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Water Resources and Environment

20 January 2020 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Andreas Bruder

30 January 2020 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Daniel v. Schiller

10 February 2020 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Alexander Wacker

17 February 2020 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Stefan Thober

20 April 2020 - UFZ-Halle
Michael Böttcher

27 April 2020 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Helen Jarvie

Programme 2019

Biel Obrador
(University of Barcelona)

Open-water estimates of aquatic ecosystem metabolism: potential, limitations and current challenges


Monday, 16 December 2019, 3 p.m.
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminar Room


The study of carbon fluxes in inland waters is a major topic in current aquatic biogeochemistry. Final aim is to understand the role of rivers, lakes and reservoirs in the global carbon cycle. While aquatic metabolism has been a hot topic in aquatic ecology since the early 20. century, technological developments in the last two decades have prompted a widespread application of the so-called open-water method in both lotic and lentic ecosystems. This method relies on the diel variability of dissolved oxygen and aims to estimate rates of primary production and respiration directly at the ecosystem scale. While the limitations of the open-water approach to ecosystem metabolism remain the same as initially described decades ago, recent conceptual and methodological developments allow more precise estimates of metabolic rates in both lotic and lentic ecosystems.


21 October 2019 - UFZ-Halle
Michael Rinderer (Chair of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany)

16 September 2019 - UFZ-Halle

Sebastian Birk (University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany)

23 July 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg

Daniel von Schiller (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))

24 June 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg

David Hamilton (Griffith University, Brisbane)

17 June 2019 - UFZ-Halle

Paolo Benettin (EPF Lausanne)

11 June 2019 - UFZ-Halle

Mario Schirmer (EAWAG and University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

20 May 2019 - UFZ-Halle

Federica Tamburini (ETH Zurich)

16 May 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg

Eric von Elert (University of Cologne)

 6 May 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg

Christian Noss (Uni Koblenz-Landau, Inst. für Umweltwissenschaften, Arbeitsgruppe Umweltphysik)

25 March 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg

Anders Wörman, Professor of River Engineering (KTH – Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden)

28 January 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Patrick Fink (UFZ)

21 January 2019 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Stefan Fränzle (Internationales Hochschulinstitut (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden)