Staff

Peter Reichert

Prof. Dr. Peter Reichert

Department Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

About Me

Head of the department:
    Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling
Research group:
    Systems Analysis and Water Management
Adjunct professor:
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),
    8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Last update: November 18, 2016


Education/Titles
1981 M.Sc. in theoretical physics, University of Basel, Switzerland.
1985 Ph.D. in theoretical solid state physics, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Title of thesis: “Amorphicity as Spatial Chaos “ (in German).
1995 Habilitation thesis at the Environmental Sciences Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland. Title: “Concepts Underlying a Computer Program for the Identification and Simulation of Aquatic Systems”.
2002 Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland.

Professional Experience
1981 - 1985 Research and teaching assistant in theoretical physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and Ph.D. dissertation on the application of the theory of chaotic systems to improve the understanding of amporphous solids.
Since 1985 Research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Dübendorf, Switzerland:
  1985 – 1993 Research associate at the department of computer and systems sciences.
  1994 – 1999 Member of the management committee of the department of Computer and Systems Sciences (1997-1999 department head).
  1999/2000 Sabbatical at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  Since 2000 Head of the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessement and Modelling (SIAM).
  2005 – 2015 Member of the directorate of Eawag.
  2006/2007 Sabbatical at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.
Since 1991 Teaching at the Department of Environmental Systems Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland (1991-1995 as lecturer, 1995-2002 as “Privatdozent”, since 2002 as adjunct professor).
  Current Course: Modelling Aquatic Ecosystems
  Summer School: Summer School in Environmental Systems Analysis

Research Fields

Systems Analysis Methodology
Development of techniques for statistical inference of model states and parameters that account for the need of using prior information and of considering input and model structure uncertainty and intrinsic stochasticity.

5 key contributions in this field:
  • Kattwinkel, M. and Reichert, P. Bayesian parameter inference for Individual-Based Models using Particle Markov Chain Monte Carlo (PMCMC). Environmental Modelling & Software 87, 110-119, 2017. doi:j.envsoft.2016.11.001
  • Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. Linking statistical description of bias to multi-objective model calibration. Water Resources Research, 48, W09543, 2012. doi:10.1029/2011WR011391 (open access)
  • Reichert, P., White, G., Bayarri, M.J. and Pitman, E.B. Mechanism-based emulation of dynamic simulation models: Concept and application in hydrology. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 55, 1638–1655, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.csda.2010.10.011
  • Reichert, P., and Mieleitner, J. Analyzing input and structural uncertainty of nonlinear dynamic models with stochastic, time-dependent parameters. Water Resources Research, 45, W10402, 2009. doi:10.1029/2009WR007814 (open access)
  • Yang, J., Reichert, P., Abbaspour, K.C. and Yang, H. Hydrological modelling of the Chaohe Basin in China: Statistical model formulatioon and Bayesian inference. Journal of Hydrology 340, 167-182, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.04.006
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Biogeochemical and Ecological Modelling
Development and application of hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological models of river and lake systems to quantitatively describe scientific knowledge and predict effects of changes in driving forces and of management measures.

5 key contributions in this field:
  • Schuwirth, N. and Reichert, P. Bridging the gap between theoretical ecology and real ecosystems: modeling invertebrate community composition in streams. Ecology 94(2), 368-379, 2013. doi:10.1890/12-0591.1
  • Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. A generic framework for deriving process stoichiometry in environmental models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 1241-1251, 2010. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.03.002
  • Reichert, P., Uehlinger, U. and Acuña V. Estimating stream metabolism from oxygen concentrations: The effect of spatial heterogeneity. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, G03016, 2009. doi:10.1029/2008JG000917 (open access)
        R-scripts: calc_np_luteren.r, calc_np.r, smooth.r
        Data: calc_np_luteren_o2.dat, calc_np_luteren_par.dat
  • Reichert, P., Borchardt, D., Henze, M., Rauch, W., Shanahan, P., Somlyódy, L. and Vanrolleghem, P. River Water Quality Model no. 1 (RWQM1): II. Biochemical process equations. Water Sci. Tech. 43(5), 11-30, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/5/11 (open access)
  • Omlin, M., Reichert, P. and Forster, R. Biogeochemical model of lake Zürich: Model equations and results. Ecological Modelling 141(1-3), 77-103, 2001. doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(01)00256-3
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Environmental Decision Support
Design and apply decision analytical procedures to quantify societal preferences and apply them jointly with scientific predictions of outcomes of management alternatives in environmental decision support.

