Dr. sc. ETH Zürich Simone Langhans
|2014 - 2015||Humboldt-research fellow, IGB, Germany.|
|2014||Visiting research fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia. Hosts: Dr. Virgilio Hermoso and Dr. Simon Linke|
|2012 - 2013||Humboldt-research fellow at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany.|
|2011-2012||Visiting research fellow supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia. Hosts: Prof. Stuart Bunn, Prof. Hugh Possingham, Dr. Simon Linke|
|2010-2011||Research fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland.|
|2007-2009||Project manager of the Swiss Modular Concept for Stream Assessment at the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, and Eawag, Switzerland|
|2007-2007||Scientific manager of the International Water Management Forum, Eawag, Switzerland|
|2002-2006||PhD student at Eawag. Title: Habitat heterogeneity as a controller of organic matter dynamics and terrestrial invertebrate distribution. Supervisors: Prof. Bernhard Wehrli, Prof. Klement Tockner, and Dr. Urs Uehlinger|
|2000-2002||MAS in Secondary and Higher Education in Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland|
|2000-2000||Diploma thesis at Eawag. Title: Schwemmgut: Indikator der ökologischen Integrität einer Flussaue, Tagliamento, Italien. Supervisor: Prof. Klement Tockner|
|1996-2000||Studies in Biology (zoology, aquatic ecology, marine biology, anatomy and physiology) at ETH, Switzerland|
Auszeichnungen und Preise
- Humboldt research fellowship for experienced researchers “Money for rivers: a new framework to optimize rehabilitation funds”. 56700 Euro
- Extension of the IGB Postdoc Fellowship “Improving systematic river rehabilitation planning for Europe under multi-pressure conditions”. 11000 Euro
- IGB Postdoc Fellowship “Improving systematic river rehabilitation planning for Europe under multi-pressure conditions”. 11000 Euro
- Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Researchers “From ecological river assessment to prioritization in river management: a decision-analytic river network-based approach”. 52000 CHF
- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hydrologie und Limnologie, travel fund for young researchers. 800 CHF
- Eawag Discretionary Fund (together with Prof. P. Reichert) “New concepts in ecological river assessment”. 140000 CHF
- Commission for Oceanography and Limnology, Swiss Academy of Sciences, grant for young scientists. 1000 CHF
- Student endowment award of the North American Benthological Society, 2000 USD
- Poster award at the 4th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences. Paper invitation for the Polish Journal of Ecology
2002 - 2006
- Three ETH student travel allowances for participating in conferences. 3 500 CHF
Alexander von Humboldt-Project:
Money for rivers: a new framework to optimize rehabilitation funds
Langhans,Simone; Richard,Urs; Rueegg,Janine; Uehlinger,Urs; Edwards,Peter; Döring,Michael; Tockner,Klement; (2013) Environmental heterogeneity affects input, storage, and transformation of coarse particulate organic matter in a floodplain mosaic
Aquatic Sciences, vol.: 75 (3): 335-348.
Langhans,Simone; Lienert,Judit; Schuwirth,Nele; Reichert,Peter; (2013) How to make river assessments comparable : a demonstration for hydromorphology
Ecological Indicators, vol.: 32: 264-275.
Langhans S; Tiegs S; Gessner MO; Tockner K; (2008) Leaf-decomposition heterogeneity across a riverine floodplain mosaic
Aquatic Sciences, vol.: 70: 337-346.
Articles in peer-reviewed Journals
- Langhans SD, Tockner K (submitted) Edge effects in the distribution of beetles within highly diverse floodplain ecotones. PlosOne.
- Langhans SD, Tockner K (in review) Is the unsaturated sediment a neglected habitat for riparian arthropods? Evidence from a large gravel-bed river. Oecologia.
- Reichert P, Langhans SD, Lienert J, Schuwirth N (in review) The conceptual foundation of environmental decision support. Journal of Environmental Management.
- Langhans SD, Schuwirth N, Reichert P. 2014. The method matters: a guide for indicator aggregation in ecological assessments. Ecological Indicators 45: 494-507.
- Langhans SD, Hermoso V, Linke S, Possingham HP (2014) Cost-effective river rehabilitation planning: optimizing for morphological benefits at large spatial scales. Journal of Environmental Management 132:296-303.
- Langhans SD, Lienert J, Reichert P (2013) How to make river assessments comparable: a demonstration for hydromorphology. Ecological Indicators 32:264-275.
- Reichert P, Schuwirth N, Langhans SD (2013) Constructing, evaluating and visualizing value and utility functions for decision support. Environmental Modelling & Software 46:283-291.
- Langhans SD, Richard U, Rueegg J, Uehlinger U, Edwards P, Doering M, Tockner K (2013) Environmental heterogeneity affects input, storage, and transformation of course particulate organic matter in a floodplain mosaic. Aquatic Sciences 75:335-348.
- Langhans SD, Tiegs, SD, Gessner MO, Tockner K (2008) Leaf decomposition heterogeneity across a riverine floodplain mosaic. Aquatic Sciences 70:337-346.
- Tiegs SD, Langhans SD, Tockner K, Gessner MO (2007) Cotton strips as a leaf surrogate to measure decomposition in river floodplain habitats. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 26:70-77.
- Langhans SD, Tiegs SD, Uehlinger U, Tockner K (2006) Environmental heterogeneity controls organic-matter dynamics in river-floodplain ecosystems. Polish Journal of Ecology 54:675-680.
- Langhans SD, Tockner K (2006) The role of timing, duration, and frequency of inundation in controlling leaf litter decomposition in a river-floodplain ecosystem (Tagliamento, northeastern Italy). Oecologia 147:501-509.
Teaching "Biodiversity & Conservation Planning" within the MSc course "Evolution and Biodiversity I" at Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.
2005 - 2006
Co-supervision of three Master Thesis projects: Erika Van Daalen, Yvonne Kunz and Janine Pohl. Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag/ETHZ.
2002 - 2006
Teaching applied-statistics, systematics and ecology of benthic invertebrates, and applied stream ecology during field courses to undergraduates. Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag/ETHZ.