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Stephan, Ruth


Scientific employee
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences

Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg

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Ruth Stephan


Scientific Employee and PhD Student in the Project ‘Alpine Dorught Observatory’


Research Interest:

  • Environmental Modeling and Statistics
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Droughts
  • Risk Management
  • Alpine Regions



since 12/2019 Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
PhD Student, Chair of Environmental Hydrological Systems
2016 - 2019 Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
Master of Environmental Sciences
  • Focus: Modeling and Geographical Information Systems
  • Thesis: Predicting Bipartite Interaction Networks Based on Trait Matching, Abundance and Phylogeny
05 – 08/2018 Laboratoire d’Écologie Alpine (LECA), Grenoble, France
Division: Evolution, Modeling and Analysis of Biodiversity
  • Focus: Modeling Species Distribution in the Mont Blanc Area under Climate Change Conditions for the NGO Centre de Recherches sur les Écosystemes d’Altitude (CRÉA in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc)
  • Working Skills: Programming with R, Handling GIS-Layers, Field Work at Elevation Gradients in the French Alps, Communication with NGOs
06 – 10/2015 Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Division: Bio-Geo-Chemical Processes
  • Focus: Nitrogene Processes between Soil and Atmosphere
  • Working Skills: Laboratory Work and Field Work to Examine the Nitrogen Emissions, Programming with R
2012 – 2016 Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
Bachelor of Environmental Sciences
  • Focus: Meteorology and Climatology
  • Thesis: Nitrogen Emissions of Montane Grasslands under Climate Change Conditions and Induced by Manure



Zistl-Schlingmann, M., Feng, J., Kiese, R., Stephan, R., Zuazo, P., Willibald, G., ... & Dannenmann, M. (2019). Dinitrogen emissions: an overlooked key component of the N balance of montane grasslands. Biogeochemistry, 143(1), 15-30. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-019-00547-8)


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