Excellence Strategy

Current Projects supported by the Platform

Chemicals in the Environment

Biosphere-Geosphere Interactions

Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Finished projects supported by the Platform

  • CRC 1253 „CAMPOS – Catchments as Reactors: Metabolism of Pollutant on the Landscape Scale“ is a new Collaborative Research Center for long-term multidisciplinary research (Speaker: Prof. Peter Grathwohl, 2017-2021, DFG funded)
  • DRIeR: Drought impacts, processes and resilience: making the invisible visible; 2015-2021, BW Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg; Universities of Freiburg, Tübingen (Prof. Katja Tielbörger), Heidelberg. Info
  • Effect-Net: Effect Network in Water Research; 2015-2021, BW Water Research Network; Universities of Heidelberg, Tübingen (Prof. Rita Triebskorn, Prof. Carolin Huhn, Prof. Christian Zwiener), KIT.  Homepage
  • Untersuchung und Bewertung von Wasserproben der Jagst vom Zeitpunkt der Jagstkatastrophe 2015 (LUBW-finanziert; Prof. Christiane Zarfl)
  • DFG: DACH-Projekt „AdvectAs“ – Retardation and mobilization of As at redox fronts under advective flow conditions (Prof. Andreas Kappler, Prof. Olaf A. Cirpka, Jun.Prof. Sara Kleindienst)
  • Überwachung natürlicher CO2-Emissionen unter Verwendung eines Netzwerks aus low-cost Sensoren (2018-2021, DFG-gefördert; 2015-2017, Alfred Teufel Stiftung; Yann Büchau, Dr. Carsten Leven, Prof. Jens Bange)
  • GLOBAQUA (Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity): EU FP7 Project, 2014-2019; Grant. No. 603629, call ENV.2013.6.2.1; WP4 "Sediment- und Particle-related Transport": Prof. Peter Grathwohl, Dr. Hermann Rügner
  • Sustainable open pit mining in groundwater protection areas (Partners: ISTE, ASG and LUBW; 2016-2018; Industry-/State-funded; Prof. Olaf A. Cirpka)
  • EXPAND -Ecotoxicity of particle-associated compounds
    5 PhD Projects: (i) Sorption/Desorption of pesticides at nanoparticles, (ii) Production/characterization of nanoparticles, (iii) Effects in Fungi, (iv) Effects in Cyanobacteria, (v) Effects in Insects. – funded by the Excellence Initiative, Coordination: Profs. Stefan Haderlein, Heinz Köhler. Homepage

Related research projects

  • Ecotoxicological effects of surfacings on riding arenas (R. Triebskorn, H. Köhler;  2021-2023; Coop. University of Stuttgart, Aquatil Tübingen)
  • PFAS project FluorTECH (C. Zwiener, B. Escher et al.; BW-Plus, 2019-2022)
  • PFAS project SiWaPFC (P. Grathwohl, B. Susset et al.; BW Plus, 2019-2022)
  • pHION: pH-dependent toxicity of ionizable substances (H. Köhler; financed by UBA, 2018-2022; collaboration with UBA/University of Athens)
  • Creating Climate Change Collaboration (4C) Baden-Württemberg - California State University (CSU): Exchange Programme for Researchers (2019-2022: Travel grants for reserachers; funded by the State of Baden-Württemberg and the CSU; Coordination: Leo Van Cleve, Anita Binder & Dr. Hermann Rügner)
  • The Research Training Group (IRTG) “Integrated Hydrosystem Modeling” (GRK 1829; www.hydromod.uni-tuebingen.de) is a cooperation between the Universities of Tübingen, Hohenheim und Waterloo, Canada. Focus is on couples hydrosystem modeling at the catchment scale (Prof. Olaf A. Cirpka).
  • NiddaMan – Entwicklung eines nachhaltigen Wasserressourcen-Managements am Beispiel des Einzugsgebiets der Nidda. (2015-2018; BMBF-finanziert; Prof. Heinz Köhler)
  • BiodivERsA- “WhoIsNext – Climate change and escaping ornamentals: predicting the next generation of European plant invaders”; Kooperation between Tübingen University (Prof. Oliver Bossdorf), Uni Konstanz, Uni Wien, Uni Grenoble. Website
  • CASCADE- Co-Resilience of Natural and Social Systems in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot (planning phase 2017ff; Prof. Katja Tielbörger; link)
  • Hedge 2 - From land management through habitat heterogeneity to biodiversity in grassland ecosystems (2017; in SPP 1374 Biodiversity Exploratories: Prof. Katja Tielbörger)