Selected publications

  • Fohrer, N. und B. Schmalz, 2012: Das UNESCO Ökohydrologie-Referenzprojekt Kielstau- Einzugsgebiet – nachhaltiges Wasserressourcenmanagement und Ausbildung im ländlichen Raum. The UNESCO ecohydrology demosite Kielstau catchment – sustainable water resources management and education in rural areas. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Hydrology and Water Resources Management, 56(4): 160-168.

  • Fohrer, N., A. Dietrich, O. Kolychalow and U. Ulrich, 2012: Assessment of the environmental fate of the herbicides Flufenacet and Metazachlor with the SWAT model. J. Envir. Quality. Accepted July 2012.

  • Jähnig, S.C., M. Kuemmerlen, J. Kiesel, S. Domisch, Q. H. Cai, B. Schmalz and N. Fohrer, 2012: Modelling of riverine ecosystems by integrating models: conceptual approach, a case study and research agenda. J. Biogeogr., 39 (12): 2253-2263.

  • Lam, Q.D., B. Schmalz, and N. Fohrer, 2012: Assessing the spatial and temporal variations of water quality in lowland areas, Northern Germany. Journal of Hydrology (438-439): 137-147.

  • Kiesel, J., & Fohrer, N., Schmalz, B., White, M. J., 2010: Incorporating landscape depressions and tile drainages of lowland catchments into spatially distributed hydrologic modeling. Hydrological Processes. 24: 1472-1486.

  • Kiesel, J., D. Hering, B. Schmalz and N. Fohrer, 2009: A transdisciplinary approach for modelling macro-invertebrate habitats in lowland streams. IAHS Publ. 328: 24-33.

Selected projects

  • Integrated modelling of the response of aquatic ecosystems to land use and climate change in the Poyang lake region,

    China" (DFG)

  • Separating surface runoff from tile drainage flow in agricultural lowland catchments based on diatoms to improve modeled runoff components and phosphorous transport (DFG)

    Ecohydrological and hydraulic modelling of water quantity and quality under land use change – a spatially distributed analysis in the Three Gorges Dam Region (BMBF)

  • IMPACT – Developing an integrated model to predict abiotic habitat conditions and biota of rivers for application in climate change research and water management. (BMBF)

  • SASCHA – Sustainable land management and adaptation strategies to climate change for the Western Siberian corn-belt. Subproject: Modelling of water and matter balances under global change.(BMBF)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Steering commitee and foundation member of the German Hydrological Society (DHG)

  • chairperson of the international committee for Ecohydrolgy of UNESCO, 2009 – 2011

  • Foundation member und area co-ordinator for water management at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) am IIT Madras, Chennai, India, since 2010

  • Chair of scientific board: German National Committee of IHP/HWRP of the UNESCO, since 2008

  • Member of the Governing Board: for the European Regional Centre (UNESCO Cat. II centre) for Ecohydrology (ERCE), Lodz, Poland, since July 2006

  • Chair of working group: Soil erosion (German Soil Science Society) Sept. 1999 – Dec. 2003

  • Council Member: European Society of Soil Conservation, since March 2000

  • National Representative of Germany: Continental Erosion, IAHS – International Association of Hydological Sciences, 2004 – 2010

  • Chair of Technical Committee: Qualitative Hydrology, Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V. (ATV/DVWK), since 2004

  • Member of Advisory Board: Fachgemeinschaft Hydrologische Wissenschaften, since 2006

Additional qualifications

  • Professor for Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • 1 daughter


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