Dr. Simone Giertz


Laboratories and testing facilities 

Research associate

Research areas

  • Hydrological modelling
  • Influence of Global Change on the hydrological cycle
  • Analysis of hydrological processes in the tropics 
  • Modelling of material flows and soil erosion 
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Dr. Simone Giertz

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Meckenheimer Allee 166

53115 Bonn

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2009: Academic councilor in the central sector at the Department of Geography 
  • 2004 - 2008: Postdoc, IMPETUS-Project, Department of Geography, University of Bonn
  • July 2004: PhD in Geography; "Analyse der hydrologischen Prozesse in den sub-humiden Tropen Westafrikas unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Landnutzung am Beispiel des Aguima-Einzugsgebietes in Benin"
  • 2000 - 2004: Research associate and PhD student, Department of Geography at the University of Bonn, IMPETUS-Projekt
  • May 2000: Degree in Geography (Diploma thesis: "GIS-gestützte Modellierung des Stoffaustrags im Einzugsgebiet der Wahnbachtalsperre")
  • 1993 - 2000: Studies in Geography, University of Bonn; September 1997 - February 1998: Studiies in Geography, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg (France)


Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database

Rahmati, M., et al. (2018)

Earth System Science Data, 10(3), 1237– 1263.

A spatially explicit approach to assess the suitability for rice cultivation in inland valley in central Benin

Danvi, A., Jütten, T., Giertz, S., Zwart S. J. & Diekkrüger, B. (2016)

AGWAT 177: 95–106.

A comparison of hydrological models for assessing the impact of land use and climate change on discharge in a tropical catchment

Cornelissen, Th., Diekkrüger, B. & Giertz, S. (2013)

Journal of Hydrology, 498:221-236.

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