Tobias Stacke

Department Climate Dynamics
Group Climate-Biosphere Interactions
Position Scientist
phone +49 40 41173-344
Room G 1712

Research interests

My primary area of interest lies in simulating the Earth System, with a particular focus on studying the hydrological cycle on the land surface. My research questions revolve around the impact of permafrost, soil hydrology, and wetlands on Arctic regions, including their interactions with the atmosphere. Additionally, I work on integrating these processes efficiently into the ICON-LAND model and developing specialized model infrastructure to represent the Arctic landscape in adequate detail. One of my passions is creating sustainable source code that continues to enhance the overall model even after the completion of specific projects.



  • de Vrese, P., Georgievski, G., Gonzalez Rouco, J., Notz, D., Stacke, T., Steinert, N., Wilkenskjeld, S. & Brovkin, V. (2023). Representation of soil hydrology in permafrost regions may explain large part of inter-model spread in simulated Arctic and Subarctic climate. The Cryosphere, 17, 2095-2118. doi:10.5194/tc-17-2095-2023 [publisher-version]
  • Hagemann, S. & Stacke, T. (2023). Complementing ERA5 and E-OBS with high-resolution river discharge over Europe. Oceanologia, 65, 230-248. doi:10.1016/j.oceano.2022.07.003 [publisher-version]
  • Lehmann, N., Stacke, T., Lehmann, S., Lantuit, H., Gosse, J., Mears, C., Hartmann, J. & Thomas, H. (2023). Alkalinity responses to climate warming destabilise the Earth's thermostat. Nature Communications, 14: 1648. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-37165-w [publisher-version][supplementary-material][supplementary-material][supplementary-material]
  • Schlund, M., Hassler, B., Lauer, A., Andela, B., Jöckel, P., Kazeroni, R., Tomas, S., Medeiros, B., Predoi, V., Sénési, S., Servonnat, J., Stacke, T., Vegas-Regidor, J., Zimmermann, K. & Eyring, V. (2023). Evaluation of native Earth system model output with ESMValTool v2.6.0. Geoscientific Model Development, 16, 315-333. doi:10.5194/gmd-16-315-2023 [publisher-version]
  • Hardouin, L., Delire, C., Decharme, B., M.Lawrence, D., Nabel, J., Brovkin, V., Collier, N., Fisher, R., Hoffman, F., Koven, C., Seferian, R. & Stacke, T. (2022). Uncertainty in land carbon budget simulated by terrestrial biosphere models: the role of atmospheric forcing. Environmental Research Letters, 17: 094033. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac888d [publisher-version]
  • de Vrese, P., Stacke, T., Kleinen, T. & Brovkin, V. (2021). Diverging responses of high-latitude CO2 and CH4 emissions in idealized climate change scenarios. The Cryosphere, 15, 1097-1130. doi:10.5194/tc-15-1097-2021 [publisher-version]
  • de Vrese, P., Stacke, T., Caves Rugenstein, J., Goodman, J. & Brovkin, V. (2021). Snowfall-albedo feedbacks could have led to deglaciation of Snowball Earth starting from mid-latitudes. Communications Earth & Environment, 2: 91. doi:10.1038/s43247-021-00160-4 [publisher-version][supplementary-material]
  • Stacke, T. & Hagemann, S. (2021). HydroPy (v1.0): a new global hydrology model written in Python. Geoscientific Model Development, 14, 7795-7816. doi:10.5194/gmd-14-7795-2021 [publisher-version]
  • de Vrese, P. & Stacke, T. (2020). Irrigation and hydrometeorological extremes. Climate Dynamics, 55, 1521-1537. doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05337-9 [supplementary-material][supplementary-material][publisher-version]
