Publikationsliste der Abteilung



Publikationen mit Revision



  • Bandara, K., Varpe, Ø., Wijewardene, L., Tverberg, V. and Eiane, K. (2021). Two hundred years of zooplankton vertical migration research. Biological Reviews.

  • Juvigny-Khenafou, N. P. D., Piggott, J. J., Atkinson, D., Zhang, Y., Macaulay, S. J., Wu, N., Matthaei, C. D. (2021). Impacts of multiple anthropogenic stressors on stream macroinvertebrate community composition and functional diversity. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 133-152.

  • Juvigny-Khenafou, N. P. D., Piggott, J. J., Atkinson, D., Zhang, Y., Wu, N., Matthaei, C. D. (2021). Fine sediment and flow velocity impact bacterial community and functional profile more than nutrient enrichment. Ecological Applications, 31, e02212.

  • Lei, C., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2021). Effects of land cover, topography, and soil on stream water quality at multiple spatial and seasonal scales in a German lowland catchment. Ecological Indicators, 120: 106940.

  • Liu, B., Li, D., Chen, S., Wu, N., Guan, Y. (2021). Improving biological condition assessment accuracy by multimetric index approach with microalgae in streams and lakes. Science of The Total Environment, 145417.

  • Liu, Y., Zhang, M., Peng, W., Qu, X., Zhang, Y., Du, L., Wu, N. (2021). Phylogenetic and functional diversity could be better indicators of macroinvertebrate community stability. Ecological Indicators, 129, 107892.

  • Liu, Y., Zhang, M., Peng, W., Wu, N., Qu, X., Yu, Y., Zhang, Y., Yang, C. (2021). The effects of flood pulse on multiple aquatic organisms in a seasonal shallow lake. Aquatic Ecology, 55, 379–399.

  • Mahmoodi, N., Kiesel, J., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2021). Spatially distributed impacts of climate change and groundwater demand on the water resources in a Wadi system. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss. [preprint], 

  • Mahmoodi, N., Osati, Kh., Salajegheh, A., Mohseni Saravi, M. (2021). Assessing the trends of streamflow and its linkages with climate variables in the Dez river basin, Iran. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. (2021).

  • McGinn, A.J., Wagner, P.D., Htike, H., Kyu, K.K., Fohrer, N. (2021). Twenty years of change: Land and water resources in the Chindwin catchment, Myanmar between 1999 and 2019. Science of the Total Environment, 798, 148766.

  • Medina, D., San Martin, D., Milena-López, C., García, l., Aguilar, S., Jaramillo, X., Rosado, D., García López, A. (2021). Removal of Pb(II) in Aqueous Solutions Using Synthesized Zeolite X from Ecuadorian Clay. Ingeniería e Investigación. Vol. 41 No. 2.

  • Su, Y., Song, S., Xie, L., He, Z. (2021). The Nitrogen Budget of Coastal Eastern Guangdong in the Last 15 Years. Hydrology, 8(2), 81.

  • Ulrich, U., Pfannerstill, M., Ostendorp, G., Fohrer, N. (2021). Omnipresent distribution of herbicides and their transformation products in all water body types of an agricultural landscape in the North German Lowland. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-17.

  • Wang, C., Jia, H., Wei, J., Yang, W., Gao, Y., Liu, Q., Ge, D., Wu, N. (2021). Phytoplankton functional groups as ecological indicators in a subtropical estuarine river delta system. Ecological Indicators, 126, 107651.

  • Widmoser, P., Michel, D. (2021). Partial energy balance closure of eddy covariance evaporation measurements using concurrent lysimeter observations over grassland. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(3), 1151-1163.

  • Wijewardene, L., Wu, N., Qu, Y., Guo, K., Messyasz, B., Lorenz, S., Riis, T., Ulrich, U., Fohrer, N. (2021). Influences of pesticides, nutrients, and local environmental variables on phytoplankton communities in lentic small water bodies in a German lowland agricultural area. Science of The Total Environment, 780, 146481.

  • Willkommen, S., Lange. J., Ulrich, U., Pfannerstill, M., Fohrer, N. (2021). Field insights into leaching and transformation of pesticides and fluorescent tracers in agricultural soil. Science of the total environment, 751:141658.

  • Zeng, Y., Nupur, Wu, N., Madsen, A. M., Chen, X., Gardiner, A. T., Koblížek, M. (2021). Gemmatimonas groenlandica sp. nov. Is an Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototroph in the Phylum Gemmatimonadetes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 606612.



  • Aghsaei, H., Mobarghaee Dinan, N., Moridi, A., Asadolahi, Z., Delavar, M., Fohrer, N., Wagner, P.D. (2020). Effects of dynamic land use/land cover change on water resources and sediment yield in the Anzali wetland catchment, Gilan, Iran. Science of the Total Environment, 712, 136449. 

  • Ahmad, S., Hörmann, G., Zantout, N., Schrautzer, J. (2020). Quantifying actual evapotranspiration in fen ecosystems: Implications of management and vegetation structure, Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 2020, ISSN 1642-3593, 

  • Chen, X., Zhao, B., Qu, Y., Chen, Y., Xiong, J., Feng, Y., Men, D., Huang, Q., Liu, Y., Yang, B., Ding, J. (2020). Detectable serum SARS-CoV-2 viral load (RNAaemia) is closely correlated with drastically elevated interleukin 6 (IL-6) level in critically ill COVID-19 patients. Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciaa449. 

  • Femeena, P.V., Chaubey, I., Aubeneau, A., McMillan, S., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2020). Developing an improved user interface for a physically-based stream solute transport model. Environmental Modelling & Software, 129, 104715. 

  • Femeena, P.V., Chaubey, I., Aubeneau, A., McMillan, S., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2020). An improved process-based representation of stream solute transport in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Hydrological Processes, 34(11), 2599-2611. 

  • Guo, K., Wu, N., Manolaki, P., Baattrup-Pedersen, A., Riis, T. (2020). Short-period hydrological regimes override physico-chemical variables in shaping stream diatom traits, biomass and biofilm community functions. Science of The Total Environment, 743, 140720. 

  • Guse, B., Kiesel, J., Pfannerstill, M., Fohrer, N. (2020). Assessing parameter identifiability for multiple performance criteria to constrain model parameters. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65(7), 1158-1172. 

  • Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M., Fohrer, N., Gupta, H. (2020).  "Improving information extraction from simulated discharge using sensitivity‐weighted performance criteria." Water Resources Research: e2019WR025605. 

  • He, F., Wu, N., Dong, X., Tang, T., Domisch, S., Cai, Q., Jähnig, SC. (2020). Elevation, aspect, and local environment jointly determine diatom and macroinvertebrate diversity in the Cangshan Mountain, Southwest China. Ecological Indicators, 108: 105618. 

  • Hu, J., Zhao, G., Mu, X., Hörmann, G., Tian, P., Gao, P., Sun, W. (2020). Effect of soil and water conservation measures on regime-based suspended sediment load during floods, Sustainable Cities and Society, 55, 102044, ISSN 2210-6707, 

  • Iñiguez-Armijos, C., Sánchez, J., Villareal, M., Aguilar, S., Rosado, D. (2020). Effects of bathing intensity, rainfall events, and location on the recreational water quality of stream pools in southern Ecuador. Chemosphere, 243, 125442. 

  • Ji, Y., Zhang, J., Liu, Y., Zhou, J., Wu, N., Zhang, H. (2020). Environmental behavior of and gastropod biomarker response to trace metals from a backwater area of Xian'nv lake. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 194: 110381. 

  • Juvigny-Khenafou, N. P., Zhang, Y., Piggott, J. J., Atkinson, D., Matthaei, C. D., Van Bael, S. A., Wu, N. (2020). Anthropogenic stressors affect fungal more than bacterial communities in decaying leaf litter: a stream mesocosm experiment. Science of the Total Environment, 716: 135053. 

  • Kakouei, K., Domisch, S., Kiesel, J., Kail, J., Jähnig, S. (2020). Climate model variability leads to uncertain predictions of future abundances of stream macroinvertebrates. Scientific Reports, Nature Research, 10:2520, 

  • Kiesel, J., Kakouei, K., Guse, B., Fohrer, N., Jähnig, S. C. (2020). When is a hydrological model sufficiently calibrated to depict flow preferences of riverine species?. Ecohydrology, 13(3), e2193. 

  • Kiesel, J., Stanzel, P., Kling, H., Fohrer, N., Jähnig, S., Pechlivanidis, I. (2020). Streamflow-based evaluation of climate model sub-selection methods. Climatic Change, 

  • Kurthen, A.L., He, F., Dong, X., Maasri, A., Wu, N., Cai, Q., Jähnig, S.C. (2020). Metacommunity Structures of Macroinvertebrates and Diatoms in High Mountain Streams, Yunnan, China. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, 571887.

  • Li, B., Wan, R., Yang, G., Wang, S., Wagner, P.D.(2020). Exploring the spatiotemporal water quality variations and their influencing factors in a large floodplain lake in China. Ecological Indicators, 115, 106454. 

  • Lin, Q., Zhang, Y., Marrs, R., Sekar, R., Luo, X., Wu, N. (2020). Evaluating ecosystem functioning following river restoration: the role of hydromorphology, bacteria, and macroinvertebrates. Science of The Total Environment, 743, 140583.

  • Liu, H., Hörmann, G., Qi, B., Yue, Q.  (2020). Using high-resolution aerial images to study gully development at the regional scale in southern China, International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 8(2):173-184, ISSN 2095-6339, 

  • Mahmoodi, N., Kiesel, J., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2020). Integrating water use systems and soil and water conservation measures into a hydrologic model of an Iranian Wadi system. Journal of Arid Land, 12, 545-560. 

