Professor Global EcoHydrology and Sustainability and Research Director Copernicus
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My research theme is Global Eco-Hydrology and Sustainability. My goal is to understand the interactions and feedbacks between soil, vegetation, atmosphere and climate. The understanding of terrestrial processes plays a crucial role in addressing the major sustainability challenges of our time. Key contributions include the generation of new knowledge on these interactions, feedbacks and regime shifts between different environmental compartments and socio-economic drivers. I have developed my research on the interface between hydrology, ecology, soil science and socio-economy, key issues within Sustainability Science. In my vision the most important questions on the environmental agenda emerge at these interfaces and therefore calls for a multi-disciplinary research agenda.