5 key contributions in this field:
  • Reichert, P., Langhans, S., Lienert, J. and Schuwirth, N. The Conceptual Foundation of Environmental Decision Support. Journal of Environmental Management 154, 316-332, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.053 (open access)
  • Rinderknecht, S. L., Borsuk, M. E. and Reichert, P. Bridging Uncertain and Ambiguous Knowledge with Imprecise Probabilities. Environmental Modelling & Software 36, 122-130, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.07.022
  • Rinderknecht, S.L., Borsuk, M.E. and Reichert, P. Eliciting Density Ratio Classes. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 52, 792-804, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.ijar.2011.02.002 (open access)
  • Reichert, P., Borsuk, M., Hostmann, M., Schweizer, S., Spörri, C., Tockner, K. and Truffer, B. Concepts of decision support for river rehabilitation. Environmental Modelling and Software 22, 188-201, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2005.07.017
  • Reichert, P. and Borsuk, M.E. Does high forecast uncertainty preclude effective decision support? Environmental Modelling and Software 20(8), 991-1001, 2005. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2004.10.005
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Publications (see also list on Google Scholar)
Articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters
  • Kattwinkel, M. and Reichert, P. Bayesian parameter inference for Individual-Based Models using Particle Markov Chain Monte Carlo (PMCMC). Environmental Modelling & Software 87, 110-119, 2017. doi:j.envsoft.2016.11.001
  • Paillex, A., Schuwirth, N., Lorenz, A.W., Januschke, K., Peter, A. and Reichert, P. Integrating and extending ecological river assessment: Concept and test with two restoration projects. Ecological Indicators 72, 131-141, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.07.048
  • Del Giudice, D., Albert, C., Rieckermann, J. and Reichert, P. Describing the catchment-averaged precipitation as a stochastic process improves parameter and input estimation. Water Resources Research 52(4), 3162-3186, 2016. doi:10.1002/2015WR017871 (open access)
  • Machac, D., Reichert, P. and Albert, C. Emulation of dynamic simulators with application to hydrology. Journal of Computational Physics 313, 352-366, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2016.02.046
  • Kattwinkel, M., Reichert, P., Rüegg, J., Liess, M. and Schuwirth, N. Modelling macroinvertebrate community dynamics in stream mesocosms contaminated with pesticide. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 3165−3173, 2016. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04068
  • Machac, D., Reichert, P., Rieckermann, J. and Albert, C. Fast mechanism-based emulator of a slow urban hydrodynamic drainage simulator. Environmental Modelling & Software 78, 54-67, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.12.007
  • Schuwirth, N., Dietzel, A. and Reichert, P. The importance of biotic interactions for the prediction of macroinvertebrate communities under multiple stressors. Functional Ecology 2015. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12605 (open access)
  • Scholten, L., Schuwirth, N., Reichert, P. and Lienert, J. Tackling uncertainty in multi-criteria decision analysis – An application to water supply infrastructure planning. European Journal of Operational Research 242(1), 243-260, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2014.09.044
  • Reichert, P., Langhans, S., Lienert, J. and Schuwirth, N. The Conceptual Foundation of Environmental Decision Support. Journal of Environmental Management 154, 316-332, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.01.053 (open access)
  • Del Giudice, D., Reichert, P., Bares, V., Albert, C. and Rieckermann, J. Model bias and complexity – Understanding the effects of structural deficits and input errors on runoff predictions. Environmental Modelling & Software 64, 205-214, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.11.006
  • Rinderknecht, S.L., Albert, C., Borsuk, M.E., Schuwirth, N., Künsch, H.R. and Reichert, P. The effect of ambiguous prior knowledge on Bayesian model parameter inference and prediction. Environmental Modelling & Software. 62, 300-315, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.020
  • Dietzel, A. and Reichert, P. Bayesian inference of a lake water quality model by emulating its posterior density. Water Resources Research 50, 7626-7647, 2014. doi:10.1002/2012WR013086
