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Wasserressourcen und Umwelt

Programm 2020

Daniel v. Schiller
(Serra Húnter Assistant Professor, University of Barcelona)

Biogeochemical cycling in intermittent streams: an aquatic-terrestrial perspective


Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2020, 15.00 Uhr
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminarraum

Intermittent streams, which cease to flow and dry at some points in space and time, can be found on every continent and may represent over half of the global river network length. Furthermore, their extent is increasing due to the combined effects of climate change, water abstraction and land use change. Nonetheless, intermittent streams are frequently unmapped and unprotected, and their role in the biogeochemistry of river networks is largely unknown. Due to their recurrent transitions between dry and wet phases, the study of intermittent streams represents a fascinating challenge that requires the combination of conceptual and methodological approaches from aquatic and terrestrial disciplines. Here, I will summarize what we know so far about biogeochemical cycling in intermittent streams and identify emergent questions and research needs in this area. My ultimate goal is to convince the audience that by incorporating the role of intermittent streams from an aquatic-terrestrial perspective, we will greatly improve current theoretical and empirical models of river ecology and biogeochemistry.

Stefan Thober
(UFZ - CHS)



Montag, 17. Februar 2020, 15.00 Uhr
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminarraum



Michael E. Böttcher
(Geochemistry & Isotope Biogeochemistry Group of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), Warnemünde, Germany)



Montag, 20. April 2020
Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4, 06120 Halle/Saale


Nabil Majdi
(University of Bielefeld)



Donnerstag, 23. April 2020, 15.00 Uhr
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminarraum



Helen Jarvie
(Universität Waterloo, Canada)



Montag, 27. April 2020, 15.00 Uhr
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminarraum




16. Januar 2020 - UFZ-Magdeburg

Andreas Bruder (Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, SUPSI)