Dr. Marc Schwientek

Universität Tübingen
Hölderlinstr. 12
72076 Tübingen

Büro: Keplerstr. 17


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Current Activities

Research Assistent, Hydrogeochemistry Group (Prof. Grathwohl), University of Tübingen
Research Interests
  •  Contaminant mobilization and transport mechanisms at catchment scale
  •  Particle facilitated pollutant transport
  •  Fluvial dynamics  and sediment transport
  •  Fate of emerging pollutants
  •  Nitrogen cycling in hydrological catchments
  •  Hydrologie
  •  Grundwasserhydrologie
  •  Praktische Hydrogeologie
  •  Umweltnaturwissenschaftliches Feldpraktikum

Previous Professional Activities

  •  From 10-2000 to 03-2004: Student Assistant at Rechenzentrum, University of Freiburg (Freiburg i. Br., Germany).
  •  From 06-2004 to 06-2004: Fellow Employee at TRIBIL Project, University of Freiburg (Freiburg i. Br., Germany).
  •  From 09-2004 to 04-2008: Fellow Employee at Helmholtz Centre Munich, Institute of Groundwater Ecology (Munich, Germany).
  •  From 08-2008 to 05-2010: Environmental Consultant at AMEC Earth and Environmental (Kaiserslautern, Germany).
  •  From 06-2010 to 12-2014: Field Head, Water & Earth System Science Competence Cluster (WESS), Tübingen.


From 10-1998 to 03-2004: University Diploma in Hydrology at University of Freiburg (Freiburg i. Br., Germany).
From 09-2004 to 07-2008: PhD in hydrological science at University of Freiburg (Freiburg i. Br., Germany).


Guillet, G., Knapp, J.L.A., Merel, S., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl, P., Zwiener, C., SCHWIENTEK, M. (2019): Fate of wastewater contaminants in rivers: using conservative-tracer based transfer functions to assess reactive transport. Science of the Total Environment 656: 1250-1260.

Ruegner, H., SCHWIENTEK, M., Milacic, R., Zuliani, T., Vidmar, J., Paunovic, M., Laschou, S., Kalogianni, E., Skoulikidis, N.T., Diamantini, E., Majone, B., Bellin, A, Chiogna, G., Martinez, E., López de Alda, M., Silvia Díaz-Cruz, M., Grathwohl, P. (2018): Particle Bound Pollutants in Rivers: Results from Suspended Sediment Sampling in Globaqua River Basins. Science of the Total Environment 647: 645–652.

Liu, Y., Zarfl, C., Basu, N.B., SCHWIENTEK, M., Cirpka, O.A. (2018): Contributions of Catchment and In-Stream Processes to Suspended Sediment Transport in a Dominantly Groundwater-Fed Catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22: 3903–3921.

Müller, M.E., Escher, B.I., SCHWIENTEK, M., Werneburg, M., Zarfl, C., Zwiener, C. (2018): Combining in vitro reporter genebioassays with chemical analysis to assess changes in the water quality along the Ammer River, Southwestern Germany. Environmental Sciences Europe, 30:20.

Lucía, A., SCHWIENTEK, M., Eberle, J., Zarfl, C. (2018): Planform changes and large wood dynamics in two torrents during a severe flash flood in Braunsbach, Germany 2016. Science of the Total Environment 640–641: 315–326.

Nasrabadi, T., Ruegner, H., SCHWIENTEK, M., Bennett, J., Valipour, S.F., Grathwohl, P. (2018): Bulk metal concentrations versus total suspended solids in rivers: Time-invariant & catchment-specific relationships. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191314.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Rügner, H., Scherer, U., Rode, M., Grathwohl, P. (2017): A parsimonious approach to estimate PAH concentrations in river sediments of anthropogenically impacted watersheds. Science of the Total Environment, 601-602: 636-645.

Schmidt, S. I., Cuthbert, M.O., SCHWIENTEK, M.  (2017): Towards an integrated understanding of how micro scale processes shape groundwater ecosystem functions. Science of the Total Environment, 592: 215–227.

Nasrabadi, T., Ruegner, H., Sirdari, Z.Z., SCHWIENTEK, M., Grathwohl, P. (2016): Using total suspended solids (TSS) and turbidity as proxies for evaluation of metal transport in river water. Applied Geochemistry, 68: 1-9.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Selle, B. (2016): Quantifying in-stream retention of nitrate at catchment scales using a practical mass balance approach. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5097-6.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Guillet, G., Rügner, H., Kuch; B., Grathwohl, P. (2016): A high-precision sampling scheme to assess persistence and transport characteristics of micropollutants in rivers. Science of the Total Environment, 540: 444-454.

Rügner, H., SCHWIENTEK, M., Egner, M., Grathwohl, P. (2014): Monitoring of event-based mobilization of hydrophobic pollutants in rivers: Calibration of turbidity as a proxy for particle facilitated transport in field and laboratory. Science of the Total Environment, 490: 191-198.

Selle, B., SCHWIENTEK, M., Lischeid, G. (2013): Understanding processes governing water quality in catchments using principal component scores. - Journal of Hydrology, 486: 31-38.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Osenbrück, K., Fleischer, M. (2013): Investigating hydrological drivers of nitrate export dynamics in two agricultural catchments in Germany using high-frequency data series. - Environmental Earth Sciences 69 (2) DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2322-2.

Rügner, H., SCHWIENTEK, M., Beckingham, B., Kuch, B., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Turbidity as a proxy for total suspended solids (TSS) and particle facilitated pollutant transport in catchments. - Environmental Earth Sciences 69 (2) DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2307-1.

Grathwohl, P., Ruegner, H., Wöhling, T., Osenbrück, K., SCHWIENTEK, M., Gayler, S., Wollschläger, U., Selle, B., Pause, M., Delfs, J.-O., Grzeschik, M., Weller, U., Ivanov, M., Cirpka, O. A., Maier, U., Kuch, B., Nowak, W., Wulfmeyer, V., Warrach-Sagi, K., Streck, T., Attinger, S., Bilke, L., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J. H., Kalbacher, T., Kolditz, O., Rink, K., Samaniego, L., Vogel, H.-J., Werban, U., Teutsch, G. (2013): Catchments as Reactors: A comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turn-over. - Environmental Earth Sciences 69 (2) DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2281-7.

Lemke, D., Schnegg, P.-A., SCHWIENTEK, M., Osenbrück, K., Cirpka, O. A. (2013): On-line fluorometry of multiple reactive and conservative tracers in streams. - Environmental Earth Sciences 69 (2) DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2305-3.

Osenbrück, K., Wöhling, T., Lemke, D., Rohrbach, N., SCHWIENTEK, M., Leven, C., Castillo Alvarez, C., Taubald, H., Cirpka, O. A. (2013): Assessing hyporheic exchange and associated travel times by hydraulic, chemical, and isotopic monitoring at the Steinlach Test Site, Germany. - Environmental Earth Sciences (2) DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-2155-4.

Liu, Y., Beckingham, B., Ruegner, H., Li, Z., Ma, L., SCHWIENTEK, M., Xie, H., Zhao, J., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Comparison of Sedimentary PAHs in the Rivers of Ammer (Germany) and Liangtan (China): Differences between Early- and Newly-Industrialized Countries. - Environmental Science & Technology, dx.doi.org/10.1021/es3031566.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Rügner, H., Beckingham, B., Kuch, B.,Grathwohl, P. (2013): Integrated monitoring of particle associated transport of PAHs in contrasting catchments. - Environmental Pollution, 172: 155-162.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Maloszewski, P., Einsiedl, F. (2009): Effect of the unsaturated zone thickness on the distribution of water mean transit times in a porous aquifer. - Journal of Hydrology, 373: 516-526.

SCHWIENTEK, M. (2009): Biogeochemical characterization of the groundwater system at the Test Field Scheyern using environmental isotopes. - Freiburger Schriften zur Hydrologie, Vol. 27.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Einsiedl, F., Stichler, W., Stögbauer, A., Straufl, H., Maloszewski, P. (2008): Evidence for denitrification regulated by pyrite oxidation in a heterogeneous porous groundwater system. - Chemical Geology, 255: 60-67.

Königer, P., SCHWIENTEK, M., Uhlenbrook, S., Leibundgut, Ch., Krause, W.J. (2008): Tritium balance in macroscale river basins analyzed through distributed hydrological modelling. - Hydrological Processes, 22 (5): 567-576.

SCHWIENTEK, M., Maloszewski, P., Stichler, W., Einsiedl, F. (2007): Combining the spatial and the temporal scale: A link to an understanding of denitrification. - WAPO conference proceedings, 10. - 13. April 2007, Barcelona.

Königer, P., SCHWIENTEK, M., Uhlenbrook, S., Leibundgut, Ch., Krause, W.J. (2006): Tritiumbilanz im Wesergebiet durch Koppelung von TRIBIL mit dem hydrologischen Modell TACD. - In: Tagungsband zum 15. Chemischen Kolloquium am 27. September 2006 in Koblenz. Veranstaltungen der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde BfG 4/2006, S. 70-80.

Einsiedl, F., SCHWIENTEK, M., Maloszewski, P., Stichler, W. (2006): Charakterisierung der Hydrodynamik von Grundwassersystemen mit Hilfe von Tritium. - In: Tagungsband zum 15. Chemischen Kolloquium am 27. September 2006 in Koblenz. Veranstaltungen der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde BfG 4/2006, S. 81-89.