Prof. Dr. habil. DANIEL KARTHE

Faculty: Engineering
Position: Lecturer in Environmental Engineering

Since 2020
Professor of Environmental Engineering, German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT)
2018 – 2020
Vice-Rector for Research, German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT)
2017 – 2018   
Professor of Environmental Engineering, German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology
2010 – 2017     
Scientist, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Magdeburg, Germany
2006 – 2017     
Lecturer at the universities of Göttingen and Münster, Germany and the German Kazakh University, Almaty (short term lectures) 

  • Further development of air quality control planning and air quality monitoring in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia: Model Region Mongolia
  • Monitoring and Modelling of Water Quantity and Quality in the Selenga-Baikal Basin 
  • Development and Implementation of an Inline Concentration and Detection System for Microorganisms in Raw and Drinkin Water
  • Sustainable Water Management in the Selenga-Baikal Basin: Development of an Integrated Monitoring Concept for a Transboundary Catchment with Multiple Stressors

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Publications in peer-reviewed international journals (oldest to newest):

  • Pfeiffer, M.; Batbayar, G.; Hofmann, J.; Siegfried, K.; Karthe, D.; Hahn-Tomer, S. (2015): Investigating arsenic (As) occurrence and sources in ground, surface, waste and drinking water in northern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(2):649-662. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-3029-0
  • Hülsmann, L.; Geyer, T.; Schweitzer, C.; Priess, J. & Karthe, D. (2015): The Effect of Subarctic Conditions on Water Resources: Initial Results and Limitations of the SWAT Model applied to the Kharaa River Catchment in Northern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(2):581-592. doi:10.1007/s12665-014-3173-1  
  • Karthe, D.; Heldt, S.; Houdret, A. & Borchardt, D. (2015): IWRM in a country under rapid transition: lessons learnt from the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(2):681-695. doi:10.1007/s12665-014-3435-y  
  • Karthe, D.; Chalov, S. & Borchardt, D. (2015): Water Resources and Their Management in Central Asia in the Early 21st Century: Status, Challenges and Future Prospects. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(2):487-499. doi:10.1007/s12665-014-3789-1
  • Karthe, D.; Hofmann, J.; Ibisch, R.; Heldt , S,; Westphal, K.; Menzel, L.; Avlyush, S. & Malsy, M. (2015): Science-Based IWRM Implementation in a Data-Scarce Central Asian Region: Experiences from a Research and Development Project in the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia. Water 7(7): 3486-3514. doi:10.3390/w7073486 
  • Hofmann, J.; Karthe, D.; Ibisch, R.; Schäffer, M.; Kaus, A.; Avlyush, S. & Heldt, S. (2015): Initial Characterization and Water Quality Assessment of Stream Landscapes in Northern Mongolia and its Integration into a River Basin Management Plan. Water 7(7):3166-3205. doi:10.3390/w7073166.  
  • Karthe, D. (2015): Bedeutung hydrometeorologischer Extremereignisse im Kontext des Klimawandels für die Trinkwasserhygiene in Deutschland und Mitteleuropa. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 59(5):264-270. doi: 10.5675/HyWa_2015,5_7 [In German. Relevance of climate change and hydrometeorological extrems for drinking water hygiene in Germany and Central Europe].
  • Traoré, I.; Karthe, D.; Sié, A.; Coulibaly, V.; Kappas, M. (2016): Influence of air temperature on children water contacts with respect to schistosomiasis transmission risk in the Sourou Valley, Burkina Faso. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 30(8):2097-2107. doi: 10.1007/s00477-016-1214-x
  • Kaus, A.; Schäffer, M.; Karthe, D.; Büttner, O.; von Tümpling, W.; Borchardt, D. (2016): Regional patterns of heavy metal concentrations in water, sediment and five consumed fish species of the Kharaa River basin, Mongolia. Regional Environmental Change 17(7):2023-2037. doi:10.1007/s10113-016-0969-4
  • Chalov, S.; Thorslund, J.; Kasimov, N.S.; Nittrouer, J.; Iliyecheva, E.; Pietron, J.; Shinkareva, G.; Lychagin, M.; Aybullatov D.; Kositky A.; Tarasov, M.; Akhtman, Y.; Garmaev, E.; Karthe D. & Jarsjö, J. (2016): The Selenga River delta: a geochemical barrier protecting Lake Baikal waters. Regional Environmental Change 17(7):2039–2053. doi: 10.1007/s10113-016-0996-1
  • Karthe, D.; Reeh, T.; Niemann, S.; Siegmund, A. & Walther, M. (2016): Empirical assessment of environmental education in the context of an IWRM concept for Northern Mongolia. Environmental Earth Sciences 75:1286. doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-6036-0
  • Karthe, D.; Rehkopp, N.; Reeh, T. & Faust, H. (2016): Regional Disparities of Microbiological Drinking Water Quality: Assessment of Spatial Pattern and Potential Sociodemographic Determinants. Urban Water Journal 14(6):621-629. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2016.1240809
