Curriculum Vitae

Tina Christmann


PhD in Geography & the Environment,
University of Oxford


Two-year doctoral degree as part of the Ecosystems Lab and Disturbance ecology Lab. Research on tropical mountain restoration and satellite techniques for monitoring and detection of restoration variables. Research projects on fire in the Andes and on broader Restoration Ecology.

Thesis title 'Remote sensing and socio-ecological methods to assess ecosystem change and restoration in tropical mountain ecosystems'

MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation & Management,

University of Oxford


Two-year international research master spanning knowledge of biodiversity science, conservation governance & technologies to global change and ecosystem science.

Master thesis 'Conservation and functional ecology of mountain ecosystems in South America'

BSc Ecology & Environmental Planning,

TU Berlin


Four-year bachelor degree focused on environmental science and conservation in Germany. Specialisation on climatology, meteorology, modelling and plant sciences.

Bachelor thesis 'How do urban grasslands respond to the urban heat island?'

Scholarships & awards


  • Rhodes Scholarship 

  • Twofold award of Sir Peter Elworthy Grant for environmental research

  • Deutschlandstipendium

  • Sporthilfe Deutsche Bank Stipendium


Skills & engagements



  • Teaching assistant on Master in Biodiversity, Conservation & Management

  • Teaching of various geography field courses

  • Teaching of online seminars on remote sensing and GIS

Applied ecology

  • Soil and vegetation cartography

  • Hydrological and climatological measurements

  • Carbon cycle measurements

  • Functional trait assessments

  • Restoration ecology

Ecological modelling

  • Remote sensing theory & practice

  • Satellite data analysis in R, ArcGIS, QGIS and Google Earth Engine

  • Statistical modelling in R Studio


  • Geoinformation Systems (ArcGIS, QGIS) for environmental planning

  • Knowledge of German landscape planning and international environmental impact assessment procedures


2022: Poster presentation at the European Tropical Biology conference in Montpellier

2021: Presentation at the Oxford Germany Society Graduate Research Symposium.

2021: Guest editor for Restoration Ecology special feature 'Young voices in the UN Decade of restoration'

2021: Symposium organisation and presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of Tropical Biology (ATBC) on 'A roadmap for restoration in tropical mountains'

2021: Oxford School of Climate Change, Presentation on 'Ecosystem restoration in tropical mountains in the light of climate change'

2021: Tropical Forest Coffee Series, Presentation on 'Functional ecology of tree islands in the Atlantic forest'​


  • Fluent in German, Italian, English and French and Spanish

  • Good knowledge of Portuguese