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
Adjunct professor at Department of Environmental Sciences Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), 8092 Zürich, Switzerland

 

Education/Titles | Professional Experience | Awards | Research Fields | Publications


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 Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland (1991-1995 as lecturer, 1995-2002 as “Privatdozent”, since 2002 as adjuct professor). Courses:
  1991 - 2004

Mathematical Modelling of Aquatic Systems
(formulation of continuous conservation laws; properties of solutions; analytical solutions; numerical solution techniques; application to advective-dispersive substance transport, open-channel flow, and transport of nonlinearly sorbing substances in porous media).

  1995 - 2007

Environmental Systems Analysis
(Role and types of models; sensitivity analysis; parameter estimation (frequentist and Bayesian techniques); identi­fiability analysis; model structure selection and model weighting; model tests; uncertainty of model predictions).

  1997 Introduction to Systems Analysis (for students from various departments).
  2002/2003

Contribution of environmental aspects to the course “Risk and Safety” of Prof. W. Kröger.
(legal aspects; estimation of transport processes in rivers, lakes, soil and groundwater; effects of substance dispersal on ecosystems and their valuation).

  2002 - 2005

Introduction to Decision Analysis (with Mark Borsuk)
(structuring decisions; decisions under certainty; model­ling uncertainty; decisions under uncertainty; practical considerations; examples).

  Since 2006

Modelling Aquatic Ecosystems (since 2015 with Nele Schuwirth)
(basic concepts; formulation of ecosystem processes; didactic models of aquatic ecosystems; research models of aquatic ecosystems).

  Since 2009

Eawag Summer School on Environmental Systems Analysis
(summer school for PhD students and researchers interested in model-based statistical data analysis with an emphasis on Bayesian techniques).


Awards

2007 Best paper award in “Integrated Systems” by the Environmental Modelling & Software Society for the paper: P. Reichert, M. Borsuk, M. Hostmann, S. Schweizer, C. Spörri, K. Tockner, B. Truffer. Concepts of decision support for river rehabilitation. Environmental Modelling & Software, 22(2), 188-201, 2007.
2012 Biennial Medal by the International Environmental Modelling & Software society for “outstanding, insightful and rigorous contributions to environmental modelling and software” […].
2012 Our paper “Reichert, P. and Schuwirth, N. Linking statistical description of bias to multi-objective model calibration, Water Resources Research, 48, W09543, doi:10.1029/2011WR011391, 2012.” was selected by AGU as a “research spotlight” to be announced on the back page of Eos, AGU's weekly newspaper.
2013 Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management Best Paper Award 2012 for the paper “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”.


Research Fields

Environmental Modelling and Systems Analysis Methodology
Development of techniques for model-based statistical inference of environmental systems that account for the need of using prior information, input and model structure uncertainty, and intrinsic stochasticity.

5 key contributions in this field:

  • 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
  • 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, doi:10.1029/2009WR007814, 2009. doi:10.1029/2009WR007814
  • 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
  • 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

Biogeochemical and Ecological Modelling
Development and application of hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological models of river and lake systems.
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, doi:10.1029/2008JG000917, 2009. doi:10.1029/2008JG000917
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04305/wst043050011.htm
  • 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

Environmental Decision Support
Design of models and decision analytical procedures for use of scientific knowledge and societal valuation 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
  • 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

Publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. doi:10.2166/wst.2006.029
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04307/wst043070 329.htm
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04305/wst043050 001.htm
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04305/wst043050 011.htm
    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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04305/wst043050 031.htm
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04305/wst043050 041.htm
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/04305/wst043050 051.htm
  • 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. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00660-X
  • 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. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00661-1
  • 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. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00662-3
  • 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. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(97)00470- 8
  • Reichert, P., On the necessity of using imprecise probabilities for modelling environmental systems, Water Sci. Tech. 36(5), 149-156, 1997. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(97)00469-1
  • Simon, W., Reichert, P. and Hinz, Ch., Properties of exact and approximate travelling wave solutions for transport with nonlinear and nonequilibrium sorption, Water Resources Research 33(5), 1139-1147, 1997. doi:10.1029/97WR00301
  • Reichert, P. and Wanner, O., Movement of solids in biofilms: Significance of liquid phase transport, Water Sci. Tech. 36(1), 321-328, 1997. doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(97)00339-9
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/03002/wst030020021.htm
  • 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://www.iwaponline.com/wst/02910/wst029100 243.htm
  • 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
  • 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. 2013: Konzept für die Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Seen in der Schweiz. Anleitung zur Entwicklung und Anwendung von Beurteilungs­ methoden. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern. Umwelt-Wissen Nr. 1326: 38 S. 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

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.

Address

E-Mail: peter.reichert@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5281
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133 Postfach 611
8600 Dübendorf
Schweiz
Office: FC D01

Expert on

decision analysis, modeling

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