Felix Pohl


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Department of Computational Hydrosystems

Building 7.1, Room 4.13
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 235-482155

profile picture

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.

Research interests

  • 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

Scientific career

since 2019

PhD candidate

2016 - 2019

Masters of Science in Applied Physical Geography, University of Wuerzburg
2013 - 2016
Bachelor of Science in Geography, Minor: Philosophy, University of Wuerzburg

2023 (1)

2021 (4)