Department of Geoscience

GeoEnviron Seminar

The GeoEnviron seminar is the weekly seminar for the entire Geo- and Environmental Research Center (GUZ) in Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96. The purpose is to promote exchange between the work groups within the building.

The seminar is sponsored by TGAG (Tübinger Gesellschaft für Angewandte Geowissen­schaften e.V.).

Program Summer Semester 2022

Fridays at 15:15-16:00 in GUZ Lecture Hall 3M07 and as Live Stream on

Meeting ID: 936 4947 8339  Passcode: GeoEnv


Lecturer Title
22 Apr Jens Bange
Environmental Physics
Looking up! (why and how we probe the lower atmosphere)

29 Apr

Andreas Kappler
Microbe-mineral interactions in modern and ancient environments

6 May

Ilka Schönberg
Isotope Geochemistry
Annett Junginger
First Geoscience Awareness-Seminar: Movie-streaming of "Picture a Scientist" (90 minutes). Followed by small talk and discussion about the movie with a drink.

13 May

Lars Angenent
Environmental Biotechnology
Gas fermentation to convert CO2 into renew-able natural gas, acetate, ethanol, and protein

20 May

Reinhard Drews
Glaciology and Geophysics
Climate change in geophysics: A story about icy worlds, dry soils, and the power of electro-magnetic waves
27 May - 17 Jun no seminars  
24 Jun BSc Praxis-Tag

Student Internship Information

1 Jul

Todd Ehlers
Tectonic, climate, and biotic effects on the Earth’s surface
8 Jul

Herve Bocherens


Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment: Isotopic Side Story

15 Jul

Master's Day

Poster Presentations by AEG, Geosciences, and Geoeology Students

22 Jul

Quenstedt Symposium and Party (pending Corona restrictions)

29 Jul

 no seminar: exam week  


Previous Seminars

Winter Semester 2019/20





Sensing Subsurface Reactive Transport Processes with Geo-Electrical Methods

Adrian Mellage, University of Tübingen


Forecasting Contaminant Plume Conditions in Fractured Rock: Insights from Novel DFN-M Characterization Methods

Beth Parker, University of Guelph



Numerical Challenges for Groundwater Flow and Transport Modelling

Philippe Ackerer, University of Strasbourg


Enhanced Removal of Hydrophilic Trace Organic Contaminants from Urban Stormwater in Biochar-Amended Biofilters

Stephanie Spahr, University of Tübingen


DNAPL Bioremediation: Treatment Assessment and Long-Term Sustainability

Alexander Haluska, University of Tübingen


Arsenic and Fluoride Prediction Modelling for Risk-Based Decision Making

Michael Berg, EAWAG


Uplifted, Recycled, Eroded. Metal Isotopes Budgeting the Plant Mineral Nutrient Balance

Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, GFZ Potsdam


20 Jahre Immissionspumpversuche – Eine Bilanz aus Sicht der Altlastenbearbeitung in Baden-Württemberg und anderen Ländern

Uwe Hekel, HPC Rottenburg/University of Tübingen


How Relevant are Toxicants for the Loss of Freshwater Biodiversity?

Ralf Schäfer, University of Koblenz-Landau


Mini Symposium: Shikimate Pathway Inhibitors Glyphosate & 7-deoxy-sedoheptulose: Effects and Environmental Fate

Stephanie Grond, Klaus Brilisauer, Karl Forchhammer, Stefan Haderlein, Carolin Huhn, University of Tübingen



Maik Jochmann, University of Duisburg-Essen

Summer Semester 2019




26.04.19 Subsurface fluid mixing as a driver of biogeochemical processes Tanguy LeBorgne, CNRS - Rennes
03.05.19 Flux and mass balance in complex porous media from well to watershed scales Michael D. Annabel, University of Florida
10.05.19 Trace organic compounds in urban streams and their hyporheic zones Jörg Lewandowski, IGB
17.05.19 Microbial bioenergetics: Using theoretical advances to elucidate the biogeochemical controls on water quality and greenhouse gas emissions Christina Smeaton, University of Waterloo
24.05.19 Linking dissolved organic matter composition with photoreactivity using high-resolution mass spectrometry  Christy Remucal, University of Wisconsin
07.06.19 Redox-driven chemical and biochemical processes in soil and water environments Tianran Sun, University of Tübingen
28.06.19  Frontiers in Sedimentology Seminars  
05.07.19  Frontiers in Sedimentology Seminars  
12.07.19 Geosymposium and Quenstedt-Jahresfeier 2019  
19.07.19 Extending compound-specific isotope analysis to evaluate the fate of organic micropollutants in water Daniel Hunkeler, University of Neuchâtel

