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

The Collaborative Research Center CAMPOS (2017-2021) is a long-term multidisciplinary research project focussing on pollution research at the catchment scale.


Prof. Dr. Peter Grathwohl

CAMPOS Office/Coordination:

Dr. Hermann Rügner, University of Tübingen, Center of Geo- and Environmental Research (GUZ), Schnarrenbergstraße 94-96, 72076 Tübingen,  +49 7071-29-75041, h.ruegnerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Research Focus

Diffuse pollution of soils, surface waters, and groundwater 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 CAMPOS:

  1. to identify landscape elements controling storage, biogeochemical transformation, or elimination of pollutants,
  2. to identify the respective processes and their dynamics responsible for pollutant transformations 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) 2017 - 2021.