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Ronja Vitt

Ronja Vitt

Ronja Vitt, M.Sc.
Doctoral student

Werthmannstrasse 10
79085 Freiburg

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Biography

Ronja Vitt completed her B.Sc. in “Environmental Sciences” with the minor subject “Meteorology and Climatology” from 2009 to 2012 at the University of Freiburg. At the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Vitt graduated the Master of Sciences in the subject “Earth System Sciences” in 2015. Afterwards she returned to the University of Freiburg, Chair of Environmental Meteorology and started her doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis. From 2016 until 2017 she worked as a research assistant at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna at the Institute of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics. Since then, she continued her doctoral research with the collaboration of the Chair of Environmental Meteorology, University of Freiburg and the Centre for Human Biometeorological Research Freiburg (ZMMF) of German Weather Service (DWD).

Research

As part of her doctoral research in the field of animal biometeorology, Vitt investigates influences and effects of the thermal environment on livestock. Therefore, an energy balance model will be developed, simulating the main energy flows between the animal’s body surface (e.g. convection, thermal irradiance, respiration, water vapour diffusion and perspiration vaporization) and its thermal environment (e.g. air temperature, air humidity and wind velocity) in order to analyse cold stress and especially heat stress of livestock.

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Conference contributions

  • Mikovit C, Vitt R, Schauberger G, 2017: Simulation of the indoor climate of livestock buildings: assessment of adaptive measures to reduce heat stress due to climate change. 9. Fachtagung BIOMET des Fachausschusses Biometeorologie der DMG e.V., 28.-30. November 2017, Stralsund.
  • Mikovits C, Vitt R, Schauberger G, 2017: Simulation of the indoor climate of livestock buildings to assess of adaptive measures to reduce heat stress due to climate change. 67-74.-2017 International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare, Oct 23-26, 2017, Chongqing, China.
  • Schauberger G, Vitt R, 2017: Impact assessment of climate change on intensive pig and poultry production by the simulation of the indoor climate of livestock buildings. -21st International Congress of Biometeorology ICB 2017, SEPT 3-7, 2017, Durham, United Kingdom.
  • Vitt R, Gulyás Á, Matzarakis A, 2015: Temporal differences of urban-rural biometeorological factors for planning and tourism in Szeged, Hungary. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, 20.-24. July 2015, Toulouse, France.
  • Vitt R, Gulyás Á, Matzarakis A, 2012: Klimatisches Tourismuspotenzial von Szeged, Ungarn. 9. Deutsche Klimatagung, 9. bis 12. Oktober 2012, Freiburg.
  • Vitt R, Matzarakis M, 2015: Development of an approach to quantify thermal stress of livestock in Germany. 15th EMS Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM), 07–11 September 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Vitt R, Weber L, Zollitsch W, Hörtenhuber SJ, Baumgartner J, Niebuhr K, Piringer M, Anders I, Andre K, Hennig-Pauka I, Schönhart M, Schauberger G, 2017: Mitigation of Heat Stress by Energy Saving Air Treatment Devices for Confined Livestock Buildings. 127-134.-2017 International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare, Oct 23-26, 2017, Chongqing, China.