  • Eyring, V., Bock, L., Lauer, A., Righi, M., Schlund, M., Andela, B., Arnone, E., Bellprat, O., Brötz, B., Caron, L.-P., Carvalhais, N., Cionni, I., Cortesi, N., Crezee, B., Davin, E., Davini, P., Debeire, K., de Mora, L., Deser, C., Docquier, D., Earnshaw, P., Ehbrecht, C., Gier, B., Gonzalez-Reviriego, N., Goodman, P., Hagemann, S., Hardiman, S., Hassler, B., Hunter, A., Kadow, C., Kindermann, S., Koirala, S., Koldunov, N., Lejeune, Q., Lembo, V., Lovato, T., Lucarini, V., Massonnet, F., Müller, B., Pandde, A., Pérez-Zanón, N., Phillips, A., Predoi, V., Russell, J., Sellar, A., Serva, F., Stacke, T., Swaminathan, R., Torralba, V., Vegas-Regidor, J., von Hardenberg, J., Weigel, K. & Zimmermann, K. (2020). Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) v2.0 – an extended set of large-scale diagnostics for quasi-operational and comprehensive evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP. Geoscientific Model Development, 13, 3383-3438. doi:10.5194/gmd-13-3383-2020 [publisher-version]
  • Hagemann, S., Stacke, T. & Ho-Hagemann, H. (2020). High resolution discharge simulations over Europe and the Baltic Sea catchment. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8: 12. doi:10.3389/feart.2020.00012 [publisher-version]
  • Jensen, L., Eicker, A., Dobslaw, H., Stacke, T. & Humphrey, V. (2019). Long-term wetting and drying trends in land water storage derived from GRACE and CMIP5 models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 9808-9823. doi:10.1029/2018JD029989 [publisher-version]
  • Schewe, J., Gosling, S., Reyer, C., Zhao, F., Ciais, P., Elliott, J., Francois, L., Huber, V., Lotze, H., Seneviratne I, S., van Vliet, M., Vautard, R., Wada, Y., Breuer, L., Buechner, M., Carozza, D., Chang, J., Coll, M., Deryng, D., de Wit, A., Eddy, T., Folberth, C., Frieler, K., Friend, A., Gerten, D., Gudmundsson, L., Hanasaki, N., Ito, A., Khabarov, N., Kim, H., Lawrence, P., Morfopoulos, C., Mueller, C., Schmied, H., Orth, R., Ostberg, S., Pokhrel, Y., Pugh, T., Sakurai, G., Satoh, Y., Schmid, E., Stacke, T., Steenbeek, J., Steinkamp, J., Tang, Q., Tian, H., Tittensor, D., Volkholz, J., Wang, X. & Warszawski, L. (2019). State-of-the-art global models underestimate impacts from climate extremes. Nature Communications, 10: 1005. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08745-6 [publisher-version][supplementary-material]
  • Bunzel, F., Müller, W., Dobrynin, M., Fröhlich, K., Hagemann, S., Pohlmann, H., Stacke, T. & Baehr, J. (2018). Improved seasonal prediction of European summer temperatures with new five-layer soil-hydrology scheme. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 346-353. doi:10.1002/2017GL076204 [publisher-version][supplementary-material]
  • de Vrese, P., Stacke, T. & Hagemann, S. (2018). Exploring the biogeophysical limits of global food production under different climate change scenarios. Earth System Dynamics, 9, 393-412. doi:10.5194/esd-9-393-2018 [publisher-version][supplementary-material]
  • Hattermann, F., Vetter, T., Breuer, L., Su, B., Daggupati, P., Donnelly, C., Fekete, B., Floerke, F., Gosling, S., Hoffmann, P., Liersch, S., Masaki, Y., Motovilov, Y., Mueller, C., Samaniego, L., Stacke, T., Wada, Y., Yang, T. & Krysnaova, V. (2018). Sources of uncertainty in hydrological climate impact assessment: a cross-scale study. Environmental Research Letters, 13: 015006. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa9938 [publisher-version]
  • Krinner, G., Derksen, C., Essery, R., Flanner, M., Hagemann, S., Clark, M., Hall, A., Rott, H., Brutel-Vuilmet, C., Kim, H., Menard, C., Mudryk, L., Thackeray, C., Wang, L., Arduini, G., Balsamo, G., Bartlett, P., Boike, J., Boone, A., Cheruy, F., Colin, J., Cuntz, M., Dai, Y., Decharme, B., Derry, J., Ducharne, A., Dutra, E., Fang, X., Fierz, C., Ghattas, J., Gusev, Y., Haverd, V., Kontu, A., Lafaysse, M., Law, R., Lawrence, D., Li, W., Marke, T., Marks, D., Menegoz, M., Nasonova, O., Nitta, T., Niwano, M., Pomeroy, J., Raleigh, M., Schaedler, G., Semenov, V., Smirnova, T., Stacke, T., Strasser, U., Svenson, S., Turkov, D., Wang, T., Wever, N., Yuan, H., Zhou, W. & Zhu, D. (2018). ESM-SnowMIP: assessing snow models and quantifying snow-related climate feedbacks. Geoscientific Model Development, 11, 5027-5049. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-5027-2018 [publisher-version]
  • Rasche, L., Schneider, U., Bolivar Lobato, M., Sos del Diego, R. & Stacke, T. (2018). Benefits of coordinated water resource system planning in the Cauca-Magdalena River Basin. Water Economics and Policy, 4: 1650034 . doi:10.1142/S2382624X1650034X
  • Wartenburger, R., Seneviratne, S., Hirschi, M., Chang, J., Ciais, P., Deryng, D., Elliott, J., Folberth, C., Gosling, S., Gudmundsson, L., Henrot, A.-J., Hickler, T., Ito, A., Khabarov, N., Kim, H., Leng, G., Liu, J., Liu, X., Masaki, Y., Morfopoulos, C., Müller, C., Müller Schmied, H., Nishina, K., Orth, R., Pokhrel, Y., Pugh, T., Satoh, Y., Schaphoff, S., Schmid, E., Sheffield, J., Stacke, T., Steinkamp, J., Tang, Q., Thiery, W., Wada, Y., Wang, X., Weedon, G., Yang, H. & Zhou, T. (2018). Evapotranspiration simulations in ISIMIP2a - Evaluation of spatio-temporal characteristics with a comprehensive ensemble of independent datasets. Environmental Research Letters, 13: 075001. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aac4bb [publisher-version]
  • Zhang, L., Dobslaw, H., Stacke, T., Güntner, A., Dill, R. & Thomas, M. (2017). Validation of terrestrial water storage variations as simulated by different global numerical models with GRACE satellite observations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 821-837. doi:10.5194/hess-21-821-2017 [publisher-version]
  • Zhao, F., Veldkamp, T., Frieler, K., Schewe, J., Ostberg, S., Willner, S., Schauberger, B., Gosling, S., Schmied, H., Portmann, F., Leng, G., Huang, M., Liu, X., Tang, Q., Hanasaki, N., Biemans, H., Gerten, D., Satoh, Y., Pokhrel, Y., Stacke, T., Ciais, P., Chang, J., Ducharne, A., Guimberteau, M., Wada, Y., Kim, H. & Yamazaki, D. (2017). The critical role of the routing scheme in simulating peak river discharge in global hydrological models. Environmental Research Letters, 12: 075003. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7250 [publisher-version][supplementary-material]
  • Stacke, T. & Hagemann, S. (2016). Life time of soil moisture perturbations in a coupled land-atmosphere simulation. Earth System Dynamics, 7, 1-19. doi:10.5194/esd-7-1-2016 [publisher-version][supplementary-material]
  • Dorigo, W., Gruber, A., De Jeu, R., Wagner, W., Stacke, T., Loew, A., Albergel, C., Brocca, L., Chung, D., Parinussa, R. & Kidd, R. (2015). Evaluation of the ESA CCI soil moisture product using ground-based observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 162, 380-395. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.07.023
  • Frieler, K., Levermann, A., Elliott, J., Heinke, J., Arneth, A., Bierkens, M., Ciais, P., Clark, D., Deryng, D., Döll, P., Falloon, P., Fekete, B., Folberth, C., Friend, A., Gellhorn, C., Gosling, S., Haddeland, I., Khabarov, N., Lomas, M., Masaki, Y., Nishina, K., Neumann, K., Oki, T., Pavlick, R., Ruane, A., Schmid, E., Schmitz, C., Stacke, T., Stehfest, E., Tang, Q., Wisser, D., Huber, V., Piontek, F., Warszawski, L., Schewe, J., Lotze-Campen, H. & Schellnhuber, H. (2015). A framework for the cross-sectoral integration of multi-model impact projections: Land use decisions under climate impacts uncertainties. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 447-460. doi:10.5194/esd-6-447-2015 [publisher-version][publisher-version]
