Research for the Environment

PD Dr. Jan Fleckenstein (Ph.D.)

Contact/Address

PD Dr. Jan H. Fleckenstein, (Ph.D.)
Head of Department

Department of Hydrogeology
Helmholtz-Center for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: +49 341 235 1207
Fax: +49 341 235 1837
jan.fleckenstein@ufz.de

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Curriculum Vitae

since 2010

Head of the Department of Hydrogeology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

2013

"Habilitation" in Hydrology, University of Bayreuth

2004-2010

Assistant Professor (C1) at the Department of Hydrology, University of Bayreuth

2004

Ph.D. in Hydrologic Sciences, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

1999

M.Sc. in Hydrology, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

1997-2004

Graduate Student at the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

03-07 1997

Researcher in the hydrologic modeling group at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

1997

Diplom (M.Sc.) in Geosciences, Free University of Berlin

Research interests

  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Simulation of coupled GW-SW systems
  • Heat as a natural tracer
  • Water and solute dynamics in catchments
  • Interplay between hydrologic dynamics and biogeochemical processes

Cooperations within larger research consortia

finished projects

Publikationen (ISI-listed)

Trauth, N., Schmidt C, Vieweg M., Oswald S.E., and Fleckenstein, J.H. (2015) Hydraulic controls of in-stream gravel bar hyporheic exchange and reactions, Water Resources Research, 51, doi:10.1002/2014WR015857.

Pinay G., Peiffer s., de Dreuzy J.R., Krause S., Hannah D.M., Fleckenstein, J.H.; Sebilo M., Bishop K., Hubert-Moy L., (2015) Upscaling nitrogen removal capacity from local hotspots to low stream orders’ drainage basins, Ecosystems, in press.

Gonzalez-Pinzon R, Peipoch M., Haggerty R., Marti E. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2015) Nighttime and daytime respiration in a headwater stream, Ecohydrology, in press, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1615

Schmidt C. Büttner A., Musolff A. and Fleckenstein J.H., (2014) A method for automated, daily, temperature-based verticalstreambed water-fluxes, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 184/3:173-181.

Trauth N., Schmidt C., Vieweg M., Maier U. and Fleckenstein J.H., (2014) Hyporheic transport and biogeochemical reactions in pool-riffle systems under varying ambient groundwater flow conditions, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 119, 910–928, doi:10.1002/2013JG002586.

Müller, E.N., van Schaik, L., Blume, T., Bronstert, A., Carus, J., Fleckenstein, J.H., Fohrer, N., Geißler, K., Gerke, H.H., Graeff, T., Hesse, C., Hildebrandt, A., Hölker, F., Hunke, P., Körner, K., Lewandowski, J., Lohmann, D., Meinikmann, K., Schibalski, A., Schmalz, B., Schröder, B., Tietjen, B., (2014) Scales, key aspects, feedbacks and challenges of ecohydrological research in Germany, Hydrolologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 58(4):221 – 240.

Krause S., Boano F., Cuthbert M., Fleckenstein J.H., Lewandowski, J. (2014) Understanding Process Dynamics at Aquifer-Surface Water Interfaces - An Introduction to the Special Section on New Modelling Approaches and Novel Experimental Technologies, Water Resources Research 50, 1–7, doi:10.1002/2013WR014755.

Frei S. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2014) Representing effects of micro-topography on runoff generation and sub-surface flow patterns by using superficial rill/depression storage height variations, Environmental Modelling & Software, 52:5-18, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.10.007.

Bartsch, S., Frei S., Ruidisch M., Shope C.L., Peiffer S.. Kim B., and Fleckenstein J.H., (2014), River-Aquifer Exchange Fluxes under Monsoonal Climate Conditions, Journal of Hydrology, 509:601-614, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.005.

Bartsch S., Peiffer S, Shope C.L., Arnhold S., Jeong J.J. Park, J.H., Eum J., Kim B., and Fleckenstein J.H., (2013) Monsoonal-type climate or land-use management: Understanding their role in the mobilization of nitrate and DOC in a mountainous catchment, Journal of Hydrology, 507:149-162, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.10.012.

Trauth N., Schmidt C., Maier U., Vieweg M. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2013) Coupled 3D stream flow and hyporheic flow model under varying stream and ambient groundwater flow conditions in a pool-riffle system, Water Resources Research, 49:1-17, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20442.

