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Hortonian scaling of coupled hydrological and biogeochemical responses across an intensively managed river basin

Yang, S., Bertuzzo, E., Borchardt, D. & Rao, P. S. C. (2021) Frontiers in Water, 3(97)

Hortonian scaling is well-known indicator to embody scale-invariant hierarchical distributions of attributes over river networks, as widely found from geomorphologic and hydrologic variables to human settlements. We found new Hortonian scaling patterns in the fraction and magnitude of total phosphorus loads removed across the intensively managed large Weser River in Germany. The scaling features were underpinned by analytical expressions and numerical model simulations of coupled hydrological and biogeochemical processes. Our findings can be used to predict streams with highly impaired water quality over Central European river basins similar to the Weser.


Bioavailable DOC : reactive nutrient ratios control heterotrophic nutrient assimilation - An experimental proof of the macronutrient-access hypothesis

Graeber, D., Tenzin, Y., Stutter, M., Weigelhofer, G., Shatwell, T., von Tümpling, W., Tittel J., Wachholz, A., Borchardt, D. (2021) Biogeochemistry

We performed an experiment to test whether the balance between macronutrient demand and accessible macronutrients (carbon – C, nitrogen – N, phosphorus – P) controls nutrient assimilation into the biomass of aquatic microbial heterotrophs. We could confirm this hypothesis and propose a new graphical approach to delineate zones of high N and/or P uptake. The mechanism described here could significantly improve our understanding of the large-scale patterns of C, N and P concentrations commonly found in many aquatic ecosystems.


Emergent spatial patterns of competing benthic and pelagic algae in a river network: A parsimonious basin-scale modeling analysis

Yang, S.,
Bertuzzo, E., Büttner, O., Borchardt, D., Rao, P.S.C. (2021) Water Res. 193 , art. 116887

We developed a process-based, yet parsimonious model for the dynamics of benthic and pelagic algae at river-network-scale (CnANDY model). The model was tested in an intensively managed large river basin in Germany (Weser River, 7th-order; ~8.4 million population; ~46K km2). An abrupt algal regime shift occurred from lower-order streams (ω≤3) with benthic dominance to exclusive pelagic presence in higher-order streams (ω≥6), despite spatially heterogeneous distributions of nutrient loads from point- and diffuse-sources. Our findings have important implications for advancing hydro-ecological concepts, guiding monitoring, informing management of water quality and restoring aquatic habitats.


Catchment functioning under prolonged drought stress: tracer-aided ecohydrological modelling in an intensively managed agricultural catchment

Xiaoqiang Yang,
Doerthe Tetzlaff, Chris Soulsby, Aaron Smith and Dietrich Borchardt (2021) Water Resour. Res. 57 (3), e2020WR029094

In recent years prolonged droughts in Central Europe become more severe and heavily impact regional water cycles. In this study we investigated hydro-ecological processes in the agricultural Schäfertal catchment using isotope-aided monitoring and modelling (EcH_2 O-iso). We contrasted time series of wet and dry years and found that under drought stress stream discharge is sustained by deep, old groundwater, while crop/plant transpiration fluxes were heavily reduced. We conclude, that tracer-based water age estimates provide potential early warning indicators of drought impacts on ecosystems.


