Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Hein

Deputy/Group lead Vienna BIGER

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Major Research Areas and Interests

  • Limnology, river ecology, wetland/floodplain ecology, nutrient and organic matter dynamics
  • Interaction between fluvial dynamics and ecosystem processes,ecohydrology, biodiversity
  • Interactions between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems (catchment approach)
  • Development of conservation and restoration strategies for riverine landscapes, ecosystem services
  • Aquatic ecosystem and river basin management

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Further scientific activities

Member of scientific association Editorial member Member of the board in associations Involvement in EUSDR Flagship projects and ESFRI project initatives

Newsletter of the International Association for Danube Research (IAD) - Danube News
DANUBIUS Science and Innovation Agenda - DANUBIUS Agenda<
The DanubeFuture White paper on Integrated Sustainable Development of the Danube River Basin is available.

Selected Publications

Bondar-Kunze, E.; Kasper, V.; Hein, T. (2021): Responses of periphyton communities to abrupt changes in water temperature and velocity, and the relevance of morphology: a mesocosm approach, Science of the Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145200

Chaparro, G.; Mariani, M.; Hein, T. (2021): Diversity of dormant and active zooplankton stages: spatial patterns across scales in temperate riverine floodplains, Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbaa063 Pinto, R.; Weigelhofer, G.; Guerreiro Brito, A.; Hein, T. (2021): Effects of dry-wet cycles on nitrous oxide emissions in freshwater sediments: a synthesis, PeerJ, doi: 10.7717/peerj.10767

Weigelhofer, G.; Brauns, M.; Gilvear, D.; Haidvogl, G.; Hein, T. (2021): Riverine landscapes: Challenges and future trends in research and management, River Research and Applications, doi: 10.1002/rra.3769

Baldan, D.; Piniewski, M.; Funk, A.; Gumpinger, C.; Flödl, P.; Höfer, S.; Hauer, C.; Hein, T. (2020): A multi-scale, integrative modeling framework for setting conservation priorities at the catchment scale for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera, Science of the Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137369

Natho, S., Tschikof, M., Bondar-Kunze, E., & Hein, T. (2020). Modeling the effect of enhanced lateral connectivity on nutrient retention capacity in large river floodplains: How much connected floodplain do we need? Frontiers in Environmental Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00074.

Pinto, R.; Weigelhofer, G.; Diaz-Pines, E.; Brito, A. G.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S.; Hein, T. (2020): River-floodplain restoration and hydrological effects on GHG emissions: Biogeochemical dynamics in the parafluvial zone, Science of the Total Environment,715, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136980.

Preiner, S., Dai, Y., Pucher, M., Reitsema, R. E., Schoelynck, J., Meire, P., & Hein, T. (2020). Effects of macrophytes on ecosystem metabolism and net nutrient uptake in a groundwater fed lowland river. Science of The Total Environment, 137620

Yeh, T. C., Krennmayr, K., Liao, C. S., Ejarque, E., Schomakers, J., Huang, J. C., ... & Hein, T. Effects of terrigenous organic substrates and additional phosphorus on bacterioplankton metabolism and exoenzyme stoichiometry. Freshwater Biology, https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13593.

Weigelhofer, G., Feldbacher, E., Trauner, D., Pölz, E., Hein, T., & Funk, A. (2020). Integrating Conflicting Goals of the EC Water Framework Directive and the EC Habitats Directives into Floodplain Restoration Schemes. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8, 225, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.538139.

Funk, A., Martínez-López, J., Borgwardt, F., Trauner, D., Bagstad, K. J., Balbi, S., Magrach, A., Villa, F.& Hein, T. (2019). Identification of conservation and restoration priority areas in the Danube River based on the multi-functionality of river-floodplain systems. Science of the Total Environment, 654, 763-777.