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In my research I am developing and testing tools in environmental modelling and landscape visualisation, to facilitate landscape planning processes to better address the current challenges that are facing our landscapes.
Dr Olaf schroth
Olaf Schroth is a Lecturer in Landscape planning, specialising in developing and testing technologies for environmental modeling and landscape visualisation. These are used to facilitate landscape planning processes as well as addressing current challenges to our landscapes, such as climate change, urbanization and emerging new energy systems. His work covers landscape and visual impact assessment, GIS, landscape visualisation and the impact of climate change adaption and mitigation on the landscape scale.
Having completed undergraduate studies in geodesy, Olaf moved to Newcastle where he gained an MA in Planning Studies. His SC. D is from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich. Full qualifications
LSC119 The Changing Landscape
Departmental Erasmus+ and Study Abroad tutor
Olaf has worked at the interface of landscape planning, urban design, participation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and visualization tools for more than ten years. His main research interests are participatory planning methods within community planning; the development, application and evaluation of spatial analysis and visualization tools; and planning processes that address sustainability, especially climate change, issues at local to regional scales. His preferred research methods are trans-disciplinary action research (TDAR) and qualitative and quantitative case studies. The common theme of Olaf's research is the evaluation of planning methods and tools, with the most recent finding being an approach for the integration of design and planning process, methods and tools in the Local Climate Change Visioning process. In his research, Olaf wants to further develop, apply, and evaluate innovative and inter-/transdisciplinary landscape planning processes using up-to-date GIS analysis and visualization tools. Olaf's specific research areas can be explored through the links tab. Full research areas
SNF Fellowship for Prospective Researchers, Switzerland (2008)
SNF Fellowship for Advanced Researchers, Switzerland (2009)
PICS Postdoctoral Fellowship grant (2010)
- Schroth O (2010) From Information to Participation. Interactive Landscape Visualization as a Tool for Collaborative Planning.. Zurich: vdf Hochschulverlag an der ETH Zürich.
- Jiang L, Kang J & Schroth O (2015) Prediction of the visual impact of motorways using GIS. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 55, 59-73. View this article in WRRO
- Schroth O, Pond E & Sheppard SRJ (2015) Evaluating presentation formats of local climate change in community planning with regard to process and outcomes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 147-158. View this article in WRRO
- Schroth O, Angel J, Sheppard S & Dulic A (2014) Visual Climate Change Communication: From Iconography to Locally Framed 3D Visualization. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 8(4), 413-432. View this article in WRRO
- Wissen U, Schroth O, Lange E & Schmid WA (2008) Approaches to integrating indicators into 3D landscape visualisations and their benefits for participative planning situations. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 89(3), 184-196.
- Cohen S, Laurie M, Liepa I, Murdock T, Pearce C, Pond E, Schroth O & Zukiwsky J (2013) Shared Learning on adapting to climate change in south-east British Columbia, Canada In Palutikof J, Boulter SL, Ash AJ, Smith MS, Parry M, Waschka M & Guitart D (Ed.), Climate Adaptation Futures John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Burch SLM, Sheppard SRJ, Pond E & Schroth O (2013) Climate change visioning: Effective processes for advancing the policy and practice of local adaptation, Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World (pp. 270-286).