Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Institute of Geoscience
Burgweg 11 (H 209)
07749 Jena / Germany
+49 3641 9 48720
Burgweg 11 / H 206
+49 3641 9 848661
+49 341 235 48 2238
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I study how the terrestrial water cycle and vegetation mutually affect each other. Currently, I work on the following topics
Most of my work targets the plot scale, since this is the typical scale of interaction between human and the environment. However, the scale of the models and experiments ranges from the pore and plant individual to the plot and ecosystem scale.
Engineer for Water Resources Management, Technical University Dresden (Germany), with Diploma thesis on salinization due to irrigation in the Murrumbidgee / Darling Basin, prepared externally at ETH Zurich
PhD in Hydrology, MIT, Cambridge (USA), thesis on the Ecohydrology of a Seasonal Cloud Forest in Oman
2005 – 2010
Scientist and Group leader at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Group Ecohydrology
Junior Professor for Ecological Modelling at the Friedrich Schiller Universtiy Jena
Joint professorship between the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZ in the field of Terrestrial Ecohydrology.
*Fischer, C., S. Leimer, C. Roscher, J. Ravenek, H. de Kroon, Y. Kreutziger, J. Baade, H. Beßler, N. Eisenhauer, A. Weigelt, L. Mommer, M. Lange, G. Gleixner, W. Wilcke, B. Schröder, Hildebrandt, A. 2018. Plant species richness and functional groups have different effects on soil water content in a decade-long grassland experiment. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13046.
*Guderle, M., D. Bachmann, A. Milcu, A. Gockele, *M. Bechmann, *C. Fischer, C. Roscher, D. Landais, O. Ravel, S. Devidal, J. Roy, A. Gessler, N. Buchmann, A. Hildebrandt. 2018. Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse plant communities. Functional Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12948.
Hildebrandt, A. A. Kleidon and *M. Bechmann. 2016. A thermodynamic fomulation of root water uptake. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 20: 3441-3454, doi: 10.51947hess-20-3441-2016.
Hildebrandt, A., and E. A. B. Eltahir. 2006. Forest on the edge: Seasonal cloud forest in Oman creates its own ecological niche. Geophysical Research Letters 33:2-5. doi: 10.1029/2006GL026022.
*Metzger, J., N. Dalla Valle, T. Wutzler, J. Filipzik, R. Lehmann, M. Roggenbuck, D. Schelhorn, J. Weckmüller, K. Küsel, K.U. Totsche, S. Trumbore, A. Hildebrandt. Vegetation impacts soil water content patterns by shaping canopy water fluxes and soil properties. Hydrological Processes. 31:3783-3795. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11274.