Kopp B.J., Fleckenstein J.H., Roulet N.T., Humphreys S. and Blodau C. (2013) Impact of long-term drainage on summer groundwater flow patterns in the Mer Bleue peatland, Ontario, Canada, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17:3485-3498.

Partington D., Brunner P., Frei S., Simmons C.T., Werner A.D., Therrien R., Maier, H.R., Dandy G.C., Fleckenstein J.H. (2013) Interpreting streamflow generation mechanisms from integrated surface-subsurface flow models of a riparian wetland and catchment, Water Resources Research,49: 1–19, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20405.

Vieweg M., Trauth N., Fleckenstein J.H., Schmidt C. (2013) Robust optode-based method for measuring in situ oxygen profiles in gravelly streambeds, Environmental Science and Technology, 47:9858-9868, doi:10.1021/es401040w.

Shope C., Bartsch S.,Kim K., Kim B.,Tenhunen J., Peiffer S., Park J.H., Ok, Y.S., Fleckenstein J.H., Koellner T. (2013) A weighted, multi-method approach for accurate basin-wide streamflow estimation in an ungauged watershed, Journal of Hydrology, 494:72-82, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.04.035.

Neumann C., Beer J., Blodau C., Peiffer, S. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2013) Spatial patterns of groundwater-lake exchange – implications for acid neutralization processes in an acid mine lake, Hydrological Processes, 27:3240-3253, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9656

Strohmeier S., Reichert M., Frei S., Knorr K.-H., Fleckenstein J.H., Peiffer S., Matzner E. (2013) Concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in runoff from a forested catchment: insights from high frequency measurements, Biogeosciences,10:905-916

Frei S., Knorr K.-H., Peiffer S. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2012) Surface micro-topography can cause hot-spots of biogeochemical activity in wetland systems, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 117, G00N12

Schmidt C., Musolff A., Trauth N., Vieweg M. and Fleckenstein J. H. (2012) Transient analysis of fluctuations of electrical conductivity as tracer in the stream bed, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16:3689–3697

Angermann L., Lewandowski J., Fleckenstein J.H., Nützmann G. (2012) A 3D analysis algorithm to improve interpretation of heat pulse sensor results for the determination of small-scale flow directions and velocities in the hyporheic zone, Journal of Hydrology, 475:1-11

Jeong J.J., Bartsch S., Fleckenstein J.H., Matzner E., Tenhunen J. Lee S.D., Park S.K., Park J.H. (2012) Differential storm responses of dissolved and particulate organic carbon in a mountainous headwater stream investigated by high-frequency in-situ optical measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 117, doi 10.1029/2012JG001999

Lewandowsk, J., Angermann L., Nützmann G., Fleckenstein J.H. (2011) A heat pulse technique for the determination of small-scale flow directions and flow velocities in the streambed of sand bed-streams, Hydrological Processes, 25:3244-3255

Krause S., Hannah D.M., Fleckenstein J.H., Heppel C.M. Kaeser D., Pickup R., Pinay G., Robertson A.L., Wood P.J. (2011) Interdisciplinary perspectives on processes in the hyporheic zone, Ecohydrology, 4:481-499

Fleckenstein, J.H., Krause, S., Hannah, D.M., Boano, F. (2010) Groundwater-surface water interactions: New methods and models to improve understanding of processes and dynamics, Advances in Water Resources, 33(11):1291-1295.

Frei, S., Lischeid, G. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2010) Effects of micro-topography on surface-subsurface exchange and runoff generation in a virtual riparian wetland – a modeling study, Advances in Water Resources, 33(11):1388-1401.

Schornberg C., Schmidt C., Kalbus E. and Fleckenstein J.H. (2010) Simulating the effects of geologic heterogeneity and transient boundary conditions on streambed temperatures - implications for temperature-based water flux calculations, Advances in Water Resources, 33(11), 1309-1319.

Frei, S., Fleckenstein, J.H., Kollet S., Maxwell R.M. (2009) Patterns and dynamics of river-aquifer exchange with variably saturated flow using a fully coupled model, Journal of Hydrology,375(3-4), 383-393.

Fleckenstein, J.H. and Schmidt C. (2009) Theme issue: Groundwater-surface water interactions, Editorial, Grundwasser 14(3), 161-162.

Fleckenstein, J.H., Neumann, C., Volze, N., Beer, J. (2009) Spatio-temporal patterns of groundwater lake exchange in an acid mine lake, Grundwasser, 14(3), 207-217.

Krause, S., Hannah, D.M., Fleckenstein, J.H. (2009) Hyporheic hydrology: interactions at the groundwater-surface water interface, Hydrological Processes, 23(15),2103-2107.

Anibas, C., Fleckenstein, J.H., Volze, N., Buis, K., Verhoeven, R., Meire, P., Batelaan, O. (2009) Transient or Steady-state? Using vertical temperature profiles to quantify groundwater-surface water exchange, Hydrological Processes, 23(15) 2165-2177.

Fleckenstein J.H., and Fogg, G.E. (2008) Efficient upscaling of hydraulic conductivity in heterogeneous alluvial aquifers, Hydrogeology Journal, 16(7):1239-1250.

Fleckenstein, J.H., Niswonger, R.G. and Fogg, G.E. (2006) River-aquifer interactions, geologic heterogeneity, and low flow management, Ground Water, 44(6), 837-852.

Fleckenstein, J.H., Anderson, M, Fogg, G.E. and Mount, J. (2004) Managing surface water-groundwater to restore fall flows in the Cosumnes River, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 130(4), 301-310.

Publications at UFZ (listed in reference manager UFZ)

