Head of Workgroup

Doctoral Candidates

Matthias Böckmann

(since December 2021)

Rebecca Peters

(since September 2020)

Lana Graves

(since November 2021)

Ran Wei

(since September 2018)

Master Candidates

James Awelia

The vertical connectivity in river networks (Case Study in Steinlach Catchment)

Nelly Wang

Topic: Highway runoff: Occurance of organic contaminants, toxicity and the influence on the water quality on the Ammer river, Germany.

Raffaele Boehm

Topic: Flash flood susceptibility in low mountain ranges in Baden-Württemberg and the role of Large Wood

Michelle Engelhardt

Topic: Stormwater event: Cytotoxicity as a proxy for the chemical burden of the rivers Ammer and Steinlach.

Bachelor Candidates

Nike Macht

Topic: Effects of passive renaturation measures on fecal indicator bacteria in small streams




Eva Wolf

Former group members

Dr. Julia Kleinteich

Postdoctoral Researcher (04/2015 - 03/2020)

currently: Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Koblenz, Germany



Dr. Thomas Wendel

Lab manager (until Sept. 2019)

Dr. Saskia Rehse

(doctoral student, graduated July 23, 2019)

Thesis title: Effects of microplastics on freshwater organisms: A laboratory approach

Oleksandra Shumilova

(doctoral student, graduated Apr. 09, 2018) 

Thesis title: Neglected aspects in the alteration of river flow and riverine organic matter dynamics: a global perspective

currently: IGB Berlin, Germany


Anderson Abel de Souza Machado

(doctoral student, graduated Dec. 21, 2016)

Thesis title: Coastal pollution of aquatic systems: Literature review and experiments focusing on metal fate on estuaries

currently: Procter & Gamble Brussels, Belgium


Alexander E. Lumsdon 

(doctoral student, graduated Feb. 15, 2016)

Thesis title: Global development, acoustic and emissive consequences of hydropower

currently: Environment Agency, Nottingham, UK