Prof. Dr. Sascha Oswald

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University of  Potsdam,
Institute of Earth and Environmental Science

Prof. Dr. Sascha Oswald
Building 1, Room 0.08

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm
E-mail:
sascha.oswald@uni-potsdam.de
Phone:
+49 331 977 2675
Fax:
+49 331 977 2068
Prof. Dr. Sascha Oswald

 

  • Biography
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Publications

Biography

1987 - 1990
Diploma in physics, University of Freiburg
1990 - 1994
Diploma in physics, University of Heidelberg; Diploma thesis at the Institut of Environmental Physics
1994 - 1999
Phd, first at University of Heidelberg, then at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1998 - 2000
Physicist, Colenco Power Engineering, Baden, Schweiz
2000 - 2002
Research Fellow, Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group, University of Sheffield, UK
2002 - 2004
Senior Scientist, Institute for Terrestrial Ecology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2004 - 2009
Scientist at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany; as of 2008 head of hydrogeology unit
2009 -
Professorship for Subsurface Hydrology/Water and Matter Transport in Landscapes, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam

Research

  • Plant-Soil-Groundwater interactions
  • Application of non-invasive imaging methods to study dynamic processes in soil and sediments
  • Application of the cosmic-ray neutron sensing method, e.g. for soil moisture and snow assessment
  • Numerical modeling of flow and reactive transport in soil and groundwater
  • Soil and Groundwater remediation techniques
  • Monitoring fate and transport of microplastics in the terrestrial water cycle
  • Integrated water ressources and soil management
  • Variable density flow in porous media

Teaching

V&Ü Grundlagen der Stoffdynamik (WiSe, BSc Geoökologie & Geowissenschaften)

S     Stoffdynamik (SoSe, BSc Geoökologie & Geowissenschaften)

V Umweltstatistik (SoSe, BSc Geoökologie)

P     Geoökologisches Landschaftspraktikum, part on Geländeklimatologie (SoSe, BSc Geoökologie)

V     Stoffhaushalt (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

V     Hydrogeologie/Subsurface Hydrology (WiSe, MSc Geoökologie & MSc Geowissenschaften)

V&S Dryland Water Resources (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

V&Ü Grundwassermodellierung/Einführung in die Strömungsmodellierung (WiSe, MSc Geoökologie & MSc Geowissenschaften)

V&Ü Grundwassermodellierung/ Einführung in die Transportmodellierung (WiSe, MSc Geoökologie & MSc Geowissenschaften)

P     Field Course Measuring groundwater-surface water interactions (via tracer techniques) (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

P     Landschaftspraktikum, part of module 'field methods' (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

Mathematik-Vorkurs für Erstsemester (on demand)

access to manuscripts via the moodle2 system

Publications

Compendium of journal publications (via ResearcherID)

Peer-reviewed ISI-publications in 2014-18:

Schrön, M., R. Rosolem, M. Köhli, L. Piussi, I. Schröter, J. Iwema, S. Kögler, S. E. Oswald, U. Wollschläger, L. Samaniego, P. Dietrich, S. Zacharias, 2018. Cosmic-Ray Neutron Rover Surveys of Field Soil Moisture and the Influence of Roads, Water Resources Research, published online, doi: 10.1029/2017WR021719.

Schmidt, L.K., M. Bochow, H. Imhof and S.E. Oswald, 2018. Multi-temporal surveys for microplastic particles enabled by a novel and fast application of SWIR imaging spectroscopy – Study of an urban watercourse traversing the city of Berlin, Env. Pollution, 239, 579-589, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.03.097.

Schrön, M., Zacharias, S., Womack, G., Köhli, M., Desilets, D., Oswald, S. E., Bumberger, J., Mollenhauer, H., Kögler, S., Remmler, P., Kasner, M., Denk, A., and Dietrich, P., 2018. Intercomparison of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensors and Water Balance Monitoring in an Urban Environment, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 83-99, doi:10.5194/gi-7-83-2018.

Haber-Pohlmeier, S., C. Tötzke, S. E. Oswald, E. Lehmann, B. Blümich, A. Pohlmeier, 2018. Imaging of root zone processes using MRI T1 mapping, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, published online, doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.10.046.

Munz, M., S. E. Oswald and C. Schmidt, 2017. Coupled long-term simulation of reach-scale water and heat fluxes across the river-groundwater interface for retrieving hyporheic residence times and temperature dynamics, Water Resources Research, 53(11), 8900–8924, doi:10.1002/2017WR020667.

Schrön, M., Köhli, M., Scheiffele, L., Iwema, J., Bogena, H. R., Lv, L., Martini, E., Baroni, G., Rosolem, R., Weimar, J., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Rebmann, C., Oswald, S. E., Dietrich, P., Schmidt, U., and Zacharias, S., 2017. Improving Calibration and Validation of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensors in the Light of Spatial Sensitivity, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5009-5030, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-148.

Konrad M., Th. Gräff, Ch. Franck, Th. Salzmann, A. Bronstert, M. Walther, S. E. Oswald, 2017. Effects of the January 4/5 2017 storm surge on a restored fen at the German Baltic
Sea coast, Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 61(4), 232-243, doi: 10.5675/HyWa_2017,4_2.

Tötzke, C., N. Kardjilov, I. Manke, S.E. Oswald, 2017. Capturing 3D Water Flow in Rooted Soil by Ultra-fast Neutron Tomography, Scientific Reports, 7: 6192, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06046-w .

Schattan, P., G. Baroni, S. E. Oswald, J. Schöber, C. Fey, C. Kormann, M. Huttenlau and S. Achleitner, 2017. Continuous monitoring of snowpack dynamics in alpine terrain by above-ground neutron sensing, Water Resources Research, 53(5), 3615–3634 doi:10.1002/2016WR020234.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., C. Tötzke, N. Kardjilov and S. E. Oswald, 2017. Mapping oxygen and pH dynamics in the rhizosphere of young maize roots, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180(3), 336–346, doi:10.1002/jpln.201600120.

Wollschläger, U., Attinger, S., Borchardt, D., Brauns, M., Cuntz, M., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Friese, K., Friesen, J., Harpke, A., Hildebrandt, A., Jäckel, G., Kamjunke, N., Knöller, K., Kögler, S., Kolditz, O., Krieg, R., Kumar, R., Lausch, A., Liess, M., Marx, A., Merz, R., Mueller, C., Musolff, A., Norf, H., Oswald, S.E., Rebmann, C., Reinstorf, F., Rode, M., Rink, K., Rinke, K., Samaniego, L., Vieweg, M., Vogel, H.-J., Weitere, M., Werban, U., Zink, M., Zacharias, S., (2017): The Bode hydrological observatory: a platform for integrated, interdisciplinary hydro-ecological research within the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory, Environ. Earth Sci., 76 , art. 29,  doi:10.1007/s12665-016-6327-5.

Munz, M., S.E. Oswald, Ch. Schmidt, 2016. Analysis of riverbed temperatures to determine the geometry of subsurface water flow around in-stream geomorphological structures, Journal of Hydrology, 539, 74–87,  doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.012.

Selle, B., T. Gräff, T. Salzmann, S.E. Oswald, M. Walther, K. Miegel, 2016. Untersuchung eines renaturierten Mooreinzugsgebiets an der mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste. Teil II: Salzdynamik und Wasserhaushalt, Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 60(4), 259–268, doi:10.5675/HyWa_2016,4_2.

Dara, A., A.B. Moradi, E. Lehmann, P. Vontobel, S. E. Oswald, 2015. Mapping Compensating Water Uptake in Heterogeneous Soils via Neutron Radiography, Plant & Soil, 397(1), 273-287, doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2613-3.

Busch, J., T. Meißner, A. Potthoff, S. Bleyl, A. Georgi, K. Mackenzie, R.Trabitzsch, U. Werban, S. E. Oswald, 2015. A field investigation on transport of carbon-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) in groundwater, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 181, 59-68, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2015.03.009.

Baroni G. & S.E. Oswald, 2015. A soil moisture scaling approach for the assessment of biomass and rainfall interception on Cosmic-Ray neutron sensing, Journal of Hydrology, 25, 264-276, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.03.053.

Trauth, N., C. Schmidt, M. Vieweg, S.E. Oswald, J.H. Fleckenstein, 2015. Hydraulic controls of in-stream gravel bar hyporheic exchange and reactions, Water Resources Research, 51,  doi:10.1002/2014WR015857.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., S. Gottfried, M. Lamshöft, S. Zühlke, S. E. Oswald, M. Spiteller, 2015. Non-invasive imaging techniques to evidence the effect of O2 micro-patterns on enantioselective dissipation of rac-Metalaxyl, Geoderma, 239-240, 257–264, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.10.022.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., P. Vontobel, S.E. Oswald, 2014. A Multi-imaging approach to study the root –soil – interface, Annals of Botany, 114(8), 1779-1787, doi:10.1093/aob/mcu200.

Rivera Villarreyes, C.A., G. Baroni, S.E. Oswald, 2014. Inverse modeling of cosmic-ray soil moisture for field-scale soil hydraulic parameters, European Journal of Soil Science, 65(6), 876–886, doi:10.1111/ejss.12162.

Busch, J., T. Meißner, A. Potthoff, S. E. Oswald, 2014. Investigations on mobility and retardation of carbon colloid supported nanoscale zero-valent iron in a column experiment and a laboratory 2D-aquifer test system, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(18), 10908-10916, doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3049-7.

