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Sophie Biskop

Sophie Biskop


Institut für Geographie
Department of GISsience Group
Room 130
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641-9-48884
Fax: +49 3641-9-48852
office hours:
nach Vereinbarung

Dr. Sophie Biskop

Research and teaching associate

My research interests focus on advances in the process-related understanding of climate change impacts on the hydrology in high mountain regions (Alps, Tibetan Plateau, Himalaya, Andes). My research contributes to a better understanding of the spatiotemporal hydro-climatological patterns and water balance changes at a catchment-through-regional scale. The research approach combines statistical hydro-climatological time series analysis, geospatial data analysis (GIS and remote sensing), field surveys and hydrological catchment modeling.


I teach courses related to geographical information systems and spatial analysis, to bachelor and master students, and prospective high school teachers at the Department of Geography.

Key research areas

  • Atmosphere-cryosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere interactions in high alpine environment systems (Alps, Tibetan Plateau, Himalaya, Andes).
  • Climate change effects on glacio-hydrological systems
  • Further development and adaption of the Jena Adaptable Modelling Systems (JAMS) for hydro-meteorological model applications in high alpine areas

Curriculum vitae

since 10/2017   Research assistant and lecturer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of Geography, GI Science research group
09/2016 - 09/2017   Maternity and parental leave
02/2016   PhD in Geography, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
PhD thesis: "Advancing the understanding of hydro-climatic controls on water balance and lake-level variability in the Tibetan Plateau - Hydrological modeling in data-scarce lake basins integrating multi-source data"
02/2009 - 02/2016
Research assistant and lecturer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Department of Geography, GI Science research group
07/2011 - 12/2014
Worked in the research project "Variabilität und Trends der Wasserhaushaltskomponenten in Benchmark-Einzugsgebieten des Tibet-Plateaus (WET)" - BMBF research program: "Tibet und Zentralasien: Monsun-Dynamik und Geoökosysteme (CAME)"
02/2009 - 06/2011

Worked in the research project "Integrated system analysis to understand the implications of the Asian monsoon system on the Tibetan hydrology" - DFG Priority Programme 1372: "Tibetan Plateau: Formation - Climate - Ecosystems (TiP)".

Diploma in Physical Geography (Friedrich Schiller University)
    Diploma thesis: "Anwendung des J2000 Modells in vergletscherten Einzugsgebieten im Venedigergebiet"

Recent Publications

  • Günther, F., Thiele, A., Biskop, S., Mäusbacher, R., Yao, T. and Gleixner, G.: Late Quaternary hydrological changes at Tangra Yumco, Tibetan Plateau: a compound specific isotope-based quantification of lake level changes. Journal of Paleolimnology, 55: 369. doi:10.1007/s10933-016-9887-1, 2016.
  • Biskop, S., Maussion, F., Krause, P. and Fink, M.: Differences in the water-balance components of four lakes in the south-central Tibetan Plateau. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 209-225, doi:10.5194/hess-20-209-2016, 2016.
  • Biskop, S., Krause, P., Helmschrot, J., Fink, M. and Flügel, W.-A.: Assessment of data uncertainty and plausibility over the Nam Co region, Tibet. Adv. Geosci., 31, 57-65, doi:10.5194/adgeo-31-57-2012, 2012.
  • Krause, P., Biskop, S., Helmschrot, J., Flügel, W.-A., Kang, S. and Gao, T.: Integrated system analysis and modelling of Nam Co basin. Adv. Geosci., 27, 29-36, doi:10.5194/adgeo-27-29-2010, 2010.

Dr. Sophie Biskop
Research and teaching assistant

Visiting address

Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik
Room 130
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Postal address

Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik
Löbdergraben 32
07737 Jena

Phone:  +49-3641-9-48884
Fax.:     +49-3641-9-48852
Office hours
by appointment