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Kathrin Fuchs

Dr. Kathrin Fuchs

group: Regionalization of Biogenic Trace Gas Fluxes
room: 292
phone: +49 8821 183 286
fax: +49 8821 183 294
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Dr. Kathrin Fuchs

Research Interests

I am a geo-ecologist focusing on N cycling, particularly on soil nitrous oxide (N2O) fluxes in temperate grasslands and croplands. My work combines field experiments with process-based modeling, addressing particularly on the following topics:

  • Process-based modeling of carbon and nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems
  • Understanding the environmental drivers and microbial processes leading to greenhouse gas emissions
  • Measuring CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes using the Eddy Covariance technique
  • Sustainable agricultural practices to mitigate N losses to the atmosphere and waters while maintaining productivity




PostDoc in the MOPGA Project, Department of Bio-Geo-Chemical Processes, KIT IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.


PhD in the Models4Pastures Project, Group of Grassland Science, Department Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Graduate program, Science & Policy, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Doc.Mobility Fellowship funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Group of Environmental Modelling, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


Postgraduate studies, Diploma of Advanced Studies in Applied Statistics, Seminar for Statistics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Research assistant, Ecosystem Modelling at the Centre for Environmental Research–UFZ, Department of Ecological Modelling, Leipzig, Germany.


Study abroad, University of Lund, Sweden.


MSc Global Change Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.


BSc Geoecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany.