Carola Martens

Ph.D. student
Member of
Research Group 'Quantitative Biogeography'

Research interests

My research interests are in the field of climate-vegetation interactions and human influences. This matches well with the research concept 'Adaptive Resilience of Ecosystems' of the BMBF-funded SPACES project ARS AfricaE ( ARS AfricaE focuses on the effect of disturbances like land use (change) and climate change on semi-arid ecosystems and ecosystem adaptation and resilience. Within the scope of this project I am working with the dynamic vegetation model aDGVM2 with a focus on Southern African savannah. With my research I am trying to improve the representation of ecosystem fluxes (eddy covariance) and carbon cycling as well as the modelling of plant water relations, plant phenology and plant ecophysiology in the model.


Phone: +49 (0)69 7542 1860