Ben Gilfedder: Publications

Peer reviewed


Ahmadi, P., Elagami, H., Dichgans, F., Schmidt, C., Gilfedder, B., Frei, S., Peiffer, S., Fleckenstein, J.: Systematic Evaluation of Physical Parameters affecting the Terminal Settling Velocity of Microplastic Particles in Lakes using CFD. Frontiers in Environmental Science, (2022).

Elagami, H., Ahmadi, P., Fleckenstein, J., Frei, S., Obst, M., Agarwal, S., Gilfedder, B.: Measurement of microplastic settling velocities and implications for residence times in thermally stratified lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, (2022).

Shabbir, S., Faheem, M., Dar, A., Ali, N., Kerr, P., Yu, Z., Li, Y., Frei, S., Albasher, G., Gilfedder, B.: Enhanced periphyton biodegradation of endocrine disrupting hormones and microplastic : Intrinsic reaction mechanism, influential humic acid and microbial community structure elucidation. Chemosphere, 293, No. 133515 (2022).


Moosdorf, N., Böttcher, M., Adyasari, D., Erkul, E., Gilfedder, B., Greskowiak, J., Jenner, A., Kotwicki, L., Massmann, G., Müller-Petke, M., Oehler, T., Post, V., Prien, R., Scholten, J., Siemon, B., Ehlert von Ahn, C., Walther, M., Waska, H., Wunderlich, T., Mallast, U.: A State-Of-The-Art Perspective on the Characterization of Subterranean Estuaries at the Regional Scale. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9 (2021).

Lu, T., Gilfedder, B., Peng, H., Peiffer, S., Papastavrou, G., Ottermann, K., Frei, S.: Relevance of Iron Oxyhydroxide and Pore Water Chemistry on the Mobility of Nanoplastic Particles in Water-Saturated Porous Media Environments. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 232(5), No. 168 (2021).

Frei, S., Gilfedder, B.: Quantifying residence times of bank filtrate : A novel framework using radon as a natural tracer. Water Research, 201, No. 117376 (2021).

Blaurock, K., Beudert, B., Gilfedder, B., Fleckenstein, J., Peiffer, S., Hopp, L.: Low hydrological connectivity after summer drought inhibits DOC export in a forested headwater catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(9), 5133-5151 (2021).

Katona, T., Gilfedder, B., Frei, S., Bücker, M., Flores-Orozco, A.: High-resolution induced polarization imaging of biogeochemical carbon-turnover hot spots in a peatland. Biogeosciences Discussions, 44 S. (2021).

Kaule, R., Gilfedder, B.: Groundwater Dominates Water Fluxes in a Headwater Catchment During Drought. Frontiers in Water, 3, No. 706932 (2021).

Lu, T., Gilfedder, B., Peng, H., Niu, G., Frei, S.: Effects of clay minerals on the transport of nanoplastics through water-saturated porous media. Science of the Total Environment, 796, No. 148982 (2021).

Schütze, M., Gatz, P., Gilfedder, B., Biester, H.: Why productive lakes are larger mercury sedimentary sinks than oligotrophic brown water lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, 66(4), 1316-1332 (2021).

Gilfedder, B., Waska, H., Wismeth, F., Frei, S.: Using heat as a tracer to map and quantify water infiltration and exfiltration along a complex high energy beach face. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 250, No. 107140 (2021).

Piatka, D., Wild, R., Hartmann, J., Kaule, R., Kaule, L., Gilfedder, B., Peiffer, S., Geist, J., Beierkuhnlein, C., Barth, J.: Transfer and transformations of oxygen in rivers as catchment reflectors of continental landscapes : A review. Earth-Science Reviews, 220, No. 103729 (2021).

Boos, J., Gilfedder, B., Frei, S.: Tracking Microplastics Across the Streambed Interface : Using Laser‐Induced‐Fluorescence to Quantitatively Analyze Microplastic Transport in an Experimental Flume. Water Resources Research, 57(12), No. e2021WR031064 (2021).

Glaser, C., Frei, S., Massmann, G., Gilfedder, B.: Tidal creeks as hot-spots for hydrological exchange in a coastal landscape. Journal of Hydrology, 597, No. 126158 (2021).

Frei, S., Gilfedder, B.: Stellungnahme zum Kommentar von Wilfried Uhlmann und Carolin Pezenka zum Beitrag "Quantifizierung lokaler Grundwassereintritte in die Spree und deren Bedeutung für die Verockerungsproblematik in der Lausitz" in Grundwasser 25 (2020), 3, 231–241. Grundwasser, 26, 313-317 (2021).

Gómez Martín, J., Saiz‐Lopez, A., Cuevas, C., Fernandez, R., Gilfedder, B., Weller, R., Baker, A., Droste, E., Lai, S.: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Iodine in Aerosol. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(9), No. e2020JD034410 (2021).


