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JProf. Dr. Andreas Hartmann

 

Head of the chair
 

Chair of Hydrological Modeling and Water Resources
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg

Fon: +49 (0)761 - 203 3520
Fax: +49 (0)761 - 203 3594
E-Mail:mail hartmann
Branch office Hebelstraße 27, rear building, 2. floor, room 02.004

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RESEARCH   |   BIOGRAPHY   |   PROJECTS   |   PUBLICATIONS

 

 

RESEARCH

Also see ongoing PhD and research projects at the Chair of Hydrological Modeling and Water resources

Almost a quarter of the world population obtains its drinking water from karst systems.

Climate models indicate that many karst regions will experience a serious decrease of precipitation and a strong increase of temperature. The predicted changes can have a significant impact on the hydrological regimes and suggest a significant increase in stress on karst water resources – even without consideration of increasing water demand. Simulation models can quantify the impacts of climate and land use change. However, in most cases a lack of data to set up the models properly or deficiencies in the process representation within the model structures make predictions of karst water resources highly uncertain and applications at large scales almost impossible.
 
Hartmann, et al. (2014, RoG)

 

Better prediction models

There is a way to reduce the lack of available information by adding more information than only discharge to the model calibration. Hydrochemical data is often available because large karst springs are frequently monitored for their water quality. Using these observations more process-based karst models can be applied. Due to a better representation of karst processes such models have higher reliability in water resources prediction.
 
Hartmann, et al. (2013, WRR)   |   Hartmann, et al (2013, AWR)   |   Hartmann, et al. (2012, HESS)

 

Large-scale simulations 

The forcings for large scale karst simulation models are readily available. But difficulties in the assessment of model parameters at such scales still prohibit large scale applications. Newly developed regionalization methods including the use of signatures may allow the transition of model parameters to ungauged karst aquifers. However, they require adaptions especially regarding the evolution of the dissolution enlarged karst network and the respective model parameters.
 
Hartmann et al. (2014c, GMD)   |   Hartmann et al. (2013, HESS)

 

Challenge of prediction

The coupling of climate simulation models and karst models results in strong uncertainties. Applying karst models backwards may allow to reduce this uncertainty. By defining critical thresholds of water availability, the models can be solved backwards to determine the range of respective climatic or land use conditions. Additionally, climate archives in karst caves (speleothems) may be used to understand how the hydrological system reacted on extreme climatic changes in the past and how it may react in the future.
 
Hartmann et al. (2014, EGU)   |   Hartmann et al. (2012, JoH)

 

BIOGRAPHY                                                                                                                  Top

Employment

from August 2017

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) and Principal Investigator of the Junior Research Group “Global Assessment of Water Stress in Karst Regions in a Changing World” funded by the Emmy Noether-Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

July 2014 - July 2017

Lecturer (Akademischer Rat “auf Zeit”) at the Chair of Hydrology,
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

July 2014 - April 2017

Honorary Staff member at the Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Bristol, UK (double affiliation/working from Freiburg since July 2014)

Mar 2014 - May 2014

Visiting Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University, CA

May 2013 - July 2014

Postdoc at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Postdoc at the Chair of Hydrology, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources,
Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

Mar 2009 - Jan 2013

Research Assistant at the Institute of Hydrology, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

 

Education

Mar 2009 - Jan 2013

PhD student at the Chair of Hydrology, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources;
Title:“Modeling karst hydrology and hydrochemistry in different climates and at different scales considering uncertainty” , Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

Mar 2009 - Apr 2013

Member of the Graduate School "Environment, Society and Global Change",
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

Oct 2003 - Sep 2008

Student of Diplom Hydrology (MSc equivalent); Minors: Geology, Meteorology, Mathematics; Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

 

Honours and Awards

Apr 2017

Nature Climate Change Research Highlight. Hartmann et al. (2017, PNAS)

Jun 2015

EGU - Highlight Article (Hartmann et al., 2015, GMD)

Sept 2014

Front Cover of Reviews of Geophysics (Hartmann et al., 2014, RoG)

Aug 2014

Front Cover of Water Resources Research (Hartmann et al., 2014, WRR) 

