Department Surface Waters - Research and Management

Main Focus

Our main research topics are:

  • Elemental cycles in natural waters such as rivers and lakes, sediments and ice
  • Physical, biogeochemical and microbial processes and their driving forces
  • Anthropogenic forcing and climate change
  • Aquatic ecosystem analysis and modelling
  • Concepts for sustainable management of natural waters.

Our 7 research groups cover many different disciplines: