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Dr. Kai Hartmann

Kai Hartmann

Institute for Geographical Sciences

Applied Physical Geography, Environmental Hydrology and Resource Management


Malteserstr. 74 - 100
Room H 131
12249 Berlin
(+49 30) 838 458705

Office hours

Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm during lecture period (outside by appointment)


  • Introduction into Statistiscs (B.Sc.)
  • Climate Geography (B.Sc.)
  • Geostatistics (M.Sc.)


  • Statistics with R (B.Sc.)
  • Geostatistics with R (M.Sc.)
  • Intro into Geoinformationssystems (B.Sc.)
  • Geomorphology and Soil-geography (B.Sc.)
  • Methods in physical Geography (B.Sc.)
  • Applied Project in limnology and Geomorphology(B.Sc. & M.Sc)
  • Climate Geography (B.Sc.)
  • GIS (B.Sc.)
  • Remote sensing (B.Sc.)

Special Courses

  • Constraint Feature Scales
  • Compositional Data Analyses
  • Probablistic Modeling

Main Research Aims

  • Statistical and geostatistical modeling
  • Machine Learning and Compositinal Data
  • Environmental and Ecological Modeling
  • Palaeohydrology
  • Structural morphology and morphodynamics
  • Sediment cascades

at the desert margins of Africa and Asia, on the Tibetan Plateau and Europe


Research Projects

Recent Projects

  • DFG Lesotho - Testing climate simulations for the Highland of Lesotho (southern Africa) during the LGM using phylogeographic proxies, geomorphology and palaeobiological isotope geochemistry (DFG-Gz. Ha 4368/4-1 K. Hartmann with Frank Riedel (Ri 809/38-1) FU Paleontology, Christian Albrecht (AL 1076/12-1) Univ. Giessen and Ulrich Struck (STR 356/10-1), Natural History Museum Berlin). Press-Release, Tagesspiegel article from 8. May 2022 in german, in englishStaff: V.S. Gummersbach

Projects finished


Hartmann, K., Krois, J., Rudolph,A. (2023): E-Learning Project SOGA: Statistics and Geodata Analysis using R (SOGA-R). Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin.

Rudolph,A., Krois, J., Hartmann,K. (2023): E-Learning Project SOGA: Statistics and Geodata Analysis using Python (SOGA-Py). Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin.

peer-reviewed articles (Scopus Author ID: 16679273900)