GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Dr. Inge Wiekenkamp

Dr. Inge Wiekenkamp
Building A 70, Room 306 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Processing of Airborne Eddy Covariance data
  • Member of the Earth-Atmosphere Interactions TEAM

Research Interests:

At the moment, I am using airborne eddy covariance data to understand the environmental drivers for the exchange of carbon, methane and water vapour between the surface and the atmosphere. In my PhD, I modelled and measured changes in hydrological fluxes after partial deforestation using a heavily monitored catchment in the Eiffel region in Germany. This work included the analysis of a large soil moisture network dataset (SoilNet Wüstebach) and the comparison of latent heat fluxes for two eddy covariance stations (forested vs. deforested). 


  • 05. 2020 - Present: PostDoc GFZ Potsdam Airborne Eddy Covariance 
  • 2019/ 2020: August 2019: Submission PhD Thesis; February 2020: Defense @ University of Stuttgart
  • 2018: Parental Leave
  • 2017: Scientist Water and Soil Chemistry Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  • 2015: Visiting PhD Student at Penn State University, PA, USA
  • 2013 -  2017: PhD Student Hydrology Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany


  • 03.2013 - 02.2020: PhD Hydrology, University of Stuttgart & Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  • (2018: Parental Leave)
  • 2010 - 2013: Master Earth Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2006 - 2010: Bachelor Earth Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Boards and Committees:

  • 2017: European Co-Chair Gordon Research Seminar on Catchment Science - Interactions of Hydrology, Biology and Geochemistry: Defining Disciplinary and Physical Boundaries in a Catchment
  • 2015: PhD representative Agrosphere institute (IBG-3) Forschungszentrum Juelich

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