My research deals with the functioning of inland waters in the global carbon cycle. Currently, I focus on the role of phytoplankton in inland water carbon cycling.
Supervisor: Gesa Weyhenmeyer
Co-supervisors: Don Pierson, Katrin Attermeyer
Keywords: biogeochemistry carbon cycle inland waters
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Since Jun 2016: Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics/Limnology, PhD Student
Mar-Aug 2015: Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Department of Ecological Interactions, Master project
Aug-Sep 2012: Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Department of Ecosystem Research, Internship
2013-2015: Trier University, Environmental Sciences, M.Sc.
2010-2013: Trier University, Environmental Sciences, B.Sc.
My research deals with the biogeochemistry of inland waters:
- Currently, my research focuses on the role of phytoplankton in inland water carbon cycling. My analyses deal with the transport and transformation of carbon in lakes and rivers and the functioning of inland waters in the global carbon cycle. I mainly use modelling/statistics of monitoring data on biogeochemical variables to address my research questions. The project is linked to the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network "C-Cascades" (Carbon Cascades from Land to Ocean in the Anthropocene, http://c-cascades.ulb.ac.be/), and the network GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, http://www.gleon.org).
- During my master studies at Trier University and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), I worked on the biogeochemistry of regulated rivers. Specifically, I dealt with the effects of thermal stratification at the heavily regulated river Saar (Germany) on phytoplankton and nutrient dynamics. To adress this issue I analysed continous measurement data, conducted field measurements as well as performed laboratory measurements.
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