Winter Semester 2015/16 - Winter Semester 2018/19

Winter Semester 2018/19





In Situ Microbial Community Composition and Metabolic Potential for Pollutant Transformations in a Fractured Rock Aquifer

Nia Blackwell, University of Tübingen


Determining Redox Properties of Clay-Rich Sediments

Thilo Behrends, University of Utrecht


Applications of Scanning Pulsed Doppler Wind Lidars in Boundary-Layer Meteorology

Norman Wildmann, German Aerospace Center


Climate Change Impact on Rice: Rhizosphere Dynamics Controlling Grain Quantity and Quality

Marie Mühe, University of Tübingen


From Caves to Entire Continents - Opportunities and Pitfalls of Modelling Karst Hydrology at Different Scales

Andreas Hartmann, University of Freiburg

30.11.18 Interfaces in Porous-Media Systems are Everywhere: Evaporation and Salt Precipitation at the Atmosphere-Unsaturated Interface

Rainer Helmig, University of Stuttgart


Spatial Variations in Microbial Processes Controlling Carbon Oxidation in Soils

Marco Keiluweit, University of Massachusetts


Interaction of Microplastics with Organic Compounds – Influence of Particle Aging on Sorption and Desorption

Thorsten Hüffer, University of Vienna

18.01.19 High-Frequency Chemical and Isotopic Dynamics from „Lab in the Field“ Measurements

James Kirchner, ETH Zürich


Coupling Models with Monitoring Data and Future Perspectives for Exposure Assessment

Todd Gouin, TG Environmental Research


Exploring the Capability of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Characterize the Exposure of the Aquatic Environment

Juliane Hollender, EAWAG


Magnetite is Everywhere

Barbara Maher, Lancaster University

Summer Semester 2018




20.04.18 Storing Electric Power and Producing Chemicals with Methanothermobacter Thermautotrophicus

Bastian Molitor, Universität Tübingen

27.04.18 Microbial Ecotoxicology to Illuminate the Yin-yang Sides of Pesticides Interactions with Soil Microorganisms

Fabrice Martin-Laurent, Université de Bourgogne

04.05.18 Similarities and Differences Between Surface and Subsurface Connectivity

Ilja van Meerveld, Universität Zürich

18.05.18 Geological and Hydrogeological Modeling of the Muschelkalk Aquifer in the Ammer Catchment

Fernando Mazo D'Affonseca, Universität Tübingen

08.06.18 Spatial and Temporal Variation of Soil Microbial Communities Under Changing Environment

Ellen Kandeler, Universität Hohenheim

15.06.18 Sulfate reduction at low pH: How biogenic mineral formation promotes biofilm growth

Werner Manz, Universität Koblenz

22.06.18 The Environmental Side Effects of Medication

Alistair Boxall, The University of York

29.06.18 Projections of Fluvial Sediment Delivery to Major Deltas for the 21st Century

Frances Dunn, University of Southampton

06.07.18 Darcy Lecture - Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World

Masaki Hayashi, University of Calgary

13.07.18 Historical Changes in European Rivers and Analysis of Main Controlling Factors

Vittoria Scorpio, Libera Università di Bozen-Bolzano

20.07.18 Geosymposium and Quenstedt-Jahresfeier 2018  
27.07.18 Using Radon as a Tracer for Groundwater - Surface Water Exchange: From Mountains to the Sea

Ben Gilfedder, Universität Bayreuth

Winter Semester 2017/18




20.10.17 Unravelling microbial contributions to the iron cycle Casey Bryce, Universität Tübingen


Morphological changes and large wood transport during a flash flood in Braunsbach, Germany 2016

Ana Lucia Vela, Universität Tübingen

10.11.17 Linking contaminant fate and biogeochemical cycles Anna Sobek, Stockholm University
17.11.17 Organic matter and soil functionality as elucidated at the microscale Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, TU München


The Hessian Ried: Understanding processes and risks impacting groundwater quality

