Prof. Dr. Karsten Rinke

Head of the Department

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Department of Lake Research
Brückstr. 3a
39114 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone: +49 341 6025 4449

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Research Interests

  • Eutrophication, ecosystem dynamics and nutrient cycling in lakes and reservoirs
  • Coupled hydrodynamic-ecological simulation of lake ecosystems, water quality models, predictability of lentic ecosystems
  • Global change effects on aquatic ecosystems and water quality
  • Management of lake ecosystems, reservoir operation, and climate adaptation
  • Water quality monitoring of lakes and reservoirs
  • Catchment-lake interactions

Curriculum Vitae

since May 2010

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Lake Research (Head of the Department)

2008 – 2010

Research Associate at the Limnological Institute at the University of Konstanz

2005 – 2008

Postdoc at the Limnological Institute at the University of Konstanz


PhD student at the Institute of Hydrobiology at Dresden University of Technology


Study of Biology (Limnology, Microbiology, Environmental Engineering) at University of Göttingen and Dresden University of Technology


I was born in Göttingen, Germany

Research stays abroad in Switzerland (1999), The Netherlands (2003 & 2009), Israel (2006) and Turkey (2007)