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 Juliane Groth

  PhD candidate

  MigSoKo junior research group

  Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
  Department Computational Landscape Ecology
  Permoserstraße 15
  D-04318 Leipzig

  fon +49 (0)341 235 1948

Research interests

  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Environmental change and human mobility
  • Risks and vulnerabilities
  • Ecosystem services

Curriculum Vitae

Since Jan 2017 PhD candidate in the MigSoKo junior research group at the Department Computational Landscape Ecology (CLE) at UFZ aiming to understand the causalities between environmental change and human migration in Ethiopia

Jun 2015 – Feb 2017 Research assistant at United Nations University – Institute for Enironmental and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn, Germany

  • Responsible for the GlaSCA project: "Water Availability in Central Asia – Vulnerability to Changing Glacier and Snowmelt Runoff Contributions to Central Asian Rivers"
  • Conducting a risk and vulnerability assessment in Northern Kyrgyzstan
  • Design and execution of field work activities: expert workshops, semi-structured interviews, household surveys, focus group discussions
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of empirical and geospatial data

Apr 2013 – Jul 2013 Trainee at AlpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies, Innsbruck, Austria

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of expert interviews on the subject of „Climate change and it´s impacts on ecosystem services in the Alps“
Oct 2011 – Oct 2015 M.Sc. „Geography: Global change – Regional sustainability“ at Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • focus on ecosystem services, mountain research, human-environment relationship, natural hazards and risks
  • Thesis: "Quantification of ecosystem services in the Alps and the Tian Shan – Using the example of freshwater in river catchments with special consideration of indicators and data availability"

Oct 2007 – Sep 2011 B.Sc. in „Geography“ at Technical University of Dresden, Germany

  • Thesis: "Numeric modelling and laboratory experiments of orientation patterns of laterally transported objects"