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EarthShape Partners

 

EarthShape has  established collaborations with leading Chilean professors, research scientists, and resource managers and their institutes. These researchers span all of the disciplines essential to the project integration, including biogeochemistry, geochemistry, microbiology, geomorphology, tectonics, sedimentology, soil science, hydrology and geophysics. The Chilean colleagues are interested in collaborating with participants and assisting in field access, logistics, and access to Chilean observatories. A list of current Chilean collaborators is below. EarthShape participants are strongly encouraged to engage Chilean scientists in their projects. We welcome addtional collaborations and interested persons, they should contact the program coordinators.

 

 

Chilean Investigators

German Investigators

Students

Postdocs

Associate Partners

Project Coordination

 

 

Doctoral Students Phase II (2019-2021)

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Castro Salas, Rodrigo

Project: phase II: 1

Working area: Soil Erosion, Sediment Transport

Affiliation:

Universidad de la Frontera

Gaviria Lugo, Nestor E.

Project: phase II: 5

Working area: Earth Surface Geochemistry

(Rivers, Modern Sediments, Biomarkers)

Affiliation:

GFZ Potsdam

Grigusova, Paulina

Project: phase II: 4

Working area: Geography, Soil erosion

Affiliation: University of Marburg

 

Hampl, Ferdinand J.

Project: phase II: 15

Working area:

Mineralogy, Geochemistry

Affiliation:

Technical University of Berlin

Horstmann, Lucas

Project: phase II: 14

Working area:

Geomicrobiology, microbial communities

Affiliation:

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Kraus, Diana

Project: phase II: 4

Working area:

Biodiversity, Ecology

 

Affiliation:

University of Marburg

Krone, Laura

Project: phase II: 11

Working area: Geochemistry

 

Affiliation:

German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ) Potsdam, Germany

Kuegler, Malte

Project: phase II: 6

Working area: Geomorphology, Ecology

 

Affiliation:

Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde

Läuchli, Charlotte

Project: phase II: 5

Working area: Sedimentology, Geochemistry

 

Affiliation:

Freie Universität Berlin

Lodes, Emma

Project: phase II: 7

Working area: Geomorphology, Geochemistry

 

Affiliation:

German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ) Potsdam, Germany

Maliqueo Murga, Camilo

Project: phase II: 2

Working area: Paleoenvironmental proxies

Affiliation:

University of Tübingen

Mallikarjun, Jhenkhar

Project: phase II: 1

Working area: Vegetation fires and Biogeochemical cycles

Affiliation:

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Pagano, Norina

Project: phase II: 2

Working area: Geoecology, Nutrient limitation

Affiliation: University of Tübingen

 

Riveras Muñoz, Nicolás

Project: phase II: 3

Working area: Soil Science

Affiliation:

University of Tübingen

Rodriguez, Victoria

Project: phase II: 3

Working area: microbial communities

Affiliation:

GFZ Potsdam (Beca / Chile)

Schwerdhelm, Christopher

Project: phase II: 15

Working area:

Iron-metabolizing bacteria

Affiliation:

University of Tuebingen

Trichandi, Rahmantara

Project: phase II: 13

Working area: Seismics, Geophysics

Affiliation: GFZ Potsdam

 

Wang, Xiuling

Project: phase II: 14

Working area: microbial communities

 

Affiliation:

GFZ Potsdam (Chinese Scholarship Council)

Witzgall, Kristina

Project: phase II: 3

Working area: Soil Science

 

Affiliation:

Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Doctoral Students Phase I (2016-2019)

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Bernhard, Nadine

Project: phase I: 13

Working area: Soil erosion, Biogeomorphology

Affiliation:

University of Tuebingen

 

Dal Bo, Igor

Project: phase I: 8

Working area: applied geophysics,

coupled geophysical data and soil parameters

Affiliation:

Forschungszentrum Juelich

Makhnykina, Anastasia (visiting)

Project: phase I: 6

Working area:

Soil CO2 emission

Affiliation:

Georg-August-University Goettingen (DAAD Internship)

Siberian Federal University

Moskwa, Lisa-Marie

Project: phase I: 13

Working area:

Geomicrobiology

Affiliation:

GFZ Potsdam

Samolov, Elena

Project: phase I: 5

Working area:

biocrusts: identification of terrestrial micro-algae, bio-weathering potential

Affiliation:

