curriculum vitae

Lena Katharina Öttl is a PhD student working on erosion feedbacks of crop biomass in the Uckermark region in North-East Germany. The research is in cooperation with the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V. in Müncheberg. She did her MSc. in Climate and Environmental Sciences at the University of Augsburg and spend one semester at the Institute of Soil Landscape Research at ZALF. There, she started working on her research topic which was continued in her master thesis. The thesis deals with erosion feedbacks on the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) of arable crops in a climate-sensitive catchment in the hummocky moraine landscape of North-East Germany.


Since 2018   PhD student at the Professorship for Water and Soil Resource Research, Institute of Geography, University of Augsburg

2018             Master thesis: „Erosion feedbacks on the Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) of arable crops in a climate-sensitive catchment in North-East Germany“

2017             Research term at the „Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF e.V.“, working group „Landscape Pedology“, Müncheberg

2016-2018   Master of Science „Climate and Environmental Sciences“ („Klima- und Umweltwissenschaften“), University of Augsburg

2016             Graduate assistant at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center, department „Atmosphere“, Oberpfaffenhofen

2016             Bachelor thesis: „Der Einfluss der Bodenfeuchte auf die Sommertemperaturen in Mitteleuropa“

2015-2016   Student assistant in the DFG funded project „SLAC-SD. Meeres- und Landoberflächen-Atmosphäre-Klima-Wechselwirkungen“, Institute of Geography, University of Augsburg

2013-2016   Bachelor of Science in Geography, University of Augsburg

research foci

  • remote sensing of agricultural used areas
  • soil erosion modelling
  • impact of tillage erosion on crop biomass production

courses / teaching

(applied filters: | Semester: SS 2019 | Institution: Institut für Geographie | Lehrende: Lena Katharina Öttl | Sprache: deutsch | Typen: )

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04/2019     Presentation at the European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019

"Tillage erosion as the main driver of in-field yield patterns in an intensively used hummocky landscape"


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