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Steffen Seitz
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Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience

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I am a physical geographer largely focused on biogeomorphology, ecohydrology and soil erosion. My research interests include the bioprotective roles of plant traits and particularly forest vegetation layers regarding sediment translocation. Moreover, I investigate how biological soil crusts, soil mesofauna and plant species richness affects soil degradation. For that purpose, I'm also interested in improvements of in-situ erosion measurements using state-of-the-art sensor technology.


Northern Arizona University (NAU)
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
since 2022
JSPS International Fellowship for Research in Japan Soil erosion is one of the most significant environmental problems of our time, with great damage to many ecosystems. The erosion process already starts with falling precipitation and its distribution within the plant cover. Soil degradation can also be observed under…
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Kyushu University
Fukuoka, Japan
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG)
Menglun, Yunnan, China
Technische Universität München (TUM)
München, Bayern, Germany
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Tsukuba, Japan
Reckenholz, Switzerland
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Instituto Federal de Rondonia (IFRO)
Porto Velho, Brazil
Universidad de Chile
Santiago, Chile
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Universität Zürich (UZH)
Zürich, Switzerland
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Graz, Steiermark, Austria



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