Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977 – 1986
    Gymnasium (grammar school) "an der Stenner", Iserlohn, Germany

  • 1986 – 1987
    Studied agricultural science and geography, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1987 – 1990
    Studied hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 1990 – 1993
    Graduate studies at the Cold Regions Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • 1993
    MA thesis, Institute of Earth Science, University of Potsdam, Germany: Seasonal hydrology and geochemistry of two small high arctic catchments, Axel Heiberg Island, Northwest Territories

  • 1997
    PhD dissertation, Institute of Earth Science, University of Potsdam

  • 1997 – 2000
    Postdoc position at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam

  • 2000 – 2002
    Visiting research at the Water and Environmental Research Centre, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

  • Since 2003
    Research associate at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Periglacial Dynamics Section

  • Since 2006
    Director of the Helmholtz University Young Investigator Research Group on the "Sensitivity of the permafrost system's water and energy balance under changing climate: A multiscale perspective"

  • 2012 – 2017
    Lecturer (PD), Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

  • Since 2017
    Lecturer (PD), Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Abnizova, A., Siemens, J., Langer, M. and Boike, J. (2012): Small ponds with major impact: The relevance of ponds and lakes in permafrost landscapes to carbon dioxide emissions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, AGU, 26 (2), doi:10.1029/2011GB004237. (Highlighted in Nature Geoscience and Nature Climate change June 2012 issues).

  • Liljedahl, A.K., Boike, J., Daanen, R.P., Fedorov, A.N., Frost, G.V., Grosse, G., Hinzman, L.D., Iijma, Y., Jorgenson, J.C., Matveyeva, N., Necsoiu, M., Raynolds, M.K., Romanovsky, V.E., Schulla, J., Tape, K.D., Walker, D.A., Wilson, C.J., Yabuki, H., Zona, D. (2016): Pan-Arctic ice-wedge degradation in warming permafrost and its influence on tundra hydrology. Nature Geoscience, 9: 312-318, doi:10.1038/ngeo2674.

  • Boike, J., Georgi, C., Kirilin, G., Muster, S., Abramova, K., Fedorova, I., Chetverova, A., Grigoriev, M., Bornemann, N., and Langer, M. (2015): Thermal processes of thermokarst lakes in the continuous permafrost zone of northern Siberia – observations and modeling (Lena River Delta, Siberia). Biogeosciences, 12: 5941-5965, doi:10.5194/bg-12-5941-2015.

  • Boike, J., Kattenstroth, B., Abramova, K., Bornemann, N., Chetverova, A., Fedorova, I., Fröb, K., Grigoriev, M., Grüber, M., Kutzbach, L., Langer, M., Minke, M., Muster, S., Piel, K., Pfeiffer, E. M., Stoof, G., Westermann, S., Wischnewski, K., Wille, C. and Hubberten, H.-W. (2013): Baseline characteristics of climate, permafrost and land cover from a new permafrost observatory in the Lena River Delta, Siberia (1998–2011). Biogeosciences, 10: 2105-2128, doi:10.5194/bg-10-2105-2013.

  • Boike, J., Roth, K. and Ippisch, O. (2003): Seasonal snow cover on frozen ground: Energy balance calculations of a permafrost site near Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmosphere), 108(D2), 8163, 4/1-11, doi:10.1029/2001JD000939.

  • Abramova, E. , Vishnyakova, I. , Boike, J. , Abramova, A. , Solovyev, G. and Martynov, F. (2017): Structure of freshwater zooplankton communities from tundra waterbodies in the Lena River Delta, Russian Arctic, with a discussion on new records of glacial relict copepods, Polar Biology, pp. 1-15, doi:10.1007/s00300-017-2087-2.

  • Langer, M., S. Westermann, S., Boike, J., Kirillin, G, Grosse, G., Peng, S. and Krinner, G. (2017): Rapid degradation of permafrost underneath waterbodies in tundra landscapes – towards a representation of thermokarst in land surface models, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, doi:10.1002/2016JF003956.

  • López-Moreno, J. I., Boike, J., Sanchez-Lorenzo, A. and Pomeroy, J. W. (2016): Impact of climate warming on snow processes in Ny-Ålesund, a polar maritime site at Svalbard. Global Planetary Change, 146, 10-21, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.09.006.

  • Antonova, S., Kääb, A., Heim, B., Langer, M. and Boike, J. (2016): Spatio-temporal variability of X band radar backscatter and coherence over the Lena River Delta, Siberia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 182, 169-191, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.05.003.

  • Muster, S., Langer, M., Abnizova, A., Young, K.L. and Boike, J. (2015): Spatio-temporal sensitivity of MODIS land surface temperature anomalies indicates high potential for large-scale land cover change detection in permafrost landscapes. Remote Sensing of Environment, 168: 1–12, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.017.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Coordination team, EU Permafrost FP7 project (Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st century, PAGE21), 2011 – 2015

  • Leader of Helmholtz-University Young Investigator Research group, "Sensitivity of the permafrost system's water and energy balance under changing climate: A multiscale perspective" (AWI & University Heidelberg), 2006 – 2012

  • Project director, "Energy and water balance modelling at a high Arctic site", Svalbard and Lena River Delta, Siberia, since 1997

  • Project director for PhD project, Levinson-Lessing Watershed, Taymyr Peninsula, Siberia, 1994 – 1996

  • Research assistant, conducted hydrological, meteorological and geochemical research, Colour Lake, Expedition River basins, 1992

  • Project director for Master's thesis, conducted hydrological and geochemical research in the Colour Lake basin, Axel Heiberg Island, Northwest Territories, 1991

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer for:

    - US National Science Foundation

    - Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

    - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

  • Journal reviewer for American Geophysical Union Journals (JGR):

    - Water Resources Research

    - Biogeosciences

    - Journal of Geophysical Research

    - Journal of Hydrometeorology

    - Permafrost and Periglacial Processes

    - Global and Planetary Change

    - Journal of Asian Earth Sciences

    - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Two children


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