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Dr. rer. nat. PD Ralf Kiese

Dr. rer. nat. PD Ralf Kiese

Head of working group ecosystem matter fluxes
group: Ecosystem Matter Fluxes
room: Campus Alpin
phone: +49 8821 183-153
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PD Dr. Ralf Kiese

Scientific & Professional Career


2015 -  Deputy head of department Biogeochemical Processes, KIT IMK-IFU
2011 - Research Group Leader Ecosystem Matter Fluxes, KIT, IMK-IFU
2012 Habilitation, University Freiburg
2005 - 2011 Senior Scientist KIT, IMK-IFU
2005 - Lecturer, University Freiburg
2003-2005 PostDoc, KIT IMK-IFU
2000-2002 PhD, University Freiburg/ KIT IMK-IFU
1999 Diploma of Hydrology, University Freiburg



  • Feedback of global environmental changes on terrestrial ecosystems and biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere exchange of environmental important trace substances
  • Measuring and mechanistic modelling of C and N turnover and associated matter fluxes in natural and managed ecosystems at site and landscape scale
  • Development and calibration of complex biogeochemical models by use of Bayesian methods, uncertainty assessment and uncertainty quantification[KR1] 
  • Member of TERENO coordination board
  • Member of CEH science development group
  • Member of Research Experts Group for the UK GHG Research and Development Platform
  • Steering member of DFG-FG KiLi
  • Reviewer for various scientific journals and funding bodies


Lectures and tutorials at Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg e.g. Ecosystem Matter Fluxes, Ecohydrology, Soil Ecology


List of publications


Current Projects
title funding

European Commission (EU)

Federal Environment Agency (UBA)

German Reserach Foundation (DFG) and Australian Research Council (ARC)

Helmholtz Association (HGF)