Aug 2010	GeoGovernance ist zentrales Element Im Antrag zur Exzellenzinitiative

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Sep 2010	Beim Schiffbauergasse-Fest wird Wissenschaft zum Anfassen präsentiert

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29.10.2010: PCPM Climate Breakfast with Prof. Bierbaum         > read more

Apr 2010	Geo- und Klimawissenschaften im Auswärtigen Amt

Apr 2010: Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Federal Foreign Office.

Feb 2010	PROGRESS startet mit Kickoff-Meeting

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Professor Dr. Ulrike Herzschuh

Alfred Wegener Institute
Telegrafenberg, A 43
D-14473 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 288-2165
Fax: +49 331 288-2137

Research Interests

  • Quaternary climatic change on continents
  • Global change ecology
  • Vegetation-climate feedback mechanisms

Academic Training

2008 – 2010
Management School of Helmholtz Association
2001 – 2004 Ph.D in Biology (FU Berlin)
1994 – 1999 Diploma in Biology
1995 – 1997 Pre-Diploma in Biology and Geography

Professional Experience

2005 – current Junior professor at Alfred Wegener Institute and University of Potsdam
2004 Fellow at University of Bergen (Norway)
1999 – 2001 Fellow at Lanzhou University and Chengdu University (P.R. China)

Other Professional Service Activities (national and international)

  • Reviewer for DFG, NSF USA, NERC (UK), Research council of Norway;
  • Reviewer for international journals: Nature, Boreas, Geophysical Research Letters, Global and Planetary Change, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Paleolimnology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Organic Geochemistry, Palaeo3, Polarforschung, Quaternary International, Quaternary Research, Quaternary Science Reviews, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, The Holocene, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Dev. in Quaternary Sciences;
  • Member of the election committee of the German National Academic Foundation;
  • Mentor in the Mentoring Program of MARUM (Bremen);
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of MOE Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental (Lanzhou, China)

Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments

Young Investigator Award of the State Brandenburg
2007 Young Investigator Award of Leibniz Association Potsdam
2004 Marie Curie Training site fellowship
2003 Bernd Rendel Award for Young Geoscientists
2002 Humboldt-Ritter-Penck Award (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erdkunde)
2001-2004 Doctoral Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
DAAD Postgradual Fellowship
1996-1999 Student Fellowship of the „Friedrich Ebert Stiftung“ 

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Herzschuh, U., Mischke, S., Meyer, H., Plessen, B.,  Zhang, C., 2010. Lake nutrient variability inferred from elemental (C, N, S) and isotopic (δ13C; δ15N) analyses of aquatic plant macrofossils Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 2161-2172.
  • Herzschuh, U., Birks, H.J.B., Mischke, S., Zhang, C., Böhner, J., 2010. A modern pollen-climate calibration set from the Tibetan Plateau and its application to a Late-Quaternary pollen record from the Qilian Mountains. Journal of Biogeography, 37, 752-766.
  • Herzschuh, U., Birks, H.J.B., Ni, J., Zhao, Y., Liu, H., Liu, X., Grosse, G., 2010. Holocene land-cover changes on the Tibetan Plateau. The Holocene, 20, 91-104.
  • Herzschuh, U., Mischke, S., Meyer, H., Plessen, B., Zhang, C., 2010. Using variations in stable carbon isotope composition of macrophyte remains to quantify nutrient dynamics in lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology, 43, 739-750.
  • Herzschuh, U., Kramer, A., Mischke, S., Zhang, C., 2009. Quantitative climate and vegetation trends since the Late Glacial on the north-eastern Tibetan Plateau inferred from Koucha Lake pollen record. Quaternary Research, 71, 162-171.
  • Herzschuh, U., Winter, K., Wünnemann, B., Li, S., 2006. A general cooling trend on the central Tibetan Plateau throughout the Holocene recorded by the Lake Zigetang pollen spectra.  Quaternary International, 154-155, 113-121.
  • Herzschuh, U., 2006. Palaeo-moisture evolution at the margins of the Asian monsoon during the last 50 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 163-178.
  • Herzschuh, U., Zhang, C., Mischke, S., Herzschuh, R., Mohammadi, F., Mingram, B., Kürschner, H., Riedel, F., 2005. A late Quaternary lake record from the Qilian Mountains (NW China), evolution of the primary production and the water depth reconstructed from macrofossil, pollen, biomarker and isotope data. Global and Planetary Change, 46, 361-379.
  • Herzschuh, U., Tarasov, P., Wünnemann, B., Hartmann, K., 2004. Holocene vegetation and climate of the Alashan Plateau, NW China, reconstructed from pollen data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 211, 1-17.