  • Reichert, C., Reichert, P., Monnet-Tschudi, F., Kupferschmidt, H., Ceschi, A., and Rauber-Lüthy, C. Seizures after single-agent overdose with pharmaceuticals: Analysis of cases reported to a poison centre. Clinical Toxicology 52(6), 629-634, 2014. doi:10.3109/15563650.2014.918627
  • Langhans, S.D., Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. The method matters: A guide for indicator aggregation in ecological assessments. Ecological Indicators 45, 494-507, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.05.014
  • Scholten, L., Scheidegger, A., Reichert, P., Maurer, Max and Lienert, J. Strategic rehabilitation planning of piped water networks using multi-criteria decision analysis. Water Research 49, 124-143, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.11.017
  • Egger, C., Scheidegger, A., Reichert, P. and Maurer, M. Sewer deterioration modeling with condition data lacking historical records. Water Research 47, 6762-6779, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.09.010
  • Del Giudice, D., Honti, M., Scheidegger, A., Albert, C., Reichert, P. and Rieckermann, J. Improving uncertainty estimation in urban hydrological modeling by statistically describing bias. Hydrol. Earth Syste. Sci. 17, 4209–4225, 2013. doi:10.5194/hess-17-4209-2013 (open access)
  • Honti, M., Stamm, C. and Reichert, P. Integrated uncertainty assessment of discharge predictions with a statistical error model. Water Resources Research, 49, 4866–4884, 2013. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20374
  • Reichert, P., Schuwirth, N. and Langhans, S. Constructing, evaluating and visualizing value and utility functions for decision support. Environmental Modelling & Software 46, 283-291, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.01.017
  • Scheidegger, A., Scholten, L., Maurer, M. and Reichert, P. Extension of pipe failure models to consider the absence of data from replaced pipes. Water Research 47, 3696-3705, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.04.017
  • Langhans, S.D., Lienert, J., Schuwirth, N. and Reichert, P. How to make river assessments comparable: A demonstration for hydromorphology. Ecological Indicators 32, 264-275, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.03.027
  • Scholten, L., Scheidegger, A., Reichert, P. and Maurer, M. Combining expert knowledge and local data for improved service life modeling of water supply networks. Environmental Modelling & Software, 42, 1-16, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.11.013
  • Schuwirth, N. and Reichert, P. Bridging the gap between theoretical ecology and real ecosystems: modeling invertebrate community composition in streams. Ecology 94(2), 368-379, 2013. doi:10.1890/12-0591.1
  • Dietzel, A., Mieleitner, J., Kardaetz, S. and Reichert, P. Effects of changes in the driving forces on water quality and plankton dynamics in three Swiss lakes - long-term simulations with BELAMO. Freshwater Biology 58, 10–35, 2013. doi:10.1111/fwb.12031
  • Dietzel, A. and Reichert, P. Calibration of computationally demanding and structurally uncertain models with an application to a lake water quality model. Environmental Modelling & Software 38, 129-146, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.05.007
  • Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. Linking statistical description of bias to multi-objective model calibration. Water Resources Research, 48, W09543, 2012. doi:10.1029/2011WR011391 (open access)
  • Borsuk, M.E., Schweizer, S. and Reichert, P. A probability network model for integrative river rehabilitation planning and management. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 8(3), 462-472, 2012. doi:10.1002/ieam.233 (open access)
  • Rinderknecht, S. L., Borsuk, M. E. and Reichert, P. Bridging Uncertain and Ambiguous Knowledge with Imprecise Probabilities. Environmental Modelling & Software 36, 122-130, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.07.022
  • Hering, J.G., Hoehn, E., Klinke, A., Maurer, M., Peter, A., Reichert, P., Robinson, C., Schirmer, K., Schirmer, M., Stamm, C. and Wehrli, B. Moving targets, long-lived infrastructure, and increasing needs for integration and adaptation in water management: An illustration from Switzerland. Environmental Science & Technology 46(1), 112-118, 2012. doi:10.1021/es202189s (open access)