  • Mahmoodi, N., Osati, Kh., Salajegheh, A., Mohseni Saravi, M. (2020). Trend in river water quality: tracking the overall impacts of climate change and human activities on water quality in the Dez River Basin. Journal of Water and Health, DOI: 10.2166/wh.2020.123. 

  • Mahmoodi, N., Wagner, P.D., Kiesel, J., Fohrer, N. (2020). Modeling the impact of climate change on streamflow and major hydrological components of an Iranian Wadi system. Journal of Water and Climate Change, DOI: 10.2166/wcc.2020.098. 

  • Metin, A. D., Nguyen, D., Schröter, K., Vorogushyn, S., Guse, B., Kreibich, H., Merz, B. (2020). The role of spatial dependence for large-scale flood risk estimation. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 20, 967-979. 

  • Pastor A., Wu N., Skovsholt LJ., Riis T. (2020). Biofilm growth in two streams draining mountainous permafrost catchments in NE Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125: e2019JG005557. 

  • Schürz, C., Mehdi, B., Kiesel, J., Schulz, K., Herrnegger, M. (2020). A systematic assessment of uncertainties in large-scale soil loss estimation from different representations of USLE input factors – a case study for Kenya and Uganda. Hydrological Earth System Sciences. 24, 4463-4489. 

  • Souguir, D., Hörmann, G.,  Hachicha, M (2020). Salinity decreases cadmium accumulation in Vicia faba. Environ Sci Pollut Res, 27, 18893–18901. 

  • Souguir, D., Zouari, M., Hörmann, G., Hachicha, M. (2020). Behavior of some plant species used as alternatives for salt-affected soil reclamation andtreated wastewater valorization, Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry, 40 (2): 207-214, 2020. 

  • Tigabu, T.B., Hörmann, G., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2020). Statistical analysis of rainfall and streamflow time series in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 11(1), 258-273. 

  • Tigabu, T.B., Wagner, P.D., Hörmann, G., Fohrer, N. (2020). Modelling the spatio-temporal flow dynamics of groundwater-surface water interactions of the Lake Tana Basin, Upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia. Hydrology Research, nh2020046. 

  • Tigabu, T.B., Wagner, P.D., Hörmann, G., Kiesel, J., Fohrer, N. (2020). Climate change impacts on the water and groundwater resources of the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Journal of Water and Climate Change, jwc2020126. 

  • Zhou, S., Wu, N., Zhang, M., Peng, W., He, F., Guo, K., Yan, S., Zou, Y., Qu, X. (2020). Local environmental, geo-climatic and spatial factors interact to drive community distributions and diversity patterns of stream benthic algae, macroinvertebrates and fishes in a large basin, Northeast China. Ecological Indicators, 117, 106673. 

  • Zin, WW., Kawasaki, A., Hörmann, G., Acierto, RA., San, ZM., Thu, AM. (2020). Multivariate Flood Loss Estimation of the 2018 Bago Flood in Myanmar, J. Disaster Res., 15(3):300-311 DOI: 10.20965/jdr.2020.p0300. 



  • Blöschl, G., Bierkens, M.F., Chambel, A., Cudennec, C., Destouni, G., Fiori, A., Kirchner, J. W., McDonnell, J.J., Savenije, H.H., Sivapalan, M., Stumpp, C., Toth, E., Volpi, E.,  Carr, G., Lupton, C., Salinas, J., Széles, B., Viglione, A., Aksoy, H., Allen, S.T., Amin, A., Andréassian, V., Arheimer, B., Aryal, S. K., Baker, V., Bardsley, E., Barendrecht, M.H., Bartosova, A., Batelaan, O., Berghuijs, W. R., Beven, K., Blume, T., Bogaard, T., Amorim, P. B., Böttcher, M.E., Boulet, G., Breinl, K., Brilly, M., Brocca, L., Buytaert, W., Castellarin, A., Castelletti, A., Chen, X., Chen, Y., Chen, Y., Chifflard, P., Claps, P., Clark, M.P., Collins, A.L., Croke, B., Dathe, A., David, P.C., Barros, F.P., Rooij, G., Baldassarre, G.D.,  Driscoll, J.M.,  Duethmann, D., Dwivedi, R., Eris, E., Farmer, W.H., Feiccabrino, J., Ferguson, G., Ferrari, E., Ferraris, S., Fersch, B., Finger, D., Foglia, L., Fowler, K., Gartsman, B., Gascoin, S., Gaume, E., Gelfan, A., Geris, J., Gharari, S., Gleeson, T., Glendell, M., Bevacqua, A.G., González-Dugo, M.P., Grimaldi, S.,  Gupta, A.B., Guse, B., Han, D., Hannah, D., Harpold, A., Haun, S., Heal, K., Helfricht, K., Herrnegger, M., Hipsey, M., Hlaváčiková, H., Hohmann, C., Holko, L., Hopkinson, C., Hrachowitz, M., Illangasekare, T.H., Inam, A., Innocente, C.,  Istanbulluoglu, E., Jarihani, B.,  Kalantari, Z., Kalvans, A., Khanal, S., Khatami, S.,  Kiesel, J.,  Kirkby, M.,  Knoben, W., Kochanek, H.,  Kohnová, K., Kolechkina, S., Krause, A., Kreamer, S., Kreibich, D.,  Kunstmann, H.,   Lange, H., Liberato, M.L., Lindquist, E.,  Link, T.,  Liu, J.,  Loucks, D.P., Luce, C.,  Mahé, G., Makarieva, O., Malard, J., Mashtayeva, S., Maskey, S., Mas-Pla, J., Mavrova-Guirguinova, M.,  Mazzoleni, M., Mernild, S., Misstear, B.D., Montanari, A., Müller-Thomy, H., Nabizadeh, A.,  Nardi, F.,  Neale, C., Nesterova, N., Nurtaev, B., Odongo, V.O., Panda, S., Pang, Z., Papacharalampous, G.,  Perrin, C., Pfister, L.,  Pimentel, R., Polo, M. J., Post, D., Sierra, C.P., Ramos, M., Renner, M., Reynolds, J.E., Ridolfi, E., Rigon, R., Riva, M., Robertson, D.E., Rosso, R., Roy, T., Sá, J.H., Salvadori, G., Sandells, M.,  Schaefli, B., Schumann, A., Scolobig, A., Seibert, J., Servat, E., Shafiei, M., Sharma, A., Sidibe, M., Sidle, R.C.,  Skaugen, T., Smith, H., Spiessl, S.M.,  Stein, L., Steinsland, I., Strasser, U., Su, B., Szolgay, J., Tarboton, D., Tauro, F., Thirel, G., Tian, F., Tong, R., Tussupova, K., Tyralis, H., Uijlenhoet, R., Beek, R., Ent, R.J.,  Ploeg, M., Loon, A.F., Meerveld, I.,  Nooijen, R., Oel, P.R., Vidal, J.,  Freyberg, J., Vorogushyn, S., Wachniew, P., Wade, A.J., Ward, P., Westerberg, I.K.,  White, C., Wood, E.F.,  Woods, R.,  Xu, Z., K. K.,  Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y. (2019): Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective. Hydrological Sciences Journal 64:10, 1141-1158.
  • Dahmouni, M., Hörmann, G., Jouzdan, O., Hachicha M. (2019): Spatio-temporal variability of hydrochemical parameters and heavy metals in shallow groundwater of the area of Cebala–Borj–Touil, irrigated with treated wastewater (Tunisia), Environmental Earth Sciences, 78(2),
  • Femeena, P.V., Chaubey, I., Aubeneau, A., McMillan, S., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2019): Simple regression models can act as calibration-substitute to approximate transient storage parameters in streams. Advances in Water Resources., 123: 201-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.11.010.
  • Gimsing, A. L., Agert J., Baran, N., Boivin, A., Ferrari, F., Gibson, R,, Hammond, L., Hegler, F., Jones, R.L., König,W.,  Kreuger, J., Linden, T., Liss, D.,  Loiseau, L., Massey, A., Miles, B., Monrozies, L., Newcombe, A., Poot, A., Reeves, G.L., Reichenberger, S., Rosenbom, A.E., Staudenmaier, H., Sur, R., Schwen, A., Stemmer, M., Tüting, W., Ulrich, U.(2019): Conducting groundwater monitoring studies in Europe for pesticide active substances and their metabolites in the context of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, 1-93.
  • Guo, K., Wu, N., Wang, C., Yang, D., He, Y., Luo, J., Chai, Y., Duan, M., Huang, X., Riis, T. (2019): Trait dependent roles of environmental factors, spatial processes and grazing pressure on lake phytoplankton metacommunity. Ecological Indicators, 103, 312-320.
  • Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M., Kiesel, J., Strauch, M., Volk, M., Fohrer, N. (2019): Analysing spatio-temporal of processes and parameter dynamics in models to characterise contrasting catchments, J. Hydrol. 507: 863-874, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.12.050.
  • Hu, B., Hu, X., Nie, X., Zhang, X., Wu, N., Hong, Y., Qin, H. M. (2019): Seasonal and inter-annual community structure characteristics of zooplankton driven by water environment factors during different hydrological years in a sub-lake of Lake Poyang, China (No. e27528v1).  PeerJ, 7(3), e7590.
  • Huang, J., Huang, L., Wu, Z., Mo, Y., Zou, Q., Wu, N., & Chen, Z. (2019): Correlation of Fish Assemblages with Habitat and Environmental Variables in a Headwater Stream Section of Lijiang River, China. Sustainability, 11(4), 1135. 
  • Huang, J., Zhang, Y., Arhonditsis, G.B., Gao, J., Chen, Q., Wu, N., Dong, F., Shi, W. (2019): How successful are the restoration efforts of China’s freshwater lakes? Environment International, 123: 96-103. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2018.11.048.
  • Huang, L., Huang, J., Wu, Z., Mo, Y., Zou, Q., Jeppesen, E., Wu, N. (2019): Beta Diversity Partitioning and Drivers of Variations in Fish Assemblages in a Headwater Stream: Lijiang River, China. Water, 11(4), 680.
  • Kiesel, J., Gericke, A., Rathjens, H., Wetzig, A., Kakouei, K., Jähnig, S. C., Fohrer, N. (2019): Climate change impacts on ecologically relevant hydrological indicators in three catchments in three European ecoregions. Ecological Engineering, 127: 404-416. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.12.019.
  • Lei, C., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2019): Identifying the most important spatially distributed variables for explaining land use patterns in a rural lowland catchment in Germany. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 29 (11): 1788-1806. DOI:
  • Melsen, L. A., Guse, B. (2019): Hydrological drought simulations: How climate and model structure control parameter sensitivity, Water Resour. Res. (accepted).
  • Nerger, R., Klüver, K., Cordsen, E., Fohrer, N. (2019): Intensive long-term monitoring of soil organic carbon and nutrients in Northern Germany. Nutr. Cycling Agroecosyst., 116: 1-13. DOI:
  • Pastor, A., Freixa, A., Skovsholt, L. J., Wu, N., Romaní, A. M., Riis, T. (2019): Microbial Organic Matter Utilization in High-Arctic Streams: Key Enzymatic Controls. Microbial ecology, 78(3), 539-554.
  • Qu, X., Peng, W., Liu, Y., Zhang, M., Ren, Z., Wu, N., Liu, X. (2019): Networks and ordination analyses reveal the stream community structures of fish, macroinvertebrate and benthic algae, and their responses to nutrient enrichment. Ecological indicators, 101, 501-511.
  • Qu, Y., Wu, N., Guse, B., Makareviciute, K., Sun, X., Fohrer, N. (2019): Riverine phytoplankton functional groups response to multiple stressors variously depending on hydrological periods. Ecological Indicators, 101: 41-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.12.049.
  • Sada, R., Schmalz, B., Kiesel, J., Fohrer, N. (2019): Projected changes in climate and hydrological regimes of the Western Siberian lowlands. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78: 56. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-019-8047-0.
  • Souguir, D., Hörmann, G., Hachicha, M. (2019): Effets génotoxiques de l’irrigation à long-terme par des eaux usées traitées: cas du périmètre Cebala-Borj Touil[J]. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 139(1): 14191-14204.
  • Souguir, D., Hörmann, G., Hachicha M. (2019): Genotoxicity assessment of the groundwater quality in the Teboulba region-Tunisia using the Vicia Faba micronucleus test. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 17(2):3959-3971, DOI: 10.15666/aeer/1702_39593971.
  • Tigabu, T.B., Wagner, P.D., Hörmann, G., Fohrer, N. (2019): Modeling the impact of agricultural crops on the spatial and seasonal variability of water balance components in the Lake Tana basin, Ethiopia. Hydrology Research, nh2019170.
  • Ulrich, U., Lange, J., Pfannerstill, M., Loose, L., Fohrer, N. (2019): Hydrological tracers, the herbicide metazachlor and its transformation products in a retention pond during transient flow conditions, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(26): 26706-26720.
  • Vu, T. T., Kiesel, J., Guse, B., Fohrer, N. (2019): Analysis of the occurrence, robustness and characteristics of abrupt changes in streamflow time series under future climate change. Climate Risk Management, 26. 
  • Wagner, P.D., Bhallamudi, M.S., Narasimhan, B., Kumar, S., Fohrer, N., Fiener, P., 2019. Comparing the effects of dynamic versus static representations of land use change in hydrologic impact assessments. Environmental Modelling & Software, 122, 103987.
  • Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2019): Gaining prediction accuracy in land use modeling by integrating modeled hydrologic variables. Environmental Modelling & Software, 115: 155-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.02.011.
  • Willkommen, S., Pfannerstill, M., Ulrich, U., Guse, B., Fohrer, N. (2019): Impact of weather conditions on the fate of flufenacet, diflufenican and pendimenthalin at different spatial scales, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 278, 107-116, doi:10.1016/j.agee.2019.03.017.
  • Wu, N., Thodsen, H., Baattrup-Pedersen, A., Estrup Andersen, H., Tornbjerg, H., Riis, T. (2019): Flow regimes filter species traits of benthic diatom communities and modify the ecosystem function of lowland streams - a nationwide scale study. Science of the Total Environment, 651(Pt.1): 357-366. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.210.



