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    GHG emissions, agriculture, SOC, modelling, sustainable diets

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    20122021

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    Biography

    Since 2012 Environmental Modelling Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK

    2016 Dissertation (equal to PhD), Chair of Meteorology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

    Thesis title: “Carbon dioxide and water fluxes over semi-arid grassland in Inner Mongolia (China)”, Acquired title: Dr. rer. nat.

    2011 Scholarship holder ESF (European Science Foundation), University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

    2008 – 2012 Chair of Meteorology, TU Dresden, Germany

    2004 - 2005 Graduate studies, Uppsala University, Sweden (ERASMUS)

    2000 – 2007 Study of Hydrology, TU Dresden, Germany

    Thesis: “Research of carbon and water budgets of pastured grassland in Bavaria based on EC data“, Degree: Dipl.-Hydrol. (equal to master’s degree)

    Research Profile

    My research interests evolve around climate change and understanding the impacts of human activities on the environment, specifically emitted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, grasslands and land use change, impacts on soil (soil organic carbon, soil health) and possible mitigation options (including biochar).

    My work includes modelling GHG emissions from agriculture and explore mitigation options by using and developing easy to use tools like the Cool Farm Tool (developed for the use of farmers, https://coolfarmtool.org/) and the CCAFS-MOT (developed for policy advisors, https://ccafs.cgiar.org/research/projects/mitigation-options-tool-agriculture-ccafs-mot) and processed based modelling with ECOSSE and DailyDayCent.

    I am also interested in eddy covariance (EC) measurements of different environments. I looking after a measurement campaign, analysing and preparing the data (including meteorological parameters) and analysing and modelling water fluxes (ET and soil water).

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    Worlds of Food – 2 lectures on environmental sustainability and an introduction to the Cool Farm Tool and tutorial (computer practical)

    Supervisor of Master projects

    Supervisor of Honours projects

    Supervisor of Honours Essay Course

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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