HS Hydrological Sciences
The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Gökben Demir for the poster/PICO entitled:
Spatial Variation of Soil Properties and Throughfall in European Mixed Beech Forest (Demir, G.; Metzger, J. C.; Guswa, A.; Filipzik, J.; Hildebrandt, A.)
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Gökben Demir is a Ph.D. researcher at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. Her Ph.D. research is a part of the Collaborative Research Centre AquaDiva, and she aims to understand how vegetation induced heterogeneity affects the water flow in soil at a plot scale. The presented poster at EGU 2019 focused on how the spatial variation in throughfall and soil properties influence plant available water. The mentioned results were mainly preliminary analysis of event based throughfall and soil properties which were measured at the plot scale in the Hainich Critical Zone Explanatory (Thuringia, Germany). The pre-analysis showed that the spatial variation of water input and soil properties play a similar role for plant available water. It was concluded that these drivers should be analysed separately to understand the corresponding effects on the root water uptake mechanism. In particular, the long-term goal of the research is to explore how root water uptake is influenced by subcanopy water input and soil properties.