  • Bartsch, S., Frei, S., Ruidisch, M., Shope, C.L., Peiffer, S., Kim, B., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2014):
    River-aquifer exchange fluxes under monsoonal climate conditions
    J. Hydrol. 509 , 601 - 614
    full text (url)
  • Bartsch, S., Peiffer, S., Shope, C.L., Arnhold, S., Jeong, J.-J., Park, J.-H., Eum, J., Kim, B., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2013):
    Monsoonal-type climate or land-use management: Understanding their role in the mobilization of nitrate and DOC in a mountainous catchment
    J. Hydrol. 507 , 149 - 162
    full text (url)
  • Fleckenstein, J.H., Frei, S., Knorr, K.-H., (2011):
    Modelling interactions between hydrologic dynamics and biogeochemical processes in a riparian wetland of a low-order stream
    In: Abesser, C., (ed.)
    Conceptual and Modelling Studies of Integrated Groundwater, Surface Water, and Ecological Systems (Proceedings of Symposium H01 held during IUGG2011 in Melbourne, Australia, July 2011)
    IAHS Publ. 345
    IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, p. 87 - 92
  • Fleckenstein, J.H., Krause, S., Hannah, D.M., Boano, F., (2010):
    Groundwater-surface water interactions: new methods and models to improve understanding of processes and dynamics
    Adv. Water Resour. 33 (11), 1291 - 1295
    full text (url)
  • Fleckenstein, J.H., Schmidt, C., (2009):
    Theme Note: Ground water-surface water-interactions
    Grundwasser 14 (3), 161 - 162
    full text (url)
  • Frei, S., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2014):
    Representing effects of micro-topography on runoff generation and sub-surface flow patterns by using superficial rill/depression storage height variations
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 52 , 5 - 18
    full text (url)
  • Frei, S., Knorr, K.-H., Peiffer, S., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2012):
    Surface micro-topography causes hot spots of biogeochemical activity in wetland systems: a virtual modeling experiment
    J. Geophys. Res. 117 , G00N12
    full text (url)
  • Frei, S., Lischeid, G., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2010):
    Effects of micro-topography on surface-subsurface exchange and runoff generation in a virtual riparian wetland - a modeling study
    Adv. Water Resour. 33 (11), 1388 - 1401
    full text (url)
  • González-Pinzón, R., Peipoch, M., Haggerty, R., Martí, E., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2015):
    Nighttime and daytime respiration in a headwater stream
    Ecohydrology
    full text (url)
  • Grathwohl, P., Rügner, H., Wöhling, T., Osenbrück, K., Schwientek, M., Gayler, S., Wollschläger, U., Selle, B., Pause, M., Delfs, J.-O., Grzeschik, M., Weller, U., Ivanov, M., Cirpka, O.A., Maier, U., Kuch, B., Nowak, W., Wulfmeyer, V., Warrach-Sagi, K., Streck, T., Attinger, S., Bilke, L., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Kalbacher, T., Kolditz, O., Rink, K., Samaniego, L., Vogel, H.-J., Werban, U., Teutsch, G., (2013):
    Catchments as reactors: a comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turnover
    Environ. Earth Sci. 69 (2), 317 - 333
    full text (url)
  • He, W., Beyer, C., Fleckenstein, J.H., Jang, E., Kolditz, O., Naumov, D., Kalbacher, T., (2015):
    A parallelization scheme to simulate reactive transport in the subsurface environment with OGS#IPhreeqc
    Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss. 8 (3), 2369 - 2402
    full text (url)
  • Jeong, J.-J., Bartsch, S., Fleckenstein, J.H., Matzner, E., Tenhunen, J.D., Lee, S.D., Park, S.K., Park, J.H., (2012):
    Differential storm responses of dissolved and particulate organic carbon in a mountainous headwater stream, investigated by high-frequency, in situ optical measurements
    J. Geophys. Res. 117 , G03013
    full text (url)
  • Koop, B.J., Fleckenstein, J.H., Roulet, N.T., Humphreys, E., Talbot, J., Blodau, C., (2013):
    Impact of long-term drainage on summer groundwater flow patterns in the Mer Bleue peatland, Ontario, Canada
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 17 (9), 3485 - 3498
    full text (url)
  • Krause, S., Boano, F., Cuthbert, M.O., Fleckenstein, J.H., Lewandowski, J., (2014):
    Understanding process dynamics at aquifer-surface water interfaces: An introduction to the special section on new modeling approaches and novel experimental technologies
    Water Resour. Res. 50 (2), 1847 - 1855
    full text (url)
  • Krause, S., Hannah, D.M., Fleckenstein, J.H., Heppell, C.M., Kaeser, D., Pickup, R., Pinay, G., Robertson, A.L., Wood, P.J., (2011):
    Inter-disciplinary perspectives on processes in the hyporheic zone
    Ecohydrology 4 (4), 481 - 499
    full text (url)
  • Lewandowski, J., Angermann, L., Nützmann, G., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2011):
    A heat pulse technique for the determination of small-scale flow directions and flow velocities in the streambed of sand-bed streams
    Hydrol. Process. 25 (20), 3244 - 3255
    full text (url)
  • Lewandowski, J., Fleckenstein, J.H., Nützmann, G., Angermann, L., (2012):
    A 3D analysis algorithm to improve interpretation of heat pulse sensor results for the determination of small-scale flow directions and velocities in the hyporheic zone
    J. Hydrol. 475 , 1 - 11
    full text (url)
  • Müller, E.N., van Schaik, L., Blume, T., Bronstert, A., Carus, J., Fleckenstein, J.H., Fohrer, N., Geißler, K., Gerke, H.H., Graeff, T., Hesse, C., Hildebrandt, A., Hölker, F., Hunke, P., Körner, K., Lewandowski, J., Lohmann, D., Meinikmann, K., Schibalski, A., Schmalz, B., Schröder, B., Tietjen, B., (2014):
    Skalen, Schwerpunkte, Rückkopplungen und Herausforderungen der ökohydrologischen Forschung in Deutschland. Scales, key aspects, feedbacks and challenges of ecohydrological research in Germany
    Hydrol. Wasserbewirtsch. 58 (4), 221 - 240
    full text (url)
  • Neumann, C., Beer, J., Blodau, C., Peiffer, S., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2013):
    Spatial patterns of groundwater-lake exchange – implications for acid neutralization processes in an acid mine lake
    Hydrol. Process. 27 (22), 3240 - 3253
    full text (url)
  • Partington, D., Brunner, P., Frei, S., Simmons, C.T., Werner, A.D., Therrien, R., Maier, H.R., Dandy, G.C., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2013):
    Interpreting streamflow generation mechanisms from integrated surface-subsurface flow models of a riparian wetland and catchment
    Water Resour. Res. 49 (9), 5501 - 5519
    full text (url)
  • Schmidt, C., Büttner, O., Musolff, A., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2014):
    A method for automated, daily, temperature-based vertical streambed water-fluxes
    Fundam. Appl. Limnol. 184 (3), 173 - 181
    full text (url)
  • Schmidt, C., Musolff, A., Trauth, N., Vieweg, M., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2012):
    Transient analysis of fluctuations of electrical conductivity as tracer in the stream bed
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 16 (10), 3689 - 3697
    full text (url)
  • Schornberg, C., Schmidt, C., Kalbus, E., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2010):
    Simulating the effects of geologic heterogeneity and transient boundary conditions on streambed temperatures - Implications for temperature-based water flux calculations
    Adv. Water Resour. 33 (11), 1309 - 1319
    full text (url)
  • Shope, C.L., Bartsch, S., Kim, K., Kim, B., Tenhunen, J., Peiffer, S., Park, J.-H., Ok, Y.S., Fleckenstein, J.H., Koellner, T., (2013):
    A weighted, multi-method approach for accurate basin-wide streamflow estimation in an ungauged watershed
    J. Hydrol. 494 , 72 - 82
    full text (url)
  • Strohmeier, S., Knorr, K.-H., Reichert, M., Frei, S., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2013):
    Concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic carbon in runoff from a forested catchment: insights from high frequency measurements
    Biogeosciences 10 , 905 - 916
    full text (url)
  • Trauth, N., Schmidt, C., Maier, U., Vieweg, M., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2013):
    Coupled 3-D stream flow and hyporheic flow model under varying stream and ambient groundwater flow conditions in a pool-riffle system
    Water Resour. Res. 49 (9), 5834 - 5850
    full text (url)
  • Trauth, N., Schmidt, C., Vieweg, M., Maier, U., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2014):
    Hyporheic transport and biogeochemical reactions in pool-riffle systems under varying ambient groundwater flow conditions
    J. Geophys. Res. 119 (5), 910 - 928
    full text (url)
  • Trauth, N., Schmidt, C., Vieweg, M., Oswald, S.E., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2015):
    Hydraulic controls of in-stream gravel bar hyporheic exchange and reactions
    Water Resour. Res. 51
    full text (url)
  • Vieweg, M., Trauth, N., Fleckenstein, J.H., Schmidt, C., (2013):
    Robust optode-based method for measuring in situ oxygen profiles in gravelly streambeds
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (17), 9858 - 9865
    full text (url)
  • Wollschläger, U., Grau, T., Martini, E., Neubauer, M., Schmidt, A., Schrön, M., Schröter, I., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Lausch, A., Musolff, A., Paasche, H., Reinstorf, F., Vogel, H.-J., Werban, U., Zacharias, S., (2014):
    Revealing principles of hydrological response – the Schaefertal approach
    Proceedings of the 2014 AGU Chapman Conference on Catchment Spatial Organization and Complex Behavior, Luxembourg, 23-26. September, 2014
    p. 1 - 3


