Name PhD Topic
Abis, BeniaminoMultiple tree cover states in the Earth System
Hansen, AkioIdentifying the added value of large eddy resolving regional climate simulation using ICON HiRes simulation
Heidkamp, MarvinEvaluation of different canopy layer representations and their impact on energy and water fluxes in the land surface scheme JSBACH
Kalidindi. SirishaStudy of a terraplanet in ICON
Lemburg, AlexanderUpper level dynamics of the West African Monsoon during Mid-Holocene and today
Mayer, DorotheaPotentials and side-effects of afforestation for climate mitigation
Mendonça, GuilhermeResponse characteristics of the terrestrial carbon cycle in Earth system
Wey, Hao-wei Impact of forest drought response on land-atmosphere interactions
Winkler, AlexanderProcess-based attribution and projection of the Earth greening trend



Completed PhD studies related to terrestrial systems and processes


IMPRS-ESM alumni hold a Dr. rer. nat. from the Department of Geosciences.



Name PhD Topic
Nyawira, Sylvia SarahModeling the effects of land use change on soil carbon on global scale
Winckler, JohannesClimatic and economic feedbacks of forest management
Egerer, SabineDynamics of Holocene Saharan dust sources and transport
Groner, VivienneReassessment of simulated climate-vegetation interaction in semi-arid regions affected by plant diversity
Petrova, IrinaInterannual variability of land-atmosphere interactions from observations and models over Africa
Burdanowitz, JoergImproved satellite based ocean precipitation estimates through error characterization and point to area analysis of newground validation data
Engels, JessicaThe impact of black carbon aerosol induced snow darkening on the radiation
balance in ECHAM6: Quantifying the contribution of wildfires for present and future conditions
Naipal, VictoriaModelling long-term, large-scale sediment dynamics in an Earth System Model framework
Schoengassner, ThomasClimate impact on geophysical thermokarst processes during the past 6000 years
Veira, AndreasQuantifying the Present and Future Climate Impact of Wildfire Emission Heights in an Earth System Model
De Vrese, PhilippImpact of surface heterogeneities on land surface water and energy fluxes
Port, UlrikeVegetation-climate interactions during the Paleocene/Eocene
Cresto Aleina, FabioScale interactions in the climate-biosphere system
Dass, PawlokThe role of bioenergy production in the terrestrial carbon cycle and energy balance
Peng, JianEstimation of evapotranspiration using satellite TOA radiances
Goessling, DanielContinental moisture recycling and evaporation-precipitation coupling: Water as passive tracer and as active component
Goll, HelgeThe influence of phosphorus cycling and temperature acclimation of photosynthesis on the land carbon cycle
Pavlick, RyanDevelopment and evaluation of a diverse dynamic global vegetation model based on plant functional tradeoffs
Schuldt , RobertModelling interactions between boreal wetlands, carbon cycle and climate
Miller, LeeLimits and consequences of the large-scale deployment of renewable energy technologies
Stacke , TobiasDevelopment of a dynamical wetlands hydrology scheme and its application under different climate conditions
Vamborg, FrejaVegetation – albedo – precipitation interactions in North Africa during the Holocene
Haensler, AndreasImpact of climate change on the coastal climate of South-Western Africa
Parida, BikashThe influence of plant nitrogen availability on the global carbon cycle and N2O emissions
Badawy, BakrQuantifying carbon processes of the terrestrial biosphere in a global atmospheric inversion based on atmospheric mixing ratio, remote sensing and meteorological data
Otto, JulianeInteractions between climate and vegetation at high northern latitudes during the mid-Holocene
Lapola, DavidModeling the interplay between land use, bioenergy production and climate change
Sicardi, ValentinaUsing atmospheric potential oxygen to gain insight into climate drivers of ocean biogeochemistry
Verzano, KerstinClimate change impacts on flood related hydrological processes: Further development and application of a global scale hydrological model
Pongratz, JuliaA model estimate on the effect of anthropogenic land cover change on the climate of the last millennium
Guglielmo, FrancescaGlobal cycling of semivolatile organic compounds in the marine and total environment: A study using a comprehensive model
Katrynski, KrzysztofQuantifying the terrestrial carbon budget of middle latitude ecosystems: the role of Volatile Organic Compounds
Jung, MartinUncertainties of terrestrial carbon cycle modelling: Studies on gross carbon uptake of Europe
Tanaka, KatsumasaInverse estimation for the simple Earth system model ACC2 and its applications
Müller, ChristophClimate change and global land-use patterns – Quantifying the human impact on the terrestrial biosphere
Heistermann, MaikModelling the global dynamics of rain-fed and irrigated croplands
Trusilova, KristinaUrbanization impacts on the climate in Europe
Narayan, CarolineCO2 fluxes and concentration patterns over Eurosiberia: A study using terrestrial biosphere models and the regional atmosphere model REMO
Tiwari, YogeshConstraints of satellite derived CO2 on carbon sources and sinks
Criscuolo, LucaAssessing the agricultural system and the carbon cycle under climate change in Europe using a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model
Stehfest, ElkeModelling of global crop production and resulting N2O emissions