CRC AquaDiva Projects

Projects Overview

The CRC AquaDiva is divided into the subject areas A) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, B) Fluxes and element flow, C) Interactions at the subsurface solid/fluid interface, and D) Informatics, training, and management.
CRC AquaDiva Projects
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A Projects: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Project A01
Phages as vectors and indicators
DOM extraction
Metabolic and organic signals
Project A03
Microbial response to events
Project A06
Viral diversity
Subsurface Planctomycetes

B Projects: Fluxes and Element Flows

Forest structure, traits and fluxes
Water and matter cycles
Hainich measurements
Gases in the Critical Zone
Fieldwork Hainich CZE
Modeling of water and biogeochemical dynamics
Fieldwork Hainich CZE
Microbial role in N cycles

C Projects: Interactions at the Subsurface Solid/Fluid Interface

Fieldwork Hainich CZE
Biogeochemistry of fluctuating groundwater
Migration pathways and polymer tracers
Fieldwork Hainich CZE
Trace element speciation and transport

D Projects: Informatics, Training and Management

Computer-assisted structure elucidation (CASE)
Data management and analysis
IRTG AquaDiva
Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)
Fieldowrk led by Heiko Minkmar at the Hainich CZE
Site management and synopsis
Hainich CZE
Central tasks

Ended Projects: 

A04 - Elucidation and quantification of microbial nutrient cycling through the assessment of key functional proteins 
Prof. Martin von Bergen and Dr. Nico Jehmlich, UFZ Leipzig; Prof. Kirsten Küsel, FSU (until 2017)

A05 - Unravelling the complex processes that control the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of aquifers 
Prof. Ulrich Brose and Dr. Björn Rall, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)