Priv. Doz. Dr. Björn Guse

Scientist
Priv. Doz. Dr. Björn Guse
Building C 4, Room 2.32
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientist

Research Interests:

Spatial and temporal analysis of flood patterns
Better understanding of causes for flood occurrence
Improvement of process representation in hydrological models
Diagnostic model analysis in high temporal resolution
Ecohydrological modeling in different catchments

Career:

seit 09/2017:

Scientist in the section Hydrology at the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

DFG-Forschergruppe SPATE

02/2014-08/2017:

Scientist at the Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the CAU Kiel

DFG-Project: Hydrological consistency in Modeling - Improving model structure and parameter estimation with temporal diagnostic analysis

09/2010-11/2013

Scientist at the Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the CAU Kiel

BMBF-Project: IMPACT - Developing an integrated model to predict abiotic habitat conditions and biota for rivers for appliation in climate change research and water management

10/2006-08/2010:

Research Follow (PhD-student) in the Section Hydrology at the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

CEDIM-Project: Synopsis of natural hazards in Saxony

Education:

2021:

Habilitation (Dr. rer.-nat. habil.) in the section geography at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel

Title of habilitation thesis: Achieving hydrological consistency in space and time in ecohydrological models

Test lecture: Physische Geographie von Chile

Teaching qualification for "Hydrology" und "Physical Geography"

2006-2010:

Ph. D. in Hydrology at the Institute for Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Potsdam.

Title of the thesis: Improving flood frequency analysis by integration of empirical and probabilistic regional envelope curves

2000-2006:

Studies of geoecology at the university of Potsdam.

Diploma thesis: Anwendung und Vergleich von zwei hydrologischen Modellen unterschiedlicher Komplexität zur Quantifizierung des Wasserhaushalts und Phosphateintrags im Einzugsgebiet der Weißen Elster.

2002-2003:

Study abroad at the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble/France

Projects:

since 09/2020: Space-Time Dynamics of Extreme Floods - SPATE, Second phase (GFZ, Hydrology)

09/2017 - 08/2020: Space-Time Dynamics of Extreme Floods - SPATE, First phase (GFZ, Hydrology)

02/2014 - 08/2017: DFG-Project for Temporary position for principal investigator: "Hydrological Consistency in Modeling" -  (CAU Kiel, Hydrology and Water Resources Management)

09/2010 - 11/2013: BMBF-Projekt: „IMPACT - Developing an integrated model to predict abiotic habitat conditions and biota of rivers for application in climate change research and water management” - (CAU Kiel, Hydrology and Water Resources Management)

11/2006 - 08/2010: CEDIM-Projekt: “Synopsis of natural hazards in Saxony” - Subproject: “Estimation of flood discharges with large recurrence intervals in Saxony” (GFZ, Hydrology)

Research Boards and Committees:

Associate Editor of Hydrological Processes

Convener at General Assembly of the EGU

Member of the EGU subdivision on Catchment Hydrology

Leader of the working group "Process representation in hydrological models" in the German Hydrological Society (DHG)

Member of the working group "Improving the theoretical underpinnings of hydrological models"

Referee for the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF

Awards:

The 2015 Wiley Award for the Top cited paper published by Hydrological Processes in 2014 for the paper "How to improve the representation of hydrological processes in SWAT for a lowland catchment - temporal analysis of parameter sensitivity and model performance"

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