Short CV/Education and training

  • 2005 Environmental Sciences, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

  • 2009
    Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009
    PostDoc, ETH Zurich, Institute of Plant Science, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2010 – 2012
    PostDoc, Oregon State University, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, Corvallis, OR, USA

  • 2012 – 2016
    Senior Scientist, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

  • Since 2016
    Emmy Noether Group Leader, KIT, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Selected publications

  • A. G. Duarte, G. Katata, Y. Hoshika, M. Hossain, J. Kreuzwieser, A. Arneth, N. K. Ruehr. (2016) Immediate and potential long-term effects of consecutive heat waves on the photosynthetic performance and water balance in Douglas-fir. Journal of Plant Physiology, 205:57 – 66, 2016.

  • N. K. Ruehr, A. Gast, C. Weber, B. Daub, A. Arneth (2016) Water availability as dominant control of heat stress responses in two contrasting tree species. Tree Physiology, 36(2):164–178,

  • N. K. Ruehr, B. E. Law, D. Quandt, M. Williams. (2014) Effects of heat and drought on carbon and water dynamics in a regenerating semi-arid pine forest: a combined experimental and modeling approach. Biogeosciences, 11:4139–4156

  • N. K. Ruehr, C. A. Offermann, A. Gessler, J. B. Winkler, J. P. Ferrio, N. Buchmann, R. L. Barnard. (2009) Drought effects on allocation of recent carbon: from beech leaves to soil CO2 efflux. New Phytologist, 184(4):950–961


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