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Interfaces in urban freshwater ecosystems

  • Common aim: We aim at a mechanistic understanding of processes at interfaces in urban freshwater ecosystems as a key for solving major problems of metropolitan areas such as drinking water supply in sufficient quality and quantity, safeguarding recreational functions of urban freshwaters and minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions facilitating further warming.
  • Key processes: gas exchange, toxic cyanobacteria dynamics, invasion of non-indigenous species, bank filtration, internal nutrient cycle and changes in redox conditions, lake restoration, retention of organic micropollutants.
  • Common approaches: modelling at different scales, multi-dimensional flow and water quality modelling, long-term data analysis of water quality in urban lakes, water and sediment sampling and analyses of nutrients and trace metal and organic micropollutants in urban lakes (Lake Tegel, Lake Müggelsee, Lake Wannsee).                            
  • Collaboration: F1: Prof. Wolf Mooij, Sven Teurlincx (experts in modelling with PCLake, NIOO, The Netherlands); BWB (long-term data on bank filtrate quality, consultant for applied issues); H1, H3 and H4 (trace organic compound analyses, laboratory experiments on bank filtration);F3 (phosphorus fluxes); with remote sensing postdoc; F2: Prof. Steve Wilhelm (collaboration with Lake Erie project, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA); F3: with F1 (phoshorus fluxes), F4: Dr. Peter Casper, Dr. Gabriel Singer (Co PIs, experts in freshwater GHG emissions and metabolism, IGB); W3 (remote sensing) and modelling postdoc (GHG emissions); all projects: Berlin Senate (long-term data on water quality in Lake Tegel and Wannsee, consultant for applied issues).


Common Topics Presentation UWI Summerschool September 2021
Common Topics Day Presentation March 2020




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