WaterTalk: Importance and Effects of Physical Processes in Lake Ecosystems

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

Assistant Professor in the Environmental Physics Group and Academic Councilor at the Limnological Institute of the University of Konstanz, Dr. Hilmar Hofmann, will present on the "Importance and Effects of Physical Processes in Lake Ecosystems" as part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Applied Mathematics. 


Lake ecosystems are highly affected by physical processes that act on different spatial and temporal scales. Intensive empirical field investigations combined with numerical modelling facilitate a generalization of these results in space and time. In addition, only multidisciplinary approaches in the field of environmental physics that link with related disciplines, e.g., sedimentology, freshwater ecology, geochemistry, microbial ecology, ecotoxicology, and climatology allow to understand the complex linkages and pathways in lake ecosystems. The talk will present a broad spectrum of case studies that give insights into this field of research focusing on shallow water processes, plankton dynamics, and sources, pathways and budgets of methane in lakes.

Registration and additional details can be found on the Water Institute website.