Staff

Martin Schmid

About Me

Function

Research scientist and leader of the group Applied System Analysis.

Research Interests
  • Human effects on aquatic ecosystems.
  • Interactions between physics and geochemistry in lakes.
  • Climate change effects on lakes.


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Projects

The intricacies of Lake Kivu and of the methane stored in its deep waters could easily keep an entire research institute busy. Our research aims at creating the knowledge needed to support a sustainable and safe exploitation of the methane resource.
Climate change affects lake ecosystems. We investigate the complex interactions in the lake-climate system with global data analysis and local case studies.
We assess the environmental impacts of hydropower plants to support a sustainable development of this energy resource.
Lakes store large amounts of heat. To what extent can this heat be used to replace the use of fossil fuels or electricity for heating and cooling purposes?
The deepest lake of the world still hides many mysteries in its abysses. Some of them could be revealed thanks to long-term observations.
Pilot project for continuous monitoring of temperatures in Swiss lakes.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Calamita, E.; Vanzo, D.; Wehrli, B.; Schmid, M. (2021) Lake modeling reveals management opportunities for improving water quality downstream of transboundary tropical dams, Water Resources Research, 57(4), e2020WR027465 (20 pp.), doi:10.1029/2020WR027465, Institutional Repository
Råman Vinnå, L.; Medhaug, I.; Schmid, M.; Bouffard, D. (2021) The vulnerability of lakes to climate change along an altitudinal gradient, Communications Earth & Environment, 2, 35 (10 pp.), doi:10.1038/s43247-021-00106-w, Institutional Repository
Aksamit, C. K.; Carolli, M.; Vanzo, D.; Weber, C.; Schmid, M. (2021) Macroinvertebrate recovery to varying hydropeaking frequency: a small hydropower plant experiment, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8, 602374 (16 pp.), doi:10.3389/fenvs.2020.602374, Institutional Repository
Bärenbold, F.; Schmid, M.; Brennwald, M. S.; Kipfer, R. (2020) Missing atmospheric noble gases in a large, tropical lake: the case of Lake Kivu, East-Africa, Chemical Geology, 532, 119374 (9 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119374, Institutional Repository
Kobler, U. G.; Wüest, A.; Schmid, M. (2019) Combined effects of pumped-storage operation and climate change on thermal structure and water quality, Climatic Change, 152, 427-443, doi:10.1007/s10584-018-2340-x, Institutional Repository
Gaudard, A.; Weber, C.; Alexander, T. J.; Hunziker, S.; Schmid, M. (2018) Impacts of using lakes and rivers for extraction and disposal of heat, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 5(5), e1295 (18 pp.), doi:10.1002/wat2.1295, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: martin.schmid@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 2193
Fax: +41 58 765 2168
Address: Eawag
Seestrasse 79
6047 Kastanienbaum
Office: SW B03

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Expert on

modeling, surface water, hydropower, climate change, Lake management

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Research Group

Applied System Analysis.

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Focalpoints

Assessing human impacts on aquatic systems using numerical modelling and data analysis

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