Environmental Physics

The research of the Environmental Physics group focuses on environmental fluid mechanics and physical limnology. We investigate how fluid flow in aquatic environments is generated, how it interacts with organisms, transports material and affects biogeochemical transformations.

Our interdisciplinary research projects range from analyses of individual swimming organisms to the quantification of global biogeochemical cycles. With our findings we contribute to the understanding of how water systems are affected by climate change and how water resources management can be improved to provide sustainability and to maintain biodiversity. Founded in 2008, the group consists of physicists, engineers, environmental scientists, and geoecologists.

Open PhD Position:

In a new research project, we investigate the effect of flow velocity on methane emissions from inland waters. Position announcement

 

Methane from impounded rivers

A radio feature by Rainer B. Langen, broadcasted on 17 August 2018 in the program Quarks on WDR5 (in German language). Download mp3 (5 MB)

Interactive Documentary

Impounded rivers as a source of methane: an interactive web documentary (in German language) link: interactive Webdocu

Methane Emissions from Inland Waters

Results of our cooperation with the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (in German language): Download

 

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