  • Schuwirth, N., Reichert, P. and Lienert, J. Methodological aspects of multi-criteria decision analysis for policy support: A case study on pharmaceutical removal from hospital wastewater. European Journal of Operational Research 220, 472-483, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2012.01.055
  • Albert, C., Ashauer, R., Künsch, H.R., Reichert, P. Bayesian experimental design for a toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic model. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 142, 263-275, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jspi.2011.07.014
  • Frey, M.P., Stamm, C., Schneider, M.K. and Reichert, P. Using discharge data to reduce structural deficits in a hydrological model with a Bayesian inference approach and the implications for the prediction of critical source areas. Water Resources Research 47, W12529, 2011. doi:10.1029/2010WR009993 (open access)
  • Trudel, D., Tlustos, C., von Götz, N., Scheringer, M., Reichert, P. and Hungerbühler, K. Exposure of the Irish population to PBDEs in food: Consideration of parameter uncertainty and variability for risk assessment. Food Additives and Contaminants 28(7), 943-955, 2011. doi:10.1080/19440049.2011.572082
  • Rinderknecht, S.L., Borsuk, M.E. and Reichert, P. Eliciting Density Ratio Classes. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 52, 792-804, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.ijar.2011.02.002 (open access)
  • Reichert, P., White, G., Bayarri, M.J. and Pitman, E.B. Mechanism-based emulation of dynamic simulation models: Concept and application in hydrology. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 55, 1638–1655, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.csda.2010.10.011
  • Schuwirth, N., Acuña, V., Reichert, P. Development of a mechanistic model (ERIMO-I) for analyzing the temporal dynamics of the benthic community of an intermittent Mediterranean stream. Ecological Modelling 222, 91-104, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.09.013
  • Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. A generic framework for deriving process stoichiometry in environmental models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 1241-1251, 2010. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.03.002
  • Rieckermann, J., Borsuk, M.E., Sydler, D., Gujer, W. and Reichert, P. Bayesian experimental design of tracer studies to monitor wastewater leakage from sewer networks. Water Resources Research, 46, W08513, 2010. doi:10.1029/2009WR008630 (open access)
  • Siber, R., Stamm, C. and Reichert, P. Modeling potential herbicide loss to surface waters on the Swiss Plateau. Journal of Environmental Management 91, 290-302, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.08.019
  • Ingendahl, D., Borchardt, D., Saenger, N. and Reichert, P. Vertical hydraulic exchange and the contribution of hyporheic community respiration to whole ecosystem respiration in the River Lahn, (Germany). Aquatic Sciences 71, 399-410, 2009. doi:10.1007/s00027-009-0116-0
  • Reichert, P., Uehlinger, U. and Acuña V. Estimating stream metabolism from oxygen concentrations: The effect of spatial heterogeneity. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, G03016, 2009. doi:10.1029/2008JG000917 (open access)
        R-scripts: calc_np_luteren.r, calc_np.r, smooth.r
        Data: calc_np_luteren_o2.dat, calc_np_luteren_par.dat
  • Reichert, P., and Mieleitner, J. Analyzing input and structural uncertainty of nonlinear dynamic models with stochastic, time-dependent parameters. Water Resources Research, 45, W10402, 2009. doi:10.1029/2009WR007814 (open access)
  • Tomassini, L., Reichert, P., Künsch, H.-R. Buser, C., Knutti, R. and Borsuk, M.E. A smoothing algorithm for estimating stochastic, continuous-time model parameters and its application to a simple climate model. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 58, 679-704, 2009. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9876.2009.00678.x
  • Dittrich, M., Wehrli, B. and Reichert, P. Lake sediments during the transient eutrophication period: reactive-transport model and identifiability study. Ecological Modelling 220(20), 2751-2769, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.07.015
  • Frey, M.P., Schneider, M.K., Dietzel, A., Reichert, P. and Stamm, C. Predicting critical source areas for diffuse herbicide losses to surface waters: Role of connectivity and boundary conditions. Journal of Hydrology 365, 23-36, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.11.015
