Markus L. Fischer, M.Sc.

Doctoral student 

 

Contact details

markus_fischer(at)posteo.de  

Research Interests

Modelling, Remote Sensing, Machine Learning, GIS, R

Climate, Paleo and Ecology

Anthropology and Human Evolution

Curriculum Vitae

Since 03/2019

Ph.D. student, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

10/2018 – 05/2019 Scientific Assistant, Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenviroment, Tübingen
01/2018 – 09/2019 Scientific Assistant, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
08/2016 – 01/2017

Scientific Assistant, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

08/2015 – 04/2016  Intern at University of Ibagué, Colombia
10/2014 – 09/2018  Master of Science, Physical Geography, University of Leipzig
10/2014 – 05/2015  Scientific Assistant, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
10/2010 – 09/2014  Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of Leipzig 

Project

Environmental-modelling and remote sensing linked to lacustrine climate proxies: the rift basin Chew Bahir (Ethiopia) during the late Pleistocene, Supervised by: Jun. Prof. Dr. Annett Junginger and apl. Prof. Dr. Martin H. Trauth

Funding

03/2019 – 03/2022  Ph.D. scholarship, Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
08/2015 – 04/2016 IAESTE internship & DAAD foreign promotion

Field Trips

  • Pestenacker (2020)
  • Romania (2011, 2014, 2019)
  • Ethiopia (2018)
  • Marocco (2016)
  • Colombia (2016)

Publications

Fischer, M.L., Bachofer, F., Yost, C.L., Bludau, I.J.E., Schepers, C., Foerster, V., Lamb, H., Schäbitz, F., Asrat, A., Trauth, M.H., Junginger, A., (2021) A Phytolith Supported Biosphere-Hydrosphere Predictive Model for Southern Ethiopia: Insights into Paleoenvironmental Changes and Human Landscape Preferences since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geosciences

Fischer, M.L., Markowska, M., Bachofer, F., Foerster, V.E., Zielhofer, C., Asrat, A., Trauth, M.H., Junginger, A., 2020. Determining the pace and magnitude of 20,000 years of lake level changes in southern Ethiopia using Lake Balance Modeling and SEBAL. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, Article 197. doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.00197.

 

Conference and Workshop Contributions

2021

Fischer, M.L., Bachofer, F., Trauth, M.H., Junginger, A. (2021). How dry was the LGM? A Biosphere-Hydrosphere modelling approach for the paleo-lake Chew Bahir and Omo-River catchment in southern Ethiopia. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (EGU21-5923)

2020

Schmidt J., Kertscher C., Reichert M., Ballasus H., Köhler A., Schneider B., Dietze E., Benkkadour A., Mikdad A., Werther L., Bolland A., Suchan E. B., Fischer M. L., Pichat S., Suchodoletz Hv., Fletcher W., Mischke S, Zielhofer C. (2020). Variability of Holocene climate and geomorphological dynamics in the Middle Atlas, Morocco. In AK Geomoph conference – talk.

Fischer, M. L., Sittaro, F., Manntschke, C., Yost, C., Foerster, V. E., Schäbitz, F., ... & Junginger, A. (2020, May). Linking Paleo Vegetation Modelling with a Phytolith Record for the African Humid Period (15-5 ka BP) of the Omo-River-Lowlands and the Chew Bahir Basin, southern Ethiopia. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (p. 5888).

Kirkitadze, G., Elashvili, M., Navrozashvili, L., Lobjanidze, M., Losaberidze, L., Koff, T., Fischer, M L., Skokan, A., Khosravichenar, A., von Suchodoletz, H. (2020, May). Reconstructing the Holocene paleoenvironment of the semi-arid Shiraki Plain of eastern Georgia-a center of settlement activity during the Late Bronze and Early Iron age. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (p. 5768).

Nickolaus, P., Markowska, M., Vonhof, H., Bocherens, H., Martin, A., Zinaye, B., Fischer, M.L., Asfawossen; A. & Junginger, A. (2020, May). Insights into the African Humid Period from fossil stromatolites and Etheria elliptica shells from the Chew Bahir Basin, southern Ethiopia. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (p. 18611).

2019

Fischer, M. L., Annett Junginger Talk: The modern analogue of Chew Bahir’s catchment as the key to the past In: Annual Chew Bahir Core Drilling Project Meeting, Duesseldorf, Germany, 2019.

Fischer, M. L., Markowska, M., Bachofer, F., Foerster, V. E., Asrat, A., & Junginger, A. (2019, January). Between Deserts and Lakes: Determining the pace and magnitude of environmental changes in southern Ethiopia. In Geophysical Research Abstracts (Vol. 21).

Markowska, M., Vonhof, H., Fischer, M. L., Zinaye, B., Foester, V. E., Asrat, A., ... & Junginger, A. (2019, January). How wet is wet? Quantifying hydrological changes over the past 15,000 years in the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia. In Geophysical Research Abstracts (Vol. 21).

Markowska, M., Vonhof, H.B., Fischer, M.L., Zinaye, B., Foerster, V.E., Schaebitz, F., Lamb, H.F., Asrat, A., Junginger A., 2019. Modern Sr isotope hydrology as a basis for interpreting the 15 kyr paleo-record of Chew Bahir, south Ethiopia. INQUA, Dublin (Ireland).

2018

Fischer, M. L., Monika Markowska, Annett Junginger Talk: Determining transition times and overflow thresholds over the last 15,000 years using Lake-Balance-Modelling and SEBAL: Lake Chew Bahir, Ethiopia In: Annual Chew Bahir Core Drilling Project Meeting, Arba Minch, Ethiopia, 2018.

Fischer, M. L., Felix Bachofer, Christoph Zielhofer, Annett Junginger Poster: Wet feet or walking on sunshine? A hydro-modelling-approach of the Eastern African rift-basin and paleo-lake Chew Bahir In: MULTIPP Mediterranean Desert Margin and Drylands Workshop, Leipzig, Germany, 2018.