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Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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Current Fellows & PhD Projects

 

Sofía Calvo Rodríguez, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015

Affiliation:
University of Alberta, Canada, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

PhD topic:
Spatio-temporal interaction of precipitation, soil moisture and heat fluxes in prealpine terrain.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa (University of Alberta, Canada)

Mentors:
PD Dr. Ralf Kiese (KIT/IMK-IFU, University of Freiburg),
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.dryforestlab.com/people.html

 

David Gampe, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2014

Affiliation:
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Department of Geography

PhD topic:
Modeling atmosphere-surface-hydrology interactions under climate change conditions in mountain regions.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Karsten Schulz (BOKU Vienna, Austria),
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (KIT/IMK-IFU, University of Augsburg)

Link:
http://www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php?personen_details=1&user_id=237

  

Cornelius Hald, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015

Affiliation:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& University of Augsburg, Institute of Geography

PhD topic:
Analysis of Meso- and Microscale Hydrometeorological Fluxes in TERENO pre-alpine using WRF-LES.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (KIT/IMK-IFU, University of Augsburg)

Mentors:
Dr. Patrick Laux (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Dr. Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Cornelius_Hald.php

 

Katja Heidbach, Dipl.-Geogr.

MICMoR Fellow since 2012

Affiliation:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& TU München

PhD topic:
Spatial Representativeness of Micrometeorological Measurements of the Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange.

Supervisor:
Prof. Hans Peter Schmid, PhD (KIT/IMK-IFU, TU München)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU Munich),
Dr. Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Dr. Peter Werle † (KIT/IMK-IFU)

 

Steven Hill, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015

Affiliation:
University of Würzburg, Department of Remote Sensing

PhD topic:
Monitoring the structural parameters of forest habitats by multi-source/multi-temporal remote sensing data.

Supervisor:
Dr. Hooman Latifi (University of Würzburg)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad (University of Würzburg),
Dr. Marco Heurich (Nationalparkverwaltung
Bayerischer Wald)

Link:
http://www.fernerkundung.geographie.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/fernerkundung_neu/staff/hill_msc/

 

Verena Huber García, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2014

Affiliation:
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Department of Geography

PhD topic:
Modelling Integrated Scenarios of Land Use Change and Water Management in Mountain Regions.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel (TUM),
Prof. Dr. Karsten Schulz (BOKU Vienna, Austria)

Link:
http://www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php?personen_details=1&user_id=242

 

Stephan Jung, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015

Affiliation:
TU München (TUM), Chair of Ecoclimatology

PhD topic:
Impacts of climate change and management on allergenic grass pollen production in the Alpine region.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel (TUM)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Michael W. Pfaffl (TUM),
Dr. Stephan Hartmann (LfL, Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung)

Link:
http://oekoklimatologie.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=241&L=1

 

Philipp Koal, Dipl.-Geogr.

MICMoR Fellow since 2013

Affiliation:
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), Institute of Soil Ecology
& TU München (TUM)

PhD topic:
Household of greenhouse gases in global change adapted agricultural soil-plant systems.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Jean Charles Munch (HMGU/TUM)

Mentors:
Dr. habil. Karin Pritsch (HMGU),
Dr. Andreas Gattinger (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland)

Link:
http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/soil-ecology/institute/staff/team-member/ma/1959/index.html

 

Oscar Molina, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2016

Affiliation:
TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences

PhD topic:
Influence of Climate Change on the hydrological cycle in the eastern region of Colombia.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Christian Bernhofer (TU Dresden)

Mentors:
Dr. Valeri Goldberg (TU Dresden),
Dr. Patrick Laux (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
not yet available

 

Urszula Parra Maza, Magister Inżynier

MICMoR Fellow since 2013

Affiliation:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)

PhD topic:
Assessment of the particulate matter pollution-related human health effects under a changing climate.

Supervisor:
Dr. Peter Suppan / Prof. Dr. Almut Arneth (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Mentors:
Dr. Alexandra Schneider (Helmholtz Zentrum München),
Prof. Martin Williams (King's College London, UK)

Link:
http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Urszula_Mikolajczyk.php

 

Birgitta Putzenlechner, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2014

Affiliation:
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Department of Geography

PhD topic:
Assessing the temporal and spatial bias and uncertainty of FPAR estimates in TERENO Prealpine Observatory sites: Impacts and feedbacks on modeling forest productivity and stress.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU)

Mentors:
PD Dr. Ralf Kiese (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Prof. Dr. Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

Link:
http://www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php?personen_details=1&user_id=209

 

Eleonore Schenk, Dipl.-Geogr.