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  • Hofmann, J., Battogtokh, D., Borchardt, D., Dombrowsky, I., Galbadrakh, L., Jadambaa, N., Karthe, D., Oczipka, M., Paulsen, H., Pfeiffer, M., Saulyegul, A., Scharaw, B., Ulambadrakh, K., (eds., 2017):
    Kharaa - Yeröö River Basin Atlas. 2nd Edition
    Kharaa-Yeröö River Basin Administration (KYRBA), Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG) [u.a.], Ulaanbaatar, Berlin, 106 pp.
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  • Hofman, J., Westphal, K., Karthe, D., Saulyegul, A., Ibisch, R., Schäffer, M., Heldt, S., (2017):
    Risk assessment of surface water bodies
    In: Hofmann, J., Battogtokh, D., Borchardt, D., Dombrowsky, I., Galbadrakh, L., Jadambaa, N., Karthe, D., Oczipka, M., Paulsen, H., Pfeiffer, M., Saulyegul, A., Scharaw, B., Ulambadrakh, K., (eds.)
    Kharaa - Yeröö River Basin Atlas. 2nd Edition
    Kharaa-Yeröö River Basin Administration (KYRBA), Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG) [u.a.], Ulaanbaatar, Berlin, p. 7.6
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  • Karthe, D., (2017):
    Von nationaler auf globaler Ebene – der Beitrag der Gesundheitsgeografie zur Global Change Forschung
    In: Augustin, J., Koller, D., (Hrsg.)
    Geografie der Gesundheit : die räumliche Dimension von Epidemiologie und Versorgung
    Hogrefe, Bern, S. 243
  • Karthe, D., Traoré, I., (2017):
    Geografische Determinanten und Ausbreitungsmuster vektorübertragener Infektionskrankheiten in Westafrika
    In: Augustin, J., Koller, D., (Hrsg.)
    Geografie der Gesundheit : die räumliche Dimension von Epidemiologie und Versorgung
    Hogrefe, Bern, S. 268 - 279
  • Karthe, D., Westphal, K., Saulyegul, A., Renchinbud, B., (2017):
    Hygienic monitoring
    In: Hofmann, J., Battogtokh, D., Borchardt, D., Dombrowsky, I., Galbadrakh, L., Jadambaa, N., Karthe, D., Oczipka, M., Paulsen, H., Pfeiffer, M., Saulyegul, A., Scharaw, B., Ulambadrakh, K., (eds.)
    Kharaa - Yeröö River Basin Atlas. 2nd Edition
    Kharaa-Yeröö River Basin Administration (KYRBA), Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG) [u.a.], Ulaanbaatar, Berlin, p. 6.9
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  • Westphal, K., Javzan, C., Hofman, J., Saulyegul, A., Renchinbud, B., Nergui, S., (2017):
    Surface water quality monitoring
    In: Hofmann, J., Battogtokh, D., Borchardt, D., Dombrowsky, I., Galbadrakh, L., Jadambaa, N., Karthe, D., Oczipka, M., Paulsen, H., Pfeiffer, M., Saulyegul, A., Scharaw, B., Ulambadrakh, K., (eds.)
    Kharaa - Yeröö River Basin Atlas. 2nd Edition
    Kharaa-Yeröö River Basin Administration (KYRBA), Institute of Geography and Geoecology (IGG) [u.a.], Ulaanbaatar, Berlin, p. 6.5
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  • Karthe, D., Behrmann, O., Blättel, V., Elsässer, D., Heese, C., Hügle, M., Hufert, F., Kunze, A., Niessner, R., Otto, J., Scharaw, B., Spoo, M., Tiehm, A., Urban, G., Vosseler, S., Westerhoff, T., Seidel, M., Dame, G., (2017):
    Innovative Hygieneüberwachung von Roh- und Trinkwasser
    In: Libbe, J., Nickel, D., Bock, S., Langer, M., Wilhelm, C., Beißwenger, K.-D., (Hrsg.)
    Wasserinfrastrukturen für die zukunftsfähige Stadt – Beiträge aus der INIS-Forschung
    Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DIFU), Berlin, S. 60 - 63
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  • Karthe, D., Rehkopp, N., Reeh, T., Faust, H., (2017):
    Klimawandel und demografischer Wandel: potenzielle Gefährdungen für die Trinkwasserhygiene von morgen
    In: Libbe, J., Nickel, D., Bock, S., Langer, M., Wilhelm, C., Beißwenger, K.-D., (Hrsg.)
    Wasserinfrastrukturen für die zukunftsfähige Stadt – Beiträge aus der INIS-Forschung
    Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DIFU), Berlin, S. 30 - 33
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  • Bärlund, I., da Costa, M.P., Modak, P., Mensah, A.M., Gordon, C., Babel, M.S., Kamphaengthong, P.L., Dickens, C., Jomaa, S., Benabdallah, S., Riahi, K., Ollesch, G., Swaney, D., Limburg, K., Farrar, K., Alcamo, J., (2016):
    Water pollution in river basins
    UNEP 2016. A snapshot of the world’s water quality: towards a global assessment
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, p. 49 - 80
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  • Borchardt, D., Gordon, C., Mensah, A.M., Dannisøe, J.G., Müller, R.A., Alcamo, J., (2016):
    Solutions to the water quality challenge: a preliminary review
    UNEP 2016. A snapshot of the world’s water quality: towards a global assessment
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, p. 81 - 94
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  • Flörke, M., Alcamo, J., Malsy, M., Reder, K., Fink, G., Fink, J., Völker, J., Borchardt, D., Rinke, K., (2016):
    Water pollution on the global scale
    UNEP 2016. A snapshot of the world’s water quality: towards a global assessment
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, p. 15 - 49
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  • Tittel, J., Büttner, O., Frassl, M., Heider, S., Kamjunke, N., Morling, K., Musolff, A., Raeke, J., Selle, B., (2016):
    Prognose - Faktoren der langfristingen Veränderung der DOC-Konzentrationen: Teilprojekt 2
    In: Tittel, J., Kamjunke, N., (Hrsg.)
    Belastung von Trinkwassertalsperren durch gelösten organischen Kohlenstoff: Prognose, Vorsorge, Handlungsoptionen (TALKO); Schlussbericht zum Verbundvorhaben
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ; DVGW - Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V.; Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) - Außenstelle Dresden; IDUS Biologisch Analytisches Umweltlabor GmbH, Leipzig, Megdeburg, Dresden, Ottendorf-Okrilla, S. 53 - 100
  • Völker, J., Dietrich, D., Borchardt, D., Saile, P., Lausch, A., Heege, T., (2016):
    State of observational knowledge
    UNEP 2016. A snapshot of the world’s water quality: towards a global assessment
    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, p. 7 - 14
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  • Yu, D.J., Rao, S.C., Klinkhamer, C., Krueger, E., Sangwan, N., (2016):
    Aligning different schools of thought on resilience of complex systems and networks

