J. Stuerck MSc

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PhD Researcher


Julia Stuerck has been employed at the IVM since 1 August 2011 as a PhD researcher focusing on quantification methods of ecosystem service interactions in space and time in the context of land use (change). The research is part of the Visions of Land use Transitions in Europe (VOLANTE) project and conducted under the supervision of Prof. dr. P. H. Verburg.

Her diploma thesis focused on the evaluation of the relationship between precipitation anomalies in NW South America and the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the GCM ECHAM5/MPI-OM employed in the IPCC AR4.


Spatial analysis, ecosystem services, multifunctional landscapes, flood regulation

Academic training

2011-presentPhD student at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006-2011Diploma degree in Geography, Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany (minor fields of study: Biology, Chemistry, Law)
2008-2009Environmental studies at the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes, Valladolid, Spain

Professional employment history

2010Internship at Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie, Wiesbaden, Germany
2010Internship at Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, Nationalpark-Haus Wangerooge, Germany
2009Internship and student assistant at Geowissenschaftliches Gutachterbüro Geolook, Münchhausen, Germany
2009Tutor for Statistics at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany
2008Tutor for Soil Geography at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany

Selected publications

Stoll, J., J. Stürck, K. Trachte & J. Bendix (2011) Simulations of ENSO and its impact on the tropical mountain rain forest in Ecuador. European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria. (Poster)

Trachte, K., J. Stürck, J. Stoll & J. Bendix (2011) Climate change in the central Andes – a modelling perspective. Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology 2011, Frankfurt a.M., Germany. (Poster)