CRC 1253 CAMPOS - Catchments as Reactors: Metabolism of Pollutants on the Landscape Scale

CAMPOS is a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) for long-term multidisciplinary research. The first 4-year funding period started in January 2017.


Prof. Dr. Peter Grathwohl


Dr. Hermann Rügner, University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstr. 12, D-72074 Tübingen,  +49 7071-29-75041, h.ruegnerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Research Focus

Diffuse pollution of soils, surface waters, and ground-water by a multitude of anthropogenic organic and inorganic compounds is a growing global concern. Despite decades of pollutant research, serious knowledge gaps exist concerning the fate and behavior of these pollutants on the landscape scale and their impact on water quality, ecology, and human health.

The overall aims of the CRC are:

  1. to identify landscape elements controling storage, biogeochemical transformation, or elimination of pollutants,
  2. to identify the respective processes and their dynamics responsible for relevant pollutant trans-formations in environmental compartments,
  3. to develop a new modeling framework to simulate and predict reactive transport and pollutant behavior on the landscape scale.


CAMPOS is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for four years and may be extended to twelve years in total upon positive evaluation.