  • Reichert, P. and Mieleitner, J. Lake Models. In: Sven Erik Jørgensen and Brian D. Fath (Editor-in-Chief), Ecological Models. Vol. [3] of Encyclopedia of Ecology, 5 vols. pp. [2068-2080] Oxford: Elsevier, 2008.
  • Yang, J., Reichert, P., Abbaspour, K.C., Xia, J. and Yang, H. Comparing uncertainty analysis techniques for a SWAT application to the Chaohe Basin in China. Journal of Hydrology 258, 1-23, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.05.012
  • Schuwirth, N., Kühni, M., Schweizer, S., Uehlinger, U. and Reichert, P. A mechanistic model of benthos community dynamics in the River Sihl, Switzerland. Freshwater Biology, 53, 1372-1392, 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2008.01970.x
  • Mieleitner, J., Borsuk, M.E., Bürgi, H.-R. and Reichert, P. Identifying functional groups of phytoplankton using data of three lakes of different trophic state. Aquatic Sciences 70(1), 30-46, DOI 10.1007/s00027-007-0940-z, 2008. doi:10.1007/s00027-007-0940-z
  • Mieleitner, J. and Reichert, P. Modelling functional groups of phytoplankton in three lakes of different trophic state. Ecological Modelling 211, 279-291, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.09.010
  • Yang, J., Reichert, P. and Abbaspour, K.C. Bayesian uncertainty analysis in distributed hydrologic modelling: A case study in the Thur river basin, Switzerland. Water Resources Research, 43, W10401, doi:10.1029/2006WR005497, 2007. doi:10.1029/2006WR005497 (open access)
  • Tomassini, L., Reichert, P., Knutti, R., Stocker, T.F. and Borsuk, M.E. Robust Bayesian uncertainty analysis of climate system properties using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. Journal of Climate 20, 1239-1254, 2007. doi:10.1175/JCLI4064.1 (open access)
  • Yang, J., Reichert, P., Abbaspour, K.C. and Yang, H. Hydrological modelling of the Chaohe Basin in China: Statistical model formulatioon and Bayesian inference. Journal of Hydrology 340, 167-182, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.04.006
  • Schweizer, S., Borsuk, M. and Reichert, P. Predicting the morphological and hydraulic consequences of river rehabilitation. River Research and Applications 23(3), 303-322, 2007. doi:10.1002/rra.981
  • Schweizer, S., Borsuk, M., Jowett, I. and Reichert, P. Predicting joint frequency distributions of depth and velocity for instream habitat assessment. River Research and Applications 23(3), 287-303, 2007. doi:10.1002/rra.980
  • Spörri, C., Borsuk, M., Peters, I. and Reichert, P. The economic impacts of river rehabilitation: a regional input-output analysis. Ecological Economics 62, 341-351, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.07.001
  • Reichert, P., Borsuk, M., Hostmann, M., Schweizer, S., Spörri, C., Tockner, K. and Truffer, B. Concepts of decision support for river rehabilitation. Environmental Modelling and Software 22, 188-201, 2007. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2005.07.017
  • Zobrist, J. and Reichert, P. Bayesian estimation of export coefficients from diffuse and point sources in Swiss watersheds. Journal of Hydrology, 329, 207-223, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.02.014
  • Reichert, P. A standard interface between simulation programs and systems analysis software. Water Science and Technology 53(1), 267-275, 2006. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/53/1/267 (open access)
  • Mieleitner, J. and Reichert, P. Analysis of the transferability of a biogeochemical lake model to lakes of different trophic state. Ecological Modelling 194, 49-61, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.10.039
  • Borsuk, M.E., Reichert, P., Peter, A., Schager, E. and Burkhardt-Holm, P. Assessing the decline of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Swiss rivers using a Bayesian probability network. Ecological Modelling 192, 224-244, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.07.006
  • Hostmann, M., Bernauer, T., Mosler, H.-J., Reichert, P. and Truffer, B. Multi-attribute value theory as a framework for conflict resolution in river rehabilitation. Journal of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis 13, 91-102, 2005. doi:10.1002/mcda.375
  • Rieckermann, J., Borsuk, M.E., Reichert, P. and Gujer, W. A novel tracer method for estimating sewer exfiltration. Water Resources Research 41(5), Art. No. W05013, 2005. doi:10.1029/2004WR003699 (open access)
