Ute Susanne Kaden

M.Sc. Geoecology Specialization River Basin Management


Room 340a
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Conservation Biology and Social-Ecological Systems
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Tel: 0341 235 1643

Ute Susanne Kaden

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    Scientific career

    04/2014 - 12/2016

    Master's degree in Geoecology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    Focus on (hydro-)pedology, hydro(geo)logy, environmental analysis, limnology

    Secondary audience Master of Water Management at TU Dresden: Modeling of waster water systems (10/2015 - 03/2016)

    Master thesis at the Department of Hydrogeology of the UFZ: "Spatial and temporal analysis of ion concentrations in the groundwater-river interaction zone in order to quantify nitrate degradation potential"

    10/2010 - 03/2014

    Bachelor's degree in Geoecology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

    Bachelor thesis at the Institut of Biosciences of TUBAF: "The influence of phosphorus nutritional status on the uptake of germanium in Panicum miliaceum and Brassica alba" (PhytoGerm)

    Professional activities

    since 11/2017

    Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

    Research Assistant Department of Nature Conservation Biology, WG Floodplain Ecology

    • Determining potential nutrient retention rates an an ecosystem service in riparian zone using the example of nitrogen - AZOTE

    04/2016 - 11/2016

    Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

    Master Candidate Department Hydrogeology

    • Calculation ig groundwater flow properties and evaluation of isotope analyses
    • Quantification of nitrate degredation potential in the groundwater river interaction zone

    04/2015 - 09/2015

    Sensatec GmbH, Kiel

    Trainee Section groundwater and soil remediation projects

    • Cosubstrate und nutrient screenings under aerobic and anaerobic incubation conditions incl. cultivation of anaerobic bacteria for the degredation of CFCs
    • chemical and biological in-situ remediation (field work)

    Main research interests:

    • Nitrogen dynamics and flow in the groundwater river interaction zone / floodplains
    • Quantification of denitrification potentials in floodplains



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