Christoph Schüth, TU Darmstadt


Global biogeochemical cycling of selenium Lenny Winkel, eawag
15.12.17 Monitoring of natural carbon dioxide emissions using a network of low-cost sensors Uwe Putze, Universität Tübingen
19.01.18 People, plastics and pollutants: Passive sampling of organic contaminants in the Great Lakes (and beyond) Rainer Lohmann, University of Rhode Island
26.01.18 The Swiss FluxNet: Greenhouse gas fluxes, C sequestration and N2O mitigation options from arable and grassland sites Nina Buchmann, ETH Zürich
02.02.18 A dynamic network approach to global change ecology Korinna Allhoff, Universität Tübingen
Summer Semester 2017




21.04.17 Soils in fire-affected ecosystems - where does all the charcoal go? Heike Knicker, IRNAS-CSIC Sevilla
05.05.17 The interactions between arsenic, iron and organic matter in anoxic environments

Charlotte Catrouillet, Université de Bordeaux

12.05.17 Revisiting the Design and Operation of Biofiltration in Water Treatment - Improving trace organic chemical attenuation through insights into the metabolic capability of the microbiome in biologically-active porous media systems Jörg Drewes, Technische Universität München
19.05.17 Georeferenced simulation of surface water exposure to pharmaceuticals in whole watersheds

Jörg Klasmeier, Universität Osnabrück

02.06.17 Going deep: Links between the surface and subsurface biogeosphere Kirsten Küsel, Universität Göttingen
19.06.17 Darcy Lecture - The Critical Role of Water in Critical Zone Science: An Exploration of Water Fluxes in the Earth’s Permeable Skin Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines
23.06.17 Geomorphic Reclamation of Mined Sites Jose Francisco Martín Duque, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
30.06.17 Pesticide transport in small catchments - Relevance of hydrological processes and chemical properties Christian Stamm, eawag
07.07.17 Freshwater lenses below barrier islands: From recharge to submarine groundwater discharge Gudrun Massmann, Universität Oldenburg
14.07.17 Geosymposium and Quenstedt-Jahresfeier 2017  
21.07.17 Inaugural Lecture - Geotechnical Engineering Challenges in Southwestern Germany Johannes Giere, Universität Tübingen
Winter Semester 2016/17




21.10.16 Inaugural Lecture - The digital subsurface, from past to future Peter Suess, Universität Tübingen
28.10.16 Transport in fractured rock

Vladimir Cvetkovic, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

04.11.16 Inaugural Lecture - Pushing electrons into anoxic microbial environments - science and applications Lars Angenent, Universität Tübingen
08.11.16 Darcy Lecture - Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making Ty Ferré, University of Arizona
18.11.16 A family of minimal hybrid models to predict water temperature in lakes and rivers Marco Toffolon, University of Trento
25.11.16 Global distribution, hydrogeological characteristics and management of karst aquifers Nico Goldscheider, KIT Karlsruhe
02.12.16 Dwindling water resources from glacierized catchments: Is mitigation possible? Daniel Farinotti, ETH Zürich
16.12.16 Macroplastics in the southern North Sea - Sources, Pathways and Abatement Strategies Holger Freund, Universität Oldenburg
13.01.17 Partitioning of organic ions and their membrane permeability Kai-Uwe Goss, UFZ Leipzig
20.01.17 Microplastics in the aquatic environment: A problem? Martin Wagner, Universität Frankfurt
27.01.17 Long term fate of pesticides in soil and protectiveness of their environmental risk assessment Andreas Schäffer, RWTH Aachen
03.02.17 Bacter reality, gene genies and 'dispersing' knowledge: insights into the sentinels of ocean oil-spill response Tony Guiterrez, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Summer Semester 2016




15.04.16 Sediment transport - from measurements to modelling and beyond Ana Lucía Vela, Universität Tübingen
22.04.16 Global modifications to nutrient and carbon cycles by river damming Taylor Maavara, University of Waterloo
29.04.16 Microbe-metal interactions: from single cells to environmental applications Erin Field, East Carolina University

