Dr. Felix Portmann
B2.13: ECOWATER - GLOBAL-SCALE ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTS OF CHANGED DISCHARGE REGIMES ON THE OCCURRENCE OF BENTHIC INVERTEBRATES IN RIVERS
E1.11: FINGER PRINTS OF THE GULF STREAM INTENSITY IN THE CENOZOIC
Research interests in environmental modelling include
- Global climate modelling of past and present climate (including comparison with proxy data) (see project E.11)
- Global hydrological modelling, e.g.
combination with environmental data (compare project B2.13),
climate change impact on groundwater resources (see environmental research web),
combination with remote sensing data.
Additional interests cover transdisciplinary activities on sustainability issues and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main/Germany (Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, LOEWE BiK-F):
For Project Area E: Coupled atmosphere - ocean modeling in the Cenozoic, comparision to palaeovegetation data (E1.11, DFG grant MI926/8-1).
For Project Area B: Generating hydrological data for stream ecology and species distribution modeling (B2.13, Eco-Water, BiK-F phase 2).
Working Group Hydrology at Institute of Physical Geography, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Global hydrological modeling (crops, groundwater, quantitive discharge characteristics for ecological modeling)
Dissertation "Global estimation of monthly irrigated and rainfed crop areas on a 5 arc-minute grid" (MIRCA2000 data set)
1993 - 2004
German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG):
Applied research in hydrological modeling with GIS and remote sensing
(context of groundwater recharge, floods, soil moisture; various projects, e.g. EUMETSAT Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility / LSA SAF, data analysis for Global Runoff Data Centre / GRDC)
1983 - 1992
Study of Physical Geography/Hydrology (special emphasis on remote sensing, statistics, geobotany, soil sciences, chemistry) at the Universities of Freiburg, München, Trier
Phone: +49 (0)69 7542 1859, +49 (0)69 798 40218