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A Plea for Considering Processes That Take Place on the Micrometer Scale in Modelling the Groundwater Ecosystems’ Functions

Department of Lake Research, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany
Academic Editor: José Luis Sánchez-Lizaso
Water 2022, 14(12), 1850; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14121850
Received: 11 May 2022 / Revised: 3 June 2022 / Accepted: 7 June 2022 / Published: 9 June 2022
The largest freshwater ecosystem on earth is in the subsurface: the groundwater. It is populated by animals of almost all phyla and by bacteria, archaea, and fungi. Processes on the macro-, meso-, and micro-scale shape this ecosystem. Bioremediation, i.e., the degradation of contaminants, is steered on the scale of micrometers. However, processes that take place on the micrometer scale are still poorly understood and have not been studied extensively. They are usually lacking from models. In this communication, the plea for studying and making models for the processes that take place on the micrometer scale is based on the conceptual model of bottom-up effects of the pore scale environment. Such conceptual models may influence how quantitative models are built by structuring them. View Full-Text
Keywords: groundwater ecosystem; microscale processes; modelling; porous aquifers groundwater ecosystem; microscale processes; modelling; porous aquifers
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Schmidt, S.I. A Plea for Considering Processes That Take Place on the Micrometer Scale in Modelling the Groundwater Ecosystems’ Functions. Water 2022, 14, 1850. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14121850

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Schmidt SI. A Plea for Considering Processes That Take Place on the Micrometer Scale in Modelling the Groundwater Ecosystems’ Functions. Water. 2022; 14(12):1850. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14121850

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Schmidt, Susanne I. 2022. "A Plea for Considering Processes That Take Place on the Micrometer Scale in Modelling the Groundwater Ecosystems’ Functions" Water 14, no. 12: 1850. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14121850

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