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My research focuses on how hydrology affects trees and ecosystems and vice versa. The vegetation and water dynamics form a rather non-linear dynamic system—the main interactions among these two compartments summarised in the figure below. I develop and use ecohydrological models with applications from tree to ecosystem scale to understand these systems.


research topics

  • Ecohydrology and ecophysiology
    • Richards(on) equation
    • Urban ecohydrology
      • projects: Anthrosole und Technosole – Interdisziplinäre Zugänge zu historischen Deponien als urbane Bodenarchive
      • selected conference talk: Gillefalk et al. (2023, EGU). 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-7816.
    • Water stress and tree mortality
      • selected conference talk: Riedel et al. (2023, IAHR). RG link.
  • Wildfires and fire ecology


Image modified from Rodriguez-Iturbe et al. (2001).

Author: ilhan özgen xian

Created: 2024-02-11 Sun 18:49