  • Hostmann, M., Borsuk, M.E., Reichert, P. and Truffer, B. Stakeholder values in decision support for river rehabilitation. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement Volume 155(1-4), 491-505, 2005. doi:10.1127/lr/15/2003/491
  • Reichert, P. and Borsuk, M.E. Does high forecast uncertainty preclude effective decision support? Environmental Modelling and Software 20(8), 991-1001, 2005. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2004.10.005
  • Meier, W.K. and Reichert, P. Mountain streams – modelling hydraulics and substance transport. Journal of Environmental Engineering 131(2), 252-261, 2005. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2005)131:2(252)
  • Reichert, P. and Wehrli, B. Modelling Organic Phosphorus Transformation in Aquatic Systems. Chapter 16 of Turner, B.L., Frossard, E. and Baldwin, D., eds., Organic Phosphorus in the Environment, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 2005. doi:10.1079/9780851998220.0349
  • Meier, W.K., Bonjour, C., Wüest, A. and Reichert, P. Modelling the effect of water diversion on the temperature of mountain streams. Journal of Environmental Engineering 129(8), 755-764, 2003. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2003)129:8(755)
  • Lehmann, M.F., Reichert, P., Bernasconi, F.M., Barbieri, A. and McKenzie, J.A. Modelling nitrogen and oxygen isotope fractionation during nitrate reduction in a hypolimnetic redox-transition zone. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67(14), 2529-2542, 2003. doi:10.1016/S0016-7037(03)00085-1
  • Yang, H., Reichert, P., Abbaspour, K.A. and Zehnder, A.J.B. A water resources threshold and its implications for food security. Environmental Science & Technology 37(14), 3048-3054, 2003. doi:10.1021/es0263689 (open access)
  • Reichert, P., Schervish, M. and Small, M.J. An efficient sampling technique for Bayesian inference with computationally demanding models. Technometrics 44(4), 318-327, 2002. doi:10.1198/004017002188618518 (open access)
  • Brun, R., Kühni, M., Siegrist, H.R., Gujer, W. and Reichert, P. Practical identifiability of ASM2d parameters – systematic selection and tuning of parameter subsets. Water Research 36(16), 4113-4127, 2002. doi:10.1016/S0043-1354(02)00104-5
  • Omlin, M., Reichert, P. and Forster, R. Biogeochemical model of lake Zürich: Model equations and results. Ecological Modelling 141(1-3), 77-103, 2001. doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(01)00256-3
  • Omlin, M., Brun, R. and Reichert, P. Biogeochemical model of lake Zürich: Sensitivity, identifiability and uncertainty analysis. Ecological Modelling 141(1-3), 105-123, 2001. doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(01)00257-5
  • Brun, R., Reichert, P. and Künsch, H.R. Practical identifiability analysis of large environmental simulation models. Water Resources Research 37(4), 1015-1030, 2001. doi:10.1029/2000WR900350 (open access)
  • Reichert, P. and Vanrolleghem, P. Identifiability and uncertainty analysis of the river water quality model no. 1 (RWQM1). Water Sci. Tech. 43(7), 329-338, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/7/329 (open access)
  • Shanahan, P., Borchardt, D., Henze, M., Rauch, W., Reichert, P., Somlyódy, L. and Vanrolleghem, P. River Water Quality Model no. 1 (RWQM1): I. Modelling approach. Water Sci. Tech. 43(5), 1-9, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/5/1 (open access)
  • Reichert, P., Borchardt, D., Henze, M., Rauch, W., Shanahan, P., Somlyódy, L. and Vanrolleghem, P. River Water Quality Model no. 1 (RWQM1): II. Biochemical process equations. Water Sci. Tech. 43(5), 11-30, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/5/11 (open access)
        Spreadsheets: WST-stoichiometry.xls, STR-stoichiometry.xls
  • Vanrolleghem, P., Borchardt, D., Henze, M., Rauch, W., Reichert, P., Shanahan, P. and Somlyódy, L. River Water Quality Model no. 1 (RWQM1): III. Biochemical submodel selection. Water Sci. Tech. 43(5), 31-40, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/5/31 (open access)
  • Borchardt, D., and Reichert, P. River Water Quality Model no. 1: Case study I. Compartmentalisation approach applied to oxygen balances in the River Lahn (Germany). Water Sci. Tech. 43(5), 41-49, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/5/41 (open access)
  • Reichert, P. River Water Quality Model no. 1: Case study II. Oxygen and nitrogen conversion processes in the River Glatt. Water Sci. Tech. 43(5), 51-60, 2001. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/5/51 (open access)
