Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences

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Stefan Becker

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Education

  • 1985 - 1991 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Studies of Geography, Chemistry (subsidiary subjects: Physics, Psychology and Educational Sciences)
  • 1992 – 1994 Tel Aviv University / Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Research for the Doctorate (research grant from the Minerva foundation): Subject of the thesis: “Heat Stress in Israel – Quantification, Regionalization and Assessment of Thermal Stress for Humans”
  • 1994 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.).
  • 1996 – 1997 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
    • Postdoctoral Research (Research grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst), Research on applied climatological subjects at the Climatology Research Group
  • August 1999 – August 2004 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Research works for the Habilitation (Topic: „Analysis of the Spatial and Diurnal Variation of Near Ground Air Pollution on the South African Industrial Mpumalanga Highveld“)
  • 2005 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Habilitation in Geography

Professional Life

  • 1994 – 1999 Freelance Occupation as Climatologist
    • Writing of climate-ecological expert opinions for several clients
    • Advanced Environmental Technologies Research on the atmospheric turbidity, the extinction of solar radiation and the spectral distribution of UV-radiation as a foundation for the development of a UV-measuring system
  • 1997 - 1999 ESKOM TRI
    • Cooperation in “Eskom’s Strategic Monitoring Network” at the environmental research division of the electricity company in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • October 1998 - February 1999 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Part time lecturer at the Department of Geography
  • April 1999 – July 1999 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Part time lecturer at the Department of Geography
  • August 1999 – August 2004 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
    • Full time researcher and lecturer (C1) at the Department of Geography
  • September 2004 – June 2007 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography & Urban Planning
  • July 2007 – August 2010 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Associate Professor at the Department of Geography & Urban Planning
  • July 2009 – August 2010 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Chair of the Department of Geography & Urban Planning
  • August 2010 – today Lehman College, The City University of New York
    • Professor and Chair of the Department for Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Science

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