Dr. Christine von Bloh

Scientific coordinator
Equal opportunities officer; Implementation of PIK PhD Programme
von Bloh

Member of the board of speakers of the Leibniz EOOs (speaker's council)
Chairwomen of the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Working Group (AKCD)

Deputy speaker of the Alliance of the EOOs in Non-University Research Organisations (AGbaF)

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2659
cvbloh[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Education

  • 1983 German university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • 1983-1984 Intership at Central Intstitute for Physics of the Earth Potsdam in the Seismic Information Service
  • 1984-1990 Studies of applied geophysics at the Technical University Mountain Academy Freiberg / Saxony
  • 1990 Diploma in geophysics: Analysis of analog and digital seismic registrations with the aim of a better detection, localization and identification of seismic events
  • 1997-1999 Additional studies by correspondence course of environmental protection at the University Koblenz - Landau
  • 1999 Testemonial and certificate of technical qualification as a company's authorized person for waste / litter and for water pollution control
  • 2004-2008 Doctoral studies in Astrophysics at Potsdam University
  • 2008 PhD in Astrophysics: Thermal evolution and habitability of terrestrial exoplanets

 

Professional experience

  • 1990-1991 Research engineer at the Central Institute for Physics of the Earth in Potsdam
    Analysis of core phases of teleseismic events in seismograms for the investigation of the core-mantle-boundary (D")
    Reanalysis of historical seismograms of the Potsdam station (1904 - 1954)
  • 1992-1996 Scientific co-worker in the WIP project group for general geophysics at Potsdam University
    Analysis of seismograms
    Development and programming of thermal evolution models for the Earth
  • since 1997 Scientific co-worker at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
    Development and application of simple and dynamic Earth system models with volatile exchange between mantle and surface reservoirs and different continental growth scenarios
    Analysis of models for the life span of the biosphere
    Investigation of the habitable zone of the Earth and of Earth-like planets in extrasolar planetary systems
  • 2008 - 2011 Coordination Brandenburg Climate Change Research Platform
  • since 2010 Equal Opportunities Officer of PIK
  • since 2011 Science coordination of RD 1 Earth System Analysis
  • since 2011 Execution of PIK's Program for young scientists

 

Teaching

  • SS 2007 Exercises in experimental physics for undergraduate geoecologists at Potsdam University

PhD Thesis

Bounama, C. 2008. Thermische Evolution und Habitabilität erdähnlicher Exoplaneten. Thesis at Potsdam University (in German). (pdf file, library link)


Articles in refereed journals

Von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., and Franck, S. 2010. Photosynthesis in the Milky Way. Plant Science 178 (6), 485-490.

Von Bloh, W., Kossacki, K. J., Franck, S., Bounama, C. 2010. Diurnal Habitability of Frozen Worlds. Earth Moon Planets 106 (1), 15-26.

Von Bloh, W., Cuntz, M., Schroeder, K.-P., Bounama, C., Franck, S. 2009. Habitability of Super-Earth Planets around Other Suns: Models including Red Giant Branch Evolution. Astrobiology 9 (6), 593-602.

Franck, S., Bounama, C., and von Bloh., W. 2008. The fate of planet Earth. Z. geol. Wiss. 36 (3), 115-122.

Von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., Eisenack, K., Knopf, B., Walkenhorst, O. 2008. Estimating the biogenic enhancement factor of weathering using an inverse viability method. Ecol. Modelling 216, 245-251.

Von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., Cuntz, M., and Franck, S. 2007. The habitability of super-Earths in Gliese 581. Astronomy & Astrophysics 476, 1365-1371.

Bounama, C., von Bloh, W., and Franck, S. 2007. How rare is complex life in the Milky Way? Astrobiology 7(5), 745-756.

Von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., and Franck, S. 2007. Dynamic habitability for Earth-like planets in 86 extrasolar planetary systems. Planet. Space Sci. 55, 651-660.

Franck, S., von Bloh., W., and Bounama, C. 2007. Maximum number of habitable planets at the time of Earth's origin: new hints for panspermia and the mediocrity principle. Int. J. Astrobiology 6 (2), 153-157.

Franck, S., Bounama, C., and von Bloh., W. 2006. Causes and timing of future biosphere extinctions. Biogeosciences 3, 85-92.

Von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., and Franck, S. 2005. Dynamic habitability of extrasolar planetary systems.. Cel. Mech. Dyn. Astron. 92(1-3), 287-300.