    In: Linkov, I., Florin, M.-V., Trump, B., Bürkler, M., (eds.)
    IRGC Resource Guide on Resilience
    International Risk Governance Council - IRGC, Lausanne, p. 1 - 9
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  • Karthe, D., (2015):
    Hygienemonitoring von Roh- und Trinkwasser
    In: Bock, S., Libbe, J., Nickel, D., Beißwenger, K.-D., Düsterdiek, B., (Hrsg.)
    Starkregen und Hitzewellen : die Stadt im Klimawandel fordert die kommunale Wasserwirtschaft heraus. Themen, Projekte und Lösungen aus der BMBF-Fördermaßnahme INIS
    DStGB-Dokumentation 133
    Winkler & Stenzel, Burgwedel, S. 10 - 11
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  • Cheraghi, M., Jomaa, S., Sander, G.C., Barry, D.A., (2015):
    Hysteresis effects in splash sediment transport
    17th International Conference Transport & Sedimentation of Solid Particles, September 22-25, 2015, Delft, The Netherlands
    p. 1 - 9
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Apitz, S.E., Arbaciauskas, K., Beketov, M.A., Borchardt, D., de Zwart, D., Goedkoop, W., Hein, M., Hellsten, S., Hering, D., Kefford, B.J., Panov, V.E., Schäfer, R.B., Segner, H., van Gils, J., Vegter, J.J., Wetzel, M.A., Brack, W., (2014):
    Status and causal pathway assessments supporting river basin management
    In: Brils, J., Brack, W., Müller-Grabherr, D., Négrel, P., Vermaat, J.E., (eds.)
    Risk-informed management of European river basins
    Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Series 29
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 53 - 149
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  • Borchardt, D., (2010):
    Biodiversität und Wasser
    UFZ-Experten in Sachen Biodiversität
    Dezember 2010
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, S. 26 - 28
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  • Borchardt, D., (2007):
    Brauchen Gewässer noch weitere Behandlungsstufen auf Kläranlagen?
    Wie sieht die Abwasserbehandlung der Zukunft aus? Vierte, fünfte, sechste Reinigungsstufe? 82. Darmstädter Seminar -Abwassertechnik- am 15. November 2007 in Darmstadt
    Schriftenreihe WAR 190
    Institut WAR, Darmstadt, S. 31 - 40
  • Rode, M., Suhr, U., (2005):
    Surface water quality data
    In: van Loon, E., Refsgaard, J.C., (eds.)
    Guidelines for assessing data uncertainty in river basin management studies. HarmoniRiB Report Contract EVK1-CT-2002-00109
    GEUS Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, p. 8-1 - 8-17
  • Rode, M., (2000):
    Die ökologische Entwicklung der Elbe
    Flusslandschaften - Forschung an der Elbe
    UFZ-Magazin Lebensräume 5
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, S. 10 - 11
  • Rode, M., Scholz, M., (2000):
    Auen als Teil der Flusslandschaft
    UFZ-Jahresbericht '98-'99
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, S. 110 - 119
  • Wendt-Potthoff, K., Langner, C., (2000):
    Sediment microbiology and biogeochemistry of the iron cycle in a young acidic mining lake
    In: Friese, K., Kirschner, K., Schultze, M., Wendt-Potthoff, K., (eds.)
    Geochemische und mikrobiologische Vorgänge in Sedimenten und an der Sediment-Wasser-Grenzschicht in Restseen von Bergbaufolgelandschaften - UFZ-Workshop, Leipzig, 23.-25.2.2000
    UFZ-Bericht 6/2000
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, p. 11 - 12
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  • Schmitt, T. G., Beck, R., Becker, M., Borchardt, D., Bürgel, B., Dittmer, U., Fuchs, S., Haller, B., Joswig, K., Mertsch, V., Podraza, P., Uhl, M., Weß, G., Welker, A. (2021). Grundsätze zur Bewirtschaftung und Behandlung von Regenwetterabflüssen zur Einleitung in Oberflächengewässer - Teil 1: Allgemeines. Hrsg. Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfalls (DWA). ISBN 978-3-96862-2.
  • Schmitt, T. G., Beck, R., Becker, M., Borchardt, D., Bürgel, B., Dittmer, U., Fuchs, S., Haller, B., Joswig, K., Mertsch, V., Podraza, P., Uhl, M., Weß, G., Welker, A. (2021). Grundsätze zur Bewirtschaftung und Behandlung von Regenwetterabflüssen zur Einleitung in Oberflächengewässer - Teil 2: Emissionsbezogenen Bewertungen und Regelungen. Hrsg. Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfalls (DWA). ISBN 978-3-96862-6.
  • Borchardt, D., Bürgel, B., Durchschlag, A., Grimm, O., Grottker, M., Halle, M., Podraza, P., Schitthelm, D. und M. Uhl (2007). Ableitung von immissionsorientierten Anforderungen an Misch- und Niederschlagswassereinleitungen unter Berücksichtigung örtlicher Verhältnisse. Merkblatt 3 des Bund der Ingenieure für Wasserwirtschaft, Abfallwirtschaft und Kulturbau (BWK). Düsseldorf. 4. überarb. Aufl. 40 S..
  • Schmitt, T. G., Borchardt, D., Bürgel, B., Fuchs, St., Haller, B., Joswig, K., Krebs, P., Meißner, E., Mertsch, V., Podraza, P., Remmler, F., Uhl, M., Welker, A., Willems, G. (2006). Leitlinien der integralen Entwässerungsplanung. DWA Arbeitsblatt A 100 der Deutschen Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall (DWA). Hennef. 42 S..
  • Borchardt, D., Günther, C. und I. Brehmer (2005). Leitfaden für das Erkennen kritischer Gewässerbelastungen durch Abwassereinleitungen – Handlungsanleitung. Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Wiesbaden, 114 S..
  • Borchardt, D., Günther, C. und I. Brehmer (2005). Leitfaden für das Erkennen kritischer Gewässerbelastungen durch Abwassereinleitungen – Begleitband. Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Wiesbaden, 216 S..
  • Borchardt, D., Bürgel, B., Durchschlag, A., Grimm, O., Grottker, M., Halle, M., Podraza, P., Schitthelm, D. und M. Uhl (2004). Ableitung von immissionsorientierten Anforderungen an Misch- und Niederschlagswassereinleitungen unter Berücksichtigung örtlicher Verhältnisse. Merkblatt 3 des Bund der Ingenieure für Wasserwirtschaft, Abfallwirtschaft und Kulturbau (BWK). Düsseldorf. 2. überarb. Aufl. 40 S..
  • Borchardt, D., Bürgel, B., Durchschlag, A., Grimm, O., Grottker, M., Halle, M., Podraza, P., Schitthelm, D. und M. Uhl (2003). Ableitung von immissionsorientierten Anforderungen an Misch- und Niederschlagswassereinleitungen unter Berücksichtigung örtlicher Verhältnisse. Materialien. Düsseldorf. 124 S..
  • Krejci, V., Borchardt, D., Brombach, H., Krier, H., Mehlhart, G. und F. (2003). Hinweise zur Wirksamkeit und Kosten gewässerbezogener Maßnahmen zur Regenwasserbehandlung in der Stadtentwässerung: Planungsmethoden und Beispiele. ATV-DVWK-Arbeitsbericht 03/2003. Gfa Verlag Hennef. 56 S..