Research for the Environment

Department of Hydrogeology

Department photo, Oct. 2015. L-R: N Mahmood, M Göhler, G Laube, T Keller, A Musolff, C Schmidt, J Munkelt, T Müller, T Brandt, N Trauth, M Kurz, M Oosterwoud, M Neubauer, & J Fleckenstein

Department Head:

PD Dr. Jan Fleckenstein

Office Leipzig:

Jessica Munkelt
Tel.: (0341) 235 1253
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

At the Department of Hydrogeology we study groundwater dynamics, pollutant transport in groundwater and natural attenuation processes that may reduce pollutant loads. We consider the entire flow paths from infiltration to the interaction of groundwater with streams and lakes. We specifically conduct research on stream-groundwater interactions (hyporheic exchange) on urban hydrogeology with a focus of fluxes of micro-pollutants. We develop concepts for catchment scale travel times and solute transport. Our research builds on field experiments and monitoring, as well as on advanced data analysis and numerical modelling techniques. 

Our publications:

  By year & theme


EGU 2016, Vienna Austria. Website


AGU 2015 Fall Meeting, San Francisco USA.
Abstracts:Brandt Trauth Vieweg Arnon Schmadel

Goldschmidt 2015, Prague CZ. Website
Kurz Oosterwoud

"Catchment Science: Interactions of Hydrology, Biology & Geochemistry" Gordon Research Conference, Andover USA. Website

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

HydroEco 2015, Vienna Austria.
Conference website

Newest Publications

Kamjunke et al. 2016 Bacterial production and their role in the removal of dissolved organic matter from tributaries of drinking water reservoirs, Sci T. Env. Abstract

Musolff et al. 2015 Catchment controls on solute export, Adv. Water Resourc. Abstract

Pinay et al. 2015 Upscaling nitrogen removal capacity from local hotspots to low stream orders' drainage basins, Ecosystems Abstract

Liggett et al. 2015 An exploration of coupled surface-subsurface solute transport in a fully integrated catchment model, J. Hydrology Abstract

González-Pinzón et al. 2015 Nighttime and daytime respiration in a headwater stream, Ecohydr. Abstract

Trauth et al. 2015 Hydraulic controls of in-stream gravel bar hyporheic exchange and reactions, WRR. Abstract

HDG Seminar

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