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Jun.-Prof. Anke Hildebrandt, PhD

Workgroup Group Leader Project Aqua Diva
Jun-Prof. for Ecological Modelling
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Burgweg 11
07749 Jena
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Scientific Career


since 2010

Junior Professor for Ecological Modelling at the Institute of Geoscience, Friedrich Schiller University Jena


2005-2010

Scientist at the UFZ, leader of the group ecohydrology


2001-2005

PhD research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
on the ecohydrology of a Seasonal Cloud Forest at the desert margins of the Arabian Peninsula in Oman


2000

Degree (Dipl. Ing.) in Water Resources Management from the Technical University Dresden


1999-2000

Research for the Diploma Thesis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)



Research interests


  • Understanding where roots take up water, and whether this affects water fluxes in the soil
  • Convergence of water flow in vegetation canopies and how it affects soil processes
  • Interpretation of soil moisture patterns and related hotspots of water flow
  • Inverse modelling of soil water flow
  • Relation between ecosystem structure and vertical water flow from atmosphere to soil and vice versa
  • Vegetation dynamics in semiarid climate



Recent publications

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Hildebrandt, A., M. Bechmann, A. Kleidon. A thermodynamic formulation of root water uptake. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 20: 3441-3454, doi: 10.51947hess-20-3441-2016.


Milcu, A., W. Eugster, D. Bachmann, M. Guderle, Ch. Roscher, D. Landais, O. Ravel, A. Gessler, M. Lange, A. Ebeling, W. Weisser, J. Roy, A. Hildebrandt, N. Buchmann. 2015. Plant species and functional diversity increase grassland productivity-related water vapour fluxes: a combined Ecotron and modeling approach. In print in Ecology. doi: 10.1890/15-1110.1

Van Stan, J., L. Elliott, A. Hildebrandt, C. Rebmann, J. Friesen. Interacting bark structure and rainfall conditions impact stemflow variability in a temperate beech-oak forest, Central Germany. 2016. In press in Hydrological Science Journal. doi: 10.1080/02626667.2015.1083104.


Renner, M., S. K. Hassler, T. Blume, M. Weiler, A. Hildebrandt, M. Guderle, S. J. Schymanski, and A. Kleidon. 2016. Dominant controls of transpiration along a hillslope transect inferred from ecohydrological measurements and thermodynamic limits. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 20: 2063-2083, doi: 10.5194/hess-20-2063-2016.


Fischer, C., Tischer, J., Roscher, C., Eisenhauer, N., Ravenek, J. M., Gleixner, G., Attinger, S., Jensen, B., de Kroon, H., Mommer, L., Scheu, S., Hildebrandt, A. 2015. Plant species diversity affects infiltration capacity in a grassland plant diversity experiment through changes in soil properties. Plant and Soil 397(1-2), 1-16, doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2373-5.


Guderle, M. and Hildebrandt, A. Using measured soil water contents to estimate evapotranspiration and root water uptake profiles - a comparative study. 2015. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 409-425, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-409-2015. (link)


Wright, A., A. Ebeling, H. de Kroon, C. Roscher, A. Weigelt, N. Buchmann, T. Buchmann, C. Fischer, N. Hacker, A. Hildebrandt, S. Leimer, L. Mommer, Y. Oelmann, S. Scheu, K. Steinauer, T. Strecker, W. Weisser, W. Wilcke, and N. Eisenhauer. 2015. Flooding disturbances increase resource availability and productivity, but reduce stability in diverse plant communities. Nature Communications, 6, 6092, doi: 10.1038/ncomms7092.