Dr Theresa Blume is visiting the University of Birmingham as an Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow 7-18 March 2016 and then 9-20 May 2016 and is hosted by Dr Stefan Krause and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR).
Dr Blume is leading the Hillslope and Ecohydrology research group within the Section of Hydrology at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam. The work of her group has been at the forefront of developing distributed environmental sensor networks for ecohydrological monitoring in particular in forested watersheds. As a leader of the TERENO observatory NorthEast Germany (TERENO is a network of Terrestrial Environmental Observatories in Germany similar to the CZO network in the US) and a PI on the DFG Research Unit on “Catchments As Organized Systems (CAOS)”. With an extensive monitoring network in Luxembourg she is pioneering the design and development of sensor networks and the use of novel sensing approaches that allow us to start understanding the non-linear dynamics in water, solute and energy fluxes and interactions at the interface between aquatic systems and forest ecosystems. This spans from vegetation influences on subsurface storage, to runoff generation processes, connectivity analyses and groundwater-surface water interactions.
Please contact Sue Gilligan if you would like more information regarding Dr Blume's visits.