Upcoming

EGU 2015, Vienna Austria.
Abstracts:  Musolff Neubauer Oosterwoud Schmidt Trauth

HydroEco 2015, Vienna Austria.
Conference website

Recent

AGU 2014 Fall Meeting,
San Francisco USA.
Abstracts: Kurz, Laube, Müller, Musolff, Newcomer/Maier

2014 AGU Chapman Conference on Catchment Spatial Organization and Complex Behavior, Luxembourg City, LU. Website
Abstracts: Fleckenstein, Neubauer

International Workshop on Temporal High Resolution Water Quality Monitoring & Analysis, Magdeburg, DE.
Workshop website

Newest Publications

Kurz et al. 2015 Diffusion and seepage-driven element fluxes from the hyporheic zone of a karst river, FwS. Abstract

Trauth et al. 2014 Hyporheic transport and biogeochemical reactions in pool-riffle systems under varying ambient groundwater flow conditions, JGR. Abstract

Schmidt et al. 2014 A method for automated, daily, temperature-based vertical streambed water-fluxes, F&AL. Abstract

Krause et al. 2014 Understanding process dynamics at aquifer-surface water interfaces: An introduction to the special section on new modeling approaches and novel experimental technologies, WRR. Abstract

Frei & Fleckenstein 2014 Representing effects of micro-topography on runoff generation and sub-surface flow patterns by using superficial rill/depression storage height variations, EMS. Abstract

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