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Hyporheic Zone Processes – A training network for enhancing the understanding of complex physical, chemical and biological process interactions

Deliverables

multi-scale modelling framework

Development and validation (focus sites) of integrated multi-scale modelling framework for identification of hyporheic exchange flows and residence time distributions. Discussions will take place via skype and at project meetings between interested ESRs and supervisors. Data and framework will be shared within the network on the internal communication platform.

measured rates of C, N, P turnover at focus sites

Spreadsheets of turnover rates of C, N, and P, N at Erpe and Tern to be compiled and lodged on the internal communication platform.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Research results will be published in leading international peer-reviewed journals. Typical journals could include Nature, Environmental Science and Technology, Water Research, Limnology & Oceanography, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Ecology and many others. Dissemination will be monitored by the Director of Research who will also ensure that joint network publications will be produced which highlight the supradisciplinary approaches followed by HypoTRAIN.

dataset of joint study at River Erpe

Spreadsheet formulation to be agreed at half yearly project meeting. Data entry following field experiment. Completed spreadsheet to be lodged on the internal communication platform.

integrated reactive transport models

Skype discussions and face to faces at project meetings of ESRs and supervisors involved in this area. Documents/spreadsheets/models to be drawn up and lodged on the internal communication platform

validation of integrated HPS and DTS method

HPS and DTS are used to identify hyporhehic exchange fluxes and flow paths. The methods will be validated, improved if necessarytrialled, and applieddata collected, at the two focus field sites (Erpe and Tern) across a range of hydrological conditions. Method descriptions and d Data collected with them will be shared within the network on the internal communication platform

model-based evaluation of joint datasets

Discussions/workshops at half yearly project meetings. Document summarising evaluation to be lodged on the internal communication platform

improved conceptual model of HZ processes

Discussions/workshops at half yearly project meetings and at final HypoTRAIN conference. Document outlining conceptual model to be lodged on the internal communication platform

set-up and validation of flume experiments

Skype discussions and face to faces at project meetings of ESRs and supervisors involved in flume experiments. Production of a protocol and timetable for the flume experiments to be lodged on the internal communication platform. EPFL will contribute to this deliverable.

validated methods for passive sampling micropollutants and measuring transformation rates

Skype conferences between ESRs and supervisors using this methodology. Agreed protocols to be drawn up and lodged on the internal communication platform.

results of coupled assessment of biogeochemical and ecological processes

Skype calls between relevant ESRs and supervisors leading to documents/ spreadsheets of these processes led by RU. To be lodged on the internal communication platform. EPFL will contribute to this deliverable.

micropollutant loads at focus sites, link to abundance of key microbes & ecological processes

Skype discussions and face to faces at project meetings of ESRs and supervisors involved in this area. Documents/spreadsheets to be drawn up and lodged on the internal communication platform.

PhD theses of all ESRs

All theses will be submitted by the end of month 54 (due to local regulations PhD studies take 4 years at some beneficiaries). The majority will be submitted by month 42. Theses will be submitted to the institution where the ESR is registered and a central register of titles and abstracts will be maintained by the Director of Research

data on origin of hyporheic water

Those data will be collected from the two focus field sites (Erpe and Tern) across a range of hydrological conditions. Data will be shared within the network on the internal communication platform.

model validation at focus sites

Skype discussions and face to faces at project meetings of ESRs and supervisors involved in this area. Data collection during the joint field experiments. Documents/spreadsheets to be drawn up and lodged on the internal communication platform.

dataset of joint study at River Tern

Spreadsheet formulation to be agreed at half yearly project meeting. Data entry following field experiment. Completed spreadsheet to be lodged on the internal communication platform.

compilation of transformation rates, sorption parameters and key microbes

Skype conferences between ESRs and supervisors working in this area. Documents/ spreadsheets to be drawn up and lodged on the internal communication platform.

HypoTRAIN Open Day

The open day is provisionally scheduled for March 22nd. It is targeted at final year BSc and MSc students. All ESRs will take part and informally talk about and demonstrate their research.

HypoTRAIN network conference & EHF meeting

The HypoTRAIN network conference will be held in month 40 at RU. All ESRs will present papers and partners will highlight the achievements of the network. The programme co-ordinator will also give an overview of the network. The conference will be open to all interested scientists.

Delivery of ATCs 1-12

These advanced training courses are open to all ESRs in the network. They are designed to broaden education and provide scientific excellence. They are supported by a broad range of institutions within the network and external support is brought in from outside where necessary. Some develop specific scientific skills (e.g. ATC 3 – modelling hyporheic processes hosted by KTH) whereas others polish complementary skills (e.g ATC10: the challenge of communicating science hosted by SU)

Field Course

Each ESR, together with their supervisor, presents aspects of their ESR project to the other ESRs. This will take place in conjunction with the first field experiment. It enables all ESRs to familiarise themselves with the application of advanced field techniques for sampling, measuring, and characterizing hyporheic processes and thus to broaden their technical and experimental knowledge.

