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Magdalena holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Water management and Environmental Engineering from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU, Austria). For her master thesis - a collaboration project with Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand - she investigated the relationship between soil water repellency and critical water content in hydrophobic soils in New Zealand. In 2015, she started a PhD under the supervision of Andrea Schnepf and Jan Vanderborght. Her PhD project focuses on modeling the effect of biopores on root growth and root water uptake. Her first project was the development of a new model for the simulation of root growth in soil with biopores, which was implemented in R-SWMS. Currently, she calibrates the model with experimental field data to quantify subsoil biopore effects on root growth and root water uptake under different levels of soil compaction and soil moisture on the field scale.