Busch, J., T. Meißner, A. Potthoff, S. E. Oswald, 2014. Transport of carbon colloid supported nanoscale zero-valent iron in saturated porous media, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, 25-34, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.05.006.

Peer-reviewed ISI-publications in 2011-13:

De Biase, C., A. Carminati, S.E. Oswald, M. Thullner, 2013. Numerical modeling analysis of VOCs removal processes in different on-site vertical flow systems for groundwater remediation, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 154, 53-69, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.07.007, 2013.

Hund, S. V., S. Brown, L. M. Lavkulich, S. E. Oswald, 2013. Relating P lability in stream sediments to watershed land use via an effective sequential extraction scheme, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 224(9), 1643, doi: 10.1007/s11270-013-1643-9.

Rudolph, N., S. Voss, A. B. Moradi, S. Nagl, S. E. Oswald, 2013. Spatiotemporal Optical Mapping of Local Soil pH Changes Induced by Roots of Lupin and Soft-rush. Plant & Soil, 369(1-2), 669-680, doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1775-0.

Moradi, Ahmad B., Andrea Carminati, Axel Lamparter, Susanne K. Woche, Jörg Bachmann, Doris Vetterlein, Hans-Jörg Vogel, Sascha E. Oswald, 2012. Is the Rhizosphere Temporarily Water Repellent? Vadose Zone Journal, 11(3), doi: 10.2136/vzj2011.0120.

Al-Mashaiki, K., S. Oswald, S. Attinger, G. Büchel, K. Knöller, G. Strauch, 2012. Evaluation of groundwater dynamics and quality in the Najd, aquifers located in the Sultanate of Oman; Environmental Earth Sciences, 66(4), 1195-1211, doi: 10.1007/s12665-011-1331-2.

De Biase, C., Uli Maier, O. Baeder-Bederski, P. Bayer, S.E. Oswald, M. Thullner, 2012. Removal of volatile organic compounds in vertical flow filters: predictions from reactive transport modeling, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 32(2), 106–121, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2011.01374.x.

Rudolph, N., H. G. Esser, A. Carminati, A. B. Moradi, N. Kardjilov, S. Nagl, S. E. Oswald, 2012. Dynamic oxygen mapping in the root zone by fluorescence dye imaging combined with neutron radiography, Journal of Soils & Sediments, 12(1), 63-74, doi: 10.1007/s11368-011-0407-7.

Rivera Villarreyes, C., G. Baroni, S.E. Oswald, 2011. Integral quantification of seasonal soil moisture changes in farmland by cosmic ray neutrons, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 3843-3859, doi:10.5194/hess-15-3843-2011 (before in HESSD as doi:10.5194/hessd-8-6867-2011).

Mitreiter, I., S.E. Oswald, Frank Stallmach, 2011. Direct measurement of iron release, precipitation and turn-over in natural sands, Grundwasser, 16(4), 269-278, doi: 10.1007/s00767-011-0177-6 .

Munz, M., S.E. Oswald, C., Schmidt, 2011. Sand box experiments to evaluate the influence of subsurface temperature probe installation on temperature based water flux calculation. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 3495–3510, doi:10.5194/hess-15-3495-2011.

Moradi, A., A. Carminati, D. Vetterlein, P. Vontobel, E. Lehmann, U. Weller, J. W. Hopmans, H.-J. Vogel and S.E. Oswald, 2011. Three-dimensional visualization and quantification of water content in the rhizosphere, New Phytologist, 192(3), 653–663, doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03826.x.

Balcke, G.U., M. Hahn, and S.E. Oswald, 2011. Nitrogen as an Indicator of Mass Transfer Kinetics during in-situ Gas Sparging, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 126(1-2), 8-18, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2011.05.005.

van Afferden, M., K. Z. Rahman, P. Mosig, C. De Biase, M. Thullner, S. E. Oswald, R. A. Müller, 2011. Remediation of groundwater contaminated with MTBE and benzene: The potential of vertical-flow soil filter systems, Water Research, 45(16), 5063-5074, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2011.07.010.

De Biase, C., Daniel Reger, Axel Schmidt, Sven Jechalke, Nils Reiche, Paula M. Martinez-Lavanchy, Mònica Rosell, Manfred Van Afferden, Uli Maier, Sascha E. Oswald, M. Thullner, 2011. Treatment of volatile organic contaminants in a vertical flow filter: relevance of different removal processes. Ecol. Eng., 37, 1292–1303, doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2011.03.023.

Carminati, A., C. L. Schneider, A.B. Moradi, D. Vetterlein, H.-J. Vogel , A. Hildebrandt, U. Weller, L. Schüler, S.E. Oswald, 2011. How the Rhizosphere May Favor Water Availability to Roots, Vadose Zone Journal, 10(3), 988-998, doi: 10.2136/vzj2010.0113.

Peer-reviewed publications (Non-ISI, selected):

Oswald, S.E., Tötzke, Ch., Haber-Pohlmeier, S., Pohlmeier, A., Kaestner, A.P., Lehmann, E., 2015.Combining Neutron and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Study the Interaction of Plant Roots and Soil, Physics Procedia, 10 World Conference on Neutron Radiography WCNR 2014, 69, 237–243, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.07.033.

Moradi, A.B., Oswald, S. E., Menon, M., Carminati, A., Lehmann, E., Hopmans, J., 2013. Applications of neutron imaging in soil-water-root systems, in “Tomography of Soil-Water-Root Processes, 2nd edition”, edited by Stephen H. Anderson and Jan W. Hopmans, SSSSA Special Publication 61, 111-134, doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub61.c6.

Al-Mashaiki K., G. Strauch, K. Osenbrück, T. Müller, K. Knöller, S. Oswald, 2011. Groundwater characteristic of the Najd aquifers, Oman, derived from isotope and hydrochemical signatures. Proc. GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World. IAHS-AISH Publication, 342, 11-14.

Kalbus, E., S. Oswald, 'W. Wang, O. Kolditz, I. Engelhardt, M. Al-Saud, R. Rausch, 2011. Large-scale modelling of groundwater resources in an arid region.Red book of the GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World. IAHS-AISH Publication, 342, 27-30.

Mitreiter, I., S.E. Oswald, and F. Stallmach, 2010. Investigation of Iron(III)-Release in the Pore Water of Natural Sands by NMR Relaxometry, The Open Magnetic Resonance Journal, 3, 46–51, doi: 10.2174/1874769801003020046.

Oswald, S.E., Watson, I.A., R.S. Crouch, and S.A. Banwart, 2006. Influence of modelling concepts and approaches on the results of field scale reactive transport modelling, Red book of the ModelCare 2005, IAHS-AISH Publication, 304, 100 – 107.

Oswald, S.E., Watson, I.A., R.S. Crouch, and S.A. Banwart, 2005. Applying a laboratory scale biodegradation concept to model field scale reactive transport with advanced numerical methods, IAHS-AISH Publication, 297, 517-524.

Oswald S.E., and W. Kinzelbach, 2000. A three-dimensional physical model for verification of variable-density flow codes, IAHS-AISH Publication, 265, 399 – 404.

Other publications (selected):

Moradi, A.B., Oswald, S. E., Menon, M., Carminati, A., Lehmann, E., Hopmans, J., 2013. Applications of neutron imaging in soil-water-root systems, in “Tomography of Soil-Water-Root Processes, 2nd edition”, edited by Stephen H. Anderson and Jan W. Hopmans, SSSSA Special Publication 61, 111-134, doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub61.c6.

Oswald, S.E., Kolditz, O., Attinger, S. (Editors), 2012. Models – Repositories of Knowledge. IAHS redbook, no. 355, IAHS Press, ISBN 978-1-907161-34-6.

Drought-Related Shrinking Processes Detected in Living Roots in the Soil for the First Time. ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2009), http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091127124527.htm .

Oswald, S.E., 2005. “Modeling contaminant transport and biodegradation in groundwater” In: Lehr, J.H., Keeley, J., (Eds.): Ground Water, Water Encyclopedia 5, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 30-35, doi:10.1002/047147844X.gw716.

Oswald, S.E., K. Johannsen, R. Held, and W. Kinzelbach, 2004. Three-dimensional saltwater-freshwater fingering around a high permeability zone: insights of combining observed with numerical results, Proceedings of the "FEM, MODFLOW, and MORE" conference, Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 219 – 222.

Cai, Z., N. Thomson, S. Oswald, R. Wilson, and D. Lerner, 2003. Modelling of TCE reactive transport in a partly Fe0 filled fracture: Conceptual model and lumped parameter approach. Proceedings of the "MODFLOW and More 2003" conference, Golden, Colorado, 281 – 285.

Watson I.A., Bastian P., Crouch R.S., and S.E. Oswald, 2003. Multicomponent simulation of biodegradation applying locally adaptive remeshing and parallel processing. MODFLOW and more 2003. Understanding through modeling., Vol. 1 (Eds.: Poeter E, Zheng C, Hill MC, Doherty J), International groundwater modeling center, Denver, Colorado, US, 291-295.

Thornton, S., and S.E. Oswald (Editors), 2002. “Natural and Enhanced Restoration of Groundwater Pollution“, Red book of the “Groundwater Quality 2001” conference, IAHS Publication no 275.

Oswald, S.E., K. Johannsen and W. Huang, 2002. The importance of dispersive mixing for modelling of density-dependent and reactive transport, Computational Methods in Water Resources, Developments in Water Science, 47, Elsevier Health Sciences, Vol. 1, 501–506.

Watson, I.A., S. Oswald, and S.A. Banwart, 2002. Modelling Natural Attenuation Processes of Phenol Degradation in Groundwater, Computational Methods in Water Resources, Developments in Water Science, 47(1), Elsevier Health Sciences, 827–834.

