Publications (selection, last 3 years)


Bieger, K., J.G. Arnold, H. Rathjens, M.J. White, D.D. Bosch, P.M. Allen, M. Volk & R. Srinivasan (2017): Introduction to SWAT+, a completely restructured version of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53(1): 115-130.

Cord, A., B. Bartkowski, M. Beckmann, A. Dittrich, K. Hermans, A. Kaim, N. Lienhoop, K. Locher-Krause, J. Priess, C. Schröter-Schlaack, N. Schwarz, R. Seppelt, M. Strauch, T. Vaclavik & M. Volk (2017): Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: main concepts, methods and the road ahead. Ecosystem Services 28: 264-272.

Gobeyn, S., M. Volk, L. Dominguez-Granda & P.L.M. Goethals (2017): Input variable selection with a simple genetic algorithm for conceptual species distribution models: A case study of river pollution in Ecuador. Environmental Modelling & Software 92: 269-316.

Huang, S., R. Kumar, M. Flörke, T. Yang, Y. Hundecha, P. Kraft, C. Gao, A. Gelfan, S. Liersch, A. Lobanova, M. Strauch, F. van Ogtrop, J. Reinhardt, U. Haberlandt & V. Krysanova (2017): Evaluation of an ensemble of regional hydrological models in 12 large-scale river basins worldwide. Climatic Change 141 (3): 381–397.

Kaim, A., M.C. Watts & H.P. Possingham (2017): On which targets should we compromise in conservation prioritization problems? Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8(12): 1858–1865.

Lautenbach, S., A. Jungandreas, J. Blanke, V. Lehsten, S. Mühlner, I. Kühn & M. Volk (2017): Trade-offs between plant species richness and carbon storage in the context of afforestation – Examples from afforestation scenarios in the Mulde Basin, Germany. Ecological Indicators 73: 139-155.

Locher-Krause, K.E., S. Lautenbach & M. Volk (2017): Spatio-temporal change of ecosystem services as a key to understand natural resource utilization in Southern Chile. Regional Environmental Change 17(8): 2477–2493.

Locher-Krause, K.E., M. Volk, B. Waske, F. Thonfeld & S. Lautenbach (2017): Expanding temporal resolution in landscape transformations: Insightsfrom a landsat-based case study in Southern Chile. Ecological Indicators 75: 132-144.

Scheuer, S., D. Haase & M. Volk (2017): Integrative assessment of climate change for fast-growing urban areas: Measurement and recommendations for future research. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189451.

Strauch, M., R. Kumar, S. Eisner, M. Mulligan, J. Reinhardt, W. Santini, T. Vetter & J. Friesen (2016): Adjustment of global precipitation data for enhanced hydrologic modeling of tropical Andean watersheds. Climatic Change 141(3): 547–560.

Volk, M., D. Bosch, V. Nangia & B. Narasimhan (2017): SWAT: Agricultural water and nonpoint source pollution management at a watershed scale - Part II. Agricultural Water Management 180: 191–193.

Wüstemann, H., A. Bonn, C. Albert, C. Bertram, L. Biber-Freudenberger, A. Dehnhardt, R. Döhring, P. Elsasser, V. Hartje, D. Mehl, J. Kantelhardt, K. Rehdanz, L. Schaller, M. Scholz, D. Thrän, F. Witing & B. Hansjürgens (2017): Synergies and trade-offs between nature conservation and climate policy: Insights from the “Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE” study. Ecosystem Services 24: 187–199


Guse, B., M. Pfannerstill, M. Strauch, D.E. Reusser, S. Lüdtke, M. Volk, H. Gupta & N. Fohrer (2015): On characterizing the temporal dominance patterns of model parameters and processes. Hydrological Processes 30(13): 2255–2270.

Monteiro J.A.F., M. Strauch, R. Srinivasan, K. Abbaspour & B. Gücker B (2016): Accuracy of grid precipitation data for Brazil: application in river discharge modelling of the Tocantins catchment. Hydrological Processes 30 (9): 1419-1430.

Rathjens, H., K. Bieger, I. Chaubey, J.G. Arnold, P.M. Allen, R. Srinivasan, D.D. Bosch & M. Volk (2016): Delineating floodplain and upland areas for hydrologic models - A comparison of methods. Hydrological Processes 30: 4367-4383.

Scheuer, S., D. Haase & M. Volk (2016): On the Nexus of the Spatial Dynamics of Global Urbanization and the Age of the City. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160471.

Sun, X., L. Bernard-Jannin, C. Garneau, M. Volk, J. G. Arnold, R. Srinivasan, S. Sauvage & J.M. Sánchez-Pérez (2015): Improved simulation of river water and groundwater exchange in an alluvial plain using the SWAT model. Hydrological Processes 30(2): 187-202.

Volk, M., D. Bosch, V. Nangia & B. Narasimhan (2016): SWAT: Agricultural water and nonpoint source pollution management at a watershed scale. Agricultural Water Management 175: 1-3.

Ziv, G., K. Mullin, B. Boeuf, W. Fincham, N. Taylor, G. Villalobos-Jimenez, L. von Vittorelli, C. Wolf, O. Fritsch, M. Strauch, R. Seppelt, M. Volk & M. Beckmann (2016): Water Quality Is a Poor Predictor of Recreational Hotspots in England. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166950.


Franko, U., F. Witing, G. Jäckel & M. Volk (2015): Large-scale identification of hot spots for soil carbon demand under climate change and bioenergy production. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178(2): 199-208.

Möller, M. & M. Volk (2015): Effective map scales for soil transport processes and related process domains - statistical and spatial characterization of their scale-specific inaccuracies. Geoderma 247-248: 151-160.

Rathjens, H., N. Oppelt, D.D. Bosch, J.G. Arnold & M. Volk (2015): Development of a grid-based version of the SWAT landscape model. Hydrological Processes 29(6): 900-914.