Dr. Svenja Bierstedt

Svenja Bierstedt

Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate
Scientist
Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1824
Fax: +49 (0)4152-87-2818
E-mail contact

Scientific career

Mar 2017-Apr 2018 Parental Leave

since Jan 2016 Post-Doc at the Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, in the group of Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate. Currently working on extreme winds and sea-level events along the South-East Asian coast: past, present and future (Asia-Floods)

Aug 2012-Dec 2015 PhD student at the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. Part of the HGF-funded REKLIM Initiative (Topic 8)
PhD Thesis: Decadal to centennial variability of daily wind over Northern Europe and its application to migrating dunes in the Baltic Sea region. (pdf) (awarded with the Partner City Price of the Gesellschaft für Harmonie 2016)

Aug 2012-Dec 2015 Doctoral Program of School of Integrated Climate System Sciences (SICSS)

Oct 2009-Jul 2012 MSc. Meteorology at Free University of Berlin, Germany
Master Thesis: Influence of atmospheric patterns on extrema over the Iberian Peninsula compared to preindustrial climate variability

Oct 2006-Sept 2009 BSc. Meteorology at Free University of Berlin, Germany
Bachelor Thesis: The relationship between wind storms and cyclones

My general research interest lies in the link between large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns and the frequency and intensity of regional extreme events, and how the atmospheric circulation and extreme events have changed in the past centuries.