Biography

1987 - 1990
Diploma in physics, University of Freiburg
1990 - 1994
Diploma in physics, University of Heidelberg; Diploma thesis at the Institut of Environmental Physics
1994 - 1999
Phd, first at University of Heidelberg, then at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1998 - 2000
Physicist, Colenco Power Engineering, Baden, Schweiz
2000 - 2002
Research Fellow, Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group, University of Sheffield, UK
2002 - 2004
Senior Scientist, Institute for Terrestrial Ecology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2004 - 2009
Scientist at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany; as of 2008 head of hydrogeology unit
2009 -
Professorship for Subsurface Hydrology/Water and Matter Transport in Landscapes, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam

Research

  • Plant-Soil-Groundwater interactions
  • Application of non-invasive imaging methods to study dynamic processes in soil and sediments
  • Application of the cosmic-ray neutron sensing method, e.g. for soil moisture and snow assessment
  • Numerical modeling of flow and reactive transport in soil and groundwater
  • Soil and Groundwater remediation techniques
  • Monitoring fate and transport of microplastics in the terrestrial water cycle
  • Integrated water ressources and soil management
  • Variable density flow in porous media

Teaching

V&Ü Grundlagen der Stoffdynamik (WiSe, BSc Geoökologie & Geowissenschaften)

S     Stoffdynamik (SoSe, BSc Geoökologie & Geowissenschaften)

V Umweltstatistik (SoSe, BSc Geoökologie)

P     Geoökologisches Landschaftspraktikum, part on Geländeklimatologie (SoSe, BSc Geoökologie)

V     Stoffhaushalt (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

V     Hydrogeologie/Subsurface Hydrology (WiSe, MSc Geoökologie & MSc Geowissenschaften)

V&S Dryland Water Resources (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

V&Ü Grundwassermodellierung/Einführung in die Strömungsmodellierung (WiSe, MSc Geoökologie & MSc Geowissenschaften)

V&Ü Grundwassermodellierung/ Einführung in die Transportmodellierung (WiSe, MSc Geoökologie & MSc Geowissenschaften)

P     Field Course Measuring groundwater-surface water interactions (via tracer techniques) (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

P     Landschaftspraktikum, part of module 'field methods' (SoSe, MSc Geoökologie)

Mathematik-Vorkurs für Erstsemester (on demand)

access to manuscripts via the moodle2 system

Publications

Compendium of journal publications (via ResearcherID)

Peer-reviewed ISI-publications in 2014-18:

Schrön, M., R. Rosolem, M. Köhli, L. Piussi, I. Schröter, J. Iwema, S. Kögler, S. E. Oswald, U. Wollschläger, L. Samaniego, P. Dietrich, S. Zacharias, 2018. Cosmic-Ray Neutron Rover Surveys of Field Soil Moisture and the Influence of Roads, Water Resources Research, published online, doi: 10.1029/2017WR021719.

Schmidt, L.K., M. Bochow, H. Imhof and S.E. Oswald, 2018. Multi-temporal surveys for microplastic particles enabled by a novel and fast application of SWIR imaging spectroscopy – Study of an urban watercourse traversing the city of Berlin, Env. Pollution, 239, 579-589, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.03.097.

Schrön, M., Zacharias, S., Womack, G., Köhli, M., Desilets, D., Oswald, S. E., Bumberger, J., Mollenhauer, H., Kögler, S., Remmler, P., Kasner, M., Denk, A., and Dietrich, P., 2018. Intercomparison of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensors and Water Balance Monitoring in an Urban Environment, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 83-99, doi:10.5194/gi-7-83-2018.

Haber-Pohlmeier, S., C. Tötzke, S. E. Oswald, E. Lehmann, B. Blümich, A. Pohlmeier, 2018. Imaging of root zone processes using MRI T1 mapping, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, published online, doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.10.046.

Munz, M., S. E. Oswald and C. Schmidt, 2017. Coupled long-term simulation of reach-scale water and heat fluxes across the river-groundwater interface for retrieving hyporheic residence times and temperature dynamics, Water Resources Research, 53(11), 8900–8924, doi:10.1002/2017WR020667.

Schrön, M., Köhli, M., Scheiffele, L., Iwema, J., Bogena, H. R., Lv, L., Martini, E., Baroni, G., Rosolem, R., Weimar, J., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Rebmann, C., Oswald, S. E., Dietrich, P., Schmidt, U., and Zacharias, S., 2017. Improving Calibration and Validation of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensors in the Light of Spatial Sensitivity, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5009-5030, doi:10.5194/hess-2017-148.

Konrad M., Th. Gräff, Ch. Franck, Th. Salzmann, A. Bronstert, M. Walther, S. E. Oswald, 2017. Effects of the January 4/5 2017 storm surge on a restored fen at the German Baltic
Sea coast, Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 61(4), 232-243, doi: 10.5675/HyWa_2017,4_2.