  • Karthe, D.; Behrmann, O.; Blättel, V.; Elsässer, D.; Heese, C.; Ho, J.; Hügle, M.; Hufert, F.; Kunze, A.; Niessner, R.; Scharaw, B.; Spoo, M.; Tiehm, A.; Urban, G.; Vosseler, S.; Westerhoff, T.; Dame, G. & Seidel, M.: Modular Development of an Inline Monitoring System for Waterborne Pathogens in Raw and Drinking Water. Environmental Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-6287-9
  • Karthe, D. (2017): Environmental Changes in Central and East Asian Drylands and their Effects on Major River-Lake Systems. Quaternary International 475:91-100. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.01.041
  • Karthe, D.; Lin, P.Y. & Westphal, K. (2017): Gradients of Water Hygiene in the Holtemme, a Small Headwater Stream in the Elbe River Basin, Northern Germany. Frontiers of Earth Science. doi: 10.1007/s11707-017-0648-x
  • Karthe, D.; Chalov, S.; Moreydo, V.; Pashkina, M.; Romanchenko, A.; Batbayar, G.; Kalugin, A.; Westphal, K.; Malsy, M. & Flörke, M. (2017): Assessment and Prediction of Runoff, Water and Sediment Quality in the Selenga River Basin aided by a Web-Based Geoservice. Water Resources 44(3):399-416. doi:10.1134/S0097807817030113 
  • Heldt, S.; Rodriguez, J.C.; Dombrowsky, I.; Feld, C. & Karthe, D. (2017): Is the EU WFD suitable to support IWRM Planning in non-European countries? Lessons Learnt from the Introduction of IWRM and River Basin Management in Mongolia. Environmental Science and Policy 75:27-37. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2017.05.009 
  • Kasimov, N.; Karthe, D. & Chalov, S. (2017): Environmental change in the Selenga River—Lake Baikal Basin. Regional Environmental Change 17(7):1945-1949. doi:10.1007/s10113-017-1201-x
  • Batbayar, G.; Pfeiffer, M.; von Tümpling, W.; Kappas, M. & Karthe, D. (2017): Chemical water quality gradients of the sub catchments of the Mongolian Selenga River basin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189:420. doi:10.1007/s10661-017-6123-z
  • Karthe, D.; Chifflard, P.; Cyffka, B.; Menzel, L.; Nacken, H.; Raeder, R.; Sommerhäuser, M. & Weiler, M. (2017): Water Research in Germany: From the Reconstruction of the Roman Rhine to a Risk Assessment for Aquatic Neophytes. Environmental Earth Sciences 76:549. doi:10.1007/s12665-017-6863-7
  • Karthe, D.; Abdullaev, I.; Boldgiv, B.; Borchardt, D.; Chalov, S.; Jarsjö, J.; Li, L.; Nittrouer, J. (2017): Water in Central Asia: an integrated assessment for science-based management. Environmental Earth Sciences 76:690. doi:10.1007/s12665-017-6994-x
  • Kaus, A.; Büttner, O.; Karthe, D.; Schäffer, M. & Borchardt, D. (2017): Movements and behaviour of a potadromous fish (Brachymystax lenok, Pallas 1773) in a highly-connected river system (Mongolia). Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi:10.1111/eff.12390
  • Hügle, M.; Dame, G.; Behrmann, O.; Rietzel, R.; Karthe, D.;  Hufert, F.T. & Urban, G.A. (2018): An integrated lab-on-a-chip system for preconcentration of bacteria and nucleic acid extraction. RSC Advances 36(8):20124. doi: 10.1039/c8ra02177e
  • Krengel, F.; Bernhofer, C.; Chalov, S.; Efimov, V.; Efimova, L.; Gorbachova, L.; Habel, M.; Helm, B.; Kruhlov, I.; Nabyvanets, Y.; Osadcha, N.; Osadchyi, V.; Pluntke, T.; Reeh, T.; Terskii, P. & Karthe, D. (2018): Challenges for Transboundary River Management in Eastern Europe – Three Case Studies. Die Erde 149(2-3):101-116. doi: 10.12854/erde-2018-389
  • Deutsch, M.; Reeh, T. & Karthe, D.: Severe Historical Floods on the River Roda, Thuringia: From Reconstruction to Implications for Flood Management. Die Erde 149(2-3):8-19. doi: 10.12854/erde-2018-343
  • Karthe, D.; Büche, T. & Chifflard, P. (2018):  Editorial: Hydrogeography – linking water resources and their management to physical and anthropogenic catchment processes. Die Erde 149(2-3):1-7. doi: 10.12854/erde-2018-412
  • Batbayar, G.; Pfeiffer, M.; Kappas, M. & Karthe, D. (2018): Development and application of GIS-based assessment of land-use impacts on water quality: A case study of the Kharaa River Basin. Ambio. doi:10.1007/s13280-018-1123-y 
  • Kaus, A.; Michalski, S.; Hänfling, B.; Karthe, D.; Borchardt, D. & Durka, W. (2019): Fish conservation in the land of steppe and sky: Evolutionarily significant units of threatened salmonid species in Mongolia mirror major river basins. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.497
  • Terskii, P.; Kuleshov, A.; Chalov, S.; Terskaia, A.; Belyakova, P.; Karthe, D. & Pluntke, T. (2019): Assessment of Water Balance for Russian Subcatchment of Western Dvina River Using SWAT Model. Frontiers in Earth Sciences 7:241. doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00241

Habilitation in Geography, Göttingen University, Germany Habilitation thesis: Water in Central Asian drylands: major challenges, recent developments, and management options 
Dr.rer.nat. in Physical Geography, Göttingen University, Germany
Doctoral thesis: Geographical Determinants of Malaria transmission: a case study from Kossi Province, Burkina Faso
M.Sc. in Geography, M.A. in English, Mannheim University, Germany