HYMOBIOSTRATEGIE
LAKE LADOGA: LIFE UNDER ICE
METHLAKE

About

 

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Dr. Hilmar Hofmann

University of Konstanz
Limnological Institute
Environmental Physics Group

Mainaustr. 252
D-78464 Konstanz

Phone: +49-7531-88-3232
Fax:      +49-7531-88-3533
E-Mail:  hilmar.hofmann@uni-konstanz.de

Actual projects:

  • ReWaM – Collaborative project HyMoBioStrategie
    The collaborative project HyMoBioStrategie is based on an interdisciplinary approach linking scientists from different disciplines with users and operators from various provinces, municipalities and water authorities to jointly develop strategies to intact lakeshores.
  • RTG-A4
    Spatiotemporal changes in phytoplankton and macrophyte distribution and community structure along trophic gradients
  • MethDyn
    Methane emissions from small lakes: Dynamics and distribution patterns
  • CHARM-WP4
    CHAllenges of Reservoir Management – Meeting Environmental and Social Requirements: Greenhouse gases and carbon storage

Research topics and fields of interest

  • Dynamics, distribution patterns, and emissions of GreenHouse Gases (GHG) in lakes
  • Spatial and temporal distribution patterns of plankton: Abiotic forcing and organismic interactions
  • Measurements of characteristic properties of the surface wave field in shallow waters
  • Dynamic modelling and prediction of surface wave characteristics in shallow waters by SWAN and SWASH
  • Modelling of physical processes in lakes (e.g. temporal and spatial dynamics of temperature, currents, resuspension and the release of methane and nutrients)
  • Modelling of sediment transport in lakes by (DELFT 3D)
  • Water-level fluctuations and their ecological implications
  • Ecological implication of surface waves on abiotic and biotic processes in lake littoral zones (e.g., growth and behaviour of fishes)
  • Interactions between physical and biological processes: spatial and temporal dynamics
  • Shallow water light climate: wave focusing
  • Density currents and turbidity plumes
  • Sediment-water interactions
  • Limnology and hydrogeology of mining lakes: hydrochemistry, nutrient cycles, water balance

MethDyn

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HyMoBioStrategie

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RTG-A4

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Ladoga: Life under ice

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PlanktoPat

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MethLake

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