Human activities are changing the cycles of carbon and nutrients in freshwater systems and we have to know what the consequences are. Which processes govern the recycling of nutrients, the elimination of pollutants, and the emission of trace gases in natural waters? How are dams affecting river ecosystems? Our team combines chemical sensors, stable isotope techniques, molecular ecology and numerical modeling to find quantitative answers.
The teams in our department work across disciplines to establish the scientific facts needed for a more sustainable management of aquatic resources.