Óscar Jiménez Fernández

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany


Department of Geosciences
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Hölderlinstraße 12
Office: Keplerstraße 17 (Room 106)
D-72074 Tübingen, Germany

Research topics

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) CAMPOS aims at identifying reactive landscape compartments and quantifying process dynamics with detailed field studies on biogeochemical pollutant transformations.

One important of these compartments at a catchment scale is the transition zone between groundwater and streamwater. This is where our project takes place. Our research focuses on:

- Characterization of spatial and temporal patterns of groundwater inflows into lower order streams.

- Evaluation of the potential turnover of nitrogen species (with a focus in hyporheic zone denitrification processes).

- Synthesization of obtained field data and findings in a process-based reactive transport model.

Curriculum Vitae

since 2017

PhD student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Hydrogeology


MSc in Hydrology. Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

05/2015 - 11/2015: Msc Thesis stay in Universidad Michoacana San Nicolás de Hidalgo (Morelia, México). Project: 'Influence of rainfall patterns on runoff generation mechanisms in a headwater catchment within the Mexican Neovolcanic Belt'


BSc in Environmental Sciences. Universidad de Alcalá (Spain).

BSc Thesis: 'The ancient silver mines of Hiendelaencina (Guadalajara, Spain): Influence of extraction activities on the water quality of the mining environment'.



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