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Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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Current Fellows & PhD Projects

Anudari Batsaikhan, M.Sc.
MICMoR Fellow since 2016
Affiliation: University of Würzburg,
Department of Remote Sensing
PhD topic: Climatic impacts on phenology of grassland along a transect through altitudinal zones using remote sensing.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad (University of Würzburg)
Mentors: Dr. Doris Klein (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen), 
Dr. Sarah Asam (EURAC of Bozen, Italy)
Link: http://www.geographie.uni-wuerzburg.de/en/fernerkundung_neu/staff/batsaikhan_msc/
     
     
Barbara Bejer, M.Sc.  
MICMoR Fellow 2015-2016  
Affiliation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& TU München
PhD topic: Assessment of carbon based greenhouse gas exchange (CO2, CH4) of pre-alpine peat-forests.
Supervisor: Dr. Matthias Mauder (KIT/IMK-IFU)
Mentors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Drösler (Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf),
Dr. Edwin Haas (KIT/IMK-IFU),
Dr. Janina Klatt (KIT/IMK-IFU)
     
     
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
     
     
Stefan Härer, Dipl.-Geogr.
MICMoR Fellow since 2012
Affiliation: Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU),
Department of Geography
 
PhD topic: Zug3D: Climate change effects on the hydrology of Zugspitze massif. Improving model predictions by using innovative monitoring and model concepts.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karsten Schulz (BOKU Vienna, Austria)
Mentors: Prof. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Wetzel
(University of Augsburg),
Dr. Nick Rutter (Northumbria University, UK)
Links: www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de/department/fiona/personen/index.php
www.dbu.de/stipendien_20011/138_db.html
     
     
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)
Link: http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Katja_Heidbach.php
     
     
Florian Heinlein, M.Sc.
MICMoR Fellow since 2013
Affiliation: Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU),
Institute of Soil Ecology
& TU München (TUM)
 
PhD topic: Modelling climate change impacts on crop growth and yield quality based on explicit simulation of plant internal transport processes.
Supervisor: PD Dr. Eckart Priesack (HMGU / TUM)
Mentors: Prof. Dr. Urs Schmidhalter (TUM),
Prof. Dr. George Craig (LMU)
Link:
www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/institute-biochemical-plant-pathologie/research-groups-units/modelling-plant-soil-systems/staff/ma/4120/index.html
     
     
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
     
     
Marvin Lüpke, M.Sc.
MICMoR Fellow since 2012
Affiliation: TU München (TUM),
Chair of Ecoclimatology
 
PhD topic: Impact of extreme events on BVOC emissions of Central European tree species.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel (TUM)

Mentors:


Link:

Dr. Michael Leuchner (TUM),
Dr. Rainer Steinbrecher (KIT/IMK-IFU)

http://oekoklimatologie.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=157&L=1

     
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,
Graduate Representative in the MICMoR Steering Committee
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,
Deputy 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
     
     
Javier Tejedor, Ingeniero de Montes
MICMoR Fellow since 2013
Affiliation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU)
& University of Freiburg
 
PhD topic: Nitrogen turnover in intact plant-soil-microbe systems of mountainous beech forests of Southern Germany.
Supervisor: PD Dr. Michael Dannenmann / Prof. Dr. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl
(KIT/IMK-IFU, University of Freiburg)
Mentors: Dr. Agustín Rubio Sánchez (University of Madrid, Spain),
Prof. Dr. Heinz Rennenberg (University of Freiburg)
Link:
http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/staff_Javier_Tejedor.php
     
     
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 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