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M. Sc. Luzie Wietzke

PhD Student
M. Sc. Luzie Wietzke
Building C 4, Room 2.04 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Doctoral student in SPATE project

Research Interests:

  • Heavy-tail behavior of extreme value distributions, methods to quantify heavy-tail behavior
  • Linkage between catchment and event descriptors and extreme events
  • Process understanding of extreme events
  • Focus is on extreme flood and rainfall events from rd. 600 catchments of Germany and Austria


11/2014 - 04/2015 Student trainee, Strategic Planning Department, Department Public Transport of Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM), München.

04/2013 - 09/2013 Internship, Fließ- und Stillgewässersimulationsanlage (FSA) of the German Environment Agency (UBA), Berlin-Marienfelde.

11/2012 - 08/2014 Student assistant, Institute of Earth- and Environmental Science, Group of Soil Science and Geomorphology, University of Potsdam.

08/2012- 10/2012 Internship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island, Panama.


since 09/2017 PhD student at GeoForschungszentrum Potsdam, Section 5.4 Hydrology

2013 - 2017 Master study, Geoecology, University of Potsdam, Specializations: Substance dynamics, ecohydrological modeling, geostatistics.
Master’s Thesis, Institute of Groundwater Ecology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Centre for Environmental Health (GmbH). Title: "Modeling the impact of immobile water zones on subsurface transport processes in 2D-aquifers.“

12/2013 B.Sc. Geoecology, University of Potsdam
Bachelor’s Thesis, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam. Title: “Quantifizierung und Vergleich der Kronendachkapazitäten zweier tropischer Sekundärwälder"

2010 - 2013 Bachelor study, Geoecology, University of Potsdam, Specializations: Ecohydrological modeling, soil landscapes and substance dynamics.


Space-Time Dynamics of Extreme Floods - SPATE
Subproject SP3: From small to extreme floods

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