CRC Host University & Funding
The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1076 AquaDiva (CRC AquaDiva) of the Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena is funded by the Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft (DFG).
The CRC AquaDiva focuses on the important roles of water (Aqua) and biodiversity (Diva) for shaping the structure, properties, and functions of the subsurface, the part of the Earth's Critical Zone (CZ) that begins below the highest density of plant roots and extends down into the first aquifers.
We seek to answer fundamental questions about the subsurface: What biota live there? How do they interact with and reflect their environment? How do they reflect surface properties? Answers are required to understand how increasing human activities impact this zone and the services it provides. Read more...
News & impressions
Kohlhepp B., Lehmann R., Seeber P., Küsel K., Trumbore S.E., Totsche K.U. (2017) Aquifer configuration and geostructural links control the groundwater quality in thin-bedded carbonate-siliclastic alternations of the Hainich CZE, central Germany. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21(12): 6091-6116. Doi: 10.5194/hess-21-6091-2017.
Taubert M., Stöckel S., Geesink P., Girnus S., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2017) Tracking active groundwater microbes with D2O labelling to understand their ecosystem function. Environmental Microbiology (early view). Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14010.