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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.)
  • Intro into Geoinformationssystems (B.Sc.)
  • Remote sensing (B.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.)

Main Research Aims

  • Statistical and geostatistical modeling
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Palaeohydrology
  • Structural morphology and morphodynamics
  • Sediment cascades of lake systems

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


Research Projects

Recent Projects

  • DFG Kalahari - Reconstruction of a paleo-lakesystem at UNESCO World Heritage Site Tsodilo Hills, Kalahari, Botswana: MIS3 and MIS2 ecosystem dynamics, climate, weather and environmental variations derived from
    sedimentation processes and bio-indicators (DFG-Gz. Ha 4368/3-2; PI K. Hartmann; run time 06/2015-01/2022 in cooperation with F. Riedel, FU Paleontology RI809/34-2 and E. Shemang, BIUST) (Further information: ZDF-TerraX-Documention (from min. 36:30), Press release, AbstractTagespiegel articel from 16.4.2016, in german) Staff: M. Geppert

  • DFG Lesotho - Testing climate simulations for the Highland of Lesotho (southern Africa) during the LGM using phylogeographic proxies, geomorphology and palaeobiological isotope geochemistry (with Frank Riedel (PI) FU Paleontology, Christian Albrecht (PI) Univ. Giessen and Ulrich Struck, Natural History Museum Berlin). Press-Release, Staff: V.S. Gummersbach

  • BMBF WTZ Zentralasien CAME II: Q-Tip - Q-TiP - Quaternary Tipping Points of Lake Systems in the Arid Zone of Central Asia -Gaxun Nur Basin- (Fö.-Kz.:03G0863D; PI K. Hartmann , B. Wünnemann; run time 10/2016-09/2019) Project bundel with Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum (V. Mosbrugger), AWI Potsdam (B. Diekmann), Universität Tübingen (E. Appel, T. Ehlers), RWTH Aachen (F. Lehmkuhl, K. Reicherter, G. Stauch), TU Berlin (D. Scherer), Universität Heidelberg (J. Pross) Staff: G. Schwamborn, Abstract

Projects finished


Hartmann, K., Krois, J., Waske, B. (2018): E-Learning Project SOGA: Statistics and Geospatial Data Analysis. Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin.

peer-reviewed articles (Scopus Author ID: 16679273900)