  • Amiri, B.J., Junfeng, G., Fohrer, N., Mueller, F., Adamowski, J. (2018): Regionalizing Flood Magnitudes using Landscape Structural Patterns of Catchments. Water Resources Management, 32(7): 2385-2403. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-018-1935-3.

  • Arnold, J.G., Bieger, K., White, M.J., Srinivasan, R., Dunbar, J.A., Allen, P.M. (2018): Use of decision tables to simulate management in SWAT+. Water (Switzerland), 10(6): 713. DOI: 10.3390/w10060713.

  • Dahmouni, M., Hörmann, G., Jouzdan, O., Hachicha, M. (2018): Export of salt and heavy metals in an area irrigated with treated wastewater, a case study from Cebala Borj-Touil (Tunisia). Desalination and Water Treatment, 102: 61-70. DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2018.21825.

  • El-Shazli, A., Hörmann, G., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2018): Comparison of water balance method and alternative evaporation methods applied to the High Aswan Dam Reservoir. Die Erde, 149(2-3): 117-131. DOI: 10.12854/erde-2018-349.

  • Kakouei K., Kiesel J., Domisch S., Irving K., Jähnig S., Kail J. (2018):  Projected effects of climate change- induced flow alterations on stream macroinvertebrate abundances. Ecology and evolution, 8(6): 3393-3409, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3907.

  • Kiesel, J., Pfannerstill, M., Schmalz, B., Khoroshavin, V., Sheludkov, A., Veshkurseva, T., Fohrer, N. (2018): Modelling of hydrological processes in snowmelt-governed permafrost-free catchments of the Western Siberian Lowlands. International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, 8(3): 289-316. DOI: 10.1504/IJHST.2018.093598.

  • Li, D., Wu, N., Tang, S., Su, G., Li, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, G., Niu, Z., Zhang, J., Liu, H., Hecker, M., Giesy, J.P., Yu, H. (2018): Factors Driving Blooms of Cyanobacteria in a large shallow lake, China. Environmental Sciences Europe, 30(1) 27: 1-15. DOI: 10.1186/s12302-018-0152-2.

  • Metin, A.D., Dung, N.V., Schröter, K., Guse, B., Apel, H., Kreibich, H., Vorogushyn, S., Merz, B. (2018): How do changes along the risk chain affected flood risk? Nat. Hazard. Earth Syst. Sci., 18: 3089-3108. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-18-3089-2018.

  • Qu, Y., Wu, N., Guse, B., Fohrer, N. (2018): Riverine phytoplankton shifting along a lentic-lotic continuum under hydrological, physiochemical conditions and species dispersal. Science of the Total Environment, 619-620: 1628-1636.DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.139.

  • Qu, Y., Wu, N., Makarevičiūtė, K., Guse, B., Fohrer, N. (2018): Effects of land-use pattern and physiochemical conditions on phytoplankton communities in a German lowland catchment. Fundamental and Applied Limnology/Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 191(3): 175-187, doi: 10.1127/fal/2018/1125. DOI: 10.1127/fal/2018/1125.

  • Song, S., Schmalz, B., Fohrer, N. (2018): Improved structure of vertical flow velocity distribution in natural rivers based on mean vertical profile velocity and relative water depth. Hydrology Research, 49(3): 878-892. DOI: 10.2166/nh.2017.258.

  • Souguir, D., Abd-Alla, H.I., Hörmann, G., Hachicha, M. (2018): Chromosomal and nuclear alterations in the root-tip cells of Vicia faba induced by sodium chloride. Water Environment Research, 90(2): 164-171. DOI: 10.2175/106143017X14902968254827.

  • Steinhausen, M.J., Wagner, P.D., Narasimhan, B., Waske, B. (2018): Combining Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data for improved land use and land cover mapping of monsoon regions. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 73: 595-604. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.08.011.

  • Sun, X., Wu, N., Faber, C., & Fohrer, N. (2018): Effects of hydrological variables on structuring morphological trait (cell size) of diatom community in a lowland river. Ecological Indicators, 94: 207-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.044.

  • Tigabu, T.B., Hörmann, G., Wagner, P.D., Fohrer, N. (2018): Statistical analysis of rainfall and streamflow time series in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia. Journal of Water and Climate Change, DOI: 10.2166/wcc.2018.008.

  • Ulrich, U., Hörmann, G., Pfannerstill, M., Steinmann, F., Fohrer, N. (2018): Lentic small water bodies: Variability of pesticide transport and transformation patterns. Science of the Total Environment, 618: 26–38. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.032.

  • Vu, T.T., Kiesel, J., Guse, B., Fohrer, N. (2018): Towards an improved understanding of hydrological change - Linking indicators of hydrologic alteration (IHA) and multiple change point tests. Journal of Water and Climate Change,10(4): 743-758. DOI:10.2166/wcc.2018.068.

  • Wagner, P.D., Hörmann, G., Schmalz, B., Fohrer, N. (2018):  Characterisation of the water and nutrient balance in the rural lowland catchment of the Kielstau. Hydrologie & Wasserbewirtschaftung, 62(3): 145-158. DOI: 10.5675/HyWa_2018,3_2.

  • Widmoser, P., & Wohlfahrt, G. (2018): Attributing the energy imbalance by concurrent lysimeter and eddy covariance evapotranspiration measurements. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 263: 287-291. DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.09.003.

