Geophysical measurements (Photo: MET/UFZ)


Dr. Ulrike Werban

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  • Marco Pohle (Field Technician - Geophysics)
  • Helko Kotas (Technician)
  • Andreas Schoßland (Technician)
  • Susann Birnstengel (PhD student, project TestUM)
  • Felix Thomas (researcher, project DigiHumus)
  • Rebecca Sultana (PhD student, project Marsolut)
  • Maria Chiara Lippera (PhD student, project Marsolut)
  • Sophie Steigerwald (PhD student, project MessHumus)
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 ) 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
  • Rust, G.L., Weissmann, G.S., Werban, U., Frechette, J.D., Wawrzyniec, T.F., (2011):
    Outcrop-based GPR tomography through braided-stream deposits
    In: Martinsen, O.J., Pullham, A.J., Haughton, P.D.W., Sullivan, M.D., (eds.)
    Outcrops Revitalized: Tools, Techniques and Appications (Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology No. 10)
    Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), Tulsa, OK, p. 227 - 238
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Karin Marschall

Steffen Popp

Anne-Kathrin Nüsch

Claudia Dierke

Jörg Hausmann

Research Topics

  • Further development and evaluation of geophysical methods in the context of the investigation of soil, groundwater and biodiversity
  • Coordination of the research platform Model Driven Site Assessment, Information and Control (MOSAIC)


  • MARSoluT - Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network (Innovative Training Network, EU)
  • MeSsHumus - Development of methods and sensors for in situ mapping of soil organic carbon and recommendations for agricultural management (KMU-innovativ, BMBF)
  • DigiHumus - Application of VNIR spectroscopy for the derivation of humus properties in soil mapping at forest locations (BMEL)
  • TestUM - Methods and strategies for adaptive investigation and observation of reactive processes in groundwater (BMBF)

completed projects

  • MuSaWa - Multi-scale S-wave tomography for exploration and risk assessment of development sites (BMBF - GEOTECHNOLOGIES)
  • CO2-Leakage - Development and assessment of the reliable, efficient and cost-effective monitoring concepts in order to detect and characterize possible near-surface CO2- leakages (BMBF, GEOTECHNOLOGIES)
  • iSOIL - Interactions between soil related sciences – Linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping (EU FP7)
  • SIMULTAN - Sinkhole instability: integrated multi-scale monitoring and analysis; subproject Rock-Soil-Water interaction in sinkhole formations (BMBF - GEOTECHNOLOGIES)