The planned CRC CAMPOS

Peter Grathwohl, Universität Tübingen
03.06.16 Biogeochemical controls on diel (24-hr) element cycling and ecological availability in a biologically productive spring-fed river Marie Kurz, UFZ
10.06.16 Understanding the key organisms in PAH biodegradation in contaminated soil: why, how, and who Michael Aitken, University of North Carolina
17.06.16 Formation of carcinogenic N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) during water disinfection - new insights into the reaction mechanism Stephanie Spahr, eawag
24.06.16 The geology of the federal state of Hessen, Germany; Cyanobacteria in construction and destruction of carbonates Stjepko Golubic, Boston University & Gudrun Radtke, Hessischen Landesamt für Naturschutz
01.07.16 Use of magnetite to promote Fenton-like oxidation of organic pollutants Muhammad Usman, Universität Tübingen
15.07.15 Geosymposium and Quenstedt-Jahresfeier 2016  
22.07.16 Integrating Engineering, Economics and Finance to Reduce the Impacts of Water Scarcity Gregory Characklis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Winter Semester 2015/16




23.10.15 Why do fish need good wastewater treatment plant? Rita Triebskorn, Universität Tübingen
30.10.15 Maps and Uncertainty for Regional Groundwater Quality Including Categorical Secondary Information and Below Detects Claus Haslauer, Universität Tübingen
06.11.15 Sorption and Reactions of Quinones and NOM at Iron Minerals Zhengrong Xue, Universität Tübingen
13.11.15 Darcy Lecture: Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater Rainer Helmig, Universität Stuttgart
20.11.15 Magnetic biominerals: genetically controlled formation, biological function, and possible applications Mihály Pósfai, University of Pannonia, Hungary
27.11.15 Biogeochemical processes and physicochemical gradients affecting metal fate in estuaries Anderson Abel de Souza Machado, Freie Universität Berlin


Soil-atmosphere interaction: Modeling the fate of semi-volatile organic compounds and chemical weathering of mudrocks Zhongwen Bao, Universität Tübingen
Thu 10.12.15 Understanding heterogeneity of coarse fluvial deposits: Morphological versus sedimentological views

Peter Huggenberger, Universität Basel

18.12.15 Sediment tracking from soil sources to freshwater systems using isotope techniques Katrin Meusburger, Universität Basel
15.01.16 Environmental change and hydrological processes in Mongolia: Field investigations in the steppe-taiga interface Lucas Menzel, Universität Heidelberg
22.01.16 Offshore measurements of atmospheric internal boundary-layers near Helgoland David Tupman, Universität Tübingen
  Screening the occurrence of environmental contaminants with an emerging approach to high resolution mass spectrometry Sylvain Merel, Universität Tübingen
29.01.16 Biogeochemical Regimes in Intensively Managed Catchments: Confounding Complexity or Emergent Simplicity? Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo
05.02.16 Bioleaching of metal from municipal waste incineration slag Jing He, Universität Tübingen
  New-particle formation in the atmospheric boundary layer Andreas Platis, Universität Tübingen
12.02.16 Fluorescent Tracers as Proxies for Pesticides in the Environment Jens Lange, Universität Freiburg

Summer Semester 2011 - Summer Semester 2015

Summer Semester 2015





Groundwater protection and risk management in well capture zones

Martin Emmert, Landeswasserversorgung
24.04.15 Biofilm-mediated mineral precipitation technology – From the microscale to the field-scale Robin Gerlach, Montana State University
08.05.15 Micropollutants associated with plastic debris: A significant threat to the ecosystem? Jung Hwan Kwon, Korea University
  Aquatic contaminants: Research underpinning environmental regulation Jenny Stauber, CSIRO Land and Water, Kirrawee, Australia
22.05.15 Future perspectives in water management: How to deal with toxic cyanobacteria? Julia Kleinteich, Universität Tübingen
12.06.15 Iron isotopes as tracers of microbial and redox processes Elizabeth Swanner, Universität Tübingen
19.06.15 Insights about aquifer heterogeneity from hydrogeologic tomography tests Emilio Sanchez-Leon, Universität Tübingen
  Denatonium - an ubiquitous water contaminant from households? Sascha Lege, Universität Tübingen
03.07.15 Biochar for environmental management Nikolas Hagemann & Johannes Harter, Universität Tübingen


Geosymposium and Quenstedt-Jahresfeier 2015

17.07.15 Reactivity and cycling of trace metals in marine sediments Caroline Peacock, University of Leeds
24.07.15 PhD Forum Discussion: How to improve the seminar?
Winter Semester 2014/15