  • Willkommen, S., Pfannerstill, M., Guse, B., Ulrich, U., Fohrer, N. (2018): PondR: a process-oriented model to simulate the hydrology of drainage ponds. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 20(1): 149-163. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2017.038.

  • Wu, N., Faber, C., Ulrich, U., Fohrer, N. (2018): Diatoms as an indicator for tile drainage flow in a German lowland catchment. Environmental Sciences Europe, 30(1): 4. DOI: 10.1186/s12302-018-0133-5.

  • Wu, N., Qu, Y., Guse, B., Makarevičiūtė, K., To, S., Riis, T., Fohrer, N. (2018): Hydrological and environmental variables outperform spatial factors in structuring species, trait composition and beta diversity of pelagic algae. Ecology and Evolution, 8(5): 2947-2961. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3903.

  • Zhang, L., Liu, J., Zhang, D., Luo, L., Liao, Q., Yuang, L., Wu, N. (2018): Seasonal and spatial variations of microcystins in Poyang Lake, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25: 6300-6307. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-0967-1.

  • Zhang, F., Xiong, X., Wu, N., Zeng, Y., Fohrer, N. (2018): Length-weight relationships of three fish species from the Jialing River, the largest tributary of the upper Yangtze River, China. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 34: 1373-1375, DOI: 10.1111/jai.13808.


  • Butsch, C., Kumar, S., Wagner, P.D., Kroll, M., Kantakumar, L.N., Bharucha, E., Schneider, K., Kraas, F. (2017): Growing ‘Smart’? Urbanization Processes in the Pune Urban Agglomeration. Sustainability, 9(12): 2335.

  • Filali, H., Souguir, D., Juzdan, O., Hörmann, G., Hachicha, M. (2017): The use of treated grey water in urban agriculture in Soukra, Arab Water World,Dez. 2017,  XL(10):12-13.

  • Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M., Gafurov, A., Kiesel, J., Lehr, C., Fohrer, N. (2017): Identifying the connective strength between model parameters and performance criteria, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21, 5663-5679, doi:10.5194/hess-21-5663-2017.

  • Haas, M., Guse, B., Fohrer, N. (2017): Assessing the impacts of Best Management Practices on nitrate pollution in an agricultural dominated lowland catchment considering environmental protection versus economic development, J. Environ Manage, 196, 347-364, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.02.060.

  • Her, Y., Jeong, J., Bieger, K., Rathjens, H., Arnold, J., Srinivasan, R. (2017): Implications of Conceptual Channel Representation on SWAT Streamflow and Sediment Modeling. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(4): 725-747. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12533.

  • Kakouei, K., Kiesel, J., Kail, J., Pusch, M., Jähnig, S.C. (2017): Quantitative hydrologic preferences of benthic stream invertebrates in Germany. Ecol. Ind, 79, 163-172.

  • Kiesel, J., Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M., Kakouei, K., Fohrer, N., Jähnig, S. C. (2017): Improving hydrological model optimization for riverine species, Ecol. Ind, 80, 376-385, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.04.032.

  • Li, B., Yang, G., Wan, R., Hörmann, G. (2017): Dynamic water quality evaluation based on fuzzy matter–element model and functional data analysis, a case study in Poyang Lake. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11.

  • Li, B., Yang, G., Wan, R., Hörmann, G., Huang, J., Fohrer, N., Zhang, L. (2017): Combining multivariate statistical techniques and random forests model to assess and diagnose the trophic status of Poyang Lake in China. Ecological Indicators, 83: 74-83. DOI: 1016/j.ecolind.2017.07.033.

  • Merwade, V., Baffaut, C., Bieger, K., Boithias, L., Rathjens, H. (2017): Featured Series Conclusion: SWAT Applications for Emerging Hydrologic and Water Quality Challenges. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(6): 1390-1392. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12601.

  • Nerger, R., Funk, R., Cordsen, E., Fohrer, N. (2017): Application of a modeling approach to designate soil and soil organic carbon loss to wind erosion on long-term monitoring sites (BDF) in Northern Germany. Aeolian Research, 25, 135-147,

  • Pfannerstill, M., Bieger, K., Guse, B., Bosch, D., Fohrer, N., Arnold, J.G. (2017): How to Constrain Multi-Objective Calibrations of the SWAT Model Using Water Balance Components. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(3): 532-546. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12524.

  • Pott, C.A., and N. Fohrer (2017): Best management practices to reduce nitrate pollution in a rural watershed in Germany. Melhores práticas de manejo para reduzir a poluição por nitrato em uma bacia hidrográfica rural na Alemanha. Revista Ambiente & Agua-12(6): 888-901.

  • Pott, C.A., and N. Fohrer (2017): Hydrological modeling in a rural catchment in Germany. Applied Research and Agrotechnology 10(1): 7-16.

  • Rosentreter, J., Hagensieker, R., Okujeni, A., Roscher, R., Wagner, P.D., Waske, B. (2017): Sub-pixel mapping of urban areas using EnMAP data and multioutput support vector regression. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, 10(5): 1938-1948.

  • Song, S., Schmalz, B., Xu, Y.P., Fohrer, N. (2017): Seasonality of Roughness - the Indicator of Annual River Flow Resistance Condition in a Lowland Catchment. Water Resources Management, 31(11): 3299-3312. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-017-1656-z.

  • Song, S., Schmalz, B., Zhang, J.X. Li, G. & Fohrer, N. (2017): Application of modified Manning formula in the determination of vertical profile velocity in natural rivers. Hydrology Research 48 (1): 133-146.

  • Wagner, P.D., Bhallamudi, S.M., Narasimhan, B., Kumar, S., Fohrer, N., Fiener, P. (2017): Comparing the effects of dynamic versus static representations of land use change in hydrologic impact assessments. Environmental Modelling and Software, p.1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.06.023.

  • Wang, C., Liu, Y., Zhan, Q., Yang, W., Wu, N. (2017): Global trends in phytoplankton research of river ecosystems during 1991-2016: a bibliometric analysis. Fund Appl Limnol 191: 25-36.

  • White, M., Haglund, L., Gloe, M., Bieger, K., Namphong, B., Gambone, M., Hardy, E., Gao, J., Yen, H., Arnold, J. (2017): Distribution of Selected Soil and Water Conservation Practices in the U.S. as Identified with Google Earth. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(5): 1229-1240. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12552. 

  • Wilken, F., Wagner, P.D., Narasimhan, B., Fiener, P.(2017): Spatio-temporal patterns of land use and cropping frequency in a tropical catchment of South India. Applied Geography, 89: 124-132.

  • Wu, N., Dong, X., Liu, Y., Wang, C., Baattrup-Pedersen, A., Riis, T. (2017): Using river microalgae as indicators for freshwater biomonitoring: review of published research and future directions. Ecological Indicators 81: 124-131.


  • Amiri, B.J., Fohrer, N., Cullmann, J., Hörmann, G., Adamowski, J. (2016): Regionalization of Tank Model Using Landscape Metrics of Catchments. Water Resources Management, doi: 10.1007/s11269-016-1469-5.
  • Conrad, Y. & Fohrer, N. (2016): Simulating impacts of silage maize (Zea mays) in monoculture and undersown with annual grass (Lolium perenne L.) on the soil water balance in a sandy-humic soil in Northwest Germany. Agr. Water Manage., 178, 52–65.
  • El-Shazli, A. & Hoermann, G. (2016): Development of storage capacity and morphology of the Aswan High Dam Reservoir. Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1151979.
  • Fohrer, N. (2016): The Journal Hydrology and Water Resources Management (HyWa) celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 60, 5.
  • Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M., Gafurov, A., Fohrer, N. & Gupta, H. (2016): Demasking the integrated information of discharge - Advancing sensitivity analysis to consider different hydrological components and their rates of change, Water Resour. Res., 52, 8724-8743, doi:10.1002/2016WR018894.
  • Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M., Strauch, M., Reusser, D., Lüdtke, S., Volk, M., Gupta, H. & Fohrer, N. (2016): On characterizing the temporal dominance patterns of model parameters and processes, Hydrol. Process., 30(13), 2255-2270, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10764.
  • Haas, M., Guse, B., Pfannerstill, M. & Fohrer, N. (2016): A joined multi-metric calibration of river discharge and nitrate loads with different performance measures, J. Hydrol., 536, 534-545, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.001.
  • Pfannerstill, M., Kuehling, I., Hugenschmidt, C., Trepel, M. & Fohrer, N. (2016): Reactive ditches: A simple approach to implement denitrifying wood chip bioreactors to reduce nitrate exports into aquatic ecosystems? Environmental Earth Sciences, 75,1063 
  • Nerger, R., Beylich, A., & Fohrer, N. (2016): Long-term monitoring of soil quality changes in Northern Germany. Geoderma Regional, 7(2), 239-249.
  • Salmoral, G., Willaarts, B., Garrido, A. & Guse, B. (2016): Fostering integrated land and water management approaches: Evaluating the water footprint of a Mediterranean basin under different agricultural land use scenarios, Land Use Policy, accepted.
  • Schmalz, B., Kruse, M., Kiesel, J., Müller, F., & Fohrer, N. (2016). Water-related ecosystem services in Western Siberian lowland basins—Analysing and mapping spatial and seasonal effects on regulating services based on ecohydrological modelling results. Ecological Indicators, 71, 55-65.
  • Strehmel, A., Jewett, A., Schuldt, R., Schmalz, B. & Fohrer, N. (2016): Field data-based implementation of land management and terraces on the catchment scale for an eco-hydrological modelling approach in the Three Gorges Region, China. Agricultural Water Management, 175, 43-60.
  • Strehmel, A., Schmalz, B. & Fohrer, N. (2016): Evaluation of Land Use, Land Management and Soil Conservation Strategies to Reduce Non-Point Source Pollution Loads in the Three Gorges Region, China. Environmental Management, 58, 906-921.
  • Wu, N., Faber, C., Sun, X., Qu, Y., Wang, C., Ivetic, S., Riis, T., Ulrich, U. & Fohrer, N. (2016): Importance of sampling frequency when collecting diatoms. Scientific Reports, 6: 36950.



