Department of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
Institute of Landscape Ecology

Heisenbergstr. 2
48149 Münster, Germany

room: 439 Heisenbergstr. 2
phone: +49 251 83 30 093
e-Mail: tanja.broder*
office hours: by appointment via e-mail

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...@uni-muenster.de to the e-mail address

  • Curriculum vitae

    since 04/2015 Research Associate at the University of Münster, Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry group, Institute of Landscape Ecology

    PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences (Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geoecology)

    Thesis: “Relations between Hydrology and the Release of DOC and Trace Elements from Peatlands

    2012 - 2015

    Research Associate at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Environmental Geochemistry group, Institute of Geoecology

    Project: “Natural organic matter turnover in peatlands as major driving factor for fluxes of DOM, nutrients, and trace elements” (NTH-graduate school Geofluxes, project I.4.), funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony

    2011 - 2012 Research Associate at the University of Bayreuth, Department of Hydrology
    2011 Research Associate at the University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Biogeochemistry, Canada
    2008 - 2011

    Master Studies in Geoecology & Environmental Sciences, University of Bayreuth, Degree M. Sc.

    Thesis: “Biogeochemical characterization of three pristine ombrotrophic bogs in Southern Patagonia

    2004 - 2008

    Bachelor Studies in Physical Geography, University of Bremen, Degree B. Sc.

    Thesis: “Terrigene Sedimente vor der marokkanischen Küste – eine geochemische Untersuchung von Sedimentkern GeoB 11804-4

  • Teaching

    • Limnology Field Course Practical and Seminar
    • Scientific Working Project and Project Seminar
    • Water and Soil Chemistry Laboratory Practical
    • Student Research Projects
    • Supervision of BSc and MSc theses

  • Research interests

    • Carbon and trace element fluxes in aquatic and semiterrestrial ecosystems
    • Biogeochemistry and hydrology of peatlands
    • Characterization of dissolved organic matter (DOM)

  • Publications

    • Galka, M.; Szal, M.; Broder, T.; Loisel, J.; Knorr, K.-H. (2019): Peatbog resilience to pollution and climate change over the past 2700 years in the Harz Mountains, Germany. Ecological Indicators, 97, 183-193, doi: 10.1016./j.ecolind.2018.10.015
    • Blodau, C; Agethen, S; Broder, T; Knorr, K-H (2018): Gradients of organic matter quality, mineralization and sequestration in Cook's Bay of Lake Simcoe, Canada. Limnologica, DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2017.04.005
    • Broder, T; Biester, H (2017): Linking major and trace element concentrations in a headwater stream to DOC release and hydrologic conditions in a bog and peaty riparian zone. Applied Geochemistry, 87, 188-201, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.11.003
    • Broder, T; Knorr, K-H; Biester, H (2017): Changes in dissolved organic matter quality in a peatland and forest headwater stream as a function of seasonality and hydrolic conditions. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 2035-2051, DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-2035-2017
    • Birkel, C; Broder, T; Biester, H (2017): Nonlinear and threshold-dominated runoff generation controls DOC export in a small peat catchment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, DOI:10.1002/2016JG003621
    • Broder, T & Biester, H (2015): Hydrologic controls on DOC, As and Pb export from a polluted peatland – the importance of heavy rain events, antecedent moisture conditions and hydrological connectivity, Biogeoscienes, 12, 4637-4649, DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-4651-2015
    • Broder, T; Blodau, C; Biester, H; Knorr, K-H (2015:) Sea spray, trace elements, and decomposition patterns as possible constraints on the evolution of CH4 and CO2 concentrations and isotopic signatures in oceanic ombrotrophic bogs, Biogeochemistry, 122, 327-342, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-014-0044-5
    • Suchodoletz, H v; Glaser, B; Thrippleton, T; Broder, T; Zang, U; Eigenmann, R; Kopp, B; Reichert, M; Zöller, L (2013):The influence of Saharan dust deposits on La Palma soil properties (Canary Islands, Spain), Catena, 103, 44-52, DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2011.07.005
    • Broder, T; Blodau, C; Biester, H; Knorr, K-H (2012): Peat decomposition records in three pristine ombrotrophic bogs in southern Patagonia, Biogeosciences, 9, 1479-1491, DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-1479-2012