Aktuelle Forschungsthemen

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Carbon cycling and greenhouse gas dynamicspicture_carbonstream

Inland waters play an important role in the global carbon cycle and emit significant amounts of carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere. In streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and reservoirs, we study the importance of the prvailing physical conditions  on greenhousegas production and emission rates from these systems. With globally distributed measurements, we are particularly interested in how carbon cycling in aquatic systems is affected by human alterations of inland waters and their catchments,     

Interactive documentary: Treibhausgas am Wasserstau

Youtube Video: Methanemissionen aus Flussstauhaltungen videovorschau

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Physical Limnology and Water-Atmosphere Exchange

 Physical Limnology

Flow, turbulence and turbulent mixing are among the most important physical characteristics of aquatic ecosystems. We study how water flow is generated and how it interacts with the atmosphere, with sediments and biota in lakes, reservoirs and rivers.

 

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Water Quality and Global Change Eixendorf

Inland water are globally affected by human activities: More than 1 Mio dams have been constructed worldwide, river and stream flow is regulated and while water is increasingly abstracted from rivers and lakes, its nutrient and pollutant loads have been increasing. At the same time, inland waters seem to respond faster to climate change than terrestrial systems with more rapid warming observed worldwide.

We study how physical processes in aquatic ecosystems affects key water quality parameters and how they are affected by climate change and human alterations.

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