  • BIEGER, K., HÖRMANN, G. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Detailed spatial analysis of SWAT-simulated surface runoff and sediment yield in a mountainous watershed in China. Hydrological Sciences Journal 60(5): 784-800. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.965172.
  • BIEGER, K., HÖRMANN, G. & FOHRER, N. (2015): The impact of land use change in the Xiangxi Catchment (China) on water balance and sediment transport. Regional Environmental Change 15(3): 485-498. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-013-0429-3.
  • GUSE, B., KAIL, J., RADINGER, J., SCHRÖDER, M., KIESEL, J., HERING, D., WOLTER, C. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Eco-hydrologic model cascades: Simulating land use and climate change impacts on hydrology, hydraulics and habitats for fish and macroinvertebrates. Sci. Tot. Environ. 533: 542-556, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.078.
  • GUSE, B., PFANNERSTILL, M. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Dynamic modelling of land use change impacts on nitrate loads in rivers. Environ. Process., doi:10.1007/s40710-015-0099-x.
  • HAAS, M., GUSE, B., PFANNERSTILL, M. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Detection of dominant nitrate processes in ecohydrological modelling with temporal parameter sensitivity analysis. Ecol. Model. 314: 62-72, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.07.009.
  • HAIDARY, A., AMIRI, B.J., ADAMOWSKI, J., FOHRER, N. & NAKANE, K. (2015): Modelling the relationship between catchment attributes and wetland water quality in Japan. Ecohydrology 8(4): 726-737. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1539.
  • HE, X., HÖRMANN, G., STREHMEL, A., GUO, H.L. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Natural and Anthropogenic Causes of Vegetation Changes in Riparian Wetlands Along the Lower Reaches of the Yellow River, China. Wetlands 35(2): 391-399.
  • KAIL, J., GUSE, B., RADINGER, J., SCHRÖDER, M., KIESEL, J., KLEINHANS, M., SCHUURMAN, F., FOHRER, N., HERING, D. & WOLTER, C. (2015): A modelling framework to assess the effect of pressures on river abiotic habitat conditions and biota. PLOS ONE 10(6): e0130228. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.013022.
  • KIESEL, J., SCHRÖDER, M., HERING, D., SCHMALZ, B., HÖRMANN, G., JÄHNIG, S.C. & FOHRER, N. (2015): A new model linking macroinvertebrate assemblages to habitat composition in rivers: development, sensitivity and univariate application. Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie 186(1-2): 117-133. DOI: 10.1127/fal/2015/0625.
  • KUEMMERLEN, M., SCHMALZ, B., CAI, Q., HAASE, P., FOHRER, N. & JÄHNIG, S.C. (2015): An attack on two fronts: predicting how changes in land use and climate affect the distribution of stream macroinvertebrates. Freshwater Biology, doi:10.1111/fwb.12580.
  • PFANNERSTILL, M., GUSE, B., REUSSER, D. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Process verification of a hydrological model using a temporal parameter sensitivity analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS) 19: 4365-4376. doi:10.5194/hessd-12-1729-2015.
  • SCHMALZ, B., LOOSER, U., MEESENBURG, H., SCHRÖDER, U. & SCHUMANN, S. (2015): Kleine hydrologische Untersuchungsgebiete in deutschsprachigen Ländern Mitteleuropas. Projektbericht. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 59(4): 184-189.
  • SCHMALZ, B., KUEMMERLEN, M., KIESEL, J., CAI, Q., JÄHNIG, S.C. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Impacts of land use changes on hydrological components and macroinvertebrate distributions in the Poyang lake area. Ecohydrology 8(6): 1119-1136. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1569.
  • SCHMALZ, B., ZHANG, Q., KUEMMERLEN, M., CAI, Q., JÄHNIG, S.C. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Modelling spatial distribution of surface runoff and sediment yield in a Chinese river basin without continuous sediment monitoring. Hydrological Sciences Journal 60(5): 801-824. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.967245.
  • SONG, S., SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Simulation, quantification and comparison of in-channel and floodplain sediment processes in a lowland area – A case study of the Upper Stör catchment in northern Germany. Ecological Indicators 57: 118-127. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.03.030.
  • STREHMEL, A., SCHÖNBRODT-STITT, S., BUZZO, G., DUMPERTH, C., STUMPF F., ZIMMERMANN, K., BIEGER, K., BEHRENS, T., SCHMIDT, K., BI, R., ROHN, J., HILL, J., UDELHOVEN, T., WEI, X., SHI, XZ., CAI, Q., JIANG, T., FOHRER, N., SCHOLTEN, T. (2015): Assessment of Geo-Hazards in a Rapidly Changing Landscape: The Three Gorges Reservoir Region in China. Environmental Earth Sciences 74(6): 4939-4960. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-4503-7.
  • ULRICH, U., KRÜGER, C., HÖRMANN, G. & FOHRER, N. (2015): Datenlage zur Belastung der Kleingewässer durch Pestizide in Deutschland: ein Statusbericht. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 59(5): 227-238. DOI:10.5675/HyWa_2015,5_3.



  • Bieger, K., Hörmann, G., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Simulation of streamflow and sediment with the soil and water assessment tool in a data scarce catchment in the three Gorges region, China. Journal of environmental quality, 43(1), 37-45.
  • Fohrer, N., Dietrich, A., Kolychalow, O., & Ulrich, U. (2014). Assessment of the environmental fate of the herbicides flufenacet and metazachlor with the SWAT model. Journal of environmental quality, 43(1), 75-85.
  • Guse, B., Reusser, D. E., & Fohrer, N. (2014). How to improve the representation of hydrological processes in SWAT for a lowland catchment–temporal analysis of parameter sensitivity and model performance. Hydrological processes, 28(4), 2651-2670.
  • Huang, J. C., Gao, J. F., Mooij, W. M., Hörmann, G., & Fohrer, N. (2014). A comparison of three Approaches to predict phytoplankton biomass in Gonghu Bay of Lake Taihu. J. Environ. Inform, 24(1), 39-51.
  • Huang, J., Gao, J., Hörmann, G., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Modeling the effects of environmental variables on short-term spatial changes in phytoplankton biomass in a large shallow lake, Lake Taihu. Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(9), 3609-3621.
  • Kuemmerlen, M., Schmalz, B., Guse, B., Cai, Q., Fohrer, N., & Jähnig, S. C. (2014). Integrating catchment properties in small scale species distribution models of stream macroinvertebrates. Ecological Modelling, 277, 77-86.
  • Pfannerstill, M., Guse, B., & Fohrer, N. (2014). A multi‐storage groundwater concept for the SWAT model to emphasize nonlinear groundwater dynamics in lowland catchments. Hydrological Processes, 28(22), 5599-5612.
  • Pfannerstill, M., Guse, B., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Smart low flow signature metrics for an improved overall performance evaluation of hydrological models. Journal of Hydrology, 510, 447-458.
  • Pott, C. A., Jadoski, S. O., Schmalz, B., Hörmann, G., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Temporal variability of nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in a German catchment: water sampling implication. Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental, 18(8), 811-818.
  • Song, S., Schmalz, B., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Simulation and comparison of stream power in-channel and on the floodplain in a German lowland area. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 62(2), 133-144.
  • Wu, N., Cai, Q., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Contribution of microspatial factors to benthic diatom communities. Hydrobiologia, 732(1), 49-60.
  • Wu, N., Huang, J., Schmalz, B., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Modeling daily chlorophyll a dynamics in a German lowland river using artificial neural networks and multiple linear regression approaches. Limnology, 15(1), 47-56.
  • Wu, N., Schmalz, B., & Fohrer, N. (2014). Study Progress in Riverine Phytoplankton and its Use as Bio-Indicator a Review. Austin J Hydrol, 1(1), 9.



  • Haidary, A., Amiri, B. J., Adamowski, J., Fohrer, N., & Nakane, K. (2013). Assessing the impacts of four land use types on the water quality of wetlands in Japan. Water Resources Management, 27(7), 2217-2229.
  • Kiesel, J., Schmalz, B., Brown, G. L., & Fohrer, N. (2013). Application of a hydrological-hydraulic modelling cascade in lowlands for investigating water and sediment fluxes in catchment, channel and reach. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 61(4), 334-346.
  • Ulrich, U., Dietrich, A., & Fohrer, N. (2013). Herbicide transport via surface runoff during intermittent artificial rainfall: a laboratory plot scale study. Catena, 101, 38-49.
  • Petersen, G., Abya, J. A., & Fohrer, N. (2013, December). Spatio-temporal water body and vegetation changes in the Nile swamps of southern Sudan. Advanced Geoscience 11, 113-116.
  • Smetanová, A., Dotterweich, M., Diehl, D., Ulrich, U., & Dotterweich, N. F. (2013). Influence of biochar and terra preta substrates on wettability and erodibility of soils. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issues, 57(1), 111-134..
  • Ulrich, U., Zeiger, M., & Fohrer, N. (2013). Soil structure and herbicide transport on soil surfaces during intermittent artificial rainfall. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementary Issues, 57(1), 135-155.




  • Amiri, B.J., K.P. Sudheer & N. Fohrer, 2012: Linkage Between In-Stream Total Phosphorus and Land Cover in Chugoku District, Japan: An ANN Approach. J. Hydrol. Hydromech. 60 (1): 33-44.
  • Bieger, K., G. Hörmann & N. Fohrer, 2012: Simulation of Streamflow and Sediment with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool in a Data Scarce Catchment in the Three Gorges Region, China. J. Env. Qual., published online May 2012.

