Head: Dr. Benjamin Gilfedder

The Limnologic Research Station is focused on the coupling between abiotic and biotic processes with hydrology in natural and anthropogenic aquatic and semiaquatic environments. We primarily study groundwater-surface water interactions and how water fluxes are coupled with biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, iron, sulphur and trace elements (e.g. iodine and bromine) in streams, rivers, lakes and the coastal zone. The Limnologic Research Station is part of the Department of Hydrology, member of the BayCEER (Bayreuth Centre of Ecology and Environmental Research), and is in close collaboration with other departments related to geosciences, biology and environmental chemistry



Groundwater lake interactions and influence on lake chemistry


 One of our current fields of research: Groundwater interactions at Lake Bullen-Marri Australia and how groundwater is coupled to the salt balance of these lakes


Hydrological processes at the terrestrial - ocean interface

Limnologische Forschungsstation 


 Radon and temperature measurements on Spiekeroog


Development of high resolution measruement devices to trace groundwater - surface water interactions

Steißlinger See

Continious Radon measurements on the Steißlinger See