Heike Hartmann

The courses I teach or have taught:  Meteorology, Quantitative Methods, Discover Geography, The Natural Environment, 
General Methods of Fieldwork, Introduction to Geographic Information Science, Environmental Modeling

Interests:  Hydroclimatology, Time Series Analyses, China

Education

12/2007: Dr. rer. nat. (~Ph.D.), Department of Geography, Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen, Germany

05/2003: Diploma of Physical Geography (~M.Sc.), Department of Geography, JLU Giessen, Germany

03/2000: Pre-Diploma of Geography (~B.Sc.), University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Reviewed Publications

Kundzewicz, Z.W.; Merz, B.; Vorogushyn, S.; Hartmann, H.; Duethmann, D.; Wortmann, M.; Huang, S.; Su, B.; Jiang, T.; Krysanova, V. (2014): Analysis of changes in climate and river discharge with focus on seasonal runoff predictability in the Aksu River Basin. In press at Environmental Earth Sciences. Published online: 01 March 2014.

Hartmann, H.; Buchanan, H. (2014): Trends in Extreme Precipitation Events in the Indus River Basin and Flooding in Pakistan. Atmosphere-Ocean 52: 77-92.

Hartmann, H.; Andresky, L. (2013): Flooding in the Indus River Basin - A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Precipitation Records. Global and Planetary Change 107: 25-35.

Hartmann, H.; Livingston, J.; Stapleton, M. (2013): Seasonal Forecast of Local Lake-Effect Snowfall: The Case of Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. International Journal of Environmental Research 7: 859-868.

Schönbrodt-Stitt, S.; Bosch, A.; Behrens, T.; Hartmann, H.; Shi, X.; Scholten, T. (2013): Approximation and spatial regionalization of rainfall erosivity based on sparse data in a mountainous catchment of the Yangtze River in Central China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20: 6917-6933.

Hartmann, H. (2012): Neural Network Based Seasonal Predictions of Lake-Effect Snowfall. Atmosphere-Ocean 50: 31-41.

Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; Jiang, T. (2012): Precipitation variability in the Yangtze River subbasins. Water International 37: 16-31.
 
Zuo, H.-J; Zhang, Q.; Ma, L.-Y.; Hartmann, H.; Zhai, J.-Q.; Xu, L.-G. (2010): Evaluation of soil water percolation in response to different rainfall conditions using HYDRUS-1D Model in the Low Hill Red Soil Region of Jiangxi, China. Research Journal of Soil and Water Management 1: 76-84.
 
Seeber, C.; Hartmann, H.; Wei, X.; King, L. (2010): Land Use Change and Causes in the Xiangxi Catchment, Three Gorges Area Derived from Multispectral Data. Journal of Earth Science 21: 846-855.
 
Zhai, J.Q.; Liu, B.; Hartmann, H.; Su, B.; Jiang, T.; Fraedrich, K. (2010): Dryness/wetness variations in ten large river basins of China during the first 50 years of the 21st century. Quaternary International 226: 101-111.

Hartmann, H.; King, L.; Jiang, T.; Becker, S. (2009): Quasi-cycles in Chinese precipitation time series and in their potential influencing factors. Quaternary International 208: 28-37.

Zhai, J.Q.; Liu, B.; Hartmann, H.; Su, B.D.; Jiang, T.; Fraedrich, K. (2009): Dryness/wetness variations in China during the first 50 years of the 21st century. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions 6: 1385-1409.

Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L.; Jiang, T. (2008): Forecasting water levels at the Yangtze River with neural networks. Erdkunde - Archive for Scientific Geography 62: 231-243.

Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L. (2008): Predicting summer rainfall in the Yangtze River basin with neural networks. International Journal of Climatology 28: 925-936.

Becker, S.; Hartmann, H.; Coulibaly, M.; Zhang, Q.; Jiang (2008): Quasi-periodicities of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River basin, China. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 94: 139-152.
 
Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L. (2008): Quasi-periodicities in Chinese precipitation time series. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 92: 155-163.
 
Becker, S., Hartmann, H.; Zhang, Q.; Jiang, T.; Wu, Y. (2008): Cyclicity Analysis of Precipitation Regimes in the Yangtze River Basin, China. International Journal of Climatology 28: 579-588.
 
