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.