2017 Habilitation in Geography, Humboldt-University Berlin, "The usefulness of stable isotopes and wood anatomy in dendrochronology", Chair: Christoph Schneider
2005 PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Science, School of Resources, Environment and Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Doctoral-thesis: "Dendroclimatology of Toona ciliata", Chair: John C.G. Banks
1998 Diploma (MSc) in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Bonn Diploma-thesis: "Biogeographical studies within the ecotone between rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest in tropical NE-Queensland, Australia", Chair: Winfried Golte
1990-1998 Study of Geography, with minor subjects Biology, Geodesy, Cartography and Photogrammetry at the University of Bonn, Germany
Since 2009 research scientist/postdoc at GFZ Potsdam
2006-2008 research scientist/postdoc, Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere, Research Centre Jülich, Germany, (EU-project MILLENNIUM)
2003-2006 research scientist/postdoc, Department of Geography, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (SNSF project “Geomorphology and Wood Anatomy”)
2000-2003 PhD Student, School of Resources, Environment & Society, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia; Coordinator of the ANU Forestry Graduate Seminar and Discussion Series
1998-1999 DAAD postgraduate research, School of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia; Project on dendropyro-chronological analysis of Eucalypts in Queensland, Australia - Reconstruction of fire history using nutrient signals in tree-rings, funded by the DAAD
1996-1998 part-time employee with ecoTech Bonn, Germany
1996 student research assistant, Department of Geohydrology, University of Bonn, Germany;
1995 student research assistant, CSIRO Tropical Forest Research Centre, Atherton, Australia; Biogeographical survey within the wet sclerophyll forest of Queensland
1994 student research assistant, School of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University & CRC TREM, Cairns, Australia; development of a high-resolution digital elevation model for a forested area of the Australian Wet Tropics
Balanzategui, D., Knorr, A., Heußner, K.-U., Wazny, T., Beck, W., Słowiński, M., Helle, G., Buras, A., Wilmking, M., van der Maaten, E., Scharnweber, T., Dorado Liñán, I., Heinrich, I. (2017): An 810-year history of cold season temperature variability for northern Poland. BOREAS. https://doi.org/10.1111/bor.12274. ISSN 0300-9483.
Pritzkow, C., Wazny, T., Heußner, K.U., Słowiński, M., Bieber, A.,Dorado Liñán, I., Helle, G., Heinrich, I. (2016): Minimum winter temperature reconstruction from average earlywood vessel area of European oak (Quercus robur) in N-Poland. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 449, 520-530.
Heinrich, I., Allen, K. (2013): Current Issues and Recent Advances in Australian Dendrochronology: Where to Next? - Geographical Research, 51, 2, 180-191.
Creutzfeldt, B., Heinrich, I., Merz, B. (2015): Total water storage dynamics derived from tree-ring records and terrestrial gravity observations. Journal of Hydrology 529, 640-649.
Liang, W., Heinrich, I., Helle, G., Dorado Liñán, I., Heinken, T. (2013): Applying CLSM to increment core surfaces for histometric analyses: a novel advance in quantitative wood anatomy. Dendrochronologia 31, 140-145.
Dorado Liñán I, Büntgen U, González-Rouco F, Zorita E, Montavez, J.P., Gomez-Navarro, J.J., Brunet, M., Heinrich, I., Helle, G., Gutierrez, E. (2012): Estimating 750 years of temperature variations and uncertainties in the Pyrenees by tree-ring reconstructions and climate simulations. Climate of the Past 8: 919-933.
Heinrich, I., Weidner, K., Helle, G., Vos, H., Lindesay, J. and J.C.G. Banks (2009): Interdecadal modulation of the relationship between ENSO, IPO and precipitation: insights from tree rings in Australia. Climate Dynamics 33, 63-73.
Heinrich, I., Gärtner, H. (2008): Variations in tension wood of two broadleaved tree species in response to different mechanical treatments. International Journal of Plant Science 169, 928-936.
2006-2012 Board Member of the Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR)
Since 2005 Member of the International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA)
Since 2004 Member of the Association for Tree-Ring Research (ATR)
2002-2006 Member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, Canberra, Australia (CRC GA)
1994-2006 Member of the CRC for Tropical Rainforest Ecology & Management, Cairns, Australia (CRC TREM)
Research grants and awards
2014 Climate dynamics of the last Millennium derived from cell structures, DFG
2005 EU SYNTHESYS Project Research Grant
2003 Swiss National Research Grant, SNSF
2002 Postgraduate Research Grant, CRC for Greenhouse Accounting
2000 International PhD Scholarship, Australian National University
2000 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australia
2000 Postgraduate Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
1998 Postgraduate Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service DAAD