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CV - Britta Tietjen

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Plant Ecology (summa cum laude)
   Drylands under climate change - a novel ecohydrological modelling approach
   Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, University of Potsdam, 2009

 

Diploma in Applied System Science
   Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrück, 2005

 

Work experience

  • March-December 2010 maternal leave
  • since February 2009: Research associate at PIK

 

Education and Qualifications

  • May 2005 - January 2009: PhD student at Potsdam University (Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation) supervised by Prof. Dr. Jeltsch:
    Drylands under climate change - a novel ecohydrological modelling approach
  • September 2007: ALTER-Net training course “An introduction to ecological-economic modelling for designing and evaluating biodiversity conservation policies and strategies”
  • November 2006: Postgraduate Course Consumer-Resource-Interactions: Adaptive foraging, adaptive defences and ecosystem engineering (Driebergen, The Netherlands)
  • September 2005: AVEC Summerschool:  Integrated Assessment of Vulnerable Ecosystems under Global Change Summerschool (Peyresq, France)
  • 2004 - 2005: diploma thesis at the Environmental Research Centre (Department of Ecological Modelling), supervised by Dr. habil. Huth:
    Aggregated modelling of disturbed and undisturbed rainforest dynamics
  • 2000 - 2005: student of Applied System Science at the University of Osnabrück
  • 1997 - 2000: student of Mathematics, Geography and Biology at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen
  • 1997: Abitur in Buchholz

 

Teaching Experience

  • lecture within the course Selected Simulation Methods (2009)
  • lecture and seminary within the course Theoretical Ecology I (2008)
  • assistence in Population Ecology of Plants - statistical data analysis with R (2007, 2008)
  • assistence in Ecological Modelling course (2006, 2007)
  • Nature Conservation seminary (2006)
  • MetaX course (2005)
  • assistance in Introduction into Java (2001)

 

Supervision of Projects

  • S. Schütze (2008/2009): Modelling population dynamics of devils claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) (dipoma thesis 2008/2009, together with N. Blaum)
  • C. Knoppe (2008/2009): Vegetation patterns in semiarid regions - an ecohydrological model (diploma thesis 2008/2009, together with B. Schröder and E.N. Müller)
  • S. Schütze: Modelling population dynamics of devils claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) (Vertiefungspraktikum 2008, together with N. Blaum)
  • C. Knoppe: Banded Vegetation in ariden und semi-ariden Gebieten - Modellierung der Entstehung und der Einflüsse von Störungen (Vertiefungspraktikum 2007)

 

Awards and Grants

 

Conference Talks and Posters (first author only)

 Conference talks:

  • EURECO GfÖ (Leipzig, 2008): Effects of climate change on coupled water-vegetation dynamics in drylands – a simulation study
  • EGU Assembly (Vienna, 2008): Modelling coupled dynamics of water and vegetation in drylands under climate change
  • YoMo Workshop (Gülpe 2007): Genetic algorithms
  • GfÖ Conference (Bremen, 2006): Semi-arid grazing systems under climate change - present model shortcomings and ways to handle them

 Posters:

  • International Congress "Biodiversity of Africa - Observation and Sustainable Management for our Future!" (Spier, South Africa, 2008): Climate change impacts on shrub encroachment - A simulation study of the coupled dynamics of water and vegetation in drylands
  • Campus of Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (Bad Bevensen, 2007): Modelling sustainable management of semi-arid and arid grazing systems under climate change
  • Postgraduate Course Consumer-Resource Interactions (Driebergen, The Netherlands, 2006): Modelling sustainable management of semi-arid and arid grazing systems under climate change
  • GfÖ Conference (Bremen, 2006): Young Modellers in Ecology
  • Heinrich-Böll-Foundation: Forum of the PhD students (Berlin, 2006): Modellierung nachhaltiger Beweidungsstrategien in semi-ariden und ariden Systemen unter dem Einfluss klimatischer Veränderungen
  • AVEC - International Summer School (Peyresq, 2005): Aggregated modelling of disturbed and undisturbed rainforest dynamics

 

Referee activities

Ecological Modelling, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Advances in Water Resources, Ecosystems

 

Other activities

  • September 2008: Symposium "Ecohydrology - The interactions and feedbacks between ecological and hydrological patterns and processes" together with B. Schröder & E.N. Müller (University of Potsdam) at the EURECO / 38th GfÖ Annual Conference 2008 15.-19.09.2008, Leipzig
  • April 2007: organising committee member of the Second Workshop of the YoMos
  • April 2006: organising committee member of the First Workshop of the YoMos

 

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