Research for the Environment

Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis

Head:
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Borchardt

Office:
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.

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Recent Publications

Kirschke, S., N. Hagemann. 2014. Stärkung der Wasser-Governanceforschung. Impulse aus der Forschung zum Integrierten Wasserressourcen-Management. GAIA 23 / 4: 313-317.

Seegert, J., Markova, D., Krebs, P., Borchardt, D. [Eds.] (2014). IWAS - Integrated Water Resources Management Under Different hydrological, climatic and socio-Economic conditions. Environmental Earth Sciences 72 (12), 4673-4676.

Seegert, J. Berendonk, T., Bernhofer, C., Blumensaat, F., Dombrowsky, I., Fuehner, C., Grundmann, Hagemann, Kalbacher, K., Kopinke, F. D., Liedl, R., Leidel, M.,Lorz, D., Makeschin, F., Markova, D., Niemann, S., Röstel, G., Schanze, J., Scheifhacken, N., Schuetze, N., Siebert, C., Stefan, C., Strehlitz, B., Teutsch, G., Weigelt, C., Weiß, H., Kolditz, O., Borchardt, D., Krebs, P. (2014). Integrated water resources management under different hydrological, climatic and socio-economic conditions: results and lessons learned from a transdisciplinary IWRM project IWAS. Environmental Earth Sciences 72 (12), 4677-4688.

Leibundgut, C., Blöschl, G., Borchardt, D., Bundi, U., Hansjürgens, B., Merz, B., Nobilis, F. (2015). Nachhaltige Wassernutzung in der Schweiz – NFP 61 weist Wege in die Zukunft. Gesamtsynthese im Rahmen des Nationalen Forschungsprogramms NFP 61 «Nachhaltige Wassernutzung». vdf Hochschulverlag, Bern, 129 S.

Allard, B., Borchardt, D., Burri, P., Grigelis, A., Growitsch, C., Kalaydjian, F., Mair, R., Maisonnier, G., Pawłowski, L., Reichetseder, P., Swennen, R., Norton, M. (2014): Shale gas extraction: issues of particular relevance to the European Union. European Academies Science Advisory Council. Brussels. 16 pp.