Dr. Paul Wagner

Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management
Olshausenstr. 75  
D-24118 Kiel
Raum-Nr. S1/R. 214
Telefon 0431-880 1237
Fax 0431-880 4607  
E-Mail pwagner@hydrology.uni-kiel.de
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Research topics

  • Impacts of land use change and climate change on water resources
  • Hydrologic modeling with SWAT (Soil & Water Assessment Tool)
  • Integration of remote sensing and modeling
  • Regional expertise: India

Tasks

  • Organization of field campaigns and analyses at the „Kielstau-Catchment“ test site
  • Teaching and thesis supervision

Scientific Employment

  • Scientist in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Institute for Natural Resource Conservation, Kiel University (since June 2016)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Geographical Sciences, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Working Group, Freie Universität Berlin (October 2013 - June 2016)
  • Postdoctoral fellow at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (June-September 2013)
  • Ph.D. scholarship funded by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 2009-2012)
  • Research Associate at the Institute of Geography, Hydrogeography and Climatology Working Group, University of Cologne (2008-2013)

Education

  • Ph.D. in Physical Geography (January 2013). Thesis title: Impacts of climate change and land use change on the water resources of the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune, India.
  • Graduate Studies (2002-2008): Geography and Mathematics in Cologne, Munich (LMU) and Dublin (University College). Examination thesis: Vergleichende Untersuchung von Interpolationsverfahren zur Darstellung der räumlichen Verteilung des Kohlenstoffgehalts im Boden.

Research projects

  • Sustainable water resources management of Chennai basin under changing climate and land use. PI: K.P. Sudheer, Co-investigators: B. Narasimhan, I. Nambi, F. Steinbruch (IIT Madras). German collaborators: N. Fohrer, G. Hörmann, P. Wagner. Funding: Indo-German Centre for Sustainability and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, 2014-2016.
  • Land use change impacts on water resources in India: A case study on possible future developments in the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune. PIs: P. Wagner, P. Fiener, B.S. Murty. Funding: Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, June-September 2013.
  • Impacts of climate change and land use change on the water resources of the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune, India. PIs: P. Wagner, K. Schneider. Funding: German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), 2009-2012.

Referee Service

Reviewer for: Agricultural Water Management, Climatic Change, Environmental Modelling & Software, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Hydrological Processes, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Hydrology: Current Research, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Journal of Environmental Quality, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Mountain Science, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Quaternary International, Science of the Total Environment, Transactions of the ASABE, Water

Referee for the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Publications 

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Wagner, P.D., Bhallamudi, M.S., Narasimhan, B., Kumar, S., Fohrer, N., Fiener, P., 2017. Comparing the effects of dynamic versus static representations of land use change in hydrologic impact assessments. Environmental Modelling & Software, accepted.

Rosentreter, J., Hagensieker, R., Okujeni, A., Roscher, R., Wagner, P.D., Waske, B., 2017. Sub-pixel mapping of urban areas using EnMAP data and multioutput support vector regression. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, Vol. 10(5).

Wagner, P.D., Waske, B., 2016. Importance of spatially distributed hydrologic variables for land use change modeling. Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 83: 245-254.

Wagner, P.D., Bhallamudi, M.S., Narasimhan, B., Kantakumar, L.N., Sudheer, K.P., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., Fiener, P., 2016. Dynamic integration of land use changes in a hydrologic assessment of a rapidly developing Indian catchment. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 539: 153-164.

Wagner, P.D., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2015. Hydrologische Auswirkungen des Globalen Wandels in den Westghats: Das Beispiel des Einzugsgebiets von Mula und Mutha (Maharashtra). Geographische Rundschau, Vol. 67(1): 48-53.

Wagner, P.D., Reichenau, T.G., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., 2015. Development of a new downscaling method for hydrologic assessment of climate change impacts in data scarce regions and its application in the Western Ghats, India. Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 15(3): 435-447.

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., 2013. An assessment of land use change impacts on the water resources of the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune, India. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 17: 2233-2246.

Wagner, P.D., Fiener, P., Wilken, F., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., 2012. Comparison and evaluation of spatial interpolation schemes for daily rainfall in data scarce regions. Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 464-465(2012): 388-400.

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2011. Hydrological Modeling with SWAT in a Monsoon-Driven Environment: Experience from the Western Ghats, India. Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 54(5): 1783-1790.

Ph.D. Thesis:

Wagner, P.D., 2013. Impacts of climate change and land use change on the water resources of the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune, India. Ph.D. thesis, University of Cologne.

Other Papers:

Wagner, P.D., 2014. Possible future land use change impacts on water resources in India. IGCS Bulletin, Vol. 3(1): 8-11.

Conference Presentations:

Femeena, P.V., Chaubey, I., Fohrer, N., Wagner, P.D., 2017. Improved physical representation of in-stream processes for water quality models using tracer studies. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual International Meeting, July 16-19, 2017, Spokane, Washington USA, [oral presented by Femeena, P.V.].

