Heike Hartmann

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

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

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. (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

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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