Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener


Head of Working Group

Tel.: +49 821 598 - 2665
Fax: +49 821 598 - 2264
Room: 2003, building B
Office hours: Tuesday 14.00 - 15.30 (during semester break only after consultation via e-mail)

Peter Fiener is a full professor at the Institute of Geography and head of the working group since 2013. From 2011 to 2012 he was full professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He did his Habilitation at the Institute of Geography at the University Cologne, focusing on pattern and processes interactions affecting lateral water and matter transport in agricultural landscapes. His PhD was carried out in the framework of an interdisciplinary project focused on sustainable agriculture, where he was measuring and modelling surface runoff and soil erosion.

His research foci are:

  1. Measuring and modelling of surface runoff, soil erosion and lateral matter fluxes.
  2. Analysis of effects of spatio-temporal patterns, structures and connectivity in agricultural landscapes upon water and matter fluxes.
  3. Coupling lateral water and matter fluxes with biogeochemical processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
  4. Sustainable use of water and soil resources.

Peter Fiener is a reviewer for the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as well as for other European funding agencies including the European Commission. Since 2014 he is an associated editor of the European Geosciences Union’s Copernicus Journal SOIL several international journals.


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