Ulrike Scherer Lydia Albrecht

Ulrike Scherer

Background and Research Interests

Hydrological processes and modelling

  • Erosion and associated transport of substances 
  • Process based hydrological modelling

New model approaches for catchments at the lower mesocale

  • Surface runoff and hydrologic connectivity
  • Organisation principles of water and mass transport in heterogeneous landscapes

River basin management

  • Emission of nutrients and contaminants from point and diffuse sources
    • Impact of landuse and climate change on terrestrial water cycles and mass transport


    Development of the curriculum for the international master study program "Water Science and Engineering" (expected starting date: 2016)



    Selected Publications

    • Ehret, U., H. V. Gupta, M. Sivapalan, S. V. Weijs, S. J. Schymanski, G. Blöschl, A. N. Gelfan, C. Harman, A. Kleidon, T. A. Bogaard, D. Wang, T. Wagener, U. Scherer, E. Zehe, M. F. P. Bierkens, G. Di Baldassarre, J. Parajka, L. P. H. Van Beek, A. Van Griensven, M. C. Westhoff and H. C. Winsemius (2014): Advancing catchment hydrology to deal with predictions under change. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 649-671
    • Scherer, U., S. Fuchs, H. Behrendt and T. Hillenbrand (2003): Emissions of heavy metals into river basins of Germany. Water Science and Technology 47 (7-8), 251-257


      • Since 2015: Coordinator of the Water Research Network Baden-Württemberg
      • 2013-2015: Coordinator of KIT Water Research
      • 2011-2013: Research and teaching associate at the Institute for Water and River Basin Management, Chair of Hydrology, KIT
      • 2008-2011: Research and teaching associate at the Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management, TU München
      • 1999-2008: Research associate at the Chair of Aquatic Environmental Engineering, Universität Karlsruhe
      • Member of the DFG Graduate School „Ecological Water Management", Universität Karlsruhe
      • Studies of geology and soil science at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

      Akademic Services

      • Session convener at EGU (European Geosciences Union)
      • Reviewer for ISI-listed journals (Catena, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), Hydrobiologia, Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft)
      • Evaluation of research proposals