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Dr. Dominic Demand


Scientific Employee / Postdoc

Chair of Hydrology
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
D-79098 Freiburg

Fon: +49 (0)761 - 203 3598
Fax: +49 (0)761 - 203 3594
E-Mail: Dominic Demand
Room No: 01.020

Dominic Demand


Postdoc in the project: HILLSCAPE - HILLSlope Chronosequence And Process Evolution


Research interests

  • infiltration and runoff generation processes
  • influence of landscape properties on soil hydrology
  • effect of soil development, vegetation and soil fauna on the transport of water and solutes in the unsaturated zone
  • cold regions hydrology
  • modeling of soil physical processes
  • soil water stable isotopes



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Professional experience and Education

Seit 04/2019 Postdoc and Scientific Employee at the Chair of Hydrology, University of Freiburg in the HILLSCAPE project
02/2019 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in soil hydrology and soil physics at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg. Title of the dissertation: Measuring and modeling preferential flow – Spatial and temporal controls.
04/2015 – 02/2019 Scientific Employee and PhD Student at the Chair of Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg in the Project CAOS – Catchments as Organized Systems.
10/2012 – 03/2015 M.Sc. Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Master thesis: „Use of microdialysis to measure diffusive available phosphate in soils”)
10/2009 – 07/2012 B.Sc. Environmental Sciences und Environmental Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg


International experience

08 – 09/2016 Research stay at Oregon State University (USA) with Prof. John Selker
08 – 09/2014 UNIS - The University Centre in Svalbard, Svalbard (Norway)
01 – 04/2014 Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan (Canada) (based at the “Coldwater Lab” in Kananaskis, Alberta)
09 – 12/2011 University of Helsinki (Finnland)


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