Dr. Jochem Kail


Faculty of Biology
Aquatic Ecology
Universitätsstrasse 5
D-45141 Essen

Room S05T03B08
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My research revolves around the effect of multiple pressures at multiple scales on river biota and possible restoration actions, working at the interface between fluvial morphology and biology. While I started working on the effects of large wood on river morphology and biota, the focus broadened to local hydromorphological alterations and restoration in general, large-scale pressures like riparian buffer and catchment land use as well as climate change as a global pressure. Besides using various statistical methods for e.g. threshold analysis, I am applying hydraulic and morphodynamic models and extensively using GIS and remote sensing to quantify large-scale pressures.