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Simone Langhans


Former BC3 researcher . Current BC3 Associate Researcher

Simone Langhans

Main Research Field:
Freshwater Ecology, Envrionmental Management and Restoration; Decision Support Theory; Systematic Conservation Planning; Artificial Intelligence

Was employee in BC3 from 2018-01-01 to 2021-10-31

Short CV

Simone Langhans is a Research Fellow at BC3.

Dr. Langhans holds a Diploma in Natural Sciences, a MSc in Advanded Studies in Secondary and Higher Education, and a Doctor of Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), Switzerland.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Langhans has constantly broadened her expertise by joining research groups around the world, working in Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Germany, and New Zealand.

Besides academia, Dr. Langhans has experience working within government settings, having led the Swiss-wide development of river quality assessments for a few years after her PhD

Journal Articles

  • 2023
  • Langhans, S.D., Schallenberg, M. 2023. Accounting for diverse cultural values in freshwater management plans by using a transparent and collaborative decision support system based on multi-criteria decision analysis. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 57. (3) 309-335. DOI (10.1080/00288330.2021.1987932).
  • 2022
  • Kuehne, L.M., Rolls, R.J., Brandis, K.J., Chen, K., Fraley, K.M., Frost, L.K., Ho, S.S., Kunisch, E.H., Langhans, S.D., LeRoy, C.J., McDonald, G., McInerney, P.J., O'Brien, K.R., Strecker, A.L. 2022. Benefits of permanent adoption of virtual conferences for conservation science. Conservation Biology. 36. (4) DOI (10.1111/cobi.13884).
  • Langhans, S.D., Neilson, A., Schallenberg, M. 2022. Cluster analysis reveals latent structure in stakeholder interests relevant to the management of Blueskin Bay estuary, Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 56. (3) 531-552. DOI (10.1080/00288330.2022.2103159).
  • Maasri, A., Jähnig, S.C., Adamescu, M.C., Adrian, R., Baigun, C., Baird, D.J., Batista-Morales, A., Bonada, N., Brown, L.E., Cai, Q., Campos-Silva, J.V., Clausnitzer, V., Contreras-MacBeath, T., Cooke, S.J., Datry, T., Delacámara, G., De Meester, L., Dijkstra, K.D.B., Do, V.T., Domisch, S., Dudgeon, D., Erös, T., Freitag, H., Freyhof, J., Friedrich, J., Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Geist, J., Gessner, M.O., Goethals, P., Gollock, M., Gordon, C., Grossart, H.P., Gulemvuga, G., Gutiérrez-Fonseca, P.E., Haase, P., Hering, D., Hahn, H.J., Hawkins, C.P., He, F., Heino, J., Hermoso, V., Hogan, Z., Hölker, F., Jeschke, J.M., Jiang, M., Johnson, R.K., Kalinkat, G., Karimov, B.K., Kasangaki, A., Kimirei, I.A., Kohlmann, B., Kuemmerlen, M., Kuiper, J.J., Kupilas, B., Langhans, S.D., Lansdown, R., Leese, F., Magbanua, F.S., Matsuzaki, S.i.S., Monaghan, M.T., Mumladze, L., Muzon, J., Mvogo Ndongo, P.A., Nejstgaard, J.C., Nikitina, O., Ochs, C., Odume, O., Opperman, J.J., Patricio, H., Pauls, S., Raghavan, R., Ramírez, A., Rashni, B., Ross-Gillespie, V., Samways, M.J., Schäfer, R.B., Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Seehausen, O., Shah, D.N., Sharma, S., Soininen, J., Sommerwerk, N., Stockwell, J.D., Suhling, F., Tachamo Shah, R.D., Tharme, R.E., Thorp, J.H., Tickner, D., Tockner, K., Tonkin, J.D., Valle, M., Vitule, J., Volk, M., Wang, D., Wolter, C., Worischka, S. 2022. A global agenda for advancing freshwater biodiversity research. Ecology Letters. 25. (2) 255-263. DOI (10.1111/ele.13931).
  • 2021
  • Gupta, S., Langhans, S.D., Domisch, S., Fuso-Nerini, F., Felländer, A., Battaglini, M., Tegmark, M., Vinuesa, R. 2021. Assessing whether artificial intelligence is an enabler or an inhibitor of sustainability at indicator level. Transportation Engineering. 4 DOI (10.1016/j.treng.2021.100064).
  • He, F., Jähnig, S.C., Wetzig, A., Langhans, S.D. 2021. More exposure opportunities for promoting freshwater conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 31. (12) 3626-3635. DOI (10.1002/aqc.3725).