Advertisement of ESR positions

Vacancies will be advertised widely by placing a joint advert in a high-profile scientific journal (e.g., Nature) and on national and international portals (e.g., EURAXESS, AcademicJobsEU.com) as well as on the network’s website and those of the participating organisations. The network will also advertise open positions at relevant international conferences (e.g., EGU, SETAC). The advertisement will give a broad description of the required knowledge and skills for each position and care will be taken to encourage a wide range of candidates to apply; it will also include a description of working conditions and entitlements

coupled numerical flow models

Skype discussions and face to faces at project meetings of ESRs and supervisors involved in this area. Documents/ spreadsheets to be drawn up and lodged on the internal communication platform

Summer School

A 5-day in-depth introduction into the scientific research to be carried out by HypoTRAIN. Training will be delivered by HypoTRAIN consortium members and external experts and all ESRs will attend. It includes sessions on communication and collaboration, tracing hyporheic exchange, biogeochemistry, hyporheic ecology, organic micropollutants and modelling.

Roadmap for CPD course on hyporheic processes

This will provide detailed content for a future CPD course on hyporheic processes and will be published online. It is directed towards individuals with an existing basic knowledge of the hyporheic zone. It will build on the advanced training courses of HypoTRAIN and the findings of the research undertaken in the network.

Network website online

All information on the project will be summarised here and frequently updated. The website will also serve as a repository for all media coverage and link to social media such as Facebook and Twitter. The HypoTRAIN blog, written by ESRs, will also be hosted here and feature aspects of the research programme, e.g. a summer school or a joint experiment.

Podcasts

3 Podcasts will document the progress of the network and specific aspects of hyporheic processes. All ESRs will work together to develop the script and contribute orally to a podcast outlining the aims and progress of HypoTRAIN. Podcasts will be made publicly available via the HypoTRAIN website, plus the institutional websites of the participants.

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Publications

Interplay of hydrology, community ecology and pollutant attenuation in the hyporheic zone

Author(s): Ignacio Peralta-Maraver, Julia Reiss, Anne L. Robertson
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 610-611, 2018, Page(s) 267-275, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.036

Environmental filtering and community delineation in the streambed ecotone

Author(s): Ignacio Peralta-Maraver, Jason Galloway, Malte Posselt, Shai Arnon, Julia Reiss, Jörg Lewandowski, Anne L. Robertson
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, Page(s) 15871, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34206-z

Fragmentation of the hyporheic zone due to regional groundwater circulation

Author(s): B. B. Mojarrad, J. Riml, A. Wörman, H. Laudon
Published in: Water Resources Research, Issue 55, 2019, Page(s) 1242-1262, ISSN 0043-1397
DOI: 10.1029/2018wr024609

Toward a conceptual framework of hyporheic exchange across spatial scales

Author(s): Chiara Magliozzi, Robert C. Grabowski, Aaron I. Packman, Stefan Krause
Published in: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Issue 22/12, 2018, Page(s) 6163-6185, ISSN 1027-5606
DOI: 10.5194/hess-22-6163-2018

Dynamic Hyporheic Zones: Exploring the Role of Peak‐Flow Events on Bedform‐induced Hyporheic Exchange

Author(s): Tanu Singh, Liwen Wu, Jesus D. Gomez‐Velez, Jörg Lewandowski, David M. Hannah, Stefan Krause
Published in: Water Resources Research, Issue 55/1, 2018, Page(s) 218-235, ISSN 0043-1397
DOI: 10.1029/2018wr022993

Impact of Dynamically Changing Discharge on Hyporheic Exchange Processes Under Gaining and Losing Groundwater Conditions

Author(s): Liwen Wu, Tanu Singh, Jesus Gomez-Velez, Gunnar Nützmann, Anders Wörman, Stefan Krause, Jörg Lewandowski
Published in: Water Resources Research, Issue 54/12, 2018, Page(s) 10,076-10,093, ISSN 0043-1397
DOI: 10.1029/2018wr023185

What Do They Have in Common? Drivers of Streamflow Spatial Correlation and Prediction of Flow Regimes in Ungauged Locations

Author(s): A. Betterle, D. Radny, M. Schirmer, G. Botter
Published in: Water Resources Research, Issue 53/12, 2017, Page(s) 10354-10373, ISSN 0043-1397
DOI: 10.1002/2017wr021144

Hyporheic Exchange Controls Fate of Trace Organic Compounds in an Urban Stream


Published in: ISSN 0013-936X
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03117

Unraveling the biophysical underpinnings to the success of multispecies biofilms in porous environments

Author(s): David Scheidweiler, Hannes Peter, Paraskevi Pramateftaki, Pietro de Anna, Tom J. Battin
Published in: The ISME Journal, 2019, ISSN 1751-7362
DOI: 10.1038/s41396-019-0381-4

Vacuum-assisted evaporative concentration combined with LC-HRMS/MS for ultra-trace-level screening of organic micropollutants in environmental water samples

Author(s): Jonas Mechelke, Philipp Longrée, Heinz Singer, Juliane Hollender
Published in: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Issue 411(12), 2019, Page(s) 2555-2567, ISSN 1618-2642
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-019-01696-3

Characterizing the spatial correlation of daily streamflows

Author(s): Andrea Betterle, Mario Schirmer, Gianluca Botter
Published in: Water Resources Research, Issue 53/2, 2017, Page(s) 1646-1663, ISSN 1944-7973
DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019195

Comparing biotic drivers of litter breakdown across streams compartments

Author(s): Ignacio Peralta–Maraver, Daniel M. Perkins, Murray S. A. Thompson, Katarina Fussmann, Julia Reiss, Anne L. Robertson
Published in: Journal of Animal Ecology, 2019, ISSN 0021-8790
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13000