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© Dr. Heye Bogena

Bogena, Heye

Dr., Institute of Bio- and Geosciences IBG-3 Agrosphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-3 Agrosphere
52428 Jülich


Fon: +49 2461 61 6752

Research topics

  • Catchment hydrology: Catchment scale water balance analysis and and integrated investigation of the effects of deforestation
  • Hydrological modelling: Process based 3D hydrological simulation
  • Stable isotope analysis: Analysis of water flow pathways

Resources and technologies

  • Wireless sensor networks: Monitoring of soil moisture pattern at the catchment scale
  • Cosmic-ray and Gamma-ray soil moisture sensing: Large scale soil moisture assessment
  • Weatherradar: Monitoring of precipiation fields
  • Stable isotope monitoring: Assessment of transit time distributions of water
  • Remote sensing: Large scale soil moisture assessment


  • Bogena, H.R., J.A. Huisman, C. Hübner, J. Kusche, F. Jonard, S.Vey, A. Güntner and H. Vereecken (2015): Emerging methods for non-invasive sensing of soil moisture dynamics from field to catchment scale: A review. WIREs Water 2(6): 635–647, doi: 10.1002/wat2.1097.
  • Qu, W., H.R. Bogena., J.A. Huisman, J. Vanderborght, M. Schuh, E. Priesack and H. Vereecken (2015): Predicting sub-grid variability of soil water content from basic soil information. Geophys. Res.Lett. 42: 789–796, doi:10.1002/2014GL062496.
  • Stockinger, M.P., A. Lücke, J.J. McDonnell, B. Diekkrüger, H. Vereecken and H.R. Bogena (2015): Interception effects on stable isotope driven streamwater transit time estimates. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42: 5299–5308, doi: 10.1002/ 2015GL064622.
  • Bogena, H.R., J.A. Huisman, R. Baatz, R., H.-J. Hendricks Franssen and H. Vereecken (2013): Accuracy of the cosmic-ray soil water content probe in humid forest ecosystems: The worst case scenario. Water Resour. Res. 49 (9): 5778-5791, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20463.
  • Bogena, H.R., M. Herbst, J.A. Huisman, U. Rosenbaum, A. Weuthen and H. Vereecken (2010): Potential of wireless sensor networks for measuring soil water content variability. Vadose Zone J., 9 (4): 1002-1013, doi:10.2136/vzj2009.0173.