Jiang, T.; Su, B.; Hartmann, H. (2007): Temporal and Spatial Trends of Precipitation and River Flow in the Yangtze River Basin, 1961-2000. Geomorphology 85: 143-154.
 
King, L.; Herz, T.; Hartmann, H.; Hof, R.; Jiang, T.; Ke, C.; Wei, Z.; Liu, J.; Yi, C. (2006): The PACE monitoring strategy – A concept for permafrost research in Qinghai-Tibet. Quaternary International 154-155: 149-157.
 
Wu, Y.; Becker, S.; King, L.; Kung, H.-T.; Jiang, T.; Hartmann, H.; Zhu, W. (2006): The frequency of precipitation days in the Yangtze River basin. IAHS Red Book 303: 204-213.
 
Zhang, Q.; Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; Zhu, C. (2005): Paleoclimate of the Yangtze River’s Lower Reaches for the Past 14,000 Years. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution 2: 31-38.
 
Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L. (2004): The Three Gorges Project: its influence on the flood risk along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and on the economy of the region surrounding the reservoir. In: Jiang, T., L. King, M. Gemmer & Z. W. Kundzewicz (eds.): Climate Change and Yangtze Floods. Science Press, Beijing.
 
King, L.; Hartmann, H.; Gemmer, M.; Becker, S. (2004): The Three Gorges Dam and its Relevance for Flood Protection at the Yantze River. Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen 5: 26-33. [in German, English abstract]
 
Hartmann, H.; Becker, S. (2003): Critical discussion of the Three Gorges Project’s consequences. Journal of Lake Sciences 15: 249-254.

Doctoral Thesis, Diploma Thesis

Hartmann, H. (2007): Climatic Variability and Teleconnections in China: Detection and Quantification by Means of Time Series Analyses and GIS Methods. Doctoral Thesis, Department of Geography, Justus Liebig University, Giessen.

Hartmann, H. (2002): The Three Gorges Project and its impact on floods along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. Diploma Thesis, Department of Geography, Justus Liebig University, Giessen. Published online: http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2004/1514 [in German, English abstract]

Non-Reviewed Publications and Abstracts

Hartmann, H.; Andresky, L.; Kellar, R. (2013): Observed Annual and Monsoonal Precipitation Trends in the Indus River Basin. Proceedings of the 2013 Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 18 - 19 October 2013. Buffalo, U.S.A.

Andresky, L.; Hartmann, H. (2012): Precipitation Trends in the Indus River Basin: Insights on the 2010 Flooding in Pakistan. Journal of Scholarly Endeavour XII. Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement, Slippery Rock University, 10 April 2012. Slippery Rock, U.S.A.

Hartmann, H.; Andresky, L.; Kellar, R. (2012): Fostering Undergraduate Research: a Study of Precipitation Variability in the Indus River Basin. Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24 - 28 February 2012. New York, U.S.A.

Andresky, L.; Kellar, R.; Hartmann, H. (2012): Precipitation Trends in the Indus River Basin. Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24 - 28 February 2012. New York, U.S.A.  
 
Hartmann, H. (2011): Medium-term Forecast of Great Lake-Effect Snowfall. Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 12 - 16 April 2011. Seattle, U.S.A. Wiegand, M.; Seeber, C.;
 
Hartmann, H.; Xiang, W.; King, L. (2011): Landslide Hazards in the Xiangxi Watershed / Three Gorges Reservoir, China: Assessing internal biophysical Vulnerability. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13: EGU2011-13193-2.
 
Hartmann, H. (2010): Medium-term Forecasts of Precipitation for the Yangtze and Tarim River Basins: Experience and Outlook. Proceedings of the Sino-German Workshop on Comparing Strategies of Sustainable Water and Land Management in Germany and China due to Climate Change, 7 – 12 December 2010. Munich, Germany.
 
Seeber, C.; Hartmann, H.; Wei, X.; King, L. (2010): Spatial and temporal assessment of driving and conditioning factors and their impact on land use / land cover change in the Xiangxi Catchment, Three Gorges Region. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12: EGU2010-1533.
 
Wiegand, M.; Seeber, C.; Hartmann, H.; Wei, X.; King, L. (2010): Assessing internal biophysical vulnerability to landslide hazards – a nested catchment approach: Xiangxi Watershed / Three Gorges Reservoir. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12: EGU2010-11987.

Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L.; Jiang, T. (2010): Medium-term forecast of rainfall for the Yangtze River basin and its relevance for flood prevention. Proccedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 14 - 18 April 2010. Washington, U.S.A.

Becker, S., Hartmann, H.; Jiang, T. (2009): Quasi periodicities of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River Basin, China. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 22 - 27 March 2009. Las Vegas, U.S.A.

Hartmann, H.; Becker, S; King, L.; Jiang, T. (2009): Neural network-based prediction of water levels at the Yangtze River’s upper reaches. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 22 - 27 March 2009. Las Vegas, U.S.A.
 
Bissing-Olson, M.J.; Seeber, C.; Hartmann, H.; King, L. (2009): Effects of the Three Gorges Project on orange plantation, environments and socio-economic conditions in the backwater area of Xiangxi River. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11: EGU2009-10499.
 
Seeber, C.; Bissing-Olson, M.J.; Hartmann, H.; King, L. (2009): Land use classification and vulnerability analysis on elements at risk in terms of landslides in the watershed of Xiangxi River. Geophysical Research Abstracts 11: EGU2009-7129.
 
King, L.; Hartmann, H.; Nasr, Z.; Almohammad, H. (2008): Climate Trends, Scenarios, and Effects of Climate Change for Tunisia. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Larger Asian Rivers: Climate Change, River Flow and Watershed Management, 14 - 20 November 2008. Urumqi, PR China.
 
Hartmann, H.; King, L. (2008): Saisonale Niederschlagsvorhersage für das Yangtze-Einzugsgebiet und ihr Beitrag zur Hochwasserpräven­tion. Abstracts zur 6. Sitzung des Arbeitskreises Ostasien in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, 4 October 2007, Bayreuth. ASIEN - The German Journal on Contemporary Asia 106: 83-84. [in German]
 
Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L. (2007): Quasi-cycles in Chinese precipitation time series and in their potential influencing factors: a comparison. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Larger Asian Rivers: Climate Change, River Flow and Sediment Flux, 25 - 29 September 2007. Nanchang, PR China.
 
Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L. (2007): A neural network model for the prediction of summer rainfall in the Yangtze River catchment. Proceedings of the Sino-German Workshop on Conceptual and Integrated Modelling in Climate-system, Geo-ecosystem and Watershed Management, 18 - 21 June 2007. Beijing, PR China.
 
Becker, S.; Hartmann, H.; King, L. (2007): Cycles of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River Basin, China. Proceedings of the Sino-German Workshop on Conceptual and Integrated Modelling in Climate-system, Geo-ecosystem and Watershed Management, 18 - 21 June 2007. Beijing, PR China.
 
Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L. (2006): Quasi-periodicities in precipitation time series and their relevance for water availability: examples from northwestern China. Proceedings of the Sino-German Scientific Seminar on Water Resources in Large River Catchments of Western China and the Effects of Climate Change, 27 August - 2 September 2006. Urumqi, PR China.
 
Hartmann, H. (2006): Spectral Analysis of Precipitation Time Series: a possible Contribution to an improved Storage Capacity Management of Reservoirs. Proceedings of the Sino-German Symposium on Environmental Impacts of Large-scale Hydraulic Engineering, 1 - 6 March 2006. Xingshan, PR China.
 
Hartmann, H. (2004): Kommentare zu W. R. Moore: Der Jangtse, die Hauptstraße Chinas. National Geographic, März 1948. Die große National Geographic Bibliothek, Bd. 7: 110-143. [in German]
 
Hartmann, H. (2004): Kommentare zu A. Zich & B. Sacha: Vor der großen Flut. National Geographic, September 1997. Die große National Geographic Bibliothek, Bd. 7: 144-175. [in German]

Hartmann, H. (2002): The Three-Gorges-Project - Consequences for the Hubei Province and Chongqing Municipality. Proceedings of the Sino-German Symposium on Sustainable Land Use, Flood Risks and Watershed Ecosystem Management, 8 - 14 April 2002. Shanghai, PR China.

Conferences and Presentations

18 19/10/2013: “2013 Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting” in Buffalo, USA.
Title of presentation: Observed Annual and Monsoonal Precipitation Trends in the Indus River Basin.