University of Rostock

Terweh, Simon

Project: phase I: 4

Working area:

Geomorphology, sediment transport dynamics

Affiliation:

University of Bonn

Master Students

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Barrientos, Narda Lucía Pacay

Project: Phase II: 3

Working area:

Sustainable Resource Management

 

Affiliation:

Technische Universität München

Billing, Anna-Lena

Project: Phase II: 10

Working area:

Vegetation mapping, remote sensing

 

Affiliation:

Universität Tübingen

Gewalt, Philipp (Hiwi)

Project: Phase II: 6

Working area:

Biogeomorphology

 

Affiliation:

University of Tuebingen

Golla, Vamsi

Project: Phase II: 1

Working area:

Fire, black carbon and pyrogenic molecular markers

 

Affiliation:

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Okuneye, Adedapo

Project: Phase II: 1

Working area:

Tropical and International Forestry

 

Affiliation:

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Rai, Bandana

Project: Phase II: 1

Working area:

Fire, black carbon and pyrogenic molecular markers

 

Affiliation:

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Scheer, David

Project: Phase II: 7

Working area:

to be announced

 

Affiliation:

GFZ Potsdam / Freie Universität Berlin

Tian, Ruchen

Project: Phase II: 15

Working area: Geomicrobiology, ironmetabolizing bacteria

 

Affiliation:

University of Tuebingen

Bachelor students

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Hartig, Simon

Project: phase II: 5

Working area: Sedimentology, Geochemistry

Affiliation:

Freie Universität Berlin

Langhagel, Sarah

Project: phase I-II: 12

Working area: Biogenic weathering

Affiliation:

University of Hannover

Stallmann, Kevin

Projekt: phase II: 4

Working area: Remote Sensing

Affiliation:

University of Marburg

Walter, Madita

Projekt: phase II: 2

Working area: Geoecology

Affiliation:

University of Tübingen

Graduated Doctoral students

Phase I

Canessa, Rafaella; Project 1; Working area: Ecological Plant Geography; Affiliation: University of Marburg

van Dongen, Renee; Project 9; Working area: Earth Surface Geochemistry; Affiliation: (GFZ Potsdam) / BAFG

Jung, Patrick; Project 5; Working area: Biocrusts: ecophysiology and diversity of lichens, cyanobacteria and green algae; Affiliation: TU Kaiserslautern

Kock, Sebastian; Project 7; Working area: Biogeochemistry, Paleoenvironmental reconstruction; Affiliation: University of Heidelberg

Koester, Moritz; Project A3; Working area: Soil Ecology and Formation, Affiliation: University Bern

Nájera, Francisco; Project 6; Working area: particulate Soil Organic Matter, carbon sequestration; Affiliation: Universidad de la Frontera

Oeser, Ralf; Project 12; Working area: Earth Surface Geochemistry; Affiliation: GFZ Potsdam

Schmid, Manuel; Project 2; Working area: Landscape Evolution Modelling and Model Coupling; Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Stock, Svenja; Project 6; Working area: Soil Ecology; Affiliation: (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

van den Brink, Liesbeth; Project: 11, Working area: Vegetation ecology; Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Graduated Master students

Overview: Titles of completed Master Theses

Phase II

Fischer, Robin; Project 10; Phase II; Working area: medium resolution vegetation mapping; Affiliation: University of Marburg

Huesmann, Katharina; Project 2; Phase II; Working area: Geoecology; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Kandolf, Lorenz; Project 2; Phase II ;Working area: Geoecology; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Köhler, Sabrina; Project 4; Phase II; Working area: soil ecology; Affiliation: University of Marburg

Köppendörfer, Baptist; Project 3; Phase II; Working area: Soil science; Affiliation: Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Krug, Lena-Marie; Project 4; Phase II; Working area: Wildlife ecology, biodiversity; Affiliation: University of Marburg

Sauter, Lea; Project 15; Phase II; Working area: Geomicrobiology; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Seuß, Isabell; Project 12; Phase II; Working area: Microbial processes; Affiliation: University of Bayreuth

Steiner, Franziska; Project 3; Phase II; Working area: Soil Science; Affiliation: Technical University Munich