Environmental System Analysis or: How can I gain a better understanding of processes in the environment? - Inaugural Lecture

Christiane Zarfl, Universität Tübingen
24.10.14 Studies on neutrophilic Fe-oxidizing bacteria: from the field to ‘omics’ and back again

Dave Emerson, Bigelow Laboratory, USA

31.10.14 Climate Change and Irrigation Interactions: a Catchment-Scale Case Study Diane van Gunten, Universität Tübingen
  Characterization of Carbon Nanotube-Based Membranes and Application for Pharmaceutical Degradation Jorge Heras, Universität Tübingen
07.11.14 How Oxygen gets into Groundwater: a Noble-Gas Fairy Tale Rolf Kipfer, eawag
14.11.14 The Collaborative Research Center 1076 AquaDiva Kai-Uwe Totsche, Universität Jena
28.11.14 New Sources of Methane in the Biosphere and beyond

Frank Keppler, Universität Heidelberg

05.12.14 What's in our water? HRMS Screening for Surfactants and Emerging Contaminants Emma Schymanski, eawag
12.12.14 Modern Climatology of Tibet and Controls on Water Isotopes Sebastian Mutz, Universität Tübingen
  Experimental Determination of 3-D Transverse Dispersion Coefficients Yu Ye, Universität Tübingen
09.01.15 In-situ Measurement of the Turbulent Flow Around Wind Turbines with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Norman Wildmann, Universität Tübingen
  Impact of biochar on microbial nitrogen cycling and N2O emissions Johannes Harter, Universität Tübingen
16.01.15 New applications of geophysics at the catchment scale Kamini Singha, Colorado School of Mines
23.01.15 Does Geological Realism helps Improving Uncertainty Estimation for Groundwater Applications? Phillipe Renard, Université de Neuchâtel
30.01.15 Aerosol Vertical Profiles and Regeneration of Particles Birgit Wehner, Tropos, Leipzig
06.02.15 Uncertainty of Reaeration, Respiration and Photosynthesis Rates Determined by Stream-Tracer Tests Julia Knapp, Universität Tübingen
  Urban Wind: Measurement and Simulation Asmae El-Bahlouli, Universität Tübingen
Summer Semester 2014




25.04.14 GeoEnviron seminars introduction and organisation team presentation  
  Principles and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the lower atmosphere Jens Bange, Universität Tübingen
02.05.14 Biotic VOX release from saline environments - How microbes might affect earth climate Alexander Rücker, Universität Tübingen
  A novel sampling scheme to observe reactive transport of xenobiotics in small rivers Gaëlle Guillet, Universität Tübingen
09.05.14 Engineering geophysics of the shallow subsurface - examples from the practice Arno Patzelt, Terrana Geophysik
16.05.14 Disinfection by-product formation and toxicity: An Australian perspective Peta Neale, National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox), Australia
23.05.14 Numerical simulation of turbulent flow around a wing Torsten Auerswald, Universität Tübingen
  Effects of bacterial growth physiology and expression of key enzymes on stable isotope fractionation (δ13C and δ37Cl) during reductive dehalogenation of TCE Daniel Buchner, Universität Tübingen
06.06.14 Long-term memory of climate systems Xiuhua Zhu, Universität Hamburg
13.06.14 Field scale tracer tomographic experiments - opportunities and challenges Kennedy Doro, Universität Tübingen
  Fate and transport of arsenic in the environment Anneli Sundman, Umeå
University & Universität Tübingen
20.06.14 Models and Microbes Olaf Cirpka, Universität Tübingen
27.06.14 GeoLaB: a future-oriented, geo-scientific infra-structure for Germany Eva Schill, KIT Karlsruhe


Geosymposium and Quenstedt-Jahresfeier 2014

18.07.14 WindForS Activities - joint research projects "Lidar Complex" and "KonTest", with a focus on Lidar technology for wind energy research Andreas Rettenmeier,
Institut für Flugzeugbau
25.07.14 Source geometry, transverse dispersion and contaminant plume size Rudolf Liedl, Technische Universität Dresden
Winter Semester 2013/14