Von Bloh, W., Cuntz, M., Franck, S., and Bounama, C. 2003. On the existence of habitability around 55 Cancri. Astrobiology 3(4), 681-688.

Von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., and Franck, S. 2003. Cambrian explosion triggered by geosphere-biosphere feedbacks.. Geophys. Res. Lett. 30(18), 1963, doi: 10.1029/2003GL017928.

Von Bloh, W., Franck, S., Bounama, C., and Schellnhuber, H.-J. 2003. Maximum number of habitable planets at the time of Earth's origin: new hints for panspermia? Origins Life Evol. Biosph. 33(2), 219-231.

Franck, S., Cuntz, M., von Bloh, W., and Bounama, C. 2003. The habitable zone of Earth-mass planets around 47 UMa: results for land and water worlds. Int. J. Astrobiology 2(1), 35-39.

Von Bloh, W., Franck, S., Bounama, C., and Schellnhuber, H.-J. 2003. Biogenic enhancement of weathering and the stability of the ecosphere. Geomicrobio. J. 20(5), 501-511.

Cuntz, M., von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., and Franck, S. 2003. On the possibility of Earth-type habitable planets around 47UMa. Icarus 162, 214-221.

Franck, S., Kossacki, W., von Bloh, W., and Bounama, C. 2002. Long-term evolution of the global carbon cycle: historic minimum of global surface temperature at present. Tellus 54B, 325-343.

Bounama, C., Franck, S., and von Bloh, W. 2001. The fate of Earth's ocean. Hydrology Earth Syst. Sci. 5(4), 569-575.

Franck, S., von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., Steffen, M., Schönberner, D., and Schellnhuber, H,-J. 2001. Limits of Photosynthesis in extrasolar planetary systems for Earth-like planets. Adv. Space Res. 28(4), 695-700.

Franck, S., Block, A., von Bloh, W., Bounama. C., Garrido, I., and Schellnhuber, H.-J. 2001. Planetary habitability: Is Earth commonplace in the Milky Way? Naturwissenschaften 88, 416-426.

Franck, S., and Bounama, C. 2001. Global water cycle and Earth's thermal evolution. J. Geodyn. 32(1-2), 231-246.

Franck, S., Block, A., von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., Schellnuhuber, H.-J., and Svirezhev, Y. 2000. Habitable zone for Earth-like planets in the solar system. Planet. Space Sci. 48, 1099-1105.

Franck, S., von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., Steffen, M., Schönberner, D., and Schellnhuber, H,-J. 2000. Determination of Habitable Zones in Extrasolar Planetary Systems: Where are Gaia's Sisters? J. Geophys. Res. - Planets 105(E1), 1651-1658.

Franck, S., Block, A., von Bloh, W., Bounama, C., Schellnuhuber, H.-J., and Svirezhev, Y. 2000. Reduction of Biosphere Life Span as a Consequence of Geodynamics. Tellus 52B(1), 94-107.

Franck, S., Kossacki, W., and Bounama, C. 1999. Modelling the global carbon cycle for the past and future evolution of the Earth system. Chem. Geol. 159, 305-317.

Franck, S., and Bounama, C. 1997. Continental growth and volatile exchange during Earth`s evolution. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 100, 189-196.

Franck, S., and Bounama, C. 1995. Rheology and volatile exchange in the framework of planetary evolution. Adv. Space. Res. 15(10), 79-86.

Franck, S., and Bounama, C. 1995. Effects of water-dependent creep rate on the volatile exchange between mantle and surface reservoirs. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 92, 57-65.


Popular science


Bounama, C., von Bloh, W., and Franck, S. 2009. Auf der Suche nach einer zweiten Erde. In: T. Bührke, R. Wengenmayer (eds.), Geheimnisvoller Kosmos, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2nd edition, 74-81.

Bounama, C., von Bloh, W., and Franck, S. 2007. Konets kosmicheskogo Korablya Zemlya. (in Russian) Nauka iz pervykh ruk, 3(15), 62-71.

Bounama, C., von Bloh, W., and Franck, S. 2004. Das Ende des Raumschiffs Erde. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Oktober 2004, 100-107.

Bounama, C., von Bloh, W., and Franck, S. 2004. Wo kann es Zwillinge der Erde geben? Sterne und Weltraum 1/2004, 30-36.

Bounama, C., von Bloh, W., and Franck, S. 2002. Auf der Suche nach einer zweiten Erde. Physik in unserer Zeit 33(3), 122-128.

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