Curriculum vitae

Personal Data
  • Name: Dr. Ulrich Schuler
  • Born in 1975 
  • Place of Birth: Backnang, Germany
  • Marital Status: Married
Research topics
  • Digital soil mapping, soil classification, soil physics, mineralogy
  • Geological mapping, rock classification
  • Land evaluation
  • Remote sensing, gamma-ray spectrometry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Digital soil mapping, SoLIM, SOTER, soil classification
  • Tropical soils
  • Land evaluation, EPIC
Apr 2013 - presentResearch associate and Consultant at the Private Institute for Environmental Monitoring GmbH (ifu), Stendal, Germany  
Jun 2012 - Mar 2013Freelancer at the Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation (310), University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Preparation of research proposals
  • Research on the potential of gamma-ray spectrometry for mapping soils and parent rock with focus on Central Europe and Thailand
Jul 2009 - May 2012Research associate in the EU-projects "eSOTER" and "GS soil"  at the Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany
  • Development of GIS-models for the prediction of soils and parent rock
  • Research on the potential of gamma-ray spectrometry for mapping soils and parent rock
  • Application of GIS based methods in soil science
  • Preparation of an international parent rock classification
  • Adaptation of geoscientific terms for the INSPIRE data specification in soil science and geology
Mar 2009 - Mar 2011
Lecturer in the Master Program "Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated Watershed Management (SAIWAM) of Hohenheim University and Chiang Mai University
  • Soils of the tropics and sub-humid tropics, with focus on SEA
  • Land evaluation, SOTER, EPIC
  • Soil description, soil classification, soil evaluation
  • Digital soil mapping, SoLIM
Jul 2003 - Jun 2009
Research Associate in the "The Uplands Program" (SFB 564), subsection Thailand, Chiang Mai
  • Research in mapping of soils and petrography
  • Research in water balancing
  • GIS and data management
  • Coordination of the subproject "Water conservation at regional level"
  • 2007/2008 addtional field work in Vietnam & Laos
Mar 2003 - Jun 2003

Research assistant at the Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation (310), University of Hohenheim
  • Physical and chemical analysis of soil samples
Jan 1996 - Feb 2003
Freelancer at the Consulting Office BWU, Kirchheim/Teck, Germany
  • Soil sampling of contaminated sites
  • Support of building ground exploration
  • Measuring of groundwater levels
Jun 1997 - Jun 2002

Research assistant at the Institute of Geology and Paleontology at University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Lecturing of petrography and geological mapping 
  • Preparation of lecture material
Jun 1998 - Jun 1999
Research assistant at the Institute of Mineralogy at University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Support of laboratory experiments (simulation of high pressure conditions)
Education & Training Qualifications
2008Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.) at University of Hohenheim  Link

Title of dissertation: "Towards regionalisation of soils in Northern Thailand and consequences for mapping approaches and upscaling procedures
  • GPS-based mapping of soils and geology
  • Analysis of different mapping approaches (maximum likelihood, grid-based randomized, local knowledge, transect based mapping)
  • Interpretation of remote sensing data and aerial photographs
  • Setup of an Access database
2003Diploma in Geology at University of Stuttgart  Link 

Title of diploma thesis: "Hydrogeological research of the groundwater exchange between subcatchments of the Upper Neckar" 

  • Evaluation of drilling profile data and geological maps
  • Setup of an Access database
  • Creation of a hydrogeological map of the karst aquifer of the Upper Muschelkalk formation in the Upper Neckar area
  • Groundwater balancing for different catchments of the Upper Neckar basin
1995Abitur in Backnang
Military Service
1995-1996Military service in Pfullendorf

Membership in Professional Organizations
2012 - presentEuropean Geosciences Union
2010 - presentDeutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften
2005 - presentDeutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft
1998 - presentOberrheinischer Geologischer Verein

Further knowledge and interests
  • Languages: German, English, French (basic), Thai (basic)
  • DP: Arc View 3.x, ArcGIS 10 incl. 3D und Spatial Analyst, SAGA GIS, Golden Software Surfer 8, Photoshop, Windows, MS Office incl. Access, PostgreSQL, Adobe Acrobat, Kompozer, Publisher, PAST, DIA, EPIC, SPSS, Zotero
  • Interests: reading, travelling, chess, history, photography, geocaching

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