  • Hagemann, S. & Stacke, T. (2015). Impact of the soil hydrology scheme on simulated soil moisture memory. Climate Dynamics, 44, 1731-1750. doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2221-6
  • Dankers, R., Arnell, N., Clark, D., Falloon, P., Fekete, B., Gosling, S., Heinke, J., Kim, H., Masaki, Y., Satoh, Y., Stacke, T., Wada, Y. & Wisser, D. (2014). First look at changes in flood hazard in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project ensemble. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3257--3261. doi:10.1073/pnas.1302078110
  • Elliott, J., Deryng, D., Mueller, C., Frieler, K., Konzmann, M., Gerten, D., Glotter, M., Floerke, M., Wada, Y., Best, N., Eisner, S., Fekete, B., Folberth, C., Foster, I., Gosling, S., Haddeland, I., Khabarov, N., Ludwig, F., Masaki, Y., Olin, S., Rosenzweig, C., Ruane, A., Satoh, Y., Schmid, E., Stacke, T., Tang, Q. & Wisser, D. (2014). Constraints and potentials of future irrigation water availability on agricultural production under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3239-3244. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222474110
  • Haddeland, I., Heinke, J., Biemans, H., Eisner, S., Floerke, M., Hanasaki, N., Konzmann, M., Ludwig, F., Masaki, Y., Schewe, J., Stacke, T., Tessler, Z., Wada, Y. & Wisser, D. (2014). Global water resources affected by human interventions and climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3251-3256. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222475110
  • Hagemann, S., Blome, T., Saeed, F. & Stacke, T. (2014). Perspectives in modelling climate-hydrology interactions. Surveys in Geophysics, 35, 739-764. doi:10.1007/s10712-013-9245-z
  • Piontek, F., Müller, C., Pugh, T., Clark, D., Deryng, D., Elliott, D., de González, F., Flörke, M., Folberth, C., Franssen, W., Frieler, K., Friend, A., Gosling, S., Hemming, D., Khabarov, N., Kim, H., Lomas, M., Masaki, Y., Mengel, M., Morse, A., Neumann, K., Nishina, K., Ostberg, S., Pavlick, R., Ruane, A., Schewe, J., Schmid, E., Stacke, T., Tang, Q., Tessler, Z., Tompkins, A., Warszawski, L., Wisser, D. & Schellnhuber, H. (2014). Multisectoral climate impact hotspots in a warming world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3233-3238. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222471110
  • Prudhomme, C., Giuntoli, I., Robinson, E., Clark, D., Arnell, N., Dankers, R., Fekete, B., Franssen, W., Gerten, D., Gosling, S., Hagemann, S., Hannah, D., Kim, H., Masaki, Y., Satoh, Y., Stacke, T., Wada, Y. & Wisser, D. (2014). Hydrological droughts in the 21st century, hotspots and uncertainties from a global multimodel ensemble experiment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3262-3267. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222473110
  • Schewe, J., Heinke, J., Gerten, D., Haddeland, I., Arnell, N., Clark, D., Dankers, R., Eisner, S., Fekete, B., Colon-Gonzalez, F., Gosling, S., Kim, H., Liu, X., Masaki, Y., Portmann, F., Satoh, Y., Stacke, T., Tang, Q., Wada, Y., Wisser, D., Albrecht, T., Frieler, K., Piontek, F., Warszawski, L. & Kabat, P. (2014). Multimodel assessment of water scarcity under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 3245-3250. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222460110