24 – 28/02/2012: “2012
Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York, USA
Title of presentation: Fostering Undergraduate Research: a Study of Precipitation Variability in the Indus River Basin


12
16/04/2011: “2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Seattle, USA
Title of presentation: Seasonal Forecast of Great Lake-Effect Snowfall

07
12/12/2010: Sino-German-Workshop on “Comparing Strategies of Sustainable Water and Land Management in Germany and China due to Climate Change” in Munich, Germany
Title of presentation: Medium-term Forecasts of Precipitation for the Yangtze and Tarim River Basins: Experience and Outlook

14
18/04/2010: “2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington D.C., USA
Title of presentation: Medium-term forecast of rainfall for the Yangtze River basin and its relevance for flood prevention

21/04/2009: Presentation at the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, PR China
Title of presentation: Seasonal rainfall predictions and their relevance for flood prevention along the Yangtze River

20 – 21/04/2009: “Third Yangtze Forum” in Shanghai, PR China
Title of poster: Seasonal prediction of rainfall and its relevance for flood prevention along the Yangtze River

22 – 27/03/2009: “2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers” in Las Vegas, USA
Title of presentation: Neural network-based Prediction of Water Levels at the Yangtze River’s Upper Reaches

09 – 13/03/2009: Sino-German Symposium on “Climate Change: Floods and Droughts” in Potsdam, Germany
Title of presentation: Predicting water levels at the Yangtze River's upper reaches

06/02/2009: Workshop on “Nachhaltige Oasenbewirtschaftung im Tarim Becken” at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany.
Title of presentation: Saisonale Vorhersage des Niederschlags für das Einzugsgebiet des Tarim unter Berücksichtigung klimatischer Telekonnektionen

14 – 20/11/2008: “3rd International Symposium on Large Asian Rivers: Climate Change, River Flow and Watershed Management” in Urumqi, PR China.
Titel of presentation: Trends, Scenarios and Effects of Climate Change for Tunisia

29 – 30/01/2008: Project “Climate Change” at the Philippinum High School in Marburg, Germany
Titel of presentation: Klimageschichte der letzten 1000 Jahre: Mittel­europa und China im Vergleich

29/09 – 05/10/2007: “Deutscher Geographentag” in Bayreuth, Germany
Titel of presentation: Saisonale Niederschlagsvorhersage für das Yangtze-Einzugsgebiet und ihr Beitrag zur Hochwasserprävention

25 – 29/09/2007: “2nd International Symposium on Large Asian Rivers: Climate Change, River Flow and Sediment Flux” in Nanchang, PR China
Titel of presentation: Quasi-cycles in Chinese precipitation time series and in their potential influencing factors: a comparison

18 – 21/06/2007: Sino-German Workshop “Conceptual and Integrated Modelling in Climate-system, Geo-ecosystem and Watershed Management” in Beijing, PR China
Titel of presentation: A neural network model for the prediction of summer rainfall in the Yangtze River catchment

18 – 23/03/2007: Russian-German Seminar “International Academic Mobility” in Giessen, Germany
Titel of presentation: Mobility: Cooperation and Exchange of Information – Experiences from the Sino-German Cooperation

07 – 13/10/2006: Sino-German Workshop “Climate Change and Yangtze Floods” in Giessen, Germany
Title of presentation: Teleconnections and their relevance for precipitation patterns in China

27/08 – 02/09/2006: Sino-German Scientific Seminar “Water Resources in Large River Catchments of Western China and the Effects of Climate Change” in Urumqi, PR China
Title of presentation: Quasi-periodicities in precipitation time series and their relevance for water availability: examples from northwestern China

01 – 07/03/2006: Sino-German Workshop “Environmental Impacts of large-scale Hydraulic Engineering” in Xingshan, PR China
Title of presentation: Spectral analysis of precipitation time series: a possible contribution to an improved storage capacity management of reservoirs

08 – 14/04/2002: Sino-German Symposium “Sustainable Land Use, Flood Risks and Watershed Ecosystem Management” in Shanghai, PR China
Title of presentation: The Three-Gorges-Project – Consequences for the Hubei Province and Chongqing Municipality

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