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Manfred Fink

Research assistant
Manfred Fink


Institut für Geographie
Department of GISsience Group
Room 134 A
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Phone: +49 3641-9-48867
Fax: +49 3641-9-48852
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Dr. Manfred Fink

Research associate

I'm working as postgraduate researcher at the Geoinformation Science Group. I am teaching Geographic Information Systems in basic and advanced courses and basic statistical methods in the different programs of the department. One additional aim is the knowledge transfer to people that already work in the related fields.

The focus of my research comprises the development, extension and application of ecohydrological models as well as the assimilation of primary data in the field by to designing and operation monitoring programs. The research field bridging both is the development and application of geographic information processing methods to analyse and prepare data for model input is also part of my work. The guiding idea in my research is to describe the major process dynamics explained by the properties of the region.


  • Spatial Analysis Using GIS (GEO 403)
  • Geographic Information Science III (GEOG 311)

Key research areas

  • Ecohydrological modelling
  • Water management and irrigation
  • Climate change impact
  • Design and operation of monitoring programs/networks
  • Geoinformation Systems (GIS)

Current Projects

Curriculum vitae

2011 - 2013
Researcher (personnel exchange with University Jena) at codematix GmbH Jena
07/2004 PhD in Geography, Friedrich - Schiller - University Jena

PhD Thesis: Regionale Modellierung der Wasser- und Stickstoffdynamik als Entscheidungsunterstützung ür die Reduktion des N-Eintrags am Beispiel des Trinkwassertalsperrensystems Weida-Zeulenroda, Thüringen
since 10/1998
Research assistant, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Department of Geography, GIScience Group, Jena, Germany
6/1998 - 9/1998
Academic staff the Ecology-Center at the University Kiel
11/1991 - 4/1998
Graduate study Geography, Zoology, Water Management and Soil Science at the Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel
  Diploma Thesis: Methodische Untersuchungen zur räumlichen Zuordnung von Daten der Bodenschätzung unter Verwendung eines digitalen Höhenmodells


  • 2013 - 2017 Department council
  • DWA, German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste / Member of the Hydrology and Water Resources Management Division HW-2.1 "Monitoring Networks for Water Quality"

Selected Publications

  • Firoz ABM, Nauditt A, Fink M, Ribbe L (2018) Quantifying human impacts on hydrological drought using a combined modelling approach in a tropical river basin in central Vietnam. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 22:547-565. doi: 10.5194/hess-22-547-2018
  • Shen Y-J, Shen Y, Fink M, Kralisch S, Brenning A (2018) Unraveling the Hydrology of the Glacierized Kaidu Basin by Integrating Multisource Data in the Tianshan Mountains, Northwestern China. Water Resour. Res. 54:557-580. doi: 10.1002/2017WR021806
  • Fink M, Fischer C, Laux P, Tünschel H, Meinhardt M (2017) Distributed Assessment of Sediment Dynamics in Central Vietnam. In: Nauditt A, Ribbe L (eds) Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam: LUCCi. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp 189-200. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2624-9_12
  • Meinhardt M, Fink M, Tünschel H (2015) Landslide susceptibility analysis in central Vietnam based on an incomplete landslide inventory: Comparison of a new method to calculate weighting factors by means of bivariate statistics. Geomorphology 234:80-97. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.042
  • Fink M, Fischer C, Führer N, Firoz ABM, Viet TQ, Laux P, Flügel W-A (2013) Distributed Hydrological Modeling of a Monsoon Dominated River System in Central Vietnam. MODSIM13 - Adapting to Change: the multiple roles of modelling, 20th International congress on modelling and simulation, Proceedings:1826-1832.
  • Fink M, Krause P, Kralisch S, Bende-Michl U, Flügel W-A (2007) Development and application of the modelling system J2000-S for the EU-water framework directive. Adv. Geosci. 11:123-130. doi: 10.5194/adgeo-11-123-2007
  • Kralisch S, Fink M, Flügel W-A, Beckstein C (2003) A neural network approach for the optimisation of watershed management. Environmental Modelling and Software 18:815-823. doi: 10.1016/S1364-8152(03)00081-1


Dr. Manfred Fink
Research associate

Visiting address

Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik
Room 134 A
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Postal address

Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik
Löbdergraben 32
07737 Jena

Phone:  +49-3641-9-48867
Fax.: +49-3641-9-48852
Office hours