Supervised Theses

Following Bachelor and Master theses are currently or have been supervised within our research group:

2020

Rosa Degenhardt Linking in-vitro effects and micropollutant concentrations in the Ammer Catchment through mixture toxicity modelling. (co-supervisor: B. Escher). Bachelor thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. 
Anna-Lisa Dittrich Identifizierung potenzieller zukünftiger Standorte für Bewässerungsstaudämme im globalen Maßstab. (co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp). Bachelor thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Katharina Fischer Quellen und Eintragsgeschichte hydrophober urbaner Schadstoffe in den Sedimenten des Anlagensees Tübingen. (co-supervisor: M. Schwientek). Bachelor thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Leo Kurtz Correlation between the development of hydropower dams and the prevalence of human schistosomiasis in Africa. (co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp). Master thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Rebecca Peters Supporting sustainable hydropower plant site and size selection in the Vjosa Catchment (Balkan Region). (co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp). Master thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Frithjof Pollmüller Automated GIS-based estimation of future hydropower reservoirs. (main supervisor: J. Berlekamp). Master thesis. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück.
Qiyue Quin Passive sampling kinetics in soil suspensions. (main supervisor: P. Grathwohl). Master thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Lisa Rihm Potential impacts of hydropower dam construction on ethnic groups in Africa. (co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp). Bachelor thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Marie-Claire Stadler Stickstofffixierung als kompetitiver Vorteil der Cyanobakterien. (co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich). Bachelor thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
Franz Weyerer Staudamm-Kaskaden in Europa: Wiederkehrende Zusammenhänge zwischen Umweltparametern und Lage im Fluss. (co-supervisor: S. Wieprecht). Bachelor thesis. Department of Geosciences. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

2019

Babatunde Awosupin Interaction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) between the atmosphere and plants. Department of Geosciences. Universität Tübingen. (M.Sc.; main supervisor: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: c. Zarfl). Winter term 2018/2019.
Niklas Best Räumliche Verteilung und Dynamik von Pestiziden in Fließgewässern des Ammer-Einzugsgebiets.; Department of Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek)

Matthias Böckmann

Fate of organic micropllutants in the Ammer River - A modelling approach.; 

Department of Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)

Leonhard Urs Bürger Wie wirken zukünftige Wasserkraftreservoire auf das saisonale Abflussgeschehen: Entwicklung einer GIS-getsützten Methodik für große Einzugsgebiete am Beispiel Afrikas. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück.

Britta Maria Doppl

Desorptionskinetik von Phenanthren aus Polyethylen Mikroplastik in Wasser in einem offenen System (infinite bath); Department of Geosciences. Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl).

Xianglu Hu

 Sorption of phenanthrene by different types of microplastics and soil: Evaluation and determination of sorption isotherms; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl)

Tobias Junginger

Determination and quantification of groundwater inflow in a complex river system:
A comparison of different environmental tracers; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)  

Aran Khachatourian

Spurenstoffe als Indikatoren für Umweltprozesse. Department of Geosciences. Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; main supervisor: C. Zwiener; co-supervisor: C. Zarfl).
Lorenz Krüger Modelling micropollutants in the Ammer River; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)

Jasper-Leonard Magerl

Identification of the composition of small arctic marine plastic litter found along selected Svalbard beaches by means of testing the new NIR spectroscopy scanner "SCiO"; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: G.W. Gabrielsen)

Nils Mattheis Analyse des Einflusses von Staudammreservoiren auf das Abflussgeschehen in afrikanischen Einzugsgebieten. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück. (M.Sc.; main supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl).
Benno Perchermeier An ArcGIS Toolbox for the Conceptual Estimation of Flood Discharges. Department of Geosciences. Universität Tübingen. (M.Sc.; main supervisor: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Disse).
Vittoria Stefani Potential hydropower impacts on sediment transport due to dam construction in the Vjosa catchment. Study of possible scenarios and solutions; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: A. Lucía, M. Toffolon, G. Zolezzi)

Kim-Alena Schwarz

Modeling coherence between malaria and dam building; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.: supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

Dakota Tallman

Sources and Sinks of PAHs in a Remote Alpine Catchment; Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.: supervised by: J. Kleinteich, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

2018

Freya Berstemann

Impacts of future hydropower dams in West Africa. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Universität Osnabrück. (B.Sc.; supervised by: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl) 

 

 

Benjamin Eyassu

Verwitterungsverhalten von Kunststoffen am Beispiel von Polyethylen, Polypropylen und Polystyrol. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl)

 

Sarah Hanus

Transverse mixing of the Neckar River downstream of the confluence with the Ammer River. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl,co-supervisor: M. Schwientek)

 

Lea Herzog

Sorption interactions between phenanthrene and microplastic particles. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl, S. Seidensticker)

 

Vera Middendorf

Impacts of hydropower dams – a sensitivity analysis for integrating indicators of ecological and societal relevance. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp (Universität Osnabrück))

 

Katharina Müller: 