MICMoR Fellow since 2014

Affiliation:
University of Hamburg, CEN Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability - Sect. Physical Geography KlimaCampus Hamburg

PhD topic:
Multiple scales of Climate and Vegetation/Land cover feedback in High Mountain Areas of the Tibetan Plateau - an integrated study focusing on changes in the hydrological cycle and their effect on forests.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner (Universität Hamburg)

Mentors:
Dr. habil. Rüdiger Grote (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Prof. Dr. Alexander Knohl (Universität Göttingen)

Link:
https://www.geo.uni-hamburg.de/en/geographie/mitarbeiterverzeichnis/rauch.html

 

Jamie Smidt, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015,
Graduate Representative in the MICMoR Steering Committee

Affiliation:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& TU München

PhD topic:
Soil-Atmosphere Exchange of Carbon and Nitrogen Containing Trace Gases.

Supervisor:
Prof. Hans Peter Schmid, PhD (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner (TU Munich),
PD Dr. Ralf Kiese (KIT/IMK-IFU, University of Freiburg)

Link:
http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Jamie_Smidt.php

 

Mohsen Soltani, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2014

Affiliation:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& University of Augsburg

PhD topic:
Improved knowledge of the variability of water- and energy fluxes in the TERENO prealpine region.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Mentors:
Dr. Patrick Laux (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Dr. Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Mohsen_Soltani.php

 

Kayla Stan, B.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015

Affiliation:
University of Alberta, Canada,
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

PhD topic:
Spatio-temporal interaction of carbon and latent heat fluxes in pre-alpine and boreal forest regions.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa (University of Alberta, Canada)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU München)

Link:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kayla_Stan

 

Christoph-Josef Thieme, Dipl.-Geoökol.

MICMoR Fellow since 2013

Affiliation:
Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU), Institute of Soil Ecology
& TU München (TUM)

PhD topic:
Innovative measurements of N2O emissions in prealpine ecosystems for a deeper process understanding.

Supervisor:
PD Dr. Eckart Priesack (TUM / HMGU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken (University of Bayreuth),
PD Dr. Ralf Kiese (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/soil-ecology/institute/staff/team-member/ma/1876/index.html

 

Chante' Vines, B.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2016

Affiliation:
Ohio State University, USA,
Civil, Environmental, and Geodectic Engineering

PhD topic:
Reconciling top-down and bottom-up emissions from natural and anthropogenic sources for methan accounting.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Gil Bohrer (Ohio State University, USA)

Mentors:
Dr. Jeff Bielicki (Ohio State University, USA),
Dr. Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://u.osu.edu/bielicki.2/group/vines/

 

Karl Voglmeier, Mag.

MICMoR Fellow since 2016

Affiliation:
Agroscope, Switzerland,
Climate and Air Pollution

PhD topic:
Quantification of gaseous nitrogen exchanges of grazing systems in a prealpine environment.

Supervisor:
Dr. Christof Ammann (Agroscope, Switzerland)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Johan Six (ETH Zürich, Switzerland),
Dr. Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.agroscope.admin.ch/org/mitarbeitersuche/mitarbeiterprofil/index.html?lang=de&mid=3226

 

Lingxiao Wang, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2013

Affiliation:
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Department of Geography

PhD topic:
Using remote sensing for the monitoring and modeling of permafrost decline in Northern Québec.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (KIT/IMK-IFU, University of Augsburg),
Dr. Irena Hajnsek (DLR; ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Link:
http://www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php?personen_details=1&user_id=236

 

Michael Weber, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2014

Affiliation:
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Department of Geography

PhD topic:
Modelling climate change impacts on the hydrological regime of a high-mountain region

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig (LMU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Karsten Schulz (BOKU Vienna, Austria),
Dr. Matthias Bernhardt (LMU),
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php?personen_details=1&user_id=243

 

Felix Havermann (ne Wiß), M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2015

Affiliation:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& TU München

PhD topic:
Potential impact of bioenergy-related land use change on air quality in Germany.

Supervisor:
Dr. habil. Rüdiger Grote (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Mentors:
Prof. Dr. Mark Wenig (LMU),
Dr. Hans Peter Schmid (KIT/IMK-IFU)

Link:
http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Felix_Wiss.php

 

Ye Yuan, M.Sc.

MICMoR Fellow since 2016

Affiliation:
TU München (TUM), Chair of Ecoclimatology

PhD topic:
Development and application of generalized data filtering methods for Global Atmosphere Watch stations.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel (TU München)

Mentors:
Dr. Ludwig Ries (Umweltbundesamt/GAW),
Dr. Johannes Petermeier (TU München)

Link:
http://www.oekoklimatologie.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=235&L=1