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Krischan Petersen

Krischan Petersen

PhD Student
Modelling climate change in pre-alpine grassland soils
group: Ecosystem Matter Fluxes
room: 282a
phone: +49 8821 183 308
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Climate change in pre-alpine grassland soils

Research interests:
  • Soil-plant-atmosphere modeling of forests and grasslands under impacts of climate change
  • Model development and validation
Current projects:
  • SUSALPS - Sustainable use of alpine and pre-alpine grassland soils in a changing climate
Scientific background and professional experience:
  • Since 03/2017: Doctoral researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
    PhD Thesis: Further development and application of the bio-geochemical LandscapeDNDC model for quantification of alpine/pre-alpine grassland C, N and water budgets and associated losses under present and future climate and land management conditions
  • 02/2011 - 07/2016: SAS Software Engineer/Statistical programmer at Entimo AG, Berlin (Germany)
  • 10/2008 - 11/2010: M.Sc. Forest science and forest ecology – forest ecosystem analysis and information processing at University of Göttingen (Germany) Master’s Thesis: Modeling of the water balance of beech forests along the precipitation gradient in the Northern German Lowlands