Karin Mora

Karin Mora

Postdoctoral fellow / Earth System Data Science

Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

I’m a postdoc Leipzig University working on the FLEXPOOL project “Extracting spatiotemporal macroechological patterns using crowd-sourced plant occurrence data” funded by iDiv. I seek to reveal, understand and predict spatiotemporal dynamics and their (parameter dependent) critical transitions. For that I adapt and develop computational methods to (i) identify global or local system characteristics and (ii) reveal the mechanisms that give rise to patterns in our environment. My research focuses on oscillatory behaviour and spans a range of applications: (i) dynamics undergoing sudden changes, such as collisions, (ii) vibration problems, and (iii) neuroscience.

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My awards include:

  • Forschungspreis 2015, Paderborn University, Germany
  • Technion Postdoctoral Scholarship (2014 - 15), Israel
  • Funding for organising an EWM summer school mini-course (2013): Dynamical systems and bifurcation theory with applications to the dynamics of planet Earth
  • Doctoral Training Scholarship EPSRC-SCI-DTA (2008 - 13), UK


  • nonlinear dynamics and bifurcations
  • time series analysis
  • mathematical ecology


  • Postdoctoral Scientist, 2015

    Paderborn University, Germany

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014

    Technion, Israel

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2014

    University of Bath, UK

  • Master of Mathematics, 2008

    University of Reading, UK

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