  • Davie, J., Falloon, P., Kahana, R., Dankers, R., Betts, R., Portmann, F., Wisser, D., Clark, D., Ito, A., Masaki, Y., Nishina, K., Fekete, B., Tessler, Z., Wada, Y., Liu, X., Tang, Q., Hagemann, S., Stacke, T., Pavlick, R., Schaphoff, S., Gosling, S., Franssen, W. & Arnell, N. (2013). Comparing projections of future changes in runoff from hydrological and biome models in ISI-MIP. Earth System Dynamics, 4, 359-374. doi:10.5194/esd-4-359-2013 [publisher-version][publisher-version]
  • Loew, A., Stacke, T., Dorigo, W., de Jeu, R. & Hagemann, S. (2013). Potential and limitations of multidecadal satellite moisture observations for climate model evaluation studies. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 3523-3542. doi:10.5194/hess-17-3523-2013 [publisher-version]
  • Van Huijgevoort, M., Hazenberg, P., Van Lanen, H., Teuling, A., Clark, D., Folwell, S., Gosling, S., Hanasaki, N., Heinke, J., Koirala, S., Stacke, T., Voss, F., Sheffield, J. & Uijlenhoet, R. (2013). Global multimodel analysis of drought in runoff for the second half of the twentieth century. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1535-1552. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-0186 [publisher-version]
  • Wada, Y., Wisser, D., Eisner, S., Flörke, M., Gerten, D., Haddeland, I., Hanasaki, N., Masaki, Y., Portmann, F., Stacke, T., Tessler, Z. & Schewe, J. (2013). Multimodel projections and uncertainties of irrigation water demand under climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 4626-4632. doi:10.1002/grl.50686 [publisher-version]
  • Stacke, T. & Hagemann, S. (2012). Development and validation of a global dynamical wetlands extent scheme. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 2915-2933. doi:10.5194/hess-16-2915-2012 [publisher-version]
  • Haddeland, I., Clark, D., Franssen, W., Ludwig, F., Voss, F., Arnell, N., Bertrand, N., Best, M., Folwell, S., Gerten, D., Gomes, S., Gosling, S., Hagemann, S., Hanasaki, N., Harding, R., Heinke, J., Kabat, P., Koirala, S., Oki, T., Polcher, J., Stacke, T., Viterbo, P., Weedon, G. & Yeh, P. (2011). Multimodel estimate of the global terrestrial water balance: Setup and first results. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 12, 869-884. doi:10.1175/2011JHM1324.1 [publisher-version]
  • Jahr, T., Jentzsch, G., Gebauer, A. & Lau, T. (2008). Deformation, seismicity, and fluids: Results of the 2004/2005 water injection experiment at the KTB/Germany. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 113: B11410. doi:10.1029/2008JB005610 [publisher-version]
  • Andela, B., Broetz, B., De Mora, L., Drost, N., Eyring, V., Koldunov, N., Lauer, A., Mueller, B., Predoi, V., Righi, M., Schlund, M., Vegas-Regidor, J., Zimmermann, K., Adeniyi, K., Arnone, E., Bellprat, O., Berg, P., Bock, L., Caron, L.-P., Carvalhais, N., Cionni, I., Cortesi, N., Corti, S., Crezee, B., Davin, E. L., Davini, P., Deser, C., Diblen, F., Docquier, D., Dreyer, L., Ehbrecht, C., Earnshaw, P., Gier, B., Gonzalez-Reviriego, N., Goodman, P., Hagemann, S., Von Hardenberg, J., Hassler, B., Hunter, A., Kadow, C., Kindermann, S., Koirala, S., Lledo, L., Lejeune, Q., Lembo, V., Little, B., Loosveldt-Tomas, S., Lorenz, R., Lovato, T., Lucarini, V., Massonnet, F., Mohr, C. W., Moreno-Chamarro, E., Amarjiit, P., Perez-Zanon, N., Phillips, A., Russell, J., Sandstad, M., Sellar, A., Senftleben, D., Serva, F., Sillmann, J., Stacke, T., Swaminathan, R., Torralba, V., Weigel, K., Roberts, C., Kalverla, P., Alidoost, S., Verhoeven, S., Vreede, B., Smeets, S., Soares Siqueira, A., & Kazeroni, R. (2022). ESMValTool. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/ZENODO.6900341.