11.10.13 WESS (Water Earth System Science): Catchments as Reactors Peter Grathwohl, Universität Tübingen
18.10.13 The 2011/2012 one-two punch to Lake Erie: Impacts of agricultural management and meteorological trends on eutrophication Anna Michalak, Carnegie Institution for Science
25.10.13 Efficiency of a household sand filter to remove arsenic and pathogenic microorganisms from drinking water Katja Nitzsche, Universität Tübingen
  Environmental Monitoring using Aerial Images from UAVs Jose Eduardo Goncalves, Universität Tübingen
08.11.13 Geothermics of Climate Change – A View From Underground David S. Chapman, University of Utah
15.11.13 Applying time series analysis to improve dating of a 2.8 Ma drill core Christian Herb, Universität Tübingen
  Detecting Chemical Gradients Across Environmental Compartments with Polyethylene Barbara Beckingham, Universität Tübingen
22.11.13 Tomographic heat-tracer tests for the characterization of an alluvial aquifer Kennedy Doro, Universität Tübingen
  First results from 2-dimensional (carbon/chlorine) isotope analysis of chlorinated ethenes at a contaminated field site Karin Ebert, Universität Tübingen
06.12.13 Isotopic analyses of organic pollutant transformation - From reaction mechanisms to the biodegradation assessment at a former explosives manufacturer Thomas Hofstetter, eawag
13.12.13 Microbial interactions with magnetic nanoparticles James Byrne, Universität Tübingen
  Soil gas sensing using unmanned aerial vehicles Uwe Putze, Universität Tübingen
20.12.13 Investigation and Management of Water Resources in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Randolf Rausch, GIZ Saudi-Arabien
10.01.14 The role of dissolved organic matter in terrestrial ecosystems Gerd Gleixner, MPI für Biogeochemie, Jena
17.01.14 Quantification of natural CO2 outgassing in the Neckar valley (Börstingen) Alexander Lübben, Universität Tübingen
  Transient environmental pollution at Linfen - a top 10 example of the World's most dirtiest cities Liwan Cao, Universität Tübingen
24.01.14 Atmospheric measurements from balloon and small aircraft platforms Keri Nicoll, University of Reading
31.01.14 Screening approaches for contaminants and transformation products in water Marco Zedda, Universität Tübingen
  Trichloramine an irritative disinfection by-product in the air of swimming pool halls – can analytical sensors help to improve the indoor air quality? Christina Schmalz, Universität Tübingen
07.02.14 Anwendung des Non-Target-Screening mit HPLC-QTOF bei der Roh- und Trinkwasserüberwachung Wolfgang Schulz, Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung
14.02.14 WESS groundstations in the Ammer valley Joe Smith, Universität Tübingen
  Steady-state Transport of Ionic Species in Groundwater Muhammad Muniruzzaman, Universität Tübingen
21.02.14 Implications of Climate Changes on Groundwater Flow Regime and Geochemistry in the Nile Delta Helmi Geriesh
Summer Semester 2013




Wed 27.03.13 Spatial patterns of microbial respiration and groundwater-surface water interactions revealed by the smart tracer Resazurin Roy Haggerty, Oregon State University
19.04.13 High-Resolution Direct-Push Characterization of the MADE Site Geoffrey C. Bohling, Kansas Geological Survey
26.04.13 Effect of Phosphate on Mineralogical Properties and Reactivity of Iron Hydroxides towards Organic Contaminants - PhD Defense Dijie Liao, Universität Tübingen
03.05.13 Reliability of electromagentic induction data in near surface applications Anne Katrin Nüsch, UFZ Leipzig
  Export of dissolved organic carbon from catchments - what we can learn from improved online monitoring Jan Fleckenstein, UFZ Leipzig
Mon 13.05.13 Darcy Lecture: Managing Groundwater Beneath the Agricultural Landscape David Rudolph, University of Waterloo
17.05.13 Recent progress in the theory and application of aquifer characterization Michael Cardiff, University of Wisconsin
24.05.13 Simulation of multiphase transport in fractured rock system Chuanhe Lu, Universität Tübingen

