Nadja Neumann

PhD award for Songjun Wu

Songjun Wu, a former doctoral student in Prof. Dörthe Tetzlaff's research group, has been awarded the 2024 Dissertation Prize of the German Hydrological Society. His dissertation is entitled "Tracer-aided modelling of hydrological and biogeochemical processes in mixed land-use, lowland catchments".

From left to right: Prof. Britta Schmalz, chairwoman of the DHG; prizewinner Songjun Wu; Maria Warter, gave the laudation on behalf of Dörthe Tetzlaff. | Photo: Christian Marx

The German Hydrological Society (DHG) awards an annual PhD award for outstanding dissertations in hydrology. In his thesis, Songjun Wu addressed very relevant research questions: When, where and for how long is water stored and transported in lowland catchments? How do these dynamic processes affect water quality? He therefore used new process-based and tracer-based modelling techniques. In his research, Songjun Wu has succeeded in combining hydrology with soil and plant sciences, thus addressing the important issue of water balance in arid, agricultural and forestry regions from a comprehensive perspective.

As part of his PhD, he published six scientific papers as first author in high-impact journals and co-authored three other scientific papers. In addition, he was actively engaged in method development and field work of the research group, as well as teaching Bachelor and Master students at HU Berlin.

Congratulations Songjun! 

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