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Department Lake Research
The working group 'Lake Biogeochemistry' studies the geochemical processes and interactions at interfaces and transition zones of lakes concerning groundwater inflow and (micro)biological reactions. The focus of the working group lies on the study of the role of sediments and soils as reaction chambers for the transfer from groundwater to lake water and vice versa. The processes at the sediment-water-interface and within the sediments which determine the function of these reaction rooms as sinks, reservoirs or sources of matter are the main topic.
A second focal point of the WG is the biogeochemical characterization of the DOC of lakes and the investigation of the DOC as pollutant carrier on the pathway groundwater - pore water - lake water and vice versa.