Geomorpholigical classification of the Zambezi River and an assessment of impacts of hydropower dams on the river's morphology. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervisor: C. Zarfl , co-supervisor: A. Lucía)

 

 

Bianca Rau: 

Potential effects of hydropower dams on protected areas in the Amazonian region. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervisor: C. Zarfl , co-supervisor: J. Berlekamp (Universität of Osnabrück))

 

Anthea Katharina Rolf:

Zukünftige Wasserkraftnutzung im Einzugsgebiet der Drina - Bestimung von Reservoirgrößen und Folgenabschätzung mithilfe von GIS. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (B.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Eva Voggenreiter:

Estimating groundwater inflow in the Ammer River using geochemical tracers. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl,co-supervisor: M. Schwientek, C. Glaser)

 

Susanne Wolf:

Life span of future hydropower reservoirs under a chaniging climate - Case study of the Zambazi catchment. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: A. Lucía)

 

2017

Nicoletta Brazzola:

Shifts in global hydropower potential due to climate change: Implications for existing and future hydropower plants. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Priyanka Chopra:

Sorption behavior of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in soils. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

Prerna Dhingra:

Sorption behavior of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in soils. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

Greta Fellenberg:

Sorption Processes of Organic Contaminants into Microplastics in the Presence of Naturally Occurring Sorbents. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl)

 

Anna Hajosch:

Potentieller Einfluss zukünftiger Wasserkraftdämme auf ausgewählte Arten der afrikanischen Megafauna [Potential impact of future hydropower dams on selected species of African megfauna]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Hang Guan:

Sorption Behaviour of 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoro-2-(1,1,2,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropoxy) Propanoic Acid (HFPO-DA) in Soils and Sediments. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

Geraldine Knopf:

Future Hydropower Dams in the Zambezi River Basin – Can Impacts of Planned Dams be Reduced by Alternative Dam Locations? Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (M.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen)

 

Franziska Koch:

Shifts in global hydropower potential due to climate change: Implications for existing and future hydropower plants. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Anna Koska:

Umwelteinflüsse wasserbaulicher Großprojekte [Environmental impacts of large water infrastructure projects]. Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy. Freie Universität Berlin. (M.Sc.; supervised by: K. Tockner, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Jonas Lamprecht:

Sorption organischer Substanzen an Mikroplastikpartikel in Abhängigkeit des pH-Werts. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: P. Grathwohl/S. Seidensticker)

 

Michaela Löffler:

Natural and anthropogenic Influences on the microbial community composition in the River Ammer (Tübingen, Germany). Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Nils Mattheis:

Folgen zukünftiger Wasserkraft-Reservoire im Einzugsgebiet des Sambesi. [Consequences of future hydropower reservoirs in the catchment of the Zambezi River.] Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (B.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Max Ramgraber:

Using tree ring chloride concentrations to reconstruct groundwater salination. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: C. Leven)

 

Dominik Ranker

Sorptionsmechanismen von Heterozyklen und polyzyklischen aromatischen Kohlenwasserstoffen an Polyethylen- und Polystyrol-Mikropartikel [Sorption mechanisms of heterocyclic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to polyethylene and polystyrene microparticles]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Andrea Schübel:

Influence of waste water treatment plant effluents on the bacterial community composition in river sediments. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Francheska Tacke:

Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in Coastal Bangladesh - A socially and ecologically sustainable approach to adapt to climate change? Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: M. Glaser, ZMT)

 

Lena Wohlgemut:

Characterization of PCB concentrations in air and soil in the vicinity of a point source. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: P. Grathwohl, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl)

 

2016

Alexandra Peitsch:

Folgen von Stauseen künftiger Wasserkraftwerke in Afrika – Abschätzung notwendiger Umsiedlungen mit Hilfe von GIS-Analysen. [Consequences of future hydropower reservoirs in Africa – Estimating human population relocation based on GIS analysis.]. Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Osnabrück (B.Sc.; supervisor: J. Berlekamp, co-supervisor: C. Zarfl (Universität Tübingen))

 

Nikolaj Marggrander:

Impact of microplastics on microorganism communities in freshwater sediments. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: Dr. J. Kleinteich)

 

Dominik Reiner:

Modellierung von Nitrat nach Brandunglück in der Jagst. [Modelling of nitrate in the River Jagst after fire disaster.]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: J. Kleinteich)

 

Max Emil Schön:

Assessing biodiversity and validating metabarcoding results using the ectomycorrhizal fungal genus Cortinarius as a model group. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (M.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, co-supervisor: Dr. Garnica, Dr. Nieselt)

 

2015

Pablo Streich: Der Einfluss von zukünftigen Wasserkraftdämmen auf Megafauna in Afrika - eine kontinentale GIS-Analyse [Impact of future hydropower dams on megfauna in Africa - a continental GIS analysis]. Center for Applied Geosciences, Universität Tübingen (B.Sc.; supervised by: C. Zarfl, J. Berlekamp (Universität Osnabrück))