From the idea to the project – our workshop about proposal writing had to be held online, but this did not keep us from interesting discussions.
While usually framed by nice group activities (hiking, snowball fight, bowling, canoeing, …), Covid forced us to keep our distance on our retreat this year. So, a lot of time to concentrate on future projects and publications. But barbecue and hike will follow!
2020 was the year of paper writing! We have published 24 papers and there are more which have already been submitted. Visit our publication page and enjoy reading.
We congratulate Tz-Ching Yeh for finishing her PhD on „Effects of Extreme Events on Aquatic Organic Matter Dynamics“ at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
in November 2020. You can find her papers in the publication list of our website. Enjoy reading
Our article „Dissolved Organic Matter Quality and Biofilm Composition Affect Microbial Organic Matter Uptake in Stream Flumes“ has been published in Water as part of the Special Issue „Transformation of Dissolved Organic Matter in Aquatic Landscapes“ and is
PDF Version: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/11/3246/pdf
We have recently bought a portable LI-COR instruments for field measurements of CO2 and CH4 in both aquatic and terrestrial systems.
Just published a papr about multiple stressor effects, see
Birk, S., Chapman, D., Carvalho, L. et al. Impacts of multiple stressors on freshwater biota across spatial scales and ecosystems. Nat Ecol Evol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1216-4
has just been published in Water as part of the Special Issue „Transformation of Dissolved
Organic Matter in Aquatic Landscapes“ and is available online:
PDF Version: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/6/1617/pdf
Within the project „Organic Carbon ORCA“, a portable sensor for DOM fluorescence indices was developed. The paper is online now: „Brandl, M., T. Posnicek, R. Preuer, G. Weigelhofer (2020) A Portable Sensor System for Measurement of Fluorescence Indices of Water Samples. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. 10.1109/JSEN.2020.2988588.“
„A multi-scale, integrative modeling framework for setting conservation priorities at the catchment scale for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera“ published in Sci Tot Environ (20 May 2020). An ecohydrological modeling cascade was developed on the base of hydrological, hydraulic, sand accumulation, and species distribution models in order to indentify and prioritize the sites for life-stage-specific conservation actions for the freshwater pearl mussel.