David’s PhD project will examine different drought indices. He will first have a look at the representation of drought characteristics when including evaporation. Over the period of his research he will investigate the representation of drought characteristic in current climate models and how this changes with our definition of drought using common drought indices. A comparison with direct metrics such as soil moisture will be performed. ​ David completed his Bachelor of Science in Geography (Ernst August University Goettingen) and Master of Science in Climate and Environmental Change (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) in Germany.