Water & Matter Cycles

Rivers, lakes and wetlands connect the land to the sea, they are directly linked to groundwater, and regulate the global nutrient and carbon balance. Their sediments are also highly active zones that can extract nutrients and contaminants from the surface water. We explore these complex physical, hydrological, biological and chemical processes and interactions. We then use the knowledge gained to develop concepts for sustainable water management and for enhancing water quality. For example, we focus on the wetland rehydration of bogs, interactions between groundwater and surface water, the significance of riparian zones, and matter conversion in sediments.

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Long line: Test preparation on dry land

The equipment for experiments under water has to be set up initially on land: Christof Engelhardt prepares probes for an planned measurement in Lake Stechlin.
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Deep insights into Lake Iseo

For one year, instruments have measured the distribution of nutrients in Lake Iseo in Northern Italy. Now they were retrieved and evaluated.

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AQUACOSM

The first network connecting freshwater and marine large experimental research infrastructures.
Contact person
Jens Christian Nejstgaard
Stella A. Berger
Department
(Dept. 3) Experimental Limnology
Start
01/2017
End
12/2020
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TocAqua

Understanding the responses of carbon quality and quantity on carbon turn-over and  C assimilation in the microbial food web.
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Katrin Premke
Jenny Fabian
Department
(Dept. 6) Chemical Analytics and Biogeochemistry
Start
09/2013
End
06/2017
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City, country, river: modelling and managing nutrient pollution in lakes and rivers

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