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Julia Becher, MSc


+49 345 / 55 – 26137

Room 4.33
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

Julia Becher, MSc

+49 345 / 55 – 26137

Room 4.24
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

About Me

With my studies of Geoecology I learned multidisciplinary strategies to analyze and understand environmental problems and complex natural systems. Consequently, I try to combine methods and knowledge of hydro(geo)logy, ecology and climatology for my research. Therefore, I am interested in groundwater ecology. I will study the microbial und faunistic communities of urban aquifers to link them to chemical properties and temperature development of the groundwater. Questions like “What are the influences of urbanization and climate change to ecological functions and services of our groundwater?” are driving me on. I love the field and laboratory work and they are essential for my aims. Also, within our working group I take care of hydro(geo)logical field- and laboratory methods.

Research Interests

■  Groundwater temperature changes due to urbanisation and climate change
■  Groundwater ecology and biodiversity of shallow aquifers


2020 – today | PhD student
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Applied Geology

2019 | Voluntary year
BUND, Leipzig

2018 – 2019 | Research Associate
Department of Life Sciences and Engineering, TH Bingen 

2013 – 2017 | M.Sc. Geoecology
TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Becher, J., Englisch, C., Griebler, C., Bayer, P. (2022).  Groundwater fauna downtown – drivers, impacts and implications for subsurface ecosystems in urban areas. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 248, 104021.


Becher, J., Griebler, C., Zosseder, K., Bayer, P. (2023). Temperature as a driver of groundwater ecosystem functioning in an urban area Munich City as a case study. Conference presentation at 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie e.V. DGL, Cologne

Becher, J., Gardt, K., Meyer, L., Griebler, C., Hermann, M.,  Bayer, P. (2023). Hydrogeological, physicochemical, and thermal conditions as drivers of faunal diversity in an urban groundwater ecosystem. EGU General Assembly 2023, EGU23-14570

Becher, J., Griebler, C., Zosseder, K., Bayer, P., (2022). Ein
Blick auf die Grundwasserfauna von München: Ein aufgeheiztes Ökosystem? Conference presentation at 28. Tagung der Fachsektion Hydrogeologie e.V. in der DGGV e.V., Jena, virtual.

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Tel.: +49 345 / 55 – 26012
Fax: +49 345 / 55 – 27175


Room H3 1.30
von-Seckendorff-Platz 3
06120 Halle (Saale)