Tötzke, C., N. Kardjilov, I. Manke, S.E. Oswald, 2017. Capturing 3D Water Flow in Rooted Soil by Ultra-fast Neutron Tomography, Scientific Reports, 7: 6192, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06046-w .

Schattan, P., G. Baroni, S. E. Oswald, J. Schöber, C. Fey, C. Kormann, M. Huttenlau and S. Achleitner, 2017. Continuous monitoring of snowpack dynamics in alpine terrain by above-ground neutron sensing, Water Resources Research, 53(5), 3615–3634 doi:10.1002/2016WR020234.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., C. Tötzke, N. Kardjilov and S. E. Oswald, 2017. Mapping oxygen and pH dynamics in the rhizosphere of young maize roots, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 180(3), 336–346, doi:10.1002/jpln.201600120.

Wollschläger, U., Attinger, S., Borchardt, D., Brauns, M., Cuntz, M., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Friese, K., Friesen, J., Harpke, A., Hildebrandt, A., Jäckel, G., Kamjunke, N., Knöller, K., Kögler, S., Kolditz, O., Krieg, R., Kumar, R., Lausch, A., Liess, M., Marx, A., Merz, R., Mueller, C., Musolff, A., Norf, H., Oswald, S.E., Rebmann, C., Reinstorf, F., Rode, M., Rink, K., Rinke, K., Samaniego, L., Vieweg, M., Vogel, H.-J., Weitere, M., Werban, U., Zink, M., Zacharias, S., (2017): The Bode hydrological observatory: a platform for integrated, interdisciplinary hydro-ecological research within the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory, Environ. Earth Sci., 76 , art. 29,  doi:10.1007/s12665-016-6327-5.

Munz, M., S.E. Oswald, Ch. Schmidt, 2016. Analysis of riverbed temperatures to determine the geometry of subsurface water flow around in-stream geomorphological structures, Journal of Hydrology, 539, 74–87,  doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.012.

Selle, B., T. Gräff, T. Salzmann, S.E. Oswald, M. Walther, K. Miegel, 2016. Untersuchung eines renaturierten Mooreinzugsgebiets an der mecklenburgischen Ostseeküste. Teil II: Salzdynamik und Wasserhaushalt, Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 60(4), 259–268, doi:10.5675/HyWa_2016,4_2.

Dara, A., A.B. Moradi, E. Lehmann, P. Vontobel, S. E. Oswald, 2015. Mapping Compensating Water Uptake in Heterogeneous Soils via Neutron Radiography, Plant & Soil, 397(1), 273-287, doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2613-3.

Busch, J., T. Meißner, A. Potthoff, S. Bleyl, A. Georgi, K. Mackenzie, R.Trabitzsch, U. Werban, S. E. Oswald, 2015. A field investigation on transport of carbon-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) in groundwater, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 181, 59-68, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2015.03.009.

Baroni G. & S.E. Oswald, 2015. A soil moisture scaling approach for the assessment of biomass and rainfall interception on Cosmic-Ray neutron sensing, Journal of Hydrology, 25, 264-276, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.03.053.

Trauth, N., C. Schmidt, M. Vieweg, S.E. Oswald, J.H. Fleckenstein, 2015. Hydraulic controls of in-stream gravel bar hyporheic exchange and reactions, Water Resources Research, 51,  doi:10.1002/2014WR015857.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., S. Gottfried, M. Lamshöft, S. Zühlke, S. E. Oswald, M. Spiteller, 2015. Non-invasive imaging techniques to evidence the effect of O2 micro-patterns on enantioselective dissipation of rac-Metalaxyl, Geoderma, 239-240, 257–264, doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.10.022.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., P. Vontobel, S.E. Oswald, 2014. A Multi-imaging approach to study the root –soil – interface, Annals of Botany, 114(8), 1779-1787, doi:10.1093/aob/mcu200.

Rivera Villarreyes, C.A., G. Baroni, S.E. Oswald, 2014. Inverse modeling of cosmic-ray soil moisture for field-scale soil hydraulic parameters, European Journal of Soil Science, 65(6), 876–886, doi:10.1111/ejss.12162.

Busch, J., T. Meißner, A. Potthoff, S. E. Oswald, 2014. Investigations on mobility and retardation of carbon colloid supported nanoscale zero-valent iron in a column experiment and a laboratory 2D-aquifer test system, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21(18), 10908-10916, doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3049-7.

Busch, J., T. Meißner, A. Potthoff, S. E. Oswald, 2014. Transport of carbon colloid supported nanoscale zero-valent iron in saturated porous media, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, 25-34, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.05.006.

