Head of Workgroup

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

Malina Palmer

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

Michelle Engelhardt

Topic: Stormwater event: Cytotoxicity as a proxy for the chemical burden of the rivers Ammer and Steinlach.

Nelly Wang

Topic: Highway runoff: Occurance of organic contaminants, toxicity and the influence on the water quality on the Ammer river, Germany.

Yuyuan Liu

Topic: Pollution sources in two contrasting Catchments during rain events

Franz Weyerer

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

Bachelor Candidates

Nike Macht

Topic: Effects of passive renaturation measures on fecal indicator bacteria in small streams

Miriam Übele

Topic: Relationships between fecal indicator bacteria and sum parameters of organic contamination in urban waters.

Elina Mevenkamp

Topic: Saisonale Variabilität von Grundwasserzuflüssen im Einzugsgebiet der Steinlach

Jonas Reinbenspies

Topic: Particle related load of PAH‘s in german rivers during flood events




Eva Wolf

Former group members

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