Dr. Ulrike Falk

Country of current residence


Current position

Senior Research Scientist

Current institute employer

University of Bremen




Spatial Analysis, Climate-, Spatial-Statistics, Geospatial-Science


Machwitz, M., U. Falk, J. Richters, C. Conrad and S. Dech.  2009.  Remote Sensing of Environment Modelling the Carbon Budget at regional scale in West Africa using 250 m MODIS data and ground observations.  Int. Symposium on Remote Sensing and Environment, 3-8 May 2009, Stresa. Proceedings


Brümmer, C., N. Brüggemann, K. Butterbach-Bahl, U. Falk, J. Szarzynski, K. Vielhauer, R. Wassmann and H. Papen.  2008.  Soil-atmosphere exchange of N2O and NO in near-natural savannah and agricultural land in Burkina Faso (W. Africa).  Ecosystems, 11(4)   : 582-600   .
Brümmer, C., U. Falk, H. Papen, J. Szarzynski, R. Wassmann and N. Brüggemann.  2008.  Diurnal, seasonal and inter-annual variation in carbon dioxide and energy exchange in shrub savanna in Burkina Faso (W. Africa).  Journal of Geophysical Research, 113   : G02030, doi:10.1029/2007JG000583   .
Oltchev, A., A. Ibrom, T. Ross, U. Falk, G. Rakkibu, K. Radler, S. Grote, H. Kreilein and G. Gravenhorst.  2008.  A modelling approach for simulation of water and carbon dioxide exchange between multi-species tropical rain forest and the atmosphere.  Ecological Modelling , 10.021   .


Falk, U., C. Brümmer, N. Brüggemann, R. Wassmann and J. Szarzynski.  2007.  Fluxes of carbon, water, and energy above a natural savannah in Burkina Faso, West-Africa.  Geophysical Research Abstracts, 9
Falk, U., Szarzynski, J., Landmann, T. and Schmidt, M..  2007.  Impact of climate and environmental changes on regional biodiversity. Results and perspectives from the BIOTA West Africa and GLOWA Volta research networks in West Africa.  Geophysical Research Abstracts, 9
Ibrom, A., A. Oltchev, T. June, T. Ross, H. Kreilein, U. Falk, J. Merklein, A. Twele, G. Rakkibu, S. Grote, A. Rauf and G. Gravenhorst.  2007.  Effects of land-use change on matter and energy exchang between ecosystem the rain forest margin and the atmosphere.  In: Tscharntke, T. and C. Leuschner and M. Zeller and E. Guhardja and A. Bidin (eds.): The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer Verlag Berlin.   6. 
Rodgers, C., W. Laube and U. Falk.  2007.  Alternative Irrigation Development Paths in an Uncertain Climate: Farmer-Initiated Irrigation Development in Northern Ghana.  Proc. Third International Conference on Climate and Water, Helsinki, : 398-403   .


Falk, U., A. Ibrom, H. Kreilein, A. Oltchev and G. Gravenhorst.  2003.  Auswirkung von Landnutzungsänderung auf Energie- und Wasserflüsse zwischen Atmosphäre und tropischer Vegetation in Zentralsulawesi, Indonesien.  Tharandter Klimaprotokolle; 5. BIOMET-Tagung/Mensch-Pflanze-Atmosphäre, 9   : 2   .


Heinemann, G. and U. Falk.  2001.  “Surface Winds and Energy Fluxes Near the Greenland Ice Margin Under Conditions of Katabatic Winds.  Polarforschung, 71 (1/2)   : 7   .


Falk, U.  1999.  Determination of Energy Fluxes above Greenland using Variational Analysis Methods, and their Linking to the Katabatic Wind system.  Master Thesis at  University Bonn. 

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Research themes
  • Governance
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaptation
Thesis title

Turbulent fluxes of carbon dioxide and energy above tropical vegetation investigated by Eddy Covariance Measurements

Former Senior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management