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Christian Werner

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Dr. Christian Werner

E2.1: VEGETATION DYNAMICS AND ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES

My current research focuses on
• Process-based modeling of vegetation dynamics under past, current and future climate conditions
• Process-based modeling of the soil-atmosphere trace-gas exchange at the local, regional and global scale
• Uncertainty analysis and calibration of complex vegetation and biogeochemical models using Bayesian methods
• Integration of heterogeneous data and models
• Large-scale model deployment and data analysis (incl. parallel programming)

Education and previous positions
2007 – 2010
 PostDoc Karlsruhe Research Center (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen
2007 PhD, University of Freiburg [Thesis]
2004 – 2007 PhD studies, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen
2003 Diploma (in Geography), University of Würzburg
2000 Study of Geography, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia (BSc Dbl. Major Geogr.)
1997 – 2003 Study of Geography, University of Würzburg

Awards
2007
Elsa & Walter Hermann Award, Karlsruhe Research Center (best thesis)
2003 Best thesis at IMK-IFU
2003 Karl Sapper Award, University of Würzburg (best diploma)

Current/Recent Projects
BioScapes 1:

Coupled Modeling of Climate, Dynamic Vegetation and Surface Processes From the Last Glacial Maximum to Present, Schwerpunktprogramm 1803 “EarthShape: EarthSurface Shaping by Biota” (SPP-DFG)
Free Air CO2 Enrichment Model-Data Synthesis Project (ORNL, USA)
Assessment of GHG emissions and identification of mitigation options for agricultural soils of Vietnam funded by the CRP Climate Change Agriculture and Food security (ILRI, Kenya)
N trace gas emissions from tropical savanna ecosystem sand responses to global changes (DFG)


NitroEurope IP - The nitrogen cycle and its influence on the European greenhouse gas balance (European Union)


Publications

Contact
Phone: +49 69 7542 1865
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