Dec 2013

Prize for excellent commitment for PhD students by the International Graduate Academy (IGA) of the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany

Jun 2013

Groundwater research prize of the City of Dresden

Jun 2013

Research spotlight in an American Geophysical Union (AGU) journal (Hartmann et al. 2013, WRR)

Apr 2013

Jim Dooge award for best 2012 publication in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (Hartmann et al. 2012, HESS)

Feb 2013

2a Postdoc scholarship by the DAAD

Jan 2013

Defense of PhD with highest honor (summa cum laude) 

Nov 2012 

2nd prize in the "Young Scientist of the Year" competition, awarded by the big German newspaper Die Zeit and academics.de for an excellent research project and social engagement 

Apr 2011

Travel Award of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

Jan 2010

3a PhD scholarship by the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.

Sep 2009

Young Karst Researcher Prize, International Association of Hydrogeologists IAH, Commission on Karst Hydrology 

Feb 2009

Alumni award of the Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, for an excellent final exam, social engagement and an excellent master thesis 

 

Memberships and Commissions

2015 - today

Member of the Project 3 of EURO FRIEND

2015 - today

Member of the EGU Subdivision on Catchment Hydrology

2015 - today

Member of the EGU Subdivision on Groundwater

2014 - today

Contibuting member of the Commission on Karst of the International Association of Hydrogeologists IAH

2014 - today

Member of the British Hydrological Society

2012 - today

Member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2011 - today

Member of the German Hydrological Society (DHG)

2009 - today

Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

2006 - today

Member of the Förderverein Hydrologie at the University of Freiburg

 

Academic Service

Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology (2016-2017, resigned in support of the project DEAL for a Germany wide license agreement with Elsevier)

Journal Reviewing for Nature Climate Change, Water Resources Research, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Hydrology, Hydrogeology Journal, Journal of Hydrometeorology, International Journal of Speleology, Hydrological Processes, Geoscientific Model Development, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Earth Sciences Journal, Environmental Modeling an Software

Session convener and co-convener at the 2013 - 2016 Fall meetings of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the 2014 - 2017 General Assemblies of the European Geoscience Union (EGU)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the IAH International Conference on Groundwater in Karst, 20-26 June 2015, Birmingham, UK

Project proposal reviewer for the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of the United Kingdom

 

Other Commitment

July 2015 - today

Member of the “Strukturkommission” of Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at Freiburg University

Sep 2014 - today

Academic member of the graduate school “Environment, Society and Global Change” at Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

July 2014 - today

Directory board member of SciNet - Network for Young Scientists and Academics at the University of Freiburg

Nov 2012 - May 2015

Elected member of the UniWind advisory committee, a Forum of Universities supporting researchers at the early stages of their careers (substituting member since Max 2015)

July 2011 - Nov 2012

Coordinator of the “Work Group on the legal status of PhD students and co-determination” at the PhD-Initiative

Jun 2011 - Nov 2012

Elected Representative of the PhD scholarshipholders of the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V. at the PhD-Initiative

Apr 2010 - Jan 2013

Founding Member of ProDoc, the “Initiative to establish a PhD representation of the entire Freiburg University“

Mar 2009 - Nov 2012

Elected PhD representative of graduate school "Environment, Society and Global Change"

Oct 2007 - Sept 2008

Elected Student representative at three faculty commissions (“Fakultätsrat”, “Studienkommission”, “Berufungskommission W3 Professur”) at the Faculty of Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at Freiburg University

 

PROJECTS                                                                                                                    Top

from 2017

Own Research Group: GloW - Global Assessment of Water Stress in Karst Regions in a Changing World; funded by the Emmy-Noether-Programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

from 2016

Participant of Scientific Network „Subsurface Stormflow“ funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

2014 - 2016

Karst data base (AWSEK-DB): Achieving Water Security in Europe’s Karst regions – Creation of a karst database
Funded by the Innovation Fund of Freiburg University and RiSC of the Ministry for Science, Research and Art of Baden-Wuerttemberg

2013 - 2014

Large-scale karst groundwater recharge: Assessment of the importance of karst regions for human water security under current and potential future conditions
Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)