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Christine Metzger

Dr. Christine Metzger

group: Plant-Atmosphere Interactions
room: 330
phone: +49 8821 183 277
fax: +49 8821 735 73
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Research Interests

  • Process oriented modeling of biogeochemical cycles of terrestrial ecosystems under changing environmental conditions, including land use change
  • Greenhousegas emissions from terrestrial ecosystems due to landuse, landuse change and climate change.
  • Tools:
    LPJ-GUESS dynamic vegetation model
    COUP-model Coupled heat and mass transfer model for the soil-plant-atmosphere system




since 2/2016 Research assistent, within group Plant Atmosphere Interactions at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
02/2015-12/2015 and 09/2011-01/2014 Research assistent, within group Vegetation Ecology at University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT), Freising, Germany
02/2014-07/2015 Research assistent, within group Land and Water Resources at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
11/2010-08/2011 Research assistent, within group Resotration Ecology at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Freising, Germany
10/2002-09/2005 Software developer for mobile phones, Siemens AG, München, Germany



Dr. rer. nat. Technical University of Munich (TUM), Freising, Germany, Topic: 'CO2 emissions from peatlands - What can we learn from process oriented modelling' see here

10/2006-10/2010 Diploma in Landscape planning, University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT), Freising, Germany
10/2000-09/2002 Vocational training as Technical Assistent in Computer Science, Siemens technical academy (STA), Munich, Germany

Peer-reviewed publications

C. Metzger, M. B. Nilsson, M. Peichl and P.-E. Jansson (2016). Parameter interactions and sensitivity analysis for modelling carbon heat and water fluxes in a natural peatland, using CoupModel v5. Geoscientific Model Development, 9, 4313-4333. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-4313-2016, see here
C. Metzger, P.-E. Jansson, A. Lohila, M. Aurela, T. Eickenscheidt, L. Belelli-Marchesini, K. J. Dinsmore, J. Drewer, J. van Huissteden and M. Drösler (2015). CO2 fluxes and ecosystem dynamics at five European treeless peatlands - merging data and process oriented modeling. Biogeosciences, 12, 125-146. doi:10.5194/bg-12-125-2015, see here
C. Metzger, T. Eickenscheidt, J. Heinichen and M. Drösler (2016). Impact of land use intensity on the relationships between vegetation indices, photosynthesis and biomass of intensively and extensively managed grassland fens. Grass and Forage Science. doi:10.1111/gfs.12223, see here