  • Uehlinger, U., König, Ch. and Reichert, P. Variability of photosynthesis-irradiance curves and ecosystem respiration in a small river. Freshwater Biology 44, 493-507, 2000. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2427.2000.00602.x
  • Omlin, M. and Reichert, P. A comparison of techniques for the estimation of model prediction uncertainty. Ecological Modelling 115(1), 45-59, 1999. doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(98)00174-4
  • Rauch, W., Henze, M., Koncsos, L., Reichert, P., Shanahan, P., Somlyódy, L. and Vanrolleghem, P. River water quality modeling: I. State of the art. Water Sci. Tech. 38(11), 237-244, 1998. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/38/11/237 (open access)
  • Shanahan, P., Henze, M., Koncsos, L., Rauch, W., Reichert, P., Somlyódy, L. and Vanrolleghem, P. River water quality modeling: II. Problems of the art. Water Sci. Tech. 38(11), 245-252, 1998. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/38/11/245 (open access)
  • Somlyódy, L., Henze, M., Koncsos, L., Rauch, W., Reichert, P., Shanahan, P. and Vanrolleghem, P. River water quality modeling: III. Future of the art. Water Sci. Tech. 38(11), 253-260, 1998. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/38/11/253 (open access)
  • Fesch, C., Simon, W., Haderlein, St.B., Reichert, P. and Schwarzenbach, R.P. Nonlinear sorption and nonequilibrium solute transport in aggregated porous media: Experiments, process identification and modeling. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 31(3-4), 373-407, 1998. doi:10.1016/S0169-7722(97)00078-8
  • Carstensen, J., Vanrolleghem, P., Rauch, W. and Reichert, P. Terminology and methodology in modelling for water quality management - a discussion starter. Water Sci. Tech. 36(5), 157-168, 1997. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/36/5/157 (open access)
  • Reichert, P. On the necessity of using imprecise probabilities for modelling environmental systems. Water Sci. Tech. 36(5), 149-156, 1997. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/36/5/149 (open access)
  • Simon, W., Reichert, P. and Hinz, Ch. Properties of exact and approximate travelling wave solutions for transport with nonlinear and nonequilibrium sorption. Water Resources Research33(5), 1139-1147, 1997. doi:10.1029/97WR00301 (open access)
  • Reichert, P. and Wanner, O. Movement of solids in biofilms: Significance of liquid phase transport. Water Sci. Tech. 36(1), 321-328, 1997. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/36/1/321 (open access)
  • Reichert, P. and Omlin, M. On the usefulness of overparameterized ecological models. Ecological Modelling 95, 289-299, 1997. doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(96)00043-9
  • Uehlinger U., Bührer H. and Reichert P. Periphyton dynamics in a floodprone prealpine river: Evaluation of significant processes by modelling. Freshwater Biology 36, 249-263, 1996. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2427.1996.00082.x
  • Wanner O. and Reichert P. Mathematical modeling of mixed-culture biofilms. Biotechnology & Bioengineering 49, 172-184, 1996. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0290(19960120)49:2<172::AID-BIT6>3.0.CO;2-N
  • Reichert P. Design techniques of a computer program for the identification of processes and the simulation of water quality in aquatic systems. Environmental Software 10(3), 199-210, 1995. doi:10.1016/0266-9838(95)00010-I
  • Albrecht A., Reichert P., Beer J. and Lück A. Evaluation of the importance of reservoir sediments as sinks for reactor-derived radionuclides in riverine systems. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 28(3), 239-269, 1995. doi:10.1016/0265-931X(95)00002-R
  • Reichert P., von Schulthess R. and Wild D. The use of AQUASIM for esti­mating parameters of activated sludge models. Water Sci. Tech. 31(2), 135-147, 1995. doi:10.1016/0273-1223(95)00187-R
  • Reichert P. AQUASIM - A tool for simulation and data analysis of aquatic systems. Water Sci. Tech. 30(2), 21-30, 1994. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/30/2/21 (open access)
  • Wanner O., Debus O. and Reichert P. Modelling the spatial distribution and dynamics of a xylene-degrading microbial population in a membrane-bound biofilm. Water Sci. Tech. 29(10-11), 243-251, 1994. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/29/10-11/243 (open access)
