Christian Birkel, PhD

Christian’s research broadly focuses on catchment hydrology and the measurement and modelling of streamflow generation and biogeochemical processes. His basic aim is to better understand catchment functioning and the great variability of hydrological behaviours across different temporal and spatial scales. Insights from his research can be applied to assess the impacts of stream regulation and environmental change on the quality and quantity of surface waters.

Matthias on Christian: “Christian is such a great guy and was immediately open when I approached him with the somehow ‘strange’ idea of studying deep roots in Costa Rica. Being an excellent research, Christian still manages to live and transmit ‘Pura Vida’ attitude. Besides, Christian loves surfing as much as I do and one day – hopefully – we’ll finally manage to paddle out together!”

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