Supervised Theses

Following Bachelor and Master theses are currently or have been supervised within our research group:

currently

Niklas Best Die räumliche Verteilung von Pestiziden in Fließgewässern des Ammertals; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek)  

Matthias Böckmann

Degradation of organic pollutants in surface waters; 

Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)

 
Leo Kurtz Evaluation of coherence between future hydropower dams in Africa and human Schistosomiasis; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp)  
Lorenz Krüger Modelling micropollutants in the Ammer River; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)  
Rebecca Peters Supporting sustainable hydropower dam site selection in the Balkan Region; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp)  
Vittoria Stefani Potential hydropower impacts on sediment transport due to dam construction in the Vjosa catchment. Study of possible scenarios and solutions; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: A. Lucía, M. Toffolon, G. Zolezzi)  

Dakota Tallman

Sources and Sinks of PAHs in a Remote Alpine Catchment; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.: supervised by: J. Kleinteich, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

2019

Xianglu Hu

 Sorption of phenanthrene by different types of microplastics and soil: Evaluation and determination of sorption isotherms; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl)

Tobias Junginger

Determination and quantification of groundwater inflow in a complex river system:
A comparison of different environmental tracers; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)  

Jasper-Leonard Magerl

Identification of the composition of small arctic marine plastic litter found along selected Svalbard beaches by means of testing the new NIR spectroscopy scanner "SCiO"; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: G.W. Gabrielsen)

Kim-Alena Schwarz

Modeling coherence between malaria and dam building; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.: supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

2018

Freya Berstemann

Impacts of future hydropower dams in West Africa. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Universität Osnabrück. (B.Sc.; supervised by: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl) 

 

 

Benjamin Eyassu

Verwitterungsverhalten von Kunststoffen am Beispiel von Polyethylen, Polypropylen und Polystyrol. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl)

 

Sarah Hanus

Transverse mixing of the Neckar River downstream of the confluence with the Ammer River. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl,co-supervisor: M. Schwientek)

 

Lea Herzog

Sorption interactions between phenanthrene and microplastic particles. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl, S. Seidensticker)

 

Vera Middendorf

Impacts of hydropower dams – a sensitivity analysis for integrating indicators of ecological and societal relevance. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp (Universität Osnabrück))

 

Katharina Müller: 

Geomorpholigical classification of the Zambezi River and an assessment of impacts of hydropower dams on the river's morphology. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervisor: C. Zarfl , co-supervisor: A. Lucía)

 

 

Bianca Rau: 

Potential effects of hydropower dams on protected areas in the Amazonian region. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervisor: C. Zarfl , co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp (Universität of Osnabrück))

 

Anthea Katharina Rolf:

Zukünftige Wasserkraftnutzung im Einzugsgebiet der Drina - Bestimung von Reservoirgrößen und Folgenabschätzung mithilfe von GIS. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (B.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Eva Voggenreiter:

Estimating groundwater inflow in the Ammer River using geochemical tracers. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl,co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)

 

Susanne Wolf:

Life span of future hydropower reservoirs under a chaniging climate - Case study of the Zambazi catchment. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: A. Lucía)

 

2017

Nicoletta Brazzola:

Shifts in global hydropower potential due to climate change: Implications for existing and future hydropower plants. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Priyanka Chopra:

Sorption behavior of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in soils. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

Prerna Dhingra:

Sorption behavior of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in soils. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

Greta Fellenberg:

Sorption Processes of Organic Contaminants into Microplastics in the Presence of Naturally Occurring Sorbents. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl)

 

Anna Hajosch:

Potentieller Einfluss zukünftiger Wasserkraftdämme auf ausgewählte Arten der afrikanischen Megafauna [Potential impact of future hydropower dams on selected species of African megfauna]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Hang Guan:

Sorption Behaviour of 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoro-2-(1,1,2,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropoxy) Propanoic Acid (HFPO-DA) in Soils and Sediments. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

Geraldine Knopf:

Future Hydropower Dams in the Zambezi River Basin – Can Impacts of Planned Dams be Reduced by Alternative Dam Locations? Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (M.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen)

 

Franziska Koch:

Shifts in global hydropower potential due to climate change: Implications for existing and future hydropower plants. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Anna Koska:

Umwelteinflüsse wasserbaulicher Großprojekte [Environmental impacts of large water infrastructure projects]. Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy. Freie Universität Berlin. (M.Sc.; supervised by: K. Tockner, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Jonas Lamprecht:

Sorption organischer Substanzen an Mikroplastikpartikel in Abhängigkeit des pH-Werts. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl/S. Seidensticker)

 

Michaela Löffler:

Natural and anthropogenic Influences on the microbial community composition in the River Ammer (Tübingen, Germany). Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Nils Mattheis:

Folgen zukünftiger Wasserkraft-Reservoire im Einzugsgebiet des Sambesi. [Consequences of future hydropower reservoirs in the catchment of the Zambezi River.] Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (B.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Max Ramgraber:

Using tree ring chloride concentrations to reconstruct groundwater salination. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: C. Leven)

 

Dominik Ranker

Sorptionsmechanismen von Heterozyklen und polyzyklischen aromatischen Kohlenwasserstoffen an Polyethylen- und Polystyrol-Mikropartikel [Sorption mechanisms of heterocyclic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to polyethylene and polystyrene microparticles]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Andrea Schübel:

Influence of waste water treatment plant effluents on the bacterial community composition in river sediments. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Francheska Tacke:

Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in Coastal Bangladesh - A socially and ecologically sustainable approach to adapt to climate change? Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Glaser, ZMT)

 

Lena Wohlgemut:

Characterization of PCB concentrations in air and soil in the vicinity of a point source. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

2016

Alexandra Peitsch:

Folgen von Stauseen künftiger Wasserkraftwerke in Afrika – Abschätzung notwendiger Umsiedlungen mit Hilfe von GIS-Analysen. [Consequences of future hydropower reservoirs in Africa – Estimating human population relocation based on GIS analysis.]. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (B.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Nikolaj Marggrander:

Impact of microplastics on microorganism communities in freshwater sediments. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: Dr. J. Kleinteich)

 

Dominik Reiner:

Modellierung von Nitrat nach Brandunglück in der Jagst. [Modelling of nitrate in the River Jagst after fire disaster.]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Max Emil Schön:

Assessing biodiversity and validating metabarcoding results using the ectomycorrhizal fungal genus Cortinarius as a model group. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: Dr. Garnica, Dr. Nieselt)

 

2015

Pablo Streich: Der Einfluss von zukünftigen Wasserkraftdämmen auf Megafauna in Afrika - eine kontinentale GIS-Analyse [Impact of future hydropower dams on megfauna in Africa - a continental GIS analysis]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, J. Berlekamp (Universität Osnabrück))