Tue 04.06.13

Can we predict vegetation water use in a changing environment? Stan Schymanski, ETH-Zürich
07.06.13 Challenges and Advances in Karst Hydrogeology Nico Goldscheider, KIT Karlsruhe
14.06.13 Integrated surface water and groundwater modeling René Therrien, Laval University
21.06.13 Development of geothermal exploration strategies and implementation of an impact monitoring Linda Firmbach, Sophie Schelenz, UFZ Leipzig
28.06.13 2-dimensional (d13C/d37Cl) isotope analysis of chlorinated ethenes: advances & perspectives Christine Laskov, Universität Tübingen
12.07.13 Geotechnical and geomorphological characterization of the near subsurface using geophysical and direct push methods

Jörg Hausman, UFZ Leipzig

  Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture 2013:
How do porous terrestrial surfaces control evaporation into the atmosphere?
Dani Or, ETH Zürich
Winter Semester 2012/13




Fri 19.10.12

Mixing, entropy and reactive solute transport

Gabriele Chiogna, University Trento

24.10.12 What is happening in Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Sydney and Berlin? International Rainwater Harvesting Klaus W. König, Universität Stuttgart
Fri 26.10.12 Recent advances in compound-specific isotope studies of chlorohydrocarbons, pesticides and pharmaceuticals Martin Elsner, Helmholtz-Zentrum München

Effects of biochars or activated carbons on the fate of biodegradable organic pollutants in soil

David Werner, Newcastle University
Fri 09.11.12 Biopartitioning of organic chemicals Satoshi Endo, UFZ Leipzig
14.11.12 Methane emissions from lakes - the competition between bubbles and bugs Bernhard Wehrli, eawag
28.11.12 Influence of Mass Transfer Processes on Stable Isotope Fractionation Martin Thullner, UFZ, Leipzig / University Utrecht
05.12.12 How microscopy helps to further our understanding of the fate of contaminants in the environment

Martin Obst, University Tübingen

Fri 14.12.12 Transformation and vulnerability of organic matter in permafrost soils at the lower Kolyma, Siberia Georg Guggenberger, Universität Hannover

Mon 17.12.12

Artifical recharge, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR), and effects of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) Boris van Breukelen, V.U. Amsterdam
09.01.13 Climate-induced glacier and lake-level changes on the Tibetan Plateau during the last decade Dieter Scherer, Technische Universität Berlin
16.01.13 Experimental studies into land - atmosphere exchange processes over a heterogeneous surface Frank Beyrich, Deutscher Wetterdienst
23.01.13 Hopane, where art thou? - a search for Earth's oldest biomarkers Christian Hallmann, Universität Bremen


Flow and transport processes in coupled hydrosystems Jens Olaf Delfs, WESS, Universität Tübingen
20.02.13 Self-organisation of arid landscapes: Formation of vegetation patterns and surface armour Christoph Hinz, TU Cottbus
Summer Semester 2012





Silver nanoparticle inhibition of the ammonia oxidizing bacterium, Nitrosomonas europaea

Lewis Semprini, Oregon State University
25.04.12 New Perspectives on the Oxidation/Reduction Properties of Natural Organic Matter Donald Macalady, Colorado School of Mines
02.05.12 Anaerobic and aerobic biodegradation of chloroethenes at contaminated sites Kathrin Schmidt, TZW Karlsruhe
23.05.12 MONACO - Monitoring approach for geological CO2 storage sites using a hierarchic observation concept Peter Dietrich, Universität Tübingen / UFZ Leipzig
06.06.12 Impovement and evaluation of mobile gamma-ray spectrometry for soil characterization at different scales in Europe Claudia Dierke, UFZ Leipzig
13.06.12 Occurrence and fate of emerging contaminants in the urban water cycle Thomas Ternes, BfG Koblenz
20.06.12 Spurenstoffe im Wasser - mit Target- und Non-Target-Methoden zum Ziel Christian Zwiener, Universität Tübingen


Berufswege in den Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften David Kuntz, tewag; Marco Mirkes, XL Group; Katrin Mierdel, LKA; Eli Speidel, Biosphärenreservat
21.06.12 Precipitation of carbonate minerals along a transverse mixing zone in a microfluidic pore network Charles J. Werth, University of Illinois
27.06.12 Transport of pesticides in wetland systems Gwenael Imfeld, CNRS, Strasbourg
04.07.12 What controls the biodegradation of benzene in groundwater systems? Carsten Vogt, UFZ Leipzig
11.07.12 Stable Isotope fractionation during nitrogenous gas production by microbes in anaerobic environments Moritz Lehmann, University of Basel
18.07.12 Dynamic of pollutants in urban waters Wolf von Tümpling, UFZ Leipzig
25.07.12 Evaluation and relevance of Direct Push and geophysical based aquifer characterization for transport modelling Ludwig Zschornack, UFZ Leipzig
Winter Semester 2011/12




