Dr. Clarissa Glaser

Postdoc for Hydrology/Hydrogeology

Research Areas

  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Process hydrology
  • Rivers & streams
  • Tracer hydrology
  • Water quality
  • Ecohydrology

Regional focus: Southwestern German Uplands, Eifel/Ardennes, USA (Northwest)


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Dr. Clarissa Glaser


Meckenheimer Allee 172

53115 Bonn

Mailing address:

Meckenheimer Allee 166

53115 Bonn


 An overview of current and past courses can be found under teaching.

Meetings can be arranged via Mail.


  • Conference organizer of the hydrology conference “Intermittency in Headwater Streams – Challenges and Opportunities from an Interdisciplinary  Perspective” at the University of Bonn (2024). Link to website.
  • August - September 2023: Research stay at the Oregon State University
    Working group: Prof. Dr. Adam Ward
  • as of 2022: PostDoc
    Research group: Hydrology (Universität Bonn)
    • 2021-2022: PostDoc
      Research group: Environmental Systems Analysis (University of Tübingen, Germany)
    • 2017-2020: PhD Student
      Project ‘Rivers’ in the CRC ‘Campos – Catchments as Reactors’
      Research groups: Environmental Systems Analysis and Hydrogeochemistry (University of Tübingen, Germany)
    • 2014 - 2016: MSc Geoecology

    Research group master thesis: Department of Hydrology, Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

    • 2014- 2016:Postgraduate studies  Environmental Law (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
    • 2012- 2014: BSc. Geoecology

    Research group bachelor thesis: Department of Soil Ecology, Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (University of Bayreuth, Germany)

    • 2010-2012: BSc. Geosciences (Kiel University, Germany)


    Unravelling ecohydrological separation in the critical zone using multiple tracers and hydrological modeling


    since 2024

    Principle Investigator:

    Dr. Clarissa Glaser


    Transdisciplinary Research Area Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Futures

    Intermittency in headwater streams


    since 2024

    Principle Investigator:

    Dr. Clarissa Glaser


    Argelander Academy Grant

    Groundwater -  surface water exchange in headwater streams of varying intermittency


    2023 - 2024

    Principle Investigator:

    Dr. Clarissa Glaser


    Klaus Tschira Foundation

    Groundwater inflow into rivers under changing climate


    2022 - 2024

    Principle Investigator:

    Dr. Clarissa Glaser


    Christina Pan & Leonie Pies


    Argelander Grants

    Fellowships and grants

    Selected fellow of the Klaus Tschira Foundation


     Selected fellow in the 'Athene Program'


    For early female career researchers at the University of Tübingen (2022-2023)

    Financial support from the DAAD


    (‘Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst’; DAAD Rise Program). Supervision of an intern from the USA within the frame of the CRC ‘Campos – Catchments as Reactors’

    Research grant for hydrological field studies of the ‘German Hydrological Association’ (Deutsche Hydrologische Gesellschaft)



    Particle-associated organic contaminant and cytotoxicity transport in a river during storm events

    Glaser C., Escher B. I., Engelhardt M., Liu Y., Krauss M., König M., Schlichting R., Zarfl C., Spahr S.

    Journal of Hydrology. 621 (129600). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.129600

    Anthropogenic activities significantly increase annual greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes from temperate headwater streams in Germany

    Mwanake R. M., Gettel G. M., Wangari E. G., Glaser C., Houska T., Breuer L., Butterbach-Bahl K., Kiese R. (2023)

    Biogeosciences. BG, 20, 3395–3422. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-20-3395-2023

    Swabian MOSES 2021: An interdisciplinary field campaign for investigating convective storms and their event chains

    Kunz, M., Abbas, S. S., Bauckholt, M., Böhmländer, A., Feuerle, T., Gasch, P., Glaser, C., Groß, J., Hajnsek, I., Handwerker, J., Hase, F., Khordakova, D., Knippertz, P., Kohler, M., Lange, D., Latt, M., Laube, J., Martin, L., Mauder, M., Möhler, O., Mohr, S., Reitter, R. W., Rettenmeier, A., Rolf, C., Saathoff, H., Schrön, M., Schütze, C., Spahr, S., Späth, F., Vogel, F., Völksch, I., Weber, U., Wieser, A., Wilhelm, J., Zhang, H., Dietrich, P. (2022)

    Frontiers in Earth Science 10 (999593). doi.org/10.3389/feart.2022.999593

    Modeling the Dynamics of Mixture Toxicity and Effects of Organic Micropollutants in a Small River under Unsteady Flow Conditions

    Wei, R., Escher, B. I., Glaser, C., König, M., Schlichting, R., Schmitt, M., Störiko, A., Viswanathan, M., Zarfl, C.(2022)

    Environmental Science and Technology. doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.2c02824

    Groundwater-surface water exchange and hydrologic turnover as key controls for in-stream and groundwater nitrate concentrations in first-order agricultural stream catchments

    Jiménez Fernández, Ó., Schwientek, M., Osenbrück, K., Glaser, C., Schmidt, C., Fleckenstein, J. (2022)

    1.    Hydrological Processes 36(2). doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14507

    A full list of all peer reviewed publications can be found below to download.

    An overview of all publications can also be found on Google Scholar.

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