  • Cirpka O., Reichert P., Wanner O., Müller S.R. and Schwarzenbach R.P. Gas exchange at river cascades: Field experiments and model calculations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 27(10), 2086-2097, 1993. doi:10.1021/es00047a014
  • Heitzer A., Kohler H.P., Reichert P. and Hamer G. Utility of phenomenological models for describing temperature dependence of bacterial growth. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57(9), 2656-2665, 1991. http://aem.asm.org/content/57/9/2656.abstract (open access)
  • Reichert P. and Wanner O. Enhanced one-dimensional modeling of transport in rivers. J. Hyd. Eng. 117(9), 1165-1183, 1991. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1991)117:9(1165)
  • Ruchti J., Wanner O. and Reichert P. BIOSIM: Simulation of the dynamics of mixed culture biofilms. Environ. Software 6, 29-33, 1991. doi:10.1016/0266-9838(91)90015-I
  • Wanner O., Egli T., Fleischmann T., Lanz K., Reichert P. and Schwarzenbach R.P. Behavior of the insecticides Disulfoton and Thiometon in the Rhine river: A chemodynamic study. Environ. Sci. Technol. 23(10), 1232-1242, 1989. doi:10.1021/es00068a007
  • Capel P.D., Giger W., Reichert P. and Wanner O. Accidental input of pesticides into the Rhine river. Environ. Sci. Technol. 22(9), 992-997, 1988. doi:10.1021/es00174a001
  • Schilling R. and Reichert P. Do spatially chaotic configurations possess glass-like properties? J. Non-Crystalline Solids 75, 129-134, 1985. doi:10.1016/0022-3093(85)90213-3
  • Reichert P. and Schilling R. Glasslike properties of a chain of particles with anharmonic and competing interactions. Phys. Rev. B 32(9), 5731-5746, 1985. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.32.5731
  • Reichert P. and Schilling R. A local limit theorem for strongly dependent random variables and its application to a chaotic configuration of atoms. J. Math. Phys. 26(6), 1165-1172, 1985. doi:10.1063/1.526519
  • Reichert P. and Schilling R., Possibility of interpreting amorphicity as spatial chaos, Phys. Rev. B 30(2), 917-922, 1984. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.30.917
Publications for Practice
  • Schlosser J. A., Haertel-Borer S., Liechti P. and Reichert P. Konzept für die Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Seen in der Schweiz. Anleitung zur Entwicklung und Anwendung von Beurteilungsmethoden. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern. UmweltWissen Nr. 1326, 38 S. 2013. pdf
  • Baumgartner, S., Peter, A., Reichert, P., Robinson, C., Siegenthaler-Le Drian, C., Thomas, G. Priorisierung von Flussrevitalisierungsprojekten – ökologische Aspekte der Priorisierung und Revitalisierungspotential. Eawag, 2013. pdf
  • Langhans, S. D. and Reichert, P. Einbettung von Verfahren zur Fliessgewässerbewertung in ein übergeordnetes Gewässermanagementkonzept – Vorschläge am Beispiel des Modustufenkonzepts. Wasser Energie Luft 103(3), 204-214, 2011. pdf
  • Reichert, P., Schuwirth, N. und Langhans, S.D. MCWM – Ein Konzept für multikriterielle Entscheidungsunterstützung im Wassermanagement. Wasser Energie Luft 103(2), 139-148, 2011. pdf

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Projects

Decision support for river management by combining the prediction of effects of suggested measures with quantified societal goals.
Understanding trout meta-populations in river networks and predicting the effects of habitat restoration measures.
Development of unified ecological assessment procedures for river management.
We investigate human impacts on the community composition of macroinvertebrates and fish in Swiss rivers with statistical analyses of existing monitoring data, food web analyses, and computer models.
We aim at facilitating the use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in urban water management practice.
In this research we will analyze several management strategies for river rehabilitation in Switzerland.
We aim at improving the use of MCDA in complex environmental problems.
Restoring rivers for for effective catchment management.
Hypothesis testing using controlled experiments to characterize diffuse pollution in small agricultural catchments

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Address

E-Mail: peter.reichert@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5281
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: FC D01

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Research Focus

Hydrological and Ecological Modelling

Dealing with Uncertainty and Bayesian Inference

Environmental Decision Support

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