Frei, S., Wismeth, F., Gilfedder, B.: Quantifizierung lokaler Grundwassereintritte in die Spree und deren Bedeutung für die Verockerungsproblematik in der Laustiz. Grundwasser, 25, 231-241 (2020).

Grünenbaum, N., Ahrens, J., Beck, M., Gilfedder, B., Greskowiak, J., Kossack, M., Massmann, G.: A Multi-Method Approach for Quantification of In- and Exfiltration Rates from the Subterranean Estuary of a High Energy Beach. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, No. 571310 (2020).

Schubert, M., Knöller, K., Müller, C., Gilfedder, B.: Investigating River Water/Groundwater Interaction along a Rivulet Section by 222Rn Mass Balancing. Water, 12(11), No. 3027, 1-17 (2020).

Schubert, M., Siebert, C., Knoeller, K., Roediger, T., Schmidt, A., Gilfedder, B.: Investigating Groundwater Discharge into a Major River under Low Flow Conditions Based on a Radon Mass Balance Supported by Tritium Data. Water, 12(10), No. 2838 (2020).

Cartwright, I., Morgenstern, U., Hofmann, H., Gilfedder, B.: Comparisons and uncertainties of recharge estimates in a temperate alpine catchment. Journal of Hydrology, 590, No. 125558 (2020).

Glaser, C., Schwientek, M., Junginger, T., Gilfedder, B., Frei, S., Werneburg, M., Zwiener, C., Zarfl, C.: Comparison of environmental tracers including organic micropollutants as groundwater exfiltration indicators into a small river of a karstic catchment. Hydrological Processes, 34(24), 4712-4726 (2020).

Schaller, J., Frei, S., Rohn, L., Gilfedder, B.: Amorphous Silica Controls Water Storage Capacity and Phosphorus Mobility in Soils. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8, No. 94 (2020).


Frei, S., Durejka, S., Le Lay, H., Thomas, Z., Gilfedder, B.: Quantification of Hyporheic Nitrate Removal at the Reach Scale : Exposure Times vs. Residence Times. Water Resources Research, 55(11), 9808-9825 (2019).

Durejka, S., Frei, S., Gilfedder, B.: A Method for Long-Term High Resolution 222-Radon Measurements Using a New Hydrophobic Capillary Membrane System. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 208/209, No. 105980 (2019).

Frei, S., Piehl, S., Gilfedder, B., Löder, M., Krutzke, J., Wilhelm, L., Laforsch, C.: Occurence of microplastics in the hyporheic zone of rivers. Scientific Reports, 9, No. 15256 (2019).

Schaller, J., Faucherre, S., Joss, H., Obst, M., Göckede, M., Planer-Friedrich, B., Peiffer, S., Gilfedder, B., Elberling, B.: Silicon increases the phosphorus availability of Arctic soils. Scientific Reports, 9, No 449 (2019).

Keim, C., Mehler, F., Wolf, T., Gilfedder, B.: Mapping spatial patterns of groundwater discharge in a deep lake using high-resolution temperature sensors. Inland Waters, 9(3), 334-344 (2019).

Wolf, T., Ebner, R., Harum, T., Leis, A., Noffke, A., Pflugbeil, T., Pöschke, F., Winde, V., Gilfedder, B., Keim, C., Schwalb, A., Bödekker, S., Schick, R., Faißt, M., Lang, U., Eckert, D., Wessels, M., Mirbach, S.: Grundwasser in Seen : eine komplexe Spurensuche. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 63(5), 242-261 (2019).

Gilfedder, B., Cartwright, I., Hofmann, H., Frei, S.: Explicit modelling of Radon-222 in HydroGeoSphere during steady state and dynamic transient storage. Groundwater, 57(1), 36-47 (2019).


Biester, H., Pérez-Rodrigez, M., Gilfedder, B., Cortizas, A., Hermanns, Y.: Solar irradiance and primary productivity controlled mercury accumulation in sediments of a remote lake in the Southern Hemisphere during the past 4000 years. Limnology and Oceanography, 63(2), 540-549 (2018).

Cartwright, I., Atkinson, A., Gilfedder, B., Hofmann, H., Cendón, D., Morgenstern, U.: Using geochemistry to understand water sources and transit times in headwater streams of a temperate rainforest. Applied Geochemistry, 99, 1-12 (2018).

Gilfedder, B., Peiffer, S., Pöschke, F., Spirkaneder, A.: Grundwasserzufluss zum Steißlinger See und Folgen für die Wasserchemie. Grundwasser, 23(2), 155-165 (2018).


Pérez-Rodríguez, M., Gilfedder, B., Hermanns, Y., Biester, H.: Solar Output Controls Periodicity in Lake Productivity and Wetness at Southernmost South America. Scientific Reports, 6, No. 37521 (2016).

Pittroff, M., Frei, S., Gilfedder, B.: Quantifying nitrate and oxygen reduction rates in the hyporheic zone using 222Rn to upscale biogeochemical turnover in rivers. Water Resources Research, 53(1), 563-579 (2016).