  • He, F., Langhans, S.D., Zarfl, C., Wanke, R., Tockner, K., Jähnig, S.C. 2021. Combined effects of life-history traits and human impact on extinction risk of freshwater megafauna. Conservation Biology. 35. (2) 643-653-653. DOI (10.1111/cobi.13590).
  • 2020
  • Friedrichs-Manthey, M., Langhans, S.D., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Kling, H., Jähnig, S.C., Domisch, S. 2020. From topography to hydrology—The modifiable area unit problem impacts freshwater species distribution models. Ecology and Evolution. 10. (6) 2956-2968-2968. DOI (10.1002/ece3.6110).
  • Vinuesa, R., Azizpour, H., Leite, I., Balaam, M., Dignum, V., Domisch, S., Felländer, A., Langhans, S.D., Tegmark, M., Fuso Nerini, F. 2020. The role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Communications. 11. (1) DOI (10.1038/s41467-019-14108-y).
  • 2019
  • Barbosa, A., Martín, B., Hermoso, V., Arévalo-Torres, J., Barbière, J., Martínez-López, J., Domisch, S., Langhans, S.D., Balbi, S., Villa, F., Delacámara, G., Teixeira, H., Nogueira, A.J.A., Lillebø, A.I., Gil-Jiménez, Y., McDonald, H., Iglesias-Campos, A. 2019. Cost-effective restoration and conservation planning in Green and Blue Infrastructure designs. A case study on the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean: Andalusia (Spain) – Morocco. Science of the Total Environment. 652. 1463-1473-1473. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.416).
  • Domisch, S., Friedrichs, M., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Wetzig, A., Jähnig, S.C., Langhans, S.D. 2019. Spatially explicit species distribution models: A missed opportunity in conservation planning?. Diversity and Distributions. 25. (5) 758-769-769. DOI (10.1111/ddi.12891).
  • Domisch, S., Kakouei, K., Martínez-López, J., Bagstad, K.J., Magrach, A., Balbi, S., Villa, F., Funk, A., Hein, T., Borgwardt, F., Hermoso, V., Jähnig, S.C., Langhans, S.D. 2019. Social equity shapes zone-selection: Balancing aquatic biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services delivery in the transboundaryDanube River Basin. Science of the Total Environment. 656. 797-807-807. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.348).
  • Langhans, S.D., Domisch, S., Balbi, S., Delacámara, G., Hermoso, V., Kuemmerlen, M., Martin, R., Martínez-López, J., Vermeiren, P., Villa, F., Jähnig, S.C. 2019. Combining eight research areas to foster the uptake of ecosystem-based management in fresh waters. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29. (7) 1161-1173-1173. DOI (10.1002/aqc.3012).
  • Langhans, S.D., Jähnig, S.C., Lago, M., Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Hein, T. 2019. The potential of ecosystem-based management to integrate biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provision in aquatic ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment. 672. 1017-1020-1020. DOI (10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.025).
  • Langhans, S.D., Jähnig, S.C., Schallenberg, M. 2019. On the use of multicriteria decision analysis to formally integrate community values into ecosystem-based freshwater management. River Research and Applications. 35. (10) 1666-1676-1676. DOI (10.1002/rra.3388).
  • Schuwirth, N., Borgwardt, F., Domisch, S., Friedrichs, M., Kattwinkel, M., Kneis, D., Kuemmerlen, M., Langhans, S.D., Martínez-López, J., Vermeiren, P. 2019. How to make ecological models useful for environmental management. Ecological Modelling. 411. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108784).
  • Shumilova, O., Tockner, K., Gurnell, A.M., Langhans, S.D., Righetti, M., Lucía, A., Zarfl, C. 2019. Floating matter: a neglected component of the ecological integrity of rivers. Aquatic Sciences. 81. (2) DOI (10.1007/s00027-019-0619-2).