  • Bohne, B., I.J. Storchenegger, P. Widmoser, 2012: An easy to use calculation method for weir operations in controlled drainage systems. Agricultural Water Management 109: 46-53.

  • Fohrer, N. & B. Schmalz, 2012: Das UNESCO Ökohydrologie-Referenzprojekt Kielstau-Einzugsgebiet - nachhaltiges Wasserressourcenmanagement und Ausbildung im ländlichen Raum. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56(4): 160-168.

  • Fohrer, N., A. Dietrich, O. Kolychalow & U. Ulrich, 2012: Assessment of the environmental fate of the herbicides Flufenacet and Metazachlor with the SWAT model. J. Envir. Quality. Accepted July 2012.

  • Holsten, B., A. Bednarek, A. Fier, N. Fohrer, G. Heckrath, H. Höper, C. Hugenschmidt, C. Kjaergaard, B. Krause, N. Litz, A, Matzinger, D. Orlikowski, C. Perillon, M. Pfannerstill, P. Rouault, W. Schäfer, M. Trepel, M. Ubraniak & M. Zalewski, 2012: Potenziale für den Einsatz von Nährstoff-Filtersystemen in Deutschland zur Verringerung der Nährstoffeinträge in Oberflächengewässer. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56: 4-15.

  • Jähnig, S.C., M. Kuemmerlen, J. Kiesel, S. Domisch, Q.H. Cai, B. Schmalz & N. Fohrer, 2012: Modelling of riverine ecosystems by integrating models: conceptual approach, a case study and research agenda. J. Biogeogr., accepted.

  • Kolychalow, O., B. Schmalz, A. Matthiessen, G. Ostendorp, M. Hippelein & N. Fohrer, 2012: Pflanzenschutzmittelwirkstoffe und deren Metaboliten in privaten Trinkwasserbrunnen in Schleswig-Holstein. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56(4): 193-202.

  • Kroll, F., F. Müller, D. Haase & N. Fohrer, 2012: Rural–urban gradient analysis of ecosystem services supply and demand dynamics. Land Use Policy 29: 521-535.

  • Kuemmerlen, M., S. Domisch, B. Schmalz. Q.H. Cai, N. Fohrer & S. Jähnig, 2012: Integrierte Modellierung von aquatischen Ökosystemen in China: Arealbestimmung von Makrozoobenthos auf Einzugsgebietsebene. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56(4): 185-192.

  • Lam, Q.D., B. Schmalz & N. Fohrer, 2012: Assessing the spatial and temporal variations of water quality in lowland areas, Northern Germany. Journal of Hydrology 438-439: 137-147.

  • McClain, M.E., L. Chícharo, N. Fohrer, M. Gaviño Novillo, W. Windhorst & M. Zalewski, 2012: Training hydrologists to be ecohydrologists and play a leading role in environmental problem solving. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 16: 1685-1696.

  • Pfannerstill, M., C. Hugenschmidt, M. Trepel & N. Fohrer, 2012: Reaktive Grabensysteme zur Reduktion des diffusen Stickstoffeintrags aus drainierten landwirtschaftlichen Flächen. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56(4): 203-214.

  • Schmalz, B., M. Kuemmerlen, A. Strehmel, S. Song, Q.H. Cai, S. Jähnig & N. Fohrer, 2012: Integrierte Modellierung von aquatischen Ökosystemen in China: Ökohydrologie und Hydraulik. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56(4): 169-184.

  • Smetanova, A., M. Dotterweich, D. Diehl, U. Ulrich & N. Fohrer, 2012: Influence of biochar and terra preta substrates on wettability and erodibility of soils. Z. Geomorph. Supplementary Issue. Published online.

  • Ulrich, U., F. Schulz, C. Hugenschmidt & N. Fohrer, 2012: Vergleichende Messungen zu Herbizidausträgen auf drei unterschiedlichen Größenskalen. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 56(4): 215-228.

  • Wu, N., Cai, Q. & Fohrer, N., 2012: Development and evaluation of a diatom-based index of biotic integrity (D-IBI) for rivers impacted by run-of-river dams. Ecological Indicators 18: 108-117.

  • Wu, N., Schmalz, B. & Fohrer, N., 2012: Development and testing of a phytoplankton index of biotic integrity (P-IBI) for a German lowland river. Ecological Indicators 13: 158-167.

  • Zhang, X.Y., G. Hörmann, J.F. Gao & N. Fohrer, 2012: Estimating the impacts and uncertainties of changing spatial input data resolutions on streamflow simulations in two basins. J. Hydroinformatics: 902-917.

  • Zhang, X.Y., G. Hörmann, J.F. Gao & N. Fohrer, 2012: Parameter calibration and uncertainty estimation of a simple rainfall-runoff model in two case studies. J. Hydroinformatics: 1061-1074.


  • LAM, Q.D., SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2011): The impact of agricultural Best Management Practices on water quality in a North German lowland catchment. Environ Monit Assess. 183 (1): 351-379. IF 1.436.

  • STORCHENEGGER, I., BOHNE, B., WIDMOSER, P. (2011): Ein praktisches Berechnungsverfahren zur Regulierung von Dränsystemen durch Kulturstaue. WasserWirtschaft. 3: 2-8.
  • WU, N., SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2011): A comparison of phytoplankton assemblages generated by two sampling protocols in a German lowland catchment. Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim. 47: 313–323. (IF: 0.796).
  • WU, N., SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2011): Distribution of phytoplankton in a German lowland river in relation to environmental factors. J. Plankton Res. 33 (5): 807–820. IF 1.749.

  • KIESEL, J., FOHRER, N. & SCHMALZ, B. (2010): Considering aquatic habitat properties in integrated river basin management - an ecohydrological modelling approach. IAHS Redbooks 338. 137-139.
  • KIESEL J, FOHRER N, SCHMALZ B & WHITE M J (2010): Incorporating landscape depressions and tile drainages of lowland catchments into spatially distributed hydrologic modelling. Hydrol. Processes 24, 1472–1486 (IF: 2.305).
  • LAM Q D, SCHMALZ B & FOHRER N (2010): Modelling point and diffuse source pollution of nitrate in a rural lowland catchment using the SWAT model. Agric. Water Manage. 97: 317–325 (IF: 1.646).
  • PETERSEN G. & FOHRER N (2010): Flooding and drying mechanisms of the seasonal Sudd flood plains along the Bahr el Jebel in southern Sudan. Hydrological Sciences J., 55(1):4 -16 (IF: 1.418).
  • PETERSEN G. & FOHRER N (2010): Two-dimensional numerical assessment of the hydrodynamics of the Nile swamps in southern Sudan. Hydrological Sciences J., 55(1):17 – 26 (IF: 1.418).
  • SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2010): Ecohydrological research in the German lowland catchment Kielstau. IAHS Publ. 336. 115-120.
  • WIDMOSER, P. (2010): An alternative to define canopy surface temperatur bounds. Agricultural Water Management. 97: 224-230.
  • Wu, N. C., Jiang, W. X., Fu, X. C., Zhou, S. C., Li, F. Q., Cai, Q. H., Fohrer, N., (2010): Temporal impacts of a small hydropower plant on benthic algal community. Fundamentals and Applied Limnology, 177(4): 257-266. (ISI).
  • WU, N., SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2010): Spatial and temporal distribution of phytoplankton in a lowland river, Germany, in relation to environmental factors. May-2010 submitted to the Journal of Plankton Research. published online November 9, 2010 ISI 1.707.
  • Wu  N, Tang T, Fu X, Jiang W, Li F, Zhou S, Cai Q and Fohrer N., 2010. Impacts of cascade run-of-river dams on benthic diatoms in the Xiangxi River, China. Aquatic Sciences. 72: 117-125. (ISI 1,049)
  • Zhao,G. J., G. Hörmann, N. Fohrer, J. F. Gao, H.P. Li, P. Tian (2010): Application of a simple raster-based hydrological model for streamflow prediction in a humid catchment with polder systems. Water Resources Management, Available online October 2010. (ISI 1,35)
  • Zhao,G. J., G. Hörmann, N. Fohrer, Z.-X. Zhang, J.-Q. Zhai, 2010: Streamflow trends and climate variability impacts in Poyang Lake basin, China. Water Resource Management, 24(4):689-706 (ISI 1,35)
  • ZHAO G, HOERMANN G, FOHRER N, GAO J F, Li H P & TIAN P (2010): Development and application of a nitrogen simulation model in a data scarce catchment in South China. Agricultural Water Management. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.10.022 (IF: 2.016)

