Head of Workgroup

Postdoctoral Researchers

Doctoral Candidates

Matthias Böckmann

(since December 2021)

Rebecca Peters

(since September 2020)

Lana Graves

(since November 2021)

Ran Wei

(since September 2018)

Master Candidates

Niklas Best

Topic: Erfassung und Bewertung von Ökosystemleistungen urbaner Räume

Chiara Hauser

Topic: Eco-evolutionary response to one sided population decline in a plant-pollinator system

Malina Palmer

Topic: Eco-evolutionary dynamics in mutualistic metacommunities: The effect of connectivity and heterogeneity on species persistence.

Bachelor Candidates

Paula Gscheidel

Topic: Using numerical reaction models to quantify abiotic and biotic reactions in an autotrophic nitrate-reducing iron(II)-oxidizing enrichment culture from a paddy soil

Sarina Vitillo

Topic: Modelling the concentrations of selected organic compounds in storm water with respect to storm and site characteristics.

Jana Mayer

Topic: Umweltauswirkungen von großen Wind- und Solaranlagen

Thomas Pfeiffer

Topic: Variation of concentration of organic compounds in river and urban water samples during dry and wet weather conditons




Eva Wolf

Former group members

Dr. Clarissa Glaser

Doctoral researcher (09/2017 - 11/2020), Postdoctoral researcher (01/2021 - 10/2022)

currently: Postdoctoral researcher at Hydrology workgroup, University of Bonn

Dr. Julia Kleinteich

Postdoctoral Researcher (04/2015 - 03/2020)

currently: Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Koblenz, Germany



Dr. Thomas Wendel

Lab manager (until Sept. 2019)

Dr. Saskia Rehse

(doctoral student, graduated July 23, 2019)

Thesis title: Effects of microplastics on freshwater organisms: A laboratory approach

Oleksandra Shumilova

(doctoral student, graduated Apr. 09, 2018) 

Thesis title: Neglected aspects in the alteration of river flow and riverine organic matter dynamics: a global perspective

currently: IGB Berlin, Germany


Anderson Abel de Souza Machado

(doctoral student, graduated Dec. 21, 2016)

Thesis title: Coastal pollution of aquatic systems: Literature review and experiments focusing on metal fate on estuaries

currently: Procter & Gamble Brussels, Belgium


Alexander E. Lumsdon 

(doctoral student, graduated Feb. 15, 2016)

Thesis title: Global development, acoustic and emissive consequences of hydropower

currently: Environment Agency, Nottingham, UK