Earth System Data Science

Earth System Data Science

Group

Leipzig University & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ -Leipzig, Germany.

The Earth System Data Science (ESDS) group embraces a wide array of Earth observations via data-driven research. Long-term observations of multiple Earth system properties encode our knowledge on how land-surface processes respond to climatic variability, extremes and interact with biodiversity and societal transformations. We develop methods to extract the valuable information in these data in order to confront them with models, and gain new insights. We aim at a more profound understanding of changing land ecosystems and their responses to and interactions with climate anomalies.

Teaching

Teaching fundamentals of Earth system sciences as well as advanced methods is also one of our key missions. All course materials avaibale only via moodle.

Course Institute Term
Introduction to Physical Geography - Climate system, water cycle, vegetation dynamics (12-GGR-B-PG01B) BSc Geography, Leipzig University Winter 20/21
Current research in Earth System Sciences (12-GGR-B-PG06) Seminar 1 BSc Geography, Leipzig University Winter 20/21
Methods in Earth System Sciences (12-GGR-B-PG06) Seminar 2 BSc Geography, Leipzig University Winter 20/21
Multivariate Statistics and Machine Learning MSc Human Geography, Leipzig University Winter 20/21
Geodata analysis in Human Geography MSc Human Geography, Leipzig University Summer 20
Geographic Information Systems in Physical Geography MSc Physical Geography, Leipzig University Summer 20

Interests

  • Extremes and anomalies in the terrestrial biosphere
  • Earth System Data cubes
  • Biogeography and ecosystem functioning
  • Data analytic methods
  • How to integrate observational evidence in models