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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Dr. Sonja Germer
Department: Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles
EU GO-GRASS Project under Horizon2020
EU AdvanceFuel Project under Horizon2020

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 238

Research programs

Areas of research

- Sustainable innovatios for biomass production
- Water and nutrient cycles in ecosystems
- Decomposition of wood and impact on soil
- Interdependency of climate change and regional water balance


My network and my publications: ResearchGate Citation metrics of my publications: Researcher ID



Curriculum Vitae


Since March 2018

Scientist at the
Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB) 


November 2016 – February 2018

Scientist at the
Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena


February 2012 – December 2016

PostDoc at the
Leibniz-Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB)  February – August 2012
DAAD-Fellowship at the University Maranhão in Sâo Luís, Brazil
Topic: „Influence of the babassu palm on soil hydrology“  November 2011 – February 2012 
PostDoc at  the Hydrology Section/
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) August – September 2011
PostDoc at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences /
University of Potsdam  August 2008 – July 2011
Koordinator of the IAG "Global Change - Regional Development" at
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities September 2007 – July 2008
Consultant for Environmental and Flood issues at
Infrastruktur & Umwelt, Prof. Böhm und Partner, Potsdam  Oktober 2003 – July 2006
PhD-Student at the Institute for Geoecology/
University of Potsdam
Topic: „Nitrogen Movement from Uplands to Streams in Forested and Deforested Tropical Watersheds”  March 2002 – September 2003
Delphi IMM GmbH, Potsdam

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