Research for the Environment

Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Borchardt

Martina Klapputh
phone +49 391 810 9922
fax +49 391 810 9111

Brückstraße 3a
D 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

We investigate structures, processes and functions within natural aquatic ecosystems, their relevance for ecological states and ecosystem services as well as their dependence on natural factors and anthropogenic pressures. We put emphasis on scientific fundamentals for the development of management strategies, which are based on a combination of emission control, optimized structures of aquatic ecosystems and consideration of biological regulation mechanisms.

Our research serves to provide methodologies and indicators for the environmental protection and sustainable use of water resources and aquatic ecosystems under the conditions of global development and climate change. Our focus of interest are the development of concepts, models and tools for the integrative water resources management (IWRM) on catchment scales in Europe and their transfer to other regions of the world.


Recent Publications

Jiang S., Jomaa S., Rode M. 2014. Modelling inorganic nitrogen leachingin nested mesoscale catchments in central Germany. Ecohydrology, Doi:10.1002/eco.1462.

Richter, S., Völker, J., Borchardt. D., Mohaupt, V., Jekel, H., Rohrmoser, W. (2013): Die Wasserrahmenrichtlinie. Eine Zwischenbilanz zur Umsetzung der Maßnahmenprogramme 2012. Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU), Berlin, 34 S.

Ohe, Peter C.; Apitz, Sabine E.; Arbačiauskas, Kęstutis; Beketov, Mikhail A.; Borchardt, Dietrich; Zwart, Dick; Goedkoop, Willem; Hein, Michaela; Hellsten, Seppo; Hering, Daniel; Kefford, Ben J.; Panov, Vadim E.; Schäfer, Ralf B.; Segner, Helmut; Gils, Jos; Vegter, Joop J.; Wetzel, Markus A.; Brack, Werner (Eds.)(2014):
Status and Causal Pathway Assessments Supporting River Basin Management.
Brils, J.; Brack, W.; Müller-Grabherr, D.; Négrel, P.; Vermaat, J.E. (Eds.): Risk-Informed Management of European River Basins, Springer.Brils, J.; Brack, W.; Müller-Grabherr, D.; Négrel, P.; Vermaat, J.E. (Eds.): Risk-Informed Management of European River Basins, Springer.

Borchardt, D. u. Ibisch, R. (Eds.)(2013): Integrated Water Resources Management in a Changing World. Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives. IWA Publishing, London.