Dr. Ute Risse-Buhl

Contact information

Department River Ecology
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
Brückstr. 3a
39114 Magdeburg

Phone:
+49 (0) 391 810 9612

Email:  
ute.risse-buhl@ufz.de 


 

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Research interests

  • Freshwater ecology of permanent and intermittent streams, rivers and groundwaters
  • Biodiversity and function of microbial communities in biofilms, sediments and associated with organic matter
  • Interactions between physical and biological divesities at increasing spatial scales
  • Environmental control of biofilm architecture and function by hydrodynamics and grazing protozoans
  • Carbon and nitrogen cycle in across scales



Qualifications

2018 - ongoing Habilitation process. Technical University of Brandenburg Cottbus-Senftenberg
2003 - 2008 PhD (Limnology). Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Ecology, Working group Limnology - Aquatic Biogeochemistry
1995 - 2003 Dipl.-Biol. (main topics: Limnology, Ecology). Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2018 Research Associate, Project co-leader, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department River Ecology.
Project: EcoMigRip - Overlooked bed shift? Modulation of the stream microbial food web and metabolism by patches of migrating sand ripples
2017 - 2018 Guest lecturer, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Lecture: Hydrobiology
2014 - 2017 Research Associate, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department River Ecology
Project: BioFlow – Hydrodynamic control of the sructure, morphology and function of stream biofilms
2010 - 2013 Research Associate, Project leader & coordinator, Technical University of Brandenburg Cottbus-Senftenberg, Department of Freshwater Conservation, Bad Saarow
Project: CiLFlow – Towards a better understanding of phagotrophic protists in leaf processing of freshwaters: Studies on micro-environment and food web structure
2010 Research Associate, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Ecology, Working group Limnology – Aquatic Biogeochemistry, Jena
Project: AquaDiva
2009 Research Associate, Technical University of Brandenburg Cottbus-Senftenberg, Department of Freshwater Conservation, Bad Saarow
Project: Structures and processes of the initial ecosystem development phase in an artificial water catchment
2009 Research Associate, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Faculty of Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Eberswalde
Project: Ökosystemare Umweltbeobachtung
2003 - 2009 Research associate, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Ecology, Working group Limnology
1998 - 1999 Erasmus student, Univerity of Birmingham, UK

Research funding

  • DFG funded project "Overlooked bed shift? Modulation of the stream microbial food web and metabolism by patches of migrating sand ripples" - EcoMigRip, in cooperation with Michael Mutz, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (since 2018)

    Further cooperation partners: University Bielefeld, University of Girona


  • DFG funded project „Towards a better understanding of phagotrophic protists in leaf processing of freshwaters: Studies on micro-environment and food web structure“ - CiLFlow at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg (2010 - 2013)
    Further cooperation partners: UBA Berlin, UFZ Magdeburg, University of the Basque Country, KIT, IGB Neuglobsow

Publications (peer reviewed)

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2018 (1)
2017 (3)
2015 (2)
2014 (1)

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2013 - 2007 (8)

  • Risse-Buhl, U., Herrmann, M., Lange, P., Akob, D. M., Pizani, N., Schönborn, W., Totsche, K. U. & Küsel, K. (2013) Phagotrophic protist diversity in the groundwater of a karstified aquifer – morphological and molecular analysis. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 60: 467-479. DOI 10.1111/jeu.12054
  • Risse-Buhl, U., Hagedorn, F., Dümig, A., Gessner, M. O., Schaaf, W., Nii-Annang, S., Gerull, L. & Mutz, M. (2013) Dynamics, chemical properties and bioavailability of DOC in an early successional catchment. Biogeosciences 10: 4751-4765. DOI 10.5194/bg-10-4751-2013
  • Risse-Buhl, U.*, Trefzger, N.*, Seifert, A.-G., Schönborn, W., Gleixner, G. & Küsel, K. (2012) Tracking the autochthonous carbon transfer in stream biofilm food webs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79: 118-131. *Both authors contributed equally to the manuscript. DOI 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01202.x
  • Risse-Buhl, U., Karsubke, M., Schlief, J., Baschien, C., Weitere, M. & Mutz, M. (2012) Aquatic protists modulate the microbial activity associated with mineral surfaces and leaf litter, Aquatic Microbial Ecology 66: 133-147. DOI 10.3354/ame01564
  • Böhme, A., Risse-Buhl, U. & Küsel, K. (2009) Protists with different feeding modes change morphological biofilm characteristics. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 69: 158-169. DOI 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00710.x
  • Risse-Buhl, U., Scherwass, A., Arndt, H., Kröwer, S. & Küsel, K. (2009) Detachment and motility of biofilm associated ciliates at increased flow velocities. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 55: 209-218. DOI 10.3354/ame01302
  • Risse-Buhl, U. & Küsel, K. (2009). Colonization dynamics of biofilm associated ciliate morphotypes at different flow velocities. European Journal of Protistology 45: 67-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2008.08.001
  • Pohlon, E., Augsburger, C., Risse-Buhl, U., Arle, J., Willkomm, M., Halle, S. & Küsel, K. (2007). Can stream regulation or restoration affect microbial biofilms and DOM turnover activities? Restoration Ecology 15: 312-316. DOI 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00215.x

Books and book chapters

  • Schönborn, W. & Risse-Buhl, U. (2013) Lehrbuch der Limnolgie, 2nd Edition, Schweitzerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart
  • Anlanger, C., Risse-Buhl, U., Koca, K., Noss, C., Lorke, A., Weitere, M. & Gutbrod, M.S. 2018. High resolution O2 microprofiling of a freshwater stream biofilm. Application Note PreSense Precision Sensing.
  • Romaní, A.M., Chauvet, E., Febria, C., Mora-Gómez, J., Risse-Buhl, U., Timoner, X., Weitere, M. & Zeglin, L.H. (2017) The biota of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: prokaryotes, fungi, and protozoans. In: Intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: ecology and management (Eds T. Datry, N. Bonada & A. Boulton), 1st Edition, Academic Press.
  • Zimmermann-Timm, H., Köhler, G., Schönborn, W., Risse-Buhl, U., Meidl, E.-B. 2016. Aquatische Ökologie. In: 50 Jahre Ökologie (1965-2015) an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Eine wissenschaftliche Historiographie. Editor: Günter Köhler, Acta Academiae Scientiarum.