Markus L. Fischer, M.Sc.

Doctoral student 


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Research Interests

- Modelling and remote sensing using GIS and R
- Paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental reconstruction
- 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 


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


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

Field Trips

2018                             Ethiopia, Lake Chew Bahir

2016                             Morocco, Lake Sidi Ali

2015                             Colombia, Bucaramanga mountain forests

2014                             Romania, Apuseni mountains

2012                             Greece, Crete

Conference and workshop contributions


Markus L. Fischer, Monika Markowska, Felix Bachofer, Verena E Foerster, Asfawossen Asrat, Annett Junginger, Talk: Between Deserts and Lakes: Determining the pace and magnitude of environmental changes in southern Ethiopia. In: EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2019.



Markus L. Fischer, 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: CBDP, Chew Bahir Drilling Project Meeting, Arba Minch, Ethiopia, 2018.

Markus L. Fischer, 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.