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Teaching & Supervision


At the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geography Dept.:

Seminar: Earth as a Complex System, 2 SWS, WS 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14
Seminar: Klima, Wasser und Landnutzung im 21. Jahrhundert, 2 SWS, WS 2010/11

Seminar: Globaler Wasserhaushalt und globales Wassermanagement, 2 SWS, SS 2009, 2010

Seminar: Einführung in die makroskalige hydrologische Modellierung, 2 SWS, WS 2009/10


At University of Potsdam, Institute for Geoecology:

Seminar: Angewandte Geoökologie: Globaler Wasserhaushalt und globales Wassermanagement, 2 SWS, WS 2006/07 (with S. Rost), 2007/08, 2008/09 (with S. Rost).

Lecture (with W. Lucht): Einführung in die Erdsystemmodellierung, 1 SWS, WS 2004/05

At University of Basel, Institute for Geography:

Seminar/Exercise: Einführung in die Erdsystemanalyse, 1 SWS, FS 2008 and 2009

Supervision and evaluation of PhD and diploma theses

PhD students:

Jens Heinke, Ensemble projections of freshwater resources in the 21st century (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), ongoing.

Holger Hoff: Teleconnections in the global water system: opportunities for sustainable production and consumption (Potsdam University), ongoing.

Yvonne Jans: Role of bioenergy production in the global water system (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), ongoing.

Sebastian Ostberg: Joint effects of climate and land use change on the biosphere (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), ongoing.

Silke Schmidt: Effects of small and long temporal scales variability in the climate on lake physics and plankton communities (University of Potsdam & Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries, Berlin), ongoing.

Yoshihide Wada: Human and climate impacts on global water resources (PhD; Utrecht University), ongoing.

Marianela Fader, Flows of virtual land and water through global trade of agricultural products (Potsdam University & IMPRS-ESM Research School, Hamburg), completed in Dec. 2011.

Veronika Huber, Climate impact on phytoplankton blooms in shallow lakes: data-based model approaches and model-guided data analyses (Potsdam University), completed in Apr. 2010.

Stefanie Rost, Agriculture and the global water system (Potsdam University), completed in Nov. 2009.


Master and diploma students:

Johann Rastgooy: Effects of climate change and management improvements on global crop yields – a model-based analysis (University of Munich), completed in Apr. 2013.

Nils Lange: GIS based analysis of Ukrainian land availability for sustainable bioenergy production (Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development), completed in 2012.

Stefanie Schäfter: Gender issues in the watershed management in India: a case study of Kadavakurichi, Tamil Nadu (Free University of Berlin), completed in 2012.

Maria Krassuski: Klimaschutz- und Anpassungsstrategien für die Landwirtschaft: Handlungsfelder, Lösungsansätze und neue Formen der Governance (Free University of Berlin), completed in August 2011.

Markus Konzmann: Modellbasierte Analyse von Klimawirkungen auf den globalen Bewässerungsbedarf unter Berücksichtigung von 19 Klimamodellen (Master thesis, Humboldt University of Berlin), completed in May 2011.

Tom Eickhof: Assessment of different water storage types in Ghana and their resilience under future climate and land-use change scenarios (Diploma thesis, Humboldt University of Berlin), completed in December 2010.

Markus Thammer: Globaler grüner und blauer virtueller Wasserhandel (Diploma thesis, University of Munich), completed in 2010.

Janine Rohwer: Development of functional types of irrigation for improved crop modelling (Diploma thesis, Potsdam University), completed in 2006

Anna Leipprand: Effects of doubled atmospheric CO2 concentration on plant production and water balance: Global and regional scale simulations with a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (Diploma thesis, Humboldt University of Berlin), completed in 2004.

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