  • Bormann, H., N. Fohrer, M. Voltz and H. Bogena, 2009: Advances in Sustainable Management of Water Quality on Catchment Scale. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, A/B/C 34, (8-9): 517-594.
  • Conrad., Y. und N. Fohrer, 2009: Application of the Bayesian calibration methodology for the parameter estimation in CoupModel. Adv. Geosci., 21, 13–24.
  • Conrad., Y. und N. Fohrer, 2009: Bilanzierung des sickerwassergebundenen Nitrataustrags unter Grünland- und Futterbausystemen. DBU Sonderband. Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft: Indikatoren, Bilanzierungsansätze, Modelle Initiativen zum Umweltschutz Bd.74 Christiane Grimm, Kurt-Jürgen Hülsbergen Hrsg.: Christiane Grimm, Kurt Jürgen Hülsbergen; Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt -DBU-, Osnabrück; 2009, IX, 202 S. m. Abb. u. Tab. 23,5 cm, Kartoniert/Broschiert ISBN 978-3-503-11644-7 | Schmidt (Erich), Berlin, p. 115-122
  • Conrad, Y. und N. Fohrer, 2009: Modeling of nitrogen leaching in grassland systems with two different fertilization levels in Northern Germany. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences. 172, 745–756.
  • Conrad, Y. und N. Fohrer, 2009: Modelling of nitrogen leaching under a complex winter wheat and red clover rotation in a drained agricultural field. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, A/B/C 34, (8-9): 530-540.
  • Hörmann, G., N. Köplin, Q. Cai, N. Fohrer, 2009: Using a simple model as a tool to parametrize the SWAT model of the Xiangxi river in China. Quaternary International 208: 116-120.
  • Hörmann, G., A. L. Renken, N. Fohrer, 2009: Use of high resolution climate change data to simulate hydrologic change at the small catchment scale. IAHS Publ. 330: 254-260.
  • Kiesel, J., D. Hering, B. Schmalz and N. Fohrer, 2009: A transdisciplinary approach for modelling macro-invertebrate habitats in lowland streams. IAHS Publ. 328: 24-33.
  • Kiesel, J., Schmalz, B. & Fohrer, N., 2009: SEPAL – A simple GIS-based tool to estimate sediment pathways in lowland catchment. Adv. Geosci. 21, 25–32.
  • Lam,Q.D., B. Schmalz, and N. Fohrer, 2009: Ecohydrological modelling of water discharge and nitrate loads in a mesoscale lowland catchment, Germany. Adv. Geosci. 21, 49–55.
  • Liu, H.H., Hörmann, J. Kiesel, N. Fohrer, 2009: Suitability of S factor algorithms for soil loss estimation at gently sloped landscapes. Catena.77(3): 248-255.
  • Petersen, G. and N. Fohrer, 2009: Two-dimensional numerical assessment of the hydrodynamics of the Nile swamps in southern Sudan. Hydrological Science Journal, submitted April. 2008. Accepted May 12th 2009.
  • Petersen, G., I. Lebed, N. Fohrer, 2009: SRTM DEM levels over papyrus swamp vegetation – a correction approach. Adv. Geosci. 21, 81–84.
  • Schmalz, B. und N. Fohrer, 2009: Comparing model sensitivities of different landscapes using the ecohydrological SWAT model. Adv. Geosci 21, 91–98.
  • Schmalz, B., K. Bieger, and N. Fohrer, (eds) 2009: Transdisciplinary concepts and modelling strategies for the assessment of complex environmental systems. Adv. Geosci., 1-137.
  • Schmalz, B., P. Springer, N. Fohrer, 2009: Variability of water quality in a riparian wetland with interacting shallow groundwater and surface water. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences 172, 757–768.
  • WIDMOSER, P. (2009): A discussion on an alternative to the Penman-Monteith equation. Agricultural Water Management. 96: 711-721.
  • Zhang, X., G. Hörmann, and N. Fohrer, 2009: Hydrologic comparison between a lowland catchment (Kielstau, Germany) and a mountainous catchment (XitaoXi, China) using KIDS model in PCRaster. Adv. Geosci. 21, 125–130.
  • Zhao, G. J., G. Hörmann, N. Fohrer, J. F. Gao, 2009: Impacts of spatial data resolution on simulated discharge, a case study of Xitiaoxi catchment in south China. Adv. Geosci. 21, 131–137.
  • Zhao, G.-J., G. Hörmann, N. Fohrer, J.F. Gao, J.-Q. Zhai, Z.X. Zhang, 2009: Spatial and temporal characteristics of wet spells on the Yangtze River Basin from 1961-2003. Theor. Appl. Cimatol., 98(1-2): 107-117.
  • Zeiger, M. and N. Fohrer, 2009: Impact of organic farming systems on runoff formation processes – A longterm sequential rainfall experiment. Soil & Tillage Research, 102, 45–54.

  • Bormann, H., N. Fohrer, M. Voltz and H. Bogena, (eds.) 2008: Recent developments in hydrological modelling towards sustainable catchment management. Ecological Modelling 209 (1):1-64. (ISI 1,888).
  • Döll, P., K. Berkhoff, H. Bormann, N. Fohrer, D. Gerten, S. Hagemann and M. Krol, 2008:Advances and visions in large-scale hydrological modelling: Findings from the 11th Workshop on Large-scale Hydrological Modelling. Adv. Geosci., 18: 51-61.
  • Fohrer, N., F. Deunert und B. Schmalz, 2008: Integration von landwirtschaftlichen Dränagen in die Abbildung des Landschaftswasser- und stoffhaushalts von Tieflandeinzugsgebieten. In: DWA Themen.: Dränung –Nährstoffausträge, Flächenerfassung und Management. 32-38.
  • Fohrer, N., B. Schmalz, G. Hörmann, 2008: Suitability of the eco-hydrological model SWAT for the assessment of water balance and quality in rural catchments. Progress in Hydro Science & Engineering. 7:303-312.
  • Fohrer, N., 2008: Nutzung des Bodenspeicherungspotenzials für Wasser als Vorsorgemöglichkeit für Starkregenereignisse und Trockenperioden. KTBL Schrift 472: Klimawandel und Ökolandbau131-140.
  • Petersen, G., J.V. Sutcliffe and N. Fohrer (2008): Morphological analysis of the Sudd region using land survey and remote sensing data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(11): 1709-1720. (ISI 1,784).
  • Petersen, G., H. Bast and N. Fohrer, 2008: Estimation of ungauged Bahr el Jebel flows based on upstream water levels and large scale spatial rainfall data. Adv. Geosci., 18:9-13.
  • Schmalz, B., F. Tavares and N. Fohrer (2008): Modelling hydrological lowland processes in mesoscale river basins with SWAT - Capabilities and challenges. Hydrological Science Journal, 53(5): 989-1000.
  • Schmalz, B., P. Springer and N. Fohrer (2008): Interactions between near-surface groundwater and surface water in a drained riparian wetland. Groundwater–Surface Water Interaction: Process Understanding, Conceptualization and Modelling (Proceedings of Symposium HS1002 at IUGG2007, Perugia, July 2007). IAHS Publ. 321: 21-29.
  • Schmalz, B., K. Bieger and N. Fohrer (2008): A method to assess instream water quality - the role of nitrogen entries in a North German lowland catchment. Adv. Geosci., 18:37-14.
  • Schmalz, B., N. Fohrer und K. Bieger (2008): Integriertes Wasserqualitätsmanagement im ländlichen Raum. Hydrologische Wissenschaften, Heft 23.08, 246-254.
  • Zeiger, M. and N. Fohrer, 2008: Impact of organic farming systems on runoff formation processes – A longterm sequential rainfall experiment. Soil & Tillage Research, accepted Sept. 2007, available online, Sept. 08. (ISI 1,128).
  • Zhang, X., G. Hörmann, and N. Fohrer, 2008: An investigation in the effects of model structure on model performance to reduce discharge simulation uncertainty in two different catchments. Adv. Geosci., 18: 31-35.

  • Fohrer, N., B. Schmalz, F. Tavares & J. Golon (2007): Ansätze zur Integration von landwirtschaftlichen Drainagen in die Modellierung des Landschaftswasserhaushalts von mesoskaligen Tieflandeinzugsgebieten. Hydrologie & Wasserbewirtschaftung 51 (4): 164-169.
  • Griensven, A. N. Fohrer, C. McCulloch, (eds.) (2007): Griensven, A. N. Fohrer, C. McCulloch, (eds.) (2007): Integrating methods for water resources management, J. Water Resources Management. 21(12): 1991-2082. Published online 27. Oct. 2007. (ISI=0,614)
  • Hörmann, G., X. Zhang and N. Fohrer (2007): Comparison of a simple and a spatially distributed hydrologic model for the simulation of a lowland catchment in Northern Germany. Ecological Modelling, 209 (1): 21-28. (ISI 1,88).
  • Petersen, G., J.A. Abeya and N. Fohrer (2007): Spatio-temporal water body and vegetation change in the Nile swamps of southern Sudan. Adv. Geosci., 11, 113–116.
  • Schmalz, B., F. Tavares & N. Fohrer (2007): Assessment of nutrient entry pathways and dominating hydrological processes in lowland catchments. Adv. Geosci. 11, 107-112.
  • SCHMALZ, B. & FOHRER, N. (2007): Bedeutung diffuser und punktueller Stoffeintragspfade in ländlich geprägten Einzugsgebieten im Norddeutschen Tiefland. „Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung“ der Fachgemeinschaft Hydrologische Wissenschaften. Heft 20.07 (2): 47-50.

  • Fohrer, N., H. Bormann, M. Voltz and Bouraoui, F. (eds.) (2006): Assessing water quality on catchment scale. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 31(17): 1003-1096. (ISI 0,993).

  • Arnold, J.G and N. Fohrer (2005): SWAT2000: Current Capabilities and Research Opportunities in Applied Watershed Modeling. Hydrological Processes. 19(3): 563-572.
  • Eckhardt, K., N. Fohrer and H.-G. Frede (2005): Automatic model calibration. Hydrological Processes, 19(3): 651-658.
  • Fohrer, N. and J. Arnold (Eds.) (2005): Regional Assessment of Climate and Management Impacts Using the SWAT Hydrological Model. Hydrological Processes 19(3): 563-859.
  • Fohrer, N., H. Andrieu and M. Voltz (Eds.) (2005): Advances in sustainable river basin management. Ecological Modelling. 187(1):1-98.
  • Fohrer, N., H. Bormann, M. Voltz and M. Wegehenkel (Eds.) (2005): Assessment of anthropogenic impacts on water quality. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 30(8-10): 471-621.
  • Fohrer, N., S. Haverkamp and H.-G. Frede (2005): Assessment of the effects of land use patterns on hydrologic landscape functions. - Development of sustainable land use concepts for low mountain range areas. Hydrol. Proc., 19(3): 659-672.
  • Haverkamp, S., N. Fohrer and H.-G. Frede (2005): Assessment of long-term effects of land use patterns on hydrologic landscape functions. - A comprehensive GIS-based tool to minimize model uncertainty resulting from spatial aggregation. Hydr. Proc., 715-727.
  • Hörmann, G., A. Horn and N. Fohrer (2005): The evaluation of land use options in mesoscale catchments – prospects and limitations of eco-hydrological models. Ecological Modelling, 187( 1): 3-14.
  • Horn, A.L., G. Hörmann, and N. Fohrer (2005): Application of a virtual watershed in academic education. Advances in Geosciences, 5: 137-141.
  • Lenhart, T., A. Van Rompaey, A. Steegen, N. Fohrer, H.-G. Frede and G. Govers (2005): Considering spatial distribution and deposition of sediment in lumped and semi-distributed models. Hydr. Proc., 19(3): 785-794.



