UFZ-Seminar "Water and Environment"

Programme 2018

15 January 2018, 3pm - Thomas Alexander Davidson (Aarhus University, DK)

5 March 2018, 1pm - Florian Leese (University Duisburg - Essen)

6 March 2018, 10am - Matthies Liess (UFZ)

22 May 2018, 3pm - Augusta Umutoni (Lake Kivu Management Programme, Ruanda)

4 July 2018, 2pm - Andrea Butturini (Univ. of Barcelona) & Margaret Nduku Kyalowill (Univ. Potsdam)

26 September 2018, 11am - Prof. George Arhonditsis (Department of the Physics & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto)

19 November 2018, 3pm - Gabriele Weigelhofer (University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna & WasserCluster Lunz)

17 December 2018, 3pm - Marc Stutter (James Hutton-Institute, Scotland)

Programme 2019

28 January 2019, 3pm - PD Dr. Patrick Fink (UFZ)


Marc Stutter
(James Hutton-Institute, Scotland)

Managing organic carbon and phosphorus in rivers: processes and practicalities


Monday, 17 December, 3pm
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminarroom

Marc Stutter is a soil and water biogeochemist at the James Hutton Institute. The talk examines issues in managing P and organic C in the context of Scottish landscapes. Having examined how P and C are managed separately I then look at reasons as to why they may be managed jointly. This has goals to redress widespread imbalances in macronutrients in surface waters as a possible way to reduce sensitivity of aquatic ecosystems to nutrient-related impacts such as algal blooms by promoting heterotrophic in-stream nutrient cycling. Examples of recent experimental work are given to begin to address a lack of current evidence on C:P coupling compared to that of C:N.