Peer-reviewed ISI-publications in 2011-13:

De Biase, C., A. Carminati, S.E. Oswald, M. Thullner, 2013. Numerical modeling analysis of VOCs removal processes in different on-site vertical flow systems for groundwater remediation, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 154, 53-69, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.07.007, 2013.

Hund, S. V., S. Brown, L. M. Lavkulich, S. E. Oswald, 2013. Relating P lability in stream sediments to watershed land use via an effective sequential extraction scheme, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 224(9), 1643, doi: 10.1007/s11270-013-1643-9.

Rudolph, N., S. Voss, A. B. Moradi, S. Nagl, S. E. Oswald, 2013. Spatiotemporal Optical Mapping of Local Soil pH Changes Induced by Roots of Lupin and Soft-rush. Plant & Soil, 369(1-2), 669-680, doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1775-0.

Moradi, Ahmad B., Andrea Carminati, Axel Lamparter, Susanne K. Woche, Jörg Bachmann, Doris Vetterlein, Hans-Jörg Vogel, Sascha E. Oswald, 2012. Is the Rhizosphere Temporarily Water Repellent? Vadose Zone Journal, 11(3), doi: 10.2136/vzj2011.0120.

Al-Mashaiki, K., S. Oswald, S. Attinger, G. Büchel, K. Knöller, G. Strauch, 2012. Evaluation of groundwater dynamics and quality in the Najd, aquifers located in the Sultanate of Oman; Environmental Earth Sciences, 66(4), 1195-1211, doi: 10.1007/s12665-011-1331-2.

De Biase, C., Uli Maier, O. Baeder-Bederski, P. Bayer, S.E. Oswald, M. Thullner, 2012. Removal of volatile organic compounds in vertical flow filters: predictions from reactive transport modeling, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation, 32(2), 106–121, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2011.01374.x.

Rudolph, N., H. G. Esser, A. Carminati, A. B. Moradi, N. Kardjilov, S. Nagl, S. E. Oswald, 2012. Dynamic oxygen mapping in the root zone by fluorescence dye imaging combined with neutron radiography, Journal of Soils & Sediments, 12(1), 63-74, doi: 10.1007/s11368-011-0407-7.

Rivera Villarreyes, C., G. Baroni, S.E. Oswald, 2011. Integral quantification of seasonal soil moisture changes in farmland by cosmic ray neutrons, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 3843-3859, doi:10.5194/hess-15-3843-2011 (before in HESSD as doi:10.5194/hessd-8-6867-2011).

Mitreiter, I., S.E. Oswald, Frank Stallmach, 2011. Direct measurement of iron release, precipitation and turn-over in natural sands, Grundwasser, 16(4), 269-278, doi: 10.1007/s00767-011-0177-6 .

Munz, M., S.E. Oswald, C., Schmidt, 2011. Sand box experiments to evaluate the influence of subsurface temperature probe installation on temperature based water flux calculation. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 3495–3510, doi:10.5194/hess-15-3495-2011.

Moradi, A., A. Carminati, D. Vetterlein, P. Vontobel, E. Lehmann, U. Weller, J. W. Hopmans, H.-J. Vogel and S.E. Oswald, 2011. Three-dimensional visualization and quantification of water content in the rhizosphere, New Phytologist, 192(3), 653–663, doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03826.x.

Balcke, G.U., M. Hahn, and S.E. Oswald, 2011. Nitrogen as an Indicator of Mass Transfer Kinetics during in-situ Gas Sparging, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 126(1-2), 8-18, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2011.05.005.

van Afferden, M., K. Z. Rahman, P. Mosig, C. De Biase, M. Thullner, S. E. Oswald, R. A. Müller, 2011. Remediation of groundwater contaminated with MTBE and benzene: The potential of vertical-flow soil filter systems, Water Research, 45(16), 5063-5074, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2011.07.010.

De Biase, C., Daniel Reger, Axel Schmidt, Sven Jechalke, Nils Reiche, Paula M. Martinez-Lavanchy, Mònica Rosell, Manfred Van Afferden, Uli Maier, Sascha E. Oswald, M. Thullner, 2011. Treatment of volatile organic contaminants in a vertical flow filter: relevance of different removal processes. Ecol. Eng., 37, 1292–1303, doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2011.03.023.

Carminati, A., C. L. Schneider, A.B. Moradi, D. Vetterlein, H.-J. Vogel , A. Hildebrandt, U. Weller, L. Schüler, S.E. Oswald, 2011. How the Rhizosphere May Favor Water Availability to Roots, Vadose Zone Journal, 10(3), 988-998, doi: 10.2136/vzj2010.0113.

Peer-reviewed publications (Non-ISI, selected):

Oswald, S.E., Tötzke, Ch., Haber-Pohlmeier, S., Pohlmeier, A., Kaestner, A.P., Lehmann, E., 2015.Combining Neutron and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Study the Interaction of Plant Roots and Soil, Physics Procedia, 10 World Conference on Neutron Radiography WCNR 2014, 69, 237–243, doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.07.033.

Moradi, A.B., Oswald, S. E., Menon, M., Carminati, A., Lehmann, E., Hopmans, J., 2013. Applications of neutron imaging in soil-water-root systems, in “Tomography of Soil-Water-Root Processes, 2nd edition”, edited by Stephen H. Anderson and Jan W. Hopmans, SSSSA Special Publication 61, 111-134, doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub61.c6.

Al-Mashaiki K., G. Strauch, K. Osenbrück, T. Müller, K. Knöller, S. Oswald, 2011. Groundwater characteristic of the Najd aquifers, Oman, derived from isotope and hydrochemical signatures. Proc. GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World. IAHS-AISH Publication, 342, 11-14.

Kalbus, E., S. Oswald, 'W. Wang, O. Kolditz, I. Engelhardt, M. Al-Saud, R. Rausch, 2011. Large-scale modelling of groundwater resources in an arid region.Red book of the GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World. IAHS-AISH Publication, 342, 27-30.

Mitreiter, I., S.E. Oswald, and F. Stallmach, 2010. Investigation of Iron(III)-Release in the Pore Water of Natural Sands by NMR Relaxometry, The Open Magnetic Resonance Journal, 3, 46–51, doi: 10.2174/1874769801003020046.

Oswald, S.E., Watson, I.A., R.S. Crouch, and S.A. Banwart, 2006. Influence of modelling concepts and approaches on the results of field scale reactive transport modelling, Red book of the ModelCare 2005, IAHS-AISH Publication, 304, 100 – 107.

Oswald, S.E., Watson, I.A., R.S. Crouch, and S.A. Banwart, 2005. Applying a laboratory scale biodegradation concept to model field scale reactive transport with advanced numerical methods, IAHS-AISH Publication, 297, 517-524.

Oswald S.E., and W. Kinzelbach, 2000. A three-dimensional physical model for verification of variable-density flow codes, IAHS-AISH Publication, 265, 399 – 404.

Other publications (selected):

Moradi, A.B., Oswald, S. E., Menon, M., Carminati, A., Lehmann, E., Hopmans, J., 2013. Applications of neutron imaging in soil-water-root systems, in “Tomography of Soil-Water-Root Processes, 2nd edition”, edited by Stephen H. Anderson and Jan W. Hopmans, SSSSA Special Publication 61, 111-134, doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub61.c6.

Oswald, S.E., Kolditz, O., Attinger, S. (Editors), 2012. Models – Repositories of Knowledge. IAHS redbook, no. 355, IAHS Press, ISBN 978-1-907161-34-6.

Drought-Related Shrinking Processes Detected in Living Roots in the Soil for the First Time. ScienceDaily (Dec. 3, 2009), http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091127124527.htm .

Oswald, S.E., 2005. “Modeling contaminant transport and biodegradation in groundwater” In: Lehr, J.H., Keeley, J., (Eds.): Ground Water, Water Encyclopedia 5, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 30-35, doi:10.1002/047147844X.gw716.

Oswald, S.E., K. Johannsen, R. Held, and W. Kinzelbach, 2004. Three-dimensional saltwater-freshwater fingering around a high permeability zone: insights of combining observed with numerical results, Proceedings of the "FEM, MODFLOW, and MORE" conference, Carlsbad, Czech Republic, 219 – 222.

Cai, Z., N. Thomson, S. Oswald, R. Wilson, and D. Lerner, 2003. Modelling of TCE reactive transport in a partly Fe0 filled fracture: Conceptual model and lumped parameter approach. Proceedings of the "MODFLOW and More 2003" conference, Golden, Colorado, 281 – 285.

Watson I.A., Bastian P., Crouch R.S., and S.E. Oswald, 2003. Multicomponent simulation of biodegradation applying locally adaptive remeshing and parallel processing. MODFLOW and more 2003. Understanding through modeling., Vol. 1 (Eds.: Poeter E, Zheng C, Hill MC, Doherty J), International groundwater modeling center, Denver, Colorado, US, 291-295.

Thornton, S., and S.E. Oswald (Editors), 2002. “Natural and Enhanced Restoration of Groundwater Pollution“, Red book of the “Groundwater Quality 2001” conference, IAHS Publication no 275.

Oswald, S.E., K. Johannsen and W. Huang, 2002. The importance of dispersive mixing for modelling of density-dependent and reactive transport, Computational Methods in Water Resources, Developments in Water Science, 47, Elsevier Health Sciences, Vol. 1, 501–506.

Watson, I.A., S. Oswald, and S.A. Banwart, 2002. Modelling Natural Attenuation Processes of Phenol Degradation in Groundwater, Computational Methods in Water Resources, Developments in Water Science, 47(1), Elsevier Health Sciences, 827–834.