Tue 20.09.11

Overview of groundwater research at ESR

Murray Close, Env. Science & Research, Christchurch


Immobilization of arsenic in paddy soil by iron(II)-oxidizing bacteria - PhD Defense

Claudia Pantke, Universität Tübingen


Chlorine Stable Isotope Analysis - Approaching a Novel Online Method

Kristina Hitzfeld, UFZ

19.10.11 Application of GIS and Remote sensing in water resources management in Arid area , Case study , Wadi Dahab hydrographic basin, South Eastern Sinai, Egypt Adel-Fouad-Abdou Omran, Universität Tübingen

Targeted Design and Integrated Evaluation of Land Use Alternatives for Sustainable Brownfield Redevelopment -PhD Defense

Sebastian Schädler, Universität Tübingen


Environmental organic chemistry

René Schwarzenbach, ETH Zürich


How chemistry affects mechanical properties of rocks

Suzanne Hangx, Shell



Ellen Graber, Volcani Center, Israel


Air circulation and nocturnal cooling in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL): How does complex terrain affect the wind and temperature patterns close to the ground?

Daniel Martinez, Universidad de las Islas Baleares

Thu 24.11.11

Arsenic and the meaning of life Ron Oremland, United States Geological Survey


The role of iron as a prerequisite for life

Caroline Schmidt, Universität Tübingen


Modeling nitrous oxide production during biological nitrogen removal via nitrification and denitrification

Barth Smets, Technical University of Denmark



Maik Jochmann, Univeristät Duisburg-Essen


Organoleptic investigation of hot wine punch

All GeoEnviron-Members


Elimination von Spurenstoffen

Jochen Türk, IUTA


Thin films for the renewables

Davorin Pavic, BlueTec


Arsenic mobilization in shallow aquifers: Consequences for the food chain, water purification and health

S. Norra, KIT / H.-J. Kunert, Allgemeine Hospitalgesellschaft, Düsseldorf


Target and non-target screening of organic micropollutants in natural water samples

Heinz Singer, eawag

22.02.12 Water quality at catchment scale – case studies from the WESS
Marc Schwientek & Benny Selle, WESS
Summer Semester 2011





Using passive samplers to determine the transport and fate of aqueous organic pollutants.

Rainer Lohmann, University of Rhode Island


Reaction modeling for non-modelers

Olaf Cirpka, Universität Tübingen


Pharmaceuticals in the environment – occurrence and transformation reactions - postdoctoral lecture qualification

Martin Elsner, Helmholtz Center München


Field scale reduction of pollutant bioavailability with activated carbon amendment to river sediments.

Barbara Beckingham, University of Maryland


How sulfur governs arsenic chemistry – discovery of new species, analytical challenges, and microbial arsenic degradation by sulfur-oxidizer.

Britta Planer-Friedrich, Universität Bayreuth


Functional genomic approach to anaerobic respiration in the subsurface.

Lorenz Adrian, UFZ Leipzig


Novel aspects of anaerobic degradation of aromatic hydrocarbons in contaminated aquifers: from lab to field.

Rainer Meckenstock, Helmholtz Center München


Integrated 3D surface-subsurface modeling to assess the impact of climate change on Canadian water resources.

Ed Sudicky, University of Waterloo


Kann ein Baugrubeneinsturz wie beim Kölner Archivgebäude auch in Stuttgart auftreten? Probleme beim Bauen im Untergrund.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Vees und Partner Baugrundinstitut GmbH


Environmental photochemistry: Triclosan to dioxins

Kristopher McNeill, ETH Zürich


Mixing in highly heterogeneous formations: does the numerical scheme matter?

Alberto Bellin, University of Trento


Coupling of free-flow and porous-media-flow systems for a better simulation of the energy flux at the interface

Rainer Helmig, Universität Stuttgart


Catchments as organized dynamic systems.

Erwin Zehe, University of Karlsruhe


The role of microbial diversity in geochemical cycles with the emphasis on ammonia-oxidizing bacteria.

Riks Laanbroek, University of Utrecht