Finished Projects

The development of ecosystems within the artificial catchment Chicken Creek is investigated by scientific projects since 2005. An overview of already finished research projects is available here.

Symposium "Observing Ecosystem Transition"

10 Years Hühnerwasser / Chicken Creek Catchment

Symposium at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

28 - 29 September 2015

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hühnerwasser catchment in September 2015 the Symposium "Observing ecosystem transition - 10 years Hühnerwasser / Chicken Creek catchment" provided a good opportunity to discuss concepts and models of ecosystem state transitions as well as on importance and potentials of landscape or critical zone observatories. During this symposium outstanding keynote speakers presented ideas from very different perspectives.

The symposium was completed by selective papers dealing with highlights from the ongoing research in the Hühnerwasser landscape observatory. The very dynamic development of this very young system makes ecosystem transitions clearly visible within a very short period of time. Thus, a number of different developmental phases could be distinguished until now with regard to geomorphological, hydrological as well as biological patterns and processes.

Program of the Symposium

Carbon transformationen in the terrestrial-aquatic transition zone

Projektleitung:

  • PD Dr. Michael Mutz
    BTU CS, Lehrstuhl Gewässerschutz
    Dr. Katrin Premke
    IGB Berlin, Abteilung für Chemische Analytik und Biogeochemie

Förderung:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Projektbeginn:

  • 2013
Modeling structure-process-interactions in a developing ecohydrological system

Head:

  • Dr. Thomas Maurer
    BTU CS, Lehrstuhl Hydrologie und Wasserressourcenbewirtschaftung
    PD Dr. Horst H. Gerke
    ZALF Müncheberg, Institut für Bodenlandschaftsforschung

Funding:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Start:

  • 2014
Spatiotemporal dynamics of biogenic silica pools and their relevance for desilication

Head:

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
    ZALF Müncheberg, Institute of Soil Landscape Research
    Apl.-Prof. Dr. Manfred Wanner
    BTU Cottbus, Chair General Ecology

Förderung:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Projektbeginn:

  • 2012
Sens4U - Wireless Sensor Networks for Optimizing Environmental Monitoring Systems

Sens4U

Head:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Nolte
     BTU Cottbus,  Chair of Distributed Systems / Operating Systems

Funding:

  •  Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Start:

  • 2012
Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 38

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 38 (SFB/TR 38)

The Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 38 (SFB/TR 38) investigated the initial development of ecosystems between 2007 and 2012 in the artificial catchment Chicken Creek. Cooperating partners were BTU Cottbus (coordination),  TU München,  ETH Zurich,  ZALF Müncheberg,  IGB Berlin,  WSL Birmensdorf (CH), and  EAWAG Dübendorf (CH). In addition to the Chicken Creek catchment other reference sites were investigated. Examples were the the forefield of the Damma glacier in Switzerland (cooperation with BigLink project), or inland dunes at Lieberose (nearby Cottbus).

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