MSc. Moritz Koza

Research Focus
  • Wind erosion
  • Particle size distribution
  • Aggregate stability
  • Central Asia
Scientific career
  • since 11/2019
    PhD student at the Institute of Geosciences and Geography
  • seit 02/2018
    Project staff ReKKS
  • 05/2015
    Master thesis: Charakteristik des Bodenwasserhaushaltes von Versuchsstandorten im Einzugsgebiet der Weida, Querfurter Platte
  • 08/2014
    Go East (DAAD): Tschuwaschischen Universität I.N. Ulijanov, Tscheboksary (Russland)
  • 02/2015-03/2015
    Research assistant at ALOMAR Observatory, Andenes (Norway)
  • 01/2014 – 06/2014
    Erasmus Scholar: Climate Change and Geo Risks, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Sogndal (Norway)
  • 10/2013-11/2013
    Student Assistant: Geosystemic Spatial Perception and Representation at Kwa-Zulu-Natal University, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)
  • 09/2013-05/2015
    Master of Science: Geography, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 09/2012
    Bachelor thesis on the topic: Naturphänomene unter Nutzungsdruck – Mammutbäume in Kalifornien
  • 08/2011- 12/2011
    Promos (DAAD) Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata (USA)
  • 02/2011-03/2011
    Student assistant at ALOMAR Observatory, Andenes (Norway)
  • 10/2009-09/2012
    Bachelor of Science: Geography, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Current project


Koza, M., Pöhlitz, J., Prays, A., Kaiser, K., Mikutta, R., Conrad, C., Vogel, C., Meinel, T., Akshalov, K. and Schmidt, G. (2022) Potential Erodibility of Semi‐arid Steppe Soils Derived from Aggregate Stability Tests. European Journal of Soil Science.
Koza, M., Schmidt, G., Bondarovich, A., Akshalov, K., Conrad, C. and Pöhlitz, J. (2021) Consequences of Chemical Pretreatments in Particle Size Analysis for Modelling Wind Erosion. Geoderma, 396, 115073.
Koza, M. (2022, September 8) How Does Chemical Pretreatment in Particle Size Analysis Affect Modeling Erosion? Trier, Germany.
Koza, M. (2022, March 27) Aggregate Stability and Potential Erodibility of Dry Steppe Soils. other, Vienna, Austria.
Koza, M. (2021, October 21) Natural Limitations Influence the Effect of Tillage on Aggregation in Dry Steppe Soils. Joint Research Centre (European Commission), online.
Koza, M. (2020, October 18) Effects of Agricultural Land-Use Changes on Wind Erosion Risk  in the Dry Steppes – Insights of an Interdisciplinary Project (ReKKS -  Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Agricultural Land Use and Climate Adaptation in the Dry Steppes of Kazakhstan and Southwestern Siberia). Lomonosov Moscow State University, online.
Koza, M. (2020, October 10) How to Measure Wind Erosion? Barayev Research Center for Grain Farming, online.
Koza, M. (2020, June 19) Effect of Land-Use Transformation on Wind Erosion in the Dry Steppes of Kazakhstan. Kazakh National  Agrarian University, online.
Koza, M. (2020, March 23) How Does Pretreatment of Dry Steppe Soils Affect Particle Size Analysis by Laser Diffraction? online.
MSc. Moritz Koza