniques. Her experiences entail the development of methods for large-scale multifunctional restoration planning. She has experience in participatory planning approaches as well as the planning implementation of agroforestry.

Dr. Jesco Humpola is a mathematician with a wide experience in solving large-scale optimization problems with the end to provide decision support.


Our services

Forest Landscape Restoration is a complex approach with the aim to serve multiple targets over broad areas, hence comprising the interests of a variety of landusers. Mostly restoration is costly and competes spatially with intensive land uses and the benefits that people can obtain from their land use. Hence restoration often is limited in terms of its spatial extent while it needs to fulfil several ecological and economical functions at once. Consequently one core problem is the question of where to restore to serve these multiple targets facilitating the enhancement of multiple ecological functions while reducing the trade-offs with land uses, e.g. through alternative income generation.

We have focused on the question of where to restore landscapes through systematic spatial planning searching for spatial synergies and the optimization of win-win solutions.



Profiles Dr. Schulz: GoogleScholar, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Xing
Profiles Dr. Humpola: GoogleScholar, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Xing


Publications / References

  1. Schulz, J.J., Schröder, B. (2017).
    Identifying suitable multifunctional restoration areas for Forest Landscape Restoration in Central Chile.

    Ecosphere 8(1):e01644. 10.1002/ecs2.1644
  2. Schulz, J.J., Huber, S. (2015).
    Where are spatial planning approaches in the current soil debate? Experiences, Challenges and Integration points.

    Session Report from the Global Soil Week 2015, Berlin.
  3. Schulz, J.J., Cayuela, L., Rey Benayas, J.M., Schröder, B. (2011).
    Factors influencing vegetation cover change in Mediterranean Central Chile (1975-2008).

    Applied Vegetation Science 14(4), 571-582.
  4. Rey Benayas, J.M., Cristóbal, L., Kitzberger, T., Manson, R., López-Barrera, F., Schulz, J.J., Vaca, R., Cayuela, L., Rivera, R., Malizia, L., Golicher, D., Echeverría, C., del Castillo, R., Salas, J. (2011).
    Principles and practice of forest landscape restoration: case studies from the drylands of Latin America: 23-63.

    Applied Vegetation Science 14(4), 571-582.
  5. Schulz, J.J., Cayuela, L., Echeverria, C., Salas, J., Rey Benayas, J.M. (2010).
    Monitoring land cover change of the dryland forest landscape of Central Chile (1975-2008).

    Applied Geography 30(3), 436-447.
  6. Schulz, J.J. (2011).
    Imitating natural ecosystems through successional agroforestry for the regeneration of degraded lands - A case study of smallholder agriculture in Northeastern Brazil.

    Agriculture Issues Policies Series, Nova Science Publishers.
  7. Rey Benayas, J.M., Martins, A., Nicolau J.M., Schulz, J.J. (2007).
    Abandonment of agricultural land: an overview of drivers and consequences. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources

    Agriculture Issues Policies Series, Nova Science Publishers.
  8. Humpola, J., Fügenschuh, A., Hiller, B., Koch, T., Lehmann, T., Lenz, R., Schwarz, R., Schweiger, J. (2015).
    The specialized MINLP approach.
    In T. Koch et al. (Eds.). Evaluating Gas Network Capacities. Chapter 7. MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization.
  9. Hiller, B., Humpola, J., Lehmann, T., Lenz, R., Morsi, A., Pfetsch, M. E., Schewe, L., Schmidt, M., Schwarz, R., Schweiger, J., Stangl, C., Willert, B. M. (2015).
    Computational results for validation of nominations.
    In T. Koch et al. (Eds.). Evaluating Gas Network Capacities. Chapter 12. MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization.
  10. Hayn, C., Humpola, J., Koch, T., Schewe, L., Schweiger, J., Spreckelsen, K. (2015).
    In T. Koch et al. (Eds.). Evaluating Gas Network Capacities. Chapter 15. MOS-SIAM Series on Optimization.