Kiel Marine Science

Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer

Olshausenstr. 75, 24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 431 880-1276

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Information about Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer


Nicola Fohrer studied agricultural sciences at TU Munich and TU Berlin, where she also earned her doctoral degree on soil erosion processes in 1995. She worked as assistant professor at JLU Giessen from 1996 until 2002 where she completed her habilitation. She was appointed full professor for hydrology and water resources management at CAU Kiel in the same year. She was director of the Ecology Centre until 2010 and since then is director of the Department of Natural Resource Conservation. Since 2019 she is additionally guest professor at the Nanjang University, China.

Nicola Fohrer serves as scientific expert in numerous boards at DFG, Leibniz Association, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and the German Federal Environmental Foundation. In 2021 she was awarded with the German Hydrology Price.

Research questions

The research focus of Nicola Fohrer lies on integrated numerical modelling of river basins and the assessment of water and matter flow in field and laboratory scale. Her central research areas are:

  • Impact of climate and land use change on the water and matter balance of rural river basins
  • Ecohydrology
  • Sustainable river basin management
  • Modelling cascades for the assessment of anthropogenic pressures in aquatic habitats
  • UNESCO demosite for ecohydrology, Kielstau Basin
Current Research

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