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Department of River Ecology and Conservation, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)

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Prof. Dr. Peter Haase

Head of Department of River Ecology and Conservation, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Head of Research Activity RA 7 Biodervisity Dynamics and Climate, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK‐F)

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Department River Ecology and Conservation, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Clamecystraße 12, D-63571 Gelnhausen, Germany
Phone: +49(0)6051-61954-3114, Fax: +49(0)6051-61954-3118

Research fields

Biodiversity and Ecology of European freshwater invertebrates
River rehabilitation and assessment in the light of the EU-Water Framework Directive
Ecology, evolution and phylogeography of aquatic insects
Long term ecological monitoring and conservation research

Department River Ecology and Conservation of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)

River ecology research focuses mainly on studying the effects of multiple stressors (pollution, development, climate change, etc.) on the biodiversity of European freshwater ecosystems. The sections on river ecology research at Senckenberg are Floodplain Ecology, and River Ecosystem Management. In the research area conservation genetics, modern molecular and genetic methods are used to assess the impact of rapid anthropogenic environmental change on the structure of populations and the genetic monitoring of threatened species. In both research fields basic and applied research is done.

For more information please visit the River Ecology and Conservation website

RA 7 Biodervisity Dynamics and Climate at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK‐F)

Changes in the abundance and geographical areas of distribution of species, the composition of communities, as well as ecosystem services are not only determined by the climate change, but also by number of stressors (e.g. land use or environmental pollution). Aim of this research activity is therefore to analyse the influence of climate change and other stressors on the long-term population dynamics of species as well as the development of new integrative models to improve the prediction of range shifts, changes in species communities and ecosystem functions.

For more information please visit the BiK-F website

Aquatic Ecology research group at the Faculty of Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

Aquatic Ecology
Prof. Dr. Daniel Hering

Head of research group Aquatic Ecology

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Faculty of Biology, Aquatic Ecology, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
Universitätsstrasse 5, D-45141 Essen, Germany
Phone: +49(0)201-183-3084, Fax: +49(0)201-183-2197

Research fields

Biodiversity patterns of a wide variety of freshwater inhabiting organism groups (Protozoa, diatoms, macrophytes, benthic invertebrates, fish, and parasites).
Assessment of freshwater ecosystems - structure and assemblage composition of freshwater ecosystems varying in space and time
Climate Change and freshwater ecosystems
between climate, discharge dynamics, habitat and assemblage composition in rivers and on indicator organisms for assessing the impact of climate change on freshwater biota.
Invasive species - Central European flora and fauna is increasingly impacted by invasive species
River restoration

For more information please visit:
Aquatic Ecology research group
Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
 

Department for Hydrology and Water Resources Management at the Institute for Nature- and Resource Conservation, Kiel University (CAU)

CAU Kiel
Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer

Head of Department Hydrology and Water Resources Management

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Department for Hydrology and Water Economy, Institute for Nature- and Resource Conservation
Kiel University (CAU)
Olshausenstr. 75, D-24118 Kiel, Germany
Phone: +49(0)431-880-1276, Fax: +49(0)31-880-4607

Research fields

GIS- based modelling of micro and meso-scale water and nutrient balances  
Impact of land use changes on water and nutrient balances  in river systems
research methods on freshwater ecology
Inter-disciplinary modelling of ecosystem functions
Measures for water conservation, nutrient retention via buffer strips
Erosion measurement and modelling
Spatial and temporal variability of environmental relevant characteristics, regionalising, pedo-transfer functions

Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Kiel University

The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management focuses on eco-hydrological issues in national and international catchments. Interactions of land use changes, water quality issues and its effect on aquatic ecosystems are investigated in many of the ongoing projects. In measurement campaigns field data for e.g. lab analysis and model applications are collected. The department works together with global and regional institutions to develop sustainable concepts for rural river basins.

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Department of Hydrology and Water Resources
University Kiel

Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU)

KIT
Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann

Head of Department "Regional Climate Systems" and Chair for "Regional Climate and Hydrology" at Augsburg University

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpine,
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research IMK-IFU
Kreuzeckbahnstraße 19, D- 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Phone: +49(0)8821-183208 (Garmisch), +49(0)821-598-2751 (Augsburg), Fax: +49(0)8821-183243

Research fields

Impact of climate change and land use change on terrestrial hydrology: high resolution regional climate simulations and distributed hydrological simulations
Dynamical and statistical downscaling of meteorological fields
Development of coupled atmosphere-hydrosphere model systems
Stochastic hydrological modelling and inverse hydrological modelling
Modelling and observation of joint water- and energy fluxes in alpine terrain
Line integrated precipitation observation by microwave attenuation and phase shift analysis

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus Alpine Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research IMK-IFU

Research at IMK-IFU focuses on biosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere interactions in complex terrain and climate change impacts on the water cycle and the biosphere on local to regional scales. Today, the common theme of research at IMK-IFU is the investigation of sources and sinks of biogenic greenhouse gases (and other atmospheric trace constituents), as well as their long-term trends, at a regional, high-resolution scale. The bulk of research activities are concerned with observation and modelling of exchanges and interactions at the land surface – atmosphere interface (soils, hydrology, vegetation, and atmosphere), including the effects of global climate change and land-use / land-cover change (LUCC), and water availability in regions of enhanced climate-change sensitivity.

For more information please visit the IMK-IFU website

Chair for Regional Climate and Hydrology at the Department of Geography of the University of Augsburg

Water and climate - they are of utmost importance for us, our environment and our future. Our work faces the challenge to contribute to the following central scientific and societal relevant questions: How much water is available in a certain region? How does water availability or flooding risk change in a transient climate? Which long-term interdependencies and interactions exist between the land surface, subsurface and the overlying atmosphere? To find answers to these questions, complex hydrological, atmospherical and coupled numerical model systems are developed, refined and applied. They are used to perform both hydrological and climatological case-studies for sensitive pilot regions. In addition multivariate statistical methods as well as data from terrestrial observatories (e.g. TERENO) and satellite or earthbound remote-sensing are applied.

For more information please visit Department of Geography

Hydrology Group, Goethe University Frankfurt

Uni Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Petra Döll

Head of the research group Hydrology

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Department of Geosciences/Geography, Goethe University
Postfach 11 19 32, D-60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49(0)69-798-40219, Fax: +49(0)69-798-40347

Research fields

Global water modelling (global hydrology and water use model WaterGAP
Participatory methods and trans-disciplinary research in natural resources management

For more information please visit
Hydrology Group
Goethe University Frankfurt