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 Maria Magdalena Warter

Maria Magdalena Warter

Research student, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Room 2.28, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT


BSc Environmental Engineering - University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria (2009 - 2015)

MSc International Land and Water Management - Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2015-2017)

PhD Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2018 - present)


  • Isotope Hydrology

  • Stable Isotope Ecology

  • Dendrochronology

  • Ecohydrology

  • Drought

  • Desert Ecosystems


Research interests

My research focuses on understanding the onset, propagation and recovery of drought in riparian ecosystems in the southwestern US, in particular California and Arizona. I am interested in understanding the effects of mulit-year droughts on subsurface water availability and the effects it has on ecosystems, through stable isotope dendrochronology and isotopic analysis of plants and water.


  • MOOC: "The challenge of Global Water Security"

  • Water in the Environment


Detection Of Forest Water Stress Due To Climate Change In Drought-Prone Regions Of The Southwestern USA

Funding source



Michael Singer

Dr Michael Singer

Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Deputy Director of the Water Research Institute