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At the moment, I am using airborne eddy covariance data to understand the environmental drivers for the exchange of carbon, methane and water vapour between the surface and the atmosphere. In my PhD, I modelled and measured changes in hydrological fluxes after partial deforestation using a heavily monitored catchment in the Eifel region in Germany.
March 2013 - August 2019
- PhD Student
- During my PhD, I studied the effects of deforestation on water movement and partitioning in a small german headwater catchment. Aug 2019, I submitted my PhD thesis, Feb 2020, I successfully defended my PhD thesis.
This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) unites ecologists, hydrologists, geochemists, soil scientists, and other scientists who understand the need for interdisciplinary research to advance catchment science. Catchment science, conceptually rooted in the physical boundaries that define a catchment or watershed ecosystem, is inherently integrative. Catchment scientists are compelled to transcend disciplinary boundaries and work across interfaces or transitions within components of the catchment system such as groundwater and surface water interactions, the land-atmosphere boundary, terrestrial and aquatic transitions, and boundaries imposed by humans. The various disciplines that form the basis of catchment science can also pose boundaries in our communication and our approaches. This conference aims to share and integrate the scientific diversity and perspectives that form catchment science. We anticipate the conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants to synthesize research in catchment science by widening their view, crossing disciplinary boundaries and expanding knowledge beyond current boundaries. The conference is limited to 150 participants. The scientific program will include oral presentations (by invitation only), moderated discussions of important topics, and poster sessions. All conference participants are encouraged to present posters. If you have any questions about the program of the GRC on catchment science or wish to suggest a speaker or discussion leader, please feel free to contact one of the conference organizers. The GRC will also be preceded by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) that is organized by and designed for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The GRS provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas among early career investigators and an occasion to build relationships with peers that will form the next generation of catchment scientists. GRS attendees are expected to join the GRC and share in the full experience. For information on the GRS, please contact one of the student GRS organizers.
The Terrestrial Environmental Observatories (TERENO) network in Germany (www.tereno.net) provides excellent oppurtunities for in-depth analyis of hydrological and biogeochemical processes. In this study, the densily instrumented Wüstebach catchment in the Eifel/Lower Rhine valley observatory is used to measure and model to impact of deforestation on hydrological processes.