  • Shumilova, O., Zak, D., Datry, T., von Schiller, D., Corti, R., Foulquier, A., Obrador, B., Tockner, K., Allan, D.C., Altermatt, F., Arce, M.I., Arnon, S., Banas, D., Banegas-Medina, A., Beller, E., Blanchette, M.L., Blanco-Libreros, J.F., Blessing, J., Boëchat, I.G., Boersma, K., Bogan, M.T., Bonada, N., Bond, N.R., Brintrup, K., Bruder, A., Burrows, R., Cancellario, T., Carlson, S.M., Cauvy-Fraunié, S., Cid, N., Danger, M., de Freitas Terra, B., Girolamo, A.M.D., del Campo, R., Dyer, F., Elosegi, A., Faye, E., Febria, C., Figueroa, R., Four, B., Gessner, M.O., Gnohossou, P., Cerezo, R.G., Gomez-Gener, L., Graça, M.A.S., Guareschi, S., Gücker, B., Hwan, J.L., Kubheka, S., Langhans, S.D., Leigh, C., Little, C.J., Lorenz, S., Marshall, J., McIntosh, A., Mendoza-Lera, C., Meyer, E.I., Miliša, M., Mlambo, M.C., Moleón, M., Negus, P., Niyogi, D., Papatheodoulou, A., Pardo, I., Paril, P., Pešić, V., Rodriguez-Lozano, P., Rolls, R.J., Sanchez-Montoya, M.M., Savić, A., Steward, A., Stubbington, R., Taleb, A., Vorste, R.V., Waltham, N., Zoppini, A., Zarfl, C. 2019. Simulating rewetting events in intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: A global analysis of leached nutrients and organic matter. Global Change Biology. 25. (5) 1591-1611-1611. DOI (10.1111/gcb.14537).
  • von Schiller, D., Datry, T., Corti, R., Foulquier, A., Tockner, K., Marcé, R., García-Baquero, G., Odriozola, I., Obrador, B., Elosegi, A., Mendoza-Lera, C., Gessner, M.O., Stubbington, R., Albariño, R., Allen, D.C., Altermatt, F., Arce, M.I., Arnon, S., Banas, D., Banegas-Medina, A., Beller, E., Blanchette, M.L., Blanco-Libreros, J.F., Blessing, J., Boëchat, I.G., Boersma, K.S., Bogan, M.T., Bonada, N., Bond, N.R., Brintrup, K., Bruder, A., Burrows, R.M., Cancellario, T., Carlson, S.M., Cauvy-Fraunié, S., Cid, N., Danger, M., de Freitas Terra, B., Dehedin, A., De Girolamo, A.M., del Campo, R., Díaz-Villanueva, V., Duerdoth, C.P., Dyer, F., Faye, E., Febria, C., Figueroa, R., Four, B., Gafny, S., Gómez, R., Gómez-Gener, L., Graça, M.A.S., Guareschi, S., Gücker, B., Hoppeler, F., Hwan, J.L., Kubheka, S., Laini, A., Langhans, S.D., Leigh, C., Little, C.J., Lorenz, S., Marshall, J., Martín, E.J., McIntosh, A., Meyer, E.I., Miliša, M., Mlambo, M.C., Moleón, M., Morais, M., Negus, P., Niyogi, D., Papatheodoulou, A., Pardo, I., Pařil, P., Pešić, V., Piscart, C., Polášek, M., Rodríguez-Lozano, P., Rolls, R.J., Sánchez-Montoya, M.M., Savić, A., Shumilova, O., Steward, A., Taleb, A., Uzan, A., Vander Vorste, R., Waltham, N., Woelfle-Erskine, C., Zak, D., Zarfl, C., Zoppini, A. 2019. Sediment Respiration Pulses in Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 33. (10) 1251-1263-1263. DOI (10.1029/2019GB006276).
  • 2018
  • Friedrichs, M., Hermoso, V., Bremerich, V., Langhans, S.D. 2018. Evaluation of habitat protection under the European Natura 2000 conservation network – The example for Germany. PLoS ONE. 13. (12) DOI (10.1371/journal.pone.0208264).
  • He, F., Bremerich, V., Zarfl, C., Geldmann, J., Langhans, S.D., David, J.N.W., Darwall, W., Tockner, K., Jähnig, S.C. 2018. Freshwater megafauna diversity: Patterns, status and threats. Diversity and Distributions. 24. (10) 1395-1404-1404. DOI (10.1111/ddi.12780).

Book chapters

  • 2020
  • Gonzalo Delacámara, Timothy G. O’Higgins, Manuel Lago, Simone D. Langhans. 2020 Ecosystem-Based Management: Moving from Concept to Practice . In: Timothy G. O'Higgins, Manuel Lago, Theodore H. DeWitt. In: Ecosystem-Based Management, Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity. 1st. Cham, Switzerland. Springer. 580. ISBN 978-3-030-45843-0.

Other Publications

  • 2021
  • Finlayson, R., Neilson, A., Schallenberg, M., & Langhans, S.D. (2021). Exploring community preferences for managing Blueskin estuary in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4714994
  • 2019
  • Tim Muller, Nick Boyens, Claire Perkins, Simone D. Langhans (2019)Literature Review: Upper Clutha Water Quality. Prepared for the Upper Clutha Lakes Trust by Landpro Ltd (https://www.uppercluthalakestrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/190809-Literature-Review-REVISED-FINAL.pdf)
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