Living organisms depend on the environmental conditions, and in turn can be instrumental in shaping their surroundings. The study of these interactions in aquatic environments is the overarching theme in our group. We use process-based models to integrate and test our understanding of microbially mediated processes in (mostly) subsurface environments.
Recurring research themes include nutrient dynamics at the land-ocean interface, benthic-pelagic coupling and the role of macrobenthos, the fate of hydrocarbons and oxidation of methane in sediments and the water column, the modeling of microbial metabolism and the integration of omics data into reactive transport models. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in one of these areas please have a look at our research pages and publications, and then contact us.