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Herbstritt, Barbara

Scientific employee
Dipl. Hydrologist

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

Fon: +49 (0)761 - 203 3539
Fax: +49 (0)761 - 203 3594
E-Mail: herbstritt.gif
Room-No: 01.021

barbara herbstritt


Research Interests

Isotope Hydrology, Tracer Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Method Development, Experimental Hydrology

Key Responsibilities

Analytics of stable isotopes with Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) and Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy (CRDS)
Ion Chromatography
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Laboratory Management
Teaching (M.Sc.): Hydrochemistry, Practical Course


08/2008 – to date  
Research Associate at the Chair / Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg
2002 – 2008 
Research Associate at GIT Hydrosconsult GmbH, Freiburg
Preparation of customer-data for specific applications in Smallworld-GIS
Training of customers on developed applications
Converting and preparation of GIS-data for hydrological modeling
1998 – 2002 
Freelance hydrological consulting for different offices and the state office for geology (Landesamt für Geologie, Rohstoffe und Bergbau (LGRB)), Freiburg. Main focus: Project-based GIS- and database-applications with ArcInfo and ArcView

Academic Education

1998 Diploma in Hydrology (M.Sc. equiv.), Institute of Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany. Minor fields of study: Meteorology, Geology
Thesis Topic: “Optimisation of a raw water monitoring network – Application of geostatistical and spatial approaches“; Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg


Herbstritt, B., B. Gralher, and M. Weiler (2012): Continuous in situ measurements of stable isotopes in liquid water, Water Resour. Res., 48, W03601, doi:10.1029/2011WR011369
Lange, J., K. Kümmerer, G. Imfeld, B. Herbstritt, E. Maillard, M. Lefrancq, L. Gutowski, R. Durst, R. Steudten, C. Regazzoni, M. Gassmann and S. Payraudeau: Künstliche Feuchtflächen in Hochwasserrückhaltebecken – eine Chance für die Reduzierung von Pflanzenschutzmitteleinträgen in Gewässer Tag der Hydrologie 2012, 2012: 294-299http://tdh2012.uni-freiburg.de/download/tagungsband
Herbstritt, B., B. Gralher, and M. Weiler: High frequency, realtime measurements of stable isotopes in liquid water EGU General Assembly 2012, 2012; 14: EGU2012-11329


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