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Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad


Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad

room H4 1.32
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

phone: 0345/55-26040
fax: 0345/55-27175

postal address:
Prof. Dr. Christopher Conrad
06099 Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie

Office hours

By appointment only

Research focus

  • Geoecology
  • Land use systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Central Asia

Scientific Career

since 05/2019
Professor of Geoecology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

10/2017 - 04/2019
Deputy professor of Geoecology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

08/2017 - 09/2017
Academic senior councilor, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Habilitation on remote sensing and geoanalysis to support sustainable land and water use in the Aral Sea Basin.

08/2011 - 08/2017
Junior professor of Geographic Remote Sensing, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

01/2007 - 07/2011
Academic senior councilor of Elite Graduate Program Bavaria, master program "Global Change Ecology", University of Bayreuth, employed at the Department of Remote Sensing at the Department of Geography of the University of Würzburg

06 / 2002-12 / 2006
Researcher at the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, Remote Sensing Group at the Department of Geography of the University of Würzburg

Doctorate (Dr. rer. Nat) within the project: Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Khorezm Region (Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research

04/1995 - 02/2002
Study Geography at the University of Mainz, research focus: Geoecology

04/1995 - 06/1997
Study Mathematics, finished after completion of intermediate diploma


A compilation of publications by format can be found here.

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Current projects

CAWa - a regional research network for "Water in Central Asia"

Agriculture and water management

Study Location:
Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan)

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InoCottonGrow - innovation to reduce the water footprint of the global cotton textile industry

Agriculture and water management

Study Location:
Germany, Turkey, Pakistan

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MedWater (GROW) -
Sustainable management of politically and economically relevant water resources
in hydraulically, climatically and ecologically highly dynamic bedrock aquifers in the Mediterranean region

Agriculture and water management

Study Location:
Mediterranean Region

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DEMMIN - Durable Environmental Multidisciplinary Monitoring Information Network

Topics: Agriculture and food security

Study location: Northeastern Germany

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REKKS -  Innovative solutions for a sustainable agricultural land use in the dry steppes of Kazakhstan and southwestern Siberia

Topics: Land Use and Agriculture Wind erosion

Study location: Kazakhstan and southwestern Siberia

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BIKASA - learning modules for climate adaptation in the agricultural sector of Saxony-Anhalt

Topics: Educational offer on climate adaptation for the agricultural sector

Study location: Saxony-Anhalt

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