  • de Vrese, P., Stacke, T., Caves Rugenstein, J. K., Goodman, J., & Brovkin, V. (2021). Snowball Earth simulations with MPI-ESM1.2. DOKU at DKRZ.
  • Hagemann, S., & Stacke, T. (2021). Forcing for HD Model from HydroPy and subsequent HD Model river runoff over Europe based on EOBS22 and ERA5 data. World Data Centre for Climate. doi:10.26050/WDCC/EOBS_ERA5-RIVER_RUNOFF.
  • Stacke, T., & Hagemann, S. (2021). Land surface parameter fields at 0.5deg resolution for use with the HydroPy model. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4541238.
  • Stacke, T., & Hagemann, S. (2021). Source code for the global hydrological model HydroPy. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4541380.
  • Gosling, S., Muller Schmied, H., Betts, R., Chang, J., Ciais, P., Dankers, R., Doll, P., Eisner, S., Florke, M., Gerten, D., Grillakis, M., Hanasaki, N., Hagemann, S., Huang, M., Huang, Z., Jerez, S., Kim, H., Koutroulis, A., Leng, G., Liu, X., Masaki, Y., Montavez, P., Morfopoulos, C., Oki, T., Papadimitriou, L., Pokhrel, Y., Portmann, F. T., Orth, R., Ostberg, S., Satoh, Y., Seneviratne, S., Sommer, P., Stacke, T., Tang, Q., Tsanis, I., Wada, Y., Zhou, T., Buchner, M., Schewe, J., & Zhao, F. (2019). ISIMIP2a Simulation Data from Water (global) Sector (V. 1.1). GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. doi:10.5880/PIK.2019.003.
  • Stacke, T., & Hagemann, S. (2018). Mask of large scale river catchments. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.2025775.
  • Dorigo, W., Albergel, C., Loew, A., Stacke, T., Gruber, A., Wagner, W., de Jeu, R., Parinussa, R., Brocca, L., Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Chung, D. & Paulik, C. (2013). 34 years of remotely sensed soil moisture: what climate signals do we (not) see ?. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2013) (pp.1809-1812 ).
  • Kehse, U. (2013). Die ewige Pumpe. MaxPlanckForschung, 3/13, 73-79. [publisher-version]
  • Stacke, T., Hagemann, S. & Loew, A. (2013). Comparing soil moisture memory in satellite observations and models. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts [any-fulltext]
  • Stacke, T. (2011). Development of a dynamical wetlands hydrology scheme and its application under different climate conditions. Phd Thesis, Hamburg: University of Hamburg. Berichte zur Erdsystemforschung, 99. [any-fulltext]
  • Lau, T., Jahr, T. & Büchel, G. (2007). Modeling a fluid injection into the pilot hole of the "Kontinentale Tiefbohrung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (KTB) using finite elements. In Proceedings of the 67th DGG meeting, 26th - 29th March, Aachen (pp.168-). [abstract]
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Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2021: Scientific Programmer, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: adapting model infrastructure and revising the representation of physical processes for permafrost affected regions (Project Q-Arctic)
  • 2019-2021: Research Scientist, Hereon, Geesthacht: Implementation of riverine nutrient routing into a global hydrological model
  • 2014-2019: Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: PI for the Project CRESCENDO, Model development and coordination of CMIP6 related activities at MPI, Development of a soil moisture assimilation scheme (Project MiKlip 2)
  • 2011-2014: PostDoc, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: Analysis of soil moisture memory (Project MiKlip)
  • 2007-2011: Ph.D. student, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: Further development of the MPI Hydrology model as well as implementation of an irrigation scheme into the land surface model JSBACH (Project WATCH)
  • 2011: Ph.D. studies, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg. Ph.D. research on the simulation of wetlands in a global hydrological model completed within the framework of the IMPRS graduate school including courses in programming, earth system dynamics and general academic skills
  • 2007: Diploma studies, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena. Study of geology concluded with a diploma thesis in applied geophysics: Modelling of a fluid injection into the pilot hole of the Continental Deep Drilling Site in Germany (KTB) using finite elements
  • 2005: Internship, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Three months internship in the School of Earth Sciences with a focus on field measurements, lab analysis and data interpretation