  • Deunert, F. und Lennartz, B. (2004): Entwicklung der Fließgewässergüte in einem ländlichen Einzugsgebiet Schleswig-Hosteins. Wasserwirtschaft 3:25-29.
  • Dey, T., A. Horn, G. Hörmann und N. Fohrer (2004): Räumlich differenzierte Einzugsgebietsmodellierung am Beispiel des tidefreien Bereichs der Treene. In: Ludwig, R., D. Reichert und W. Mauser (eds): 7. Workshop zur großskaligen Modellierung in der Hydrologie: Neue methodische Ansätze zur Modellierung der Wasser- und Stoffumsätze in großen Einzugsgebieten. München, November 2003. 209p. KASSEL UNIVERSITY PRESS, 111-122.
  • Fohrer, N., H. Andrieu and M. Voltz (Eds.) (2004): Anthropogenic Impacts on Catchment Processes. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 29(11-12): 725-847.
  • Hörmann, G., Constantin J., Herbst, M., Kluge, W., Morgenstern, M., Müller-Wohlfeil, D.-I., Rumohr, S. und Wegehenkel, M. (2004): Modelle zum Wasserhaushalt.. Wegen Einstellung des "Handbuchs Ökosystemforschung" nicht publiziert.
  • Horn, A.L., Rueda, F.J., Hörmann, G. und Fohrer, N. (2004): Implementing river water quality modelling issues in mesoscale watershed models for water policy demands - an overview on current concepts, deficits, and future tasks. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Bd. 29 (2004), 11-12, S. 725-738
  • Horn, A., N. Dobslaff und N. Fohrer (2004): Integration von Gewässergüteaspekten in Einzugsgebietsmodelle. In: Ludwig, R., D. Reichert und W. Mauser (eds): 7. Workshop zur großskaligen Modellierung in der Hydrologie: Neue methodische Ansätze zur Modellierung der Wasser- und Stoffumsätze in großen Einzugsgebieten. München, November 2003. 209p. KASSEL UNIVERSITY PRESS, 31-39



  • Fohrer, N., Mollenhauer, K. und Scholten, T. (2003): Bodenerosion in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Nationalatlas Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Themenband 2 "Relief, Boden und Wasser". S. 106-109.
  • Fohrer N., Thielen, J. und de Roo, A. (Hrsg.) (2003): Recent Developments in River Basin Research and Management. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 28(33-36):1279-1387.
  • Horn, A.L., Düring, R.-A. und Gäth, S. (2003): Comparison of decision support systems for an optimised application of compost and sewage sludge on agricultural land based on heavy metal accumulation in soil. Sci. Total Environ. 311: 35-48.
  • Horn, A.L., Düring, R.-A. und Gäth, S. (2003): Sorption of Cd in soils: Pedotransfer functions for the parameters of the Freundlich sorption isotherm. Water Air Soil Poll. Focus, im Druck.
  • Jöckel, C., Fohrer, N. und Frede, H.-G. (2003): Computer-assisted mapping of soil surface roughness - a short report. J Plant Nutrition Soil Sci., J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 166: 124-125.
  • Lenhart, T., Fohrer, N. und Frede, H.-G. (2003): Effects of land use change on nutrient balance in mesoscale catchments. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 28(33-36): 1301-1309.
  • Schmalz, B., Lennartz, B. & van Genuchten, M.Th. (2003): Analysis of un-saturated water flow in a large sand tank. Soil Sci. 168(I): 3-14.



  • Eckhardt, K., Haverkamp, S., Fohrer, N. und Frede, H.-G. (2002): SWAT-G a version of SWAT99.2 Modified for Application to Low Mountain Range Catchments. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. 27 (9-10): 641-644.
  • Fohrer, N., Möller, D. und Steiner, N. (2002): An interdisciplinary modelling approach to evaluate the effects of land use change. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 27 (9-10): 655-662.
  • Fohrer, N., Müller-Wohlfeil, D. und De Roo, A. (Hrsg.) (2002): River basin research and management: Influence of land cover, land use and soil surface conditions on hydrological processes and water balance of catchments. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B: Vol. 27 (9-10): 617-718.
  • Frede, H.-G., Bach, M., Fohrer, N., Möller, D. und Steiner, N. (2002): Multifunktionalität der Landschaft - Methoden und Modelle. Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, 146 / 6, 58-63.
  • Frede, H.-G., Bach, M., Fohrer, N. und Breuer, L. (2002): Interdisciplinary Modelling and the Significance of Soil Functions. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 165: 460-467.
  • Friedrich, C., Fohrer, N. und Frede, H.-G. (2002): Quantification of soil properties based on external information by means of fuzzy-set theory. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 165: 511-516.
  • Lenhart, T., Eckhardt, K., Fohrer, N. und Frede, H.-G. (2002): Comparison of two different approaches of sensitivity analysis. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. 27 (9-10): 645-654.
  • Möller, D., Fohrer, N. und Steiner, N. (2002): Quantifizierung der regionalen Multifunktionalität land- und forstwirtschaftlicher Nutzungssysteme. Berichte über die Landwirtschaft. Band 80 (3), 393-418.
  • Schmalz, B., Lennartz, B. & Wachsmuth, D. (2002): Analyses of soil water content variations and GPR attribute distributions. J. Hydrol. 267: 217-226.


  • Fohrer, N., Eckhardt, K., Haverkamp, S. und Frede, H.-G. (2001): Applying the SWAT model as decision supporting tool for land use concepts in peripheral regions in Germany. 994 -999. In: Stott, D.E., Mohtar, R.H., und Steinhardt, G.C. (eds): Sustaining the Global Farm - Selected papers from the 10th International Soil Conservation Organization Meeting, May 24-29, 1999, West Lafayette, IN. International Soil Conservation Organization in cooperation with the USDA and Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Fohrer, N., Haverkamp, S., Eckhardt, K. und Frede, H.-G. (2001): Hydrologic response to land use changes on the catchment scale. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. Part B: Hydrology, Oceans and Atmosphere. 26 (7-8): 577-582.
  • Hörmann, G. und Chmielewski, F.-R. (2001): Consequences for agriculture and forestry. In: Lozan, J.L., Grassl, H., Hupfer (Hrsg.) Climate of the 21st Century, Reihe Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen. ISBN 3-00-002925-7, aktualisierte und übersetzte Ausgabe, S. 322-330.
  • Kutsch, W., Hörmann, G. und Barkmann, J. (2001): Die Bedeutung von Wäldern für die Integrität von divers strukturierten Agrarlandschaften. Forstarchiv 72 (4): 138-145.
  • Weber, A., Fohrer, N. und Möller, D. (2001): Longterm changes of land use in a mesoscale watershed due to socio-economic factors - effects on landscape functions. Ecological Modelling, 140 (1-2): 125-140.


  • Fohrer, N., Haverkamp, S., Eckhardt, K. und Frede, H.-G. (2000): Auswirkung von Landnutzungsänderungen auf den Wasserhaushalt von mesoskaligen Einzugsgebieten. EcoRegio, 8: 3-10.
  • Hörmann, G., Meesenburg, H. (2000): Die Erfassung und Modellierung des Wasserhaushaltes im Rahmen des Level II-Programms in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Forstarchiv. 71 (2000): 70-75.



  • Dierssen, K., Hörmann, G. (1999): Bedeutung und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten von Grünland auf vererdeten Hochmoortorfen - Perspektiven des Naturschutzes aus ökosystemarer Sicht. TELMA, Band 29: 213-224.
  • Döll, P. und Fohrer, N. (1999): Modellierung von Wasser- und Stofftransport in großen Einzugsgebieten - Stand der Forschung und Perspektiven. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung. 43 (4): 191-196.
  • Fohrer, N., Möller, D. und Weber, A. (1999): Integrierte Modellierung als Entscheidungshilfe zur Entwicklung von Landnutzungskonzepten. In: Fohrer, N. und P. Döll, (Hrsg.)(1999): Modellierung des Wasser- und Stofftransports in großen Einzugsgebieten. Kassel University Press. 73-80.
  • Fohrer, N., Eckhardt, K., Haverkamp, S. und Frede, H.-G. (1999): Auswirkungen von Landnutzungsänderungen auf den Wasserhaushalt eines ländlichen Einzugsgebietes in einer peripheren Region. Z. Kulturtechnik und Landentwicklung. 40 (5/6): 202-206
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  • Clemen, T. und Hörmann, G. (1996): MURKEL - Ein 3-dimensionales objekt-orientiertes Wasserhaushaltsmodell für Buchenwälder. - Ecosys 4, 165-178.

  • Hörmann, G.; Branding, A.; Clemen, T.; Herbst, M.; Hinrich, A. und Thamm, F. (1995): Calculation and simulation of wind controlled canopy interception of a beech forest in Northern Germany. - Agric. For. Meteorol., 79: 131-148.
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