Dr. Jochem Kail
Faculty of Biology
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.