Dr.rer.nat., March 2009. Department of Landscape Ecology and
Climatology, University of Muenster, Germany.
Thesis Title: Turbulent atmospheric exchange
of greenhouse gases and aerosol particles above
the urban area of Muenster, Germany.
(Physics), April, 2006, Department of Physics
and Astronomy, University of
Bochum, Germany. Thesis Title: Spectral analytical
derivation of hydraulic parameters for geothermal
Diploma (M.Sc.) in Geography,
December 2002. Department of Geography, University
of Bochum, Germany. Thesis Title: Intercomparison
of mesoscale atmospheric flow models.
Atmospheric Science, Micrometeorology, Statistics, Eddy Covariance, Landscape Ecology,
Measurement and Control Technology, GIS, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Climate Modeling, Carbon Cycle Modeling, Renewable Energy...
As an environmental
scientist with a background in physical geography and
physics my research focuses on the
atmospheric exchange of carbon, water,
and energy of ecosystems. A major dimension of
this work is to understand how these exchanges
respond to disturbances such as droughts,
fires, and anthropogenic interventions and,
most importantly, a changing climate. I apply models to explore atmospheric dynamics and
carbon cycle processes. The models include the
Weather Research and Forecast model (WRF), various Lagrangian transport models,
the Community land model (CLM) as well as
neural network models.