Wünsch, Johannes; Project 1; Phase II; Working area: Vegetation fires; Affiliation: Georg-August-University Göttingen

 

Phase I

Anhorn, Marcel Project 2 Working area: tectonic uplift, thermocronology Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Bödinger, Christian Project with Associate Partner Volker Hochschild Working area: Remote Sensing Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Boy, Diana; Project 12; Phase I; Working area: Soil Micro habitats; Affiliation: University of Hannover

Dieck, J.P.; Project 12; Phase I; Working area: Soil Development; Affiliation: University of Hannover

Emrich, Dina Project 5 Working area: Chlorolichens - Ecophysiology & Structure Affiliation: T. University of Kaiserslautern

Fitzgerald, Ciaran Peter Project 12  Phase I; Working area: granite weathering; Affiliation: University of Hannover

Geller, Jana F. Project 2 Working area: Climate Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Guddetti, Gayathri Project 2 Working area:climate and surface processes Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Hofmann, Florian Project 11 Working area: Geoecology Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Hu, Yue Project 6 Working area: Microbial P mobilization Affiliation: University of Göttingen

Kinkela, Johanna Project 13 Working area: Geography Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Klein, Juliana Project 13 Working area: Geography Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Kleinohl, Kerstin Project 4 Working area: Remote Sensing of Vegetation Affiliation: KIT

Knüver, Timo Project 11 Working area: Geoecology/ Plant-herbivore interactions Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Koelewijn, Melle Project 9 Working area: Hydrology Affiliation: GFZ Potsdam

Korbacher, Laura-Nadine Project 11 Working area: Geoecology/ Plant-herbivore interactions Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Lemke, Erik Project 11 Working area: Geoecology Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Mattes, Lorena Project 11 Working area: Geoecology Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Muceniece, Ilze Project 2 Working area: Regional climatology Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Scherrer, Samuel Project 2 Working area: Regional climatology, statistical models, Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Schmidt, Jakob Project 5 Working area: Geography Affiliation: University of Marburg

Seguin, Joana Project 7 Working area: Stable isotope analysis Affiliation: University of Heidelberg

Senn, Johannes Project 4 Working area: Remote sensing of Vegetation Affiliation: KIT

Weber, Lena Project 5 Working area: Lichens Affiliation: University of Kaiserslautern

Wraase, Luise Project 1 Working area: Ecology, Remote Sensing Affiliation: University of Marburg

 

 

Graduated Bachelor students

Overview: Titles of Completed Bachelor Theses

Phase II

Alsleben, Jonas; Project 6, Working area: Geomorphology, Ecology, Affiliation: University of Bonn

Ebenslander, Meike; Project 2, Working area: vegetation and climate; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Kelemen, Alexander; Project 2; Working area: plant and soil nutrients, Geoecology; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Klug, Alexander; Project 4; Working area: High resolution vegetation mapping; Affiliation: University of Marburg

Sandhaas, Paul; Project 2; Working area: Geoecology; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Tertelmann, Antonia; Project 3; Working area: soil erosion, biological soil crusts; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

 

Phase I

Bhagavathula, Susila Project 2 Working area: Geoecology; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Blüthner, Benjamin Project 7 Working area: Biogeochemistry; Affiliation: University of Heidelberg

Dzierzawa, Lea Project 1 Working area: Ecology; Affiliation: University of Marburg

Frerichmann, Birte Project 5 Working area: Phycology; Affiliation: University of Rostock

Gallo, Arianna Project 5 Working area: Cyanobacteria; Affiliation: TU Kaiserslautern

Schlüsselburg, Lia Proejct 12 Working area: Soils; Affiliation: University of Hannover

Peters, Rebecca Project 11 Working area: Botany; Affiliation: University of Tübingen

Raghavan, Venket Project 3 Working area: Biodiversity and Ecology of Microorganisms; Affiliation: University of Göttingen

Ramm, Joanna Project 7 Working area: polen analysis; Affiliation: University of Heidelberg

Schraven, Roland Project 2 Working area: Geoecology; Affiliation: University of Tuebingen

Thiedau, Simon Project 12 Working area: Biogenic Weathering; Affiliation: University of Hannover

Zeißig, Isabell Project 10 Working area: phosphorus solubilization & rhizosphere; Affiliation: University of Bayreuth