I am a PhD student and part of the PhD College MOMENT. Together with my colleagues, I try to deepen our knowledge of the coupled carbon and water cycle for three different compartments: forests, grasslands and agricultural areas. We especially focus on the impact of weather extremes, such as the drought of summer 2018, on these ecosystems. My part involves a lot of data-driven analysis to advance the definition of essential variables for the early and targeted recognition of the effects of extreme events. I work with flux, meteorological and biological data, as well as soil and biomass parameters combined with footprint analysis and (geo-) statistical methods, including machine learning approaches.
- climatic and environmental changes
- the impact of weather extremes on ecosystems and their long-term consequences
- mitigation and adaption strategies
- science communication as well as climate change scepticism