Wagner, P.D., S. Murty B., B. Narasimhan, S. Kumar, N. Fohrer, P. Fiener, 2017. Dynamic versus static representations of land use change in SWAT. 2017 International SWAT Conference, June 28-30, 2017, Warsaw, Poland, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., 2017. Impacts of climate change and land use change on the water resources in the Mula-Mutha catchment, India. 10th Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium. May 18-21, 2017, Potsdam, [poster, invited].

Wagner, P.D., S. Murty B., B. Narasimhan, S. Kumar, N. Fohrer, P. Fiener, 2017. Abbildung des Landnutzungswandels in hydrologischen Modellen: Ein Vergleich von dynamischen und statischen Modellrepräsentationen. Tag der Hydrologie 2017. March 23-24, 2017, Trier, [poster].

Wagner, P.D., 2016. Sustainable management of River Basins. Green Talents Alumni Conference, October 27, 2016, Berlin, [oral, invited].

Wagner, P.D., S. Murty B., B. Narasimhan, L. Kantakumar N., S. Kumar, P. Fiener, 2016. Analyzing the effects of dynamic representations of land use change in hydrologic impact assessments. Indo-German Conference on Sustainability: Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities. February 27-28, 2016, Chennai, India, [oral, presented by P. Fiener].

Wagner, P.D., N. Potthoff, B. Narasimhan, B. Waske, 2016. Monitoring land use changes in the Chennai Basin using multi-temporal remote sensing data. Indo-German Conference on Sustainability: Exploring planetary boundaries and their challenges and opportunities. February 27-28, 2016, Chennai, India, [oral, presented by N. Potthoff].

Wagner, P.D., B. Waske, 2015. Einfluss von räumlich verteilten hydrologischen Variablen auf Landnutzungsänderungen. Jahrestagung des AK Hydrologie, November 19-21, 2015, Dresden, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., B. Waske, 2015. Reflecting the interdependence of land use and hydrology in SWAT modeling studies. 2015 International SWAT Conference, June 24-26, 2015, Pula, Sardinia, Italy, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., S. Murty B., B. Narasimhan, L. Kantakumar N., K. P. Sudheer, S. Kumar, K. Schneider, P. Fiener, 2015. Integration dynamischer Landnutzungsänderungen in ein hydrologisches Modell: Verbesserte Grundlagen für ein nachhaltiges Flussgebietsmanagement in Indien. Tag der Hydrologie 2015. March 19-20, 2015, Bonn, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., S. Murty B., L. Kantakumar N., B. Narasimhan, K. P. Sudheer, S. Kumar, K. Schneider, P. Fiener, 2014. Future land use change in India: A case study on land use developments and their hydrologic implications in the Mula and Mutha Rivers catchment upstream of Pune. EARSeL SIG LULC - NASA LCLUC Workshop 2014. March 17-18, 2014, Berlin, [poster].

Wagner, P.D., S. Murty B., B. Narasimhan, L. Kantakumar N., K. P. Sudheer, S. Kumar, K. Schneider, P. Fiener, 2013. Auswirkungen von Landnutzungsänderungen auf die Wasserressourcen in Indien: Mögliche zukünftige Entwicklungen im Einzugsgebiet der Flüsse Mula und Mutha oberhalb der Stadt Pune. Jahrestagung des AK Hydrologie, November 21-23, 2013, Augsburg, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., 2012. Impacts of climate change and past land use change on the water resources in Pune, India. AGU Fall Meeting 2012. December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, GC23C-1095, [poster].

Wagner, P.D., Reichenau, T.G., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., 2012. Assessing climate change impacts on the water resources in Pune, India, using downscaling and hydrologic modelling. 2012 International SWAT Conference, July 18-20, 2012, Delhi, India, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Schneider, K., 2012. Der Landnutzungswandel und seine Auswirkungen auf die Wasserressourcen im Mula-Mutha Einzugsgebiet oberhalb der Stadt Pune, Indien. Jahrestagung des AK Südasien, February 3-4, 2012, Marburg, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Wilken, F., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2011. Auswirkungen verschiedener Niederschlagsinterpolationen auf die hydrologische Modellierung in datenarmen Untersuchungsgebieten. Jahrestagung des AK Hydrologie, November 17-19, 2011, Magdeburg, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Wilken, F., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2011. Impacts of precipitation interpolation on hydrologic modeling in data scarce regions. In: Conference Proceedings of the 2011 International SWAT Conference, June 15-17, 2011, Toledo, Spain. p. 447-457, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2011. Assessment of water resources in a monsoon-driven environment – experience from the Western Ghats, India. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts, General Assembly of European Geosciences Union, April 3-8, 2011, Vienna, Vol. 13, EGU2011-257, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2011. Hydrological modeling with SWAT in a monsoon-driven environment – experience from the Western Ghats, India. Offene Tagung Geographien Südasiens, February 4-5, 2011, Köln, [oral].

Wagner, P.D., Kumar, S., Fiener, P., Schneider, K., 2010. Analyzing water resources in a monsoon-driven environment – an example from the Indian Western Ghats. In: Conference Proceedings of the 2010 International SWAT Conference, August 4-6, 2010, Seoul, South Korea. p. 182-191, [oral].

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