Dr. Christian Noss

Wissenschaftler (Umweltphysik)
environmental fluid dynamics
+49 (0)6341 280-31572

Research Interests

  • Environmental physics
  • Open channel hydraulics
  • Mixing in rivers

Current Research Projects

  • Dispersion in creeks and natural flows
  • Secondary currents and shear stress in rivers
  • OxyFlux: Oxygen dynamics in managed rivers
  • INTERNANO: Environmental fate of engineered nanopartciles
  • BioMixing: Turbulence and Mixing processes of aquatic fauna


  • Environmental Physics

Academic and Professional History


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (since 2009):
    Institute for Environmental Science, University of Landau
  • Hydraulic Engineer (2008-2009):
    BWS GmbH, Hamburg
  • PhD Environmental Engineering (2004-2008):
    Institute for Environmental Engineering, University of Rostock
  • Studies in Land Management and Environmental Protection (1998-2003)
    Faculty for Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Rostock


Noss, C., T. Salzmann, and I. Storchenegger (2010), Turbulent and advective momentum fluxes in streams, Water Resour. Res., 46, W12518, doi:10.1029/2010WR009297.

Noss, C. and Lorke, A. (2012), Zooplankton induced currents and fluxes in stratified waters, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 47: 276-286.

Noss, C., Lorke, A., and Niehaus, E. (2013), Three-dimensional tracking of multiple aquatic organisms with a two camera system. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 11: 139-150.

Noss, C., Dabrunz, A., Rosenfeldt, R.R., Lorke, A., and Schulz, R. (2013), Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Swimming Behaviour of Daphnia magna Exposed to Nanosized Titanium Dioxide. PLoS ONE, 8: e80960. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0080960

Stang, C., Wieczorek, M.V., Noss, C., Lorke, A., Scherr, F., Goerlitz, G., and Schulz, R. (2014), Role of submerged vegetation in the retention processes of three plant protection products in flow-through stream mesocosms. Chemosphere, 107: 13-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.02.055.

Noss, C. and Lorke, A. (2014), Direct observation of biomixing by vertically migrating zooplankton. Limnology and Oceanography, 59: 724-732.

Wickramarathna, L.N., Noss, C., and Lorke, A. (2014), Hydrodynamic Trails Produced by Daphnia: Size and Energetics. PLoS ONE, 9: e92383. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092383.

Holtappels, M., Noss, C., Hancke, K., Cathalot, C., McGinnis, D.F., Lorke, A., and Glud, R.N. (2015), Aquatic Eddy Correlation: Quantifying the Artificial Flux Caused by Stirring-Sensitive O2 Sensors. PLoS ONE, 10: e0116564. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116564.