Dr. Larisa Tarasova

Larisa Tarasova

Group Leader

Watershed Dynamics & Hydrological Extremes

Department Catchment Hydrology
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle/Saale, Germany

+49 341 60254481   



Research interests

  • large scale analysis of hydrological events EMPLACE & DYNAMO
  • causative classification of runoff and flood events SPATE & PREDICTED
  • catchment characterization and regionalization CAMELS-DE
  • uncertainty in hydrological modeling and data-based approaches
  • glacio-hydrological modeling and model intercomparison IMPRO

Academic background

since 2024/01 Tenured Research Group Leader "Watershed Dynamics and Hydrological Extremes" at the Department Catchment Hydrology, UFZ
2020/06-2023/12 PostDoc at the Department of Catchment Hydrology, UFZ                        

Project: SPATE - Space-Time Dynamics of Extreme Floods
2022/11-2022/12 Visiting PostDoc at the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
2022/01-2022/07 Visiting PostDoc at the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and Columbia Water Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
2016/04-2020/05 PhD at the Department Catchment Hydrology, UFZ         

Dissertation: Process-Based Characterization and Typology of Runoff Events in Germany 
2013/10-2015/09 M.Sc. Water Resources and Environmental Management WATENV
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science, Leibniz University of Hanover
2013/02-2013/06 International College for Chinese Studies
Nanjing Normal University, China
2012/09-2013/01 Overseas Education College
Xiamen University, China
2007/09-2012/06 B.Sc. Ecology and Environmental Engineering
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia


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2024 (4)

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2023 (6)

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2022 (7)

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2021 (1)

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2020 (4)

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2019 (1)

  • Tarasova, L., Merz, R., Kiss, A., Basso, S., Blöschl, G., Merz, B., Viglione, A., Plötner, S., Guse, B., Schumann, A., Fischer, S., Ahrens, B., Anwar, F., Bárdossy, A., Bühler, P., Haberlandt, U., Kreibich, H., Krug, A., Lun, D., Müller‐Thomy, H., Pidoto, R., Primo, C., Seidel, J., Vorogushyn, S., Wietzke, L. (2019):
    Causative classification of river flood events
    Wiley Interdiscip. Rev.-Water 6 (4), e1353 10.1002/wat2.1353
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2018 (3)

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2016 (1)

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Web of Science Larisa Tarasova


  • Science
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Wiley interdisciplinary Reviews: Water
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Earth's Future
  • Water Resources Research
  • Hydrological Processes
  • Journal of Hydrology
  • Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
  • Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
  • Environmental Modeling and Software
  • Journal of Hydrometeorology
  • Stochastic Environmntal Research and Risk Assessment
  • npj Natural Hazards
  • Geoderma
  • International Water and Soil Conservation Research
  • Journal of Hydroinformatics
  • Hydrological Sciences Journal
  • Mathematics and Computers in Simulation

Funding agencies:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Hungarian Academy of Science (Lendület), Hungary


  • Gordon Research Conference Rising Star Award for talk Tarasova et al. "Catchment caracterization: current descriptors, gaps and future opportunities"
  • Wiley Top Downloaded Paper Award 2022 for paper Giani et al. "An objective time-series-analysis method for rainfall-runoff event identification"
  • Wiley Top Downloaded Paper Award 2022 for paper Pena-Guerrero et al. "Comparing the performance of high-resolution global precipitation products across topographic and climatic gradients of Central Asia"
  • AGU Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing 2022 - Geophysical Research Letters AGU
  • AGU Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing 2021 - Water Resources Research AGU
  • Best Dissertation Award in Hydrology 2021, German Hydrological Society
  • UFZ Best PhD Award 2021, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
  • WRR Editor's Choice Award 2018 for paper Tarasova et al. "Exploring controls on rainfall-runoff events: 2. Regional patterns and spatial controls of event characteristics in Germany"
  • Wiley Top Downloaded Paper Award 2019 for paper Tarasova et al. "Causative classification of river flood events"