Atkinson, A., Cartwright, I., Gilfedder, B., Hofmann, H., Unland, N., Cendón, D., Chisari, R.: A multi-tracer approach to quantifying groundwater inflows to an upland river : assessing the influence of variable groundwater chemistry. Hydrological Processes, 29(1), 1-12 (2015).

Cartwright, I., Gilfedder, B.: Mapping and quantifying groundwater inflows to Deep Creek (Maribyrnong catchment, SE Australia) using 222Rn, implications for protecting groundwater-dependant ecosystems. Applied Geochemistry, 52, 118-129 (2015).

Gilfedder, B., Frei, S., Hofmann, H., Cartwright, I.: Groundwater discharge to wetlands driven by storm and flood events: Quantification using continuous Radon-222 and electrical conductivity measurements and dynamic mass-balance modelling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 165, 161-177 (2015).

Frei, S., Gilfedder, B.: FINIFLUX : An implicit finite element model for quantification of groundwater fluxes and hyporheic exchange in streams and rivers using radon. Water Resources Research, 51(8), 6776-6786 (2015).

Unland, N., Cartwright, I., Daly, E., Gilfedder, B., Atkinson, A.: Dynamic river–groundwater exchange in the presence of a saline, semi-confined aquifer. Hydrological Processes, 29(23), 4817-4829 (2015).


Atkinson, A., Cartwright, I., Gilfedder, B., Cendón, D., Unland, N., Hofmann, H.: Using 14 C and 3 H to understand groundwater flow and recharge in an aquifer window. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(12), 4951-4964 (2014).

Cartwright, I., Gilfedder, B., Hofmann, H.: Contrasts between estimates of baseflow help discern multiple sources of water contributing to rivers. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(1), 15-30 (2014).


Unland, N., Cartwright, I., Andersen, M., Rau, G., Reed, J., Gilfedder, B., Atkinson, A., Hofmann, H.: Investigating the spatio-temporal variability in groundwater and surface water interactions: a multi-technique approach. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17(9), 3437-3453 (2013).

Cartwright, I., Gilfedder, B., Hofmann, H.: Chloride imbalance in a catchment undergoing hydrological change: Upper Barwon River, southeast Australia. Applied Geochemistry, 31, 187-198 (2013).


Hofmann, H., Gilfedder, B., Cartwright, I.: A Novel Method Using a Silicone Diffusion Membrane for Continuous 222Rn Measurements for the Quantification of Groundwater Discharge to Streams and Rivers. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(20), 8915-8921 (2012).

Gilfedder, B., Hofmann, H., Cartwright, I.: Novel instruments for in situ continuous Rn-222 measurement in groundwater and the application to river bank infiltration. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(2), 993-1000 (2012).


Gilfedder, B., Petri, M., Wessels, M., Biester, H.: Bromine species fluxes from Lake Constance’s catchment, and a preliminary lake mass balance. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(12), 3385-3401 (2011).


Frieß, U., Deutschmann, T., Gilfedder, B., Weller, R., Platt, U.: Iodine monoxide in the Antarctic snowpack. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10(5), 2439-2456 (2010).

Gilfedder, B., Petri, M., Wessels, M., Biester, H.: An iodine mass-balance for Lake Constance, Germany: insights into iodine speciation changes and fluxes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(11), 3090-3111 (2010).

Gilfedder, B., Chance, R., Dettmann, U., Lai, S., Baker, A., Biester, H.: Determination of total and non-water soluble iodine in atmospheric aerosols by thermal extraction and spectrometric detection (TESI). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 398(1), 519-526 (2010).


Gilfedder, B., Petri, M., Biester, H.: Iodine speciation and cycling in fresh waters: a case study from a humic rich headwater lake (Mummelsee). Journal of Limnology, 68(2), 396-408 (2009).


Gilfedder, B., Lai, S., Petri, M., Biester, H., Hoffmann, T.: Iodine speciation in rain, snow and aerosols. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8, 6069-6084 (2008).


Gilfedder, B., Althoff, F., Petri, M., Biester, H.: A thermo extraction–UV/Vis spectrophotometric method for total iodine quantification in soils and sediments. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 389(389), 2323-2329 (2007).

Gilfedder, B., Petri, M., Biester, H.: Iodine speciation in rain and snow: Implications for the atmospheric iodine sink. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 112(D7) (2007).

Gilfedder, B., Petri, M., Biester, H.: Iodine and bromine speciation in snow and the effect of orographically induced precipitation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 2661-2669 (2007).

Other publications


Cartwright, I., Hofmann, H., Gilfedder, B., Smyth, B.: Understanding parafluvial exchange and degassing to better quantify groundwater inflows using 222Rn: The King River, southeast Australia. Chemical Geology, 380, 48-60 (2014).

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