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Florian Klopfer, M.Sc.

Research Scientist


TU Dortmund University
Department of Spatial Planning
Research Group Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning

Campus South, GB III, Room 3.323
August-Schmidt-Straße 10
44227 Dortmund

Phone: +49 (0)231 755 2380
Fax:       +49 (0)231 755 4877
E-Mail:  florian.klopfer(at)

Flotian Klopfer

Research Interests

  • Urban heat and climate justice
  • Urban morphology
  • Ecosystem services
  • Geospatial analysis and geostatistics


2007 Abitur in Aalen
Law school, Heidelberg University
B. Sc. Geography and Medieval and Modern History, Heidelberg University
2013 Bachelor thesis: „Least cost path Analysen als Werkzeug zur Rekonstruktion mittelalterlicher Straßennetze“
M.Sc. Geography und Economics (minor), Heidelberg University and Oregon State University, Oregon, USA
2016 Master thesis: „Evaluating the Potential of Active Low-Cost 3D Sensors in Shallow Water Bathymetry for Geoscientific Applications – Case Study on Microsoft‘s Kinects“

Professional experience

Consultant (Real estate research and analysis) – iib consult GmbH, Schwetzingen
Since 08/2019 TU Dortmund University, Department of Spatial Planning, Research Group of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, Research Scientist


Publications of Florian Klopfer

Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund Central Station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.