Annelie Holzkaemper

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Annelie Holzkämper is currently working as a research associate at Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station ART, Zurich, Switzerland investigating climate impacts on agroecosystems using various modelling approaches.

Between 2007 and 2009 she was involved in the Macro-Ecological Model project, a prototyping study for the development of a model-based decision support tool for integrated catchment management carried out by the Catchment Science Centre in cooperation with the Environment Agency.

Before coming to Sheffield, she did a PhD thesis in the Department of Computational Landscape Ecology at the Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany, between 2004 and 2007. The topic of her PhD thesis was the spatial optimization of agricultural land use patterns with respect to habitat suitability of selected model species.

Research interests:

  • Environmental management
  • Decision support tools
  • Environmental system analysis
  • Integrated modelling


Holzkämper, A., Calanca, P. & J. Fuhrer (2012): Statistical crop models: predicting the effects of temperature and precipitation changes. Climate Research 51: 11-21.

Kapphan, I., Calanca, P. & A. Holzkämper (2012): Climate Change, Weather Insurance Design and Hedging Effectiveness. The Geneva Papers 37: 286-317.

Holzkämper, A., Kumar, V., Surridge, B., Paetzold, A. & D. Lerner (2012): Bringing diverse knowledge sources together – A meta-model for supporting integrated catchment management. Journal of Environmental Management 96: 116-127.

Lerner, D.N., Kumar, V., Holzkämper, A., Surridge, B. & B. Harris (2011): Challenges in developing an integrated catchment management model. Water and Environment Journal 25: 345-354.

Holzkämper, A. & R. Seppelt (2007): A generic tool for optimising land-use patterns and landscape structures. – /Environmental Modelling and Software 22: 1801-1804./

Holzkämper, A. & R. Seppelt (2007): Evaluating cost-effectiveness of conservation management actions in an agricultural landscape on a regional scale. – /Biological Conservation 136: 117-127. /

Holzkämper, A.; Lausch, A. & R. Seppelt (2006): Optimizing landscape configuration to enhance habitat suitability for species with contrasting habitat requirements. – /Ecological Modelling /198: 277-292.//

Research within the CSC

Macro-Ecological Model (MEM)

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