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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.

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 (GEO 311)

Key research areas

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

Current Projects

Curriculum vitae

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


  • 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

Steudel, T., Bugan, R., Kipka, H., Pfennig, B., Fink, M., Clercq, W. de, Flügel, W.-A. & Helmschrot, J. (2013). Implementing contour bank farming practices into the J2000 model to improve hydrological and erosion modelling in semi-arid Western Cape Province of South Africa. In: Hydrology Research, doi:10.2166/nh.2013.164.

Nepal, S., Krause, P., Flügel, W.-A., Fink, M. & Fischer, C. (2013). Understanding the hydrological system dynamics of a glaciated alpine catchment in the Himalaya region using J2000 hydrological model. In: Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9627.

Biskop, S., Krause P., Helmschrot, J., Fink, M. & Flügel, W.-A. (2012). Assessment of Data Uncertainty and Plausibility over the Nam Co Region, Tibet. In: Advances in Geosciences, doi:10.5194/adgeo-31-57-2012.

Künne A., Fink, M., Kipka, H., Krause, P. & Flügel, W.-A. (2012). Regionalization of Meso-scale Physically Based Nitrogen Modeling Outputs to the Macro-scale by the Use of Regression Trees. In: Advances in Geosciences, doi:10.5194/adgeo-31-15-2012.


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