Raphael Rehm M.Sc.

PhD student
Water and Soil Resource Research
Phone: +49 821 598 2289
Fax: +49 821 598 2264
Room: 1008 (B)
Visiting hours: by appointment only
Address: Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg

Curriculum Vitae

Raphael Rehm is a PhD-Student working in the MicBin joint project since January 2018. Within the MicBin project Raphael measures and models the export of microplastic from agriculture areas caused by soil erosion and surface runoff. He did his MSc in Geography at the University of Augsburg. To carry out his master thesis he got a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability of the IIT Madras. His MSc thesis deals with small scale variability in soil hydraulic properties in a headwater catchment of the Indian Western Ghats.


2021             Winner of the vOSPP Award 2021

Since 2018   PhD Student at University of Augsburg

2018             Winner of the research award “Geographien Südasiens 2018”
2017             Lectureship “Practical working methods in physical geography“ at University of Augsburg

2015-2017    Master (MSc) of Science in Geography at University of Augsburg

2017             Master Thesis “Small scale variability in soil hydraulic properties in a headwater catchment of the Indian Western Ghats”

2016             Scholarship at the IGCS at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in India

2015             Bachelor (BSc) in Geography at University of Augsburg



Chairman of the Uganda-Lebenshaus-Projekthilfe e.V.

Member of the Schwäbischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (SGG)

Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schwäbisches Donaumoos e.V



Research foci

  • Measuring and modelling of surface runoff, soil erosion and lateral matter fluxes
  • Monitoring mass transfer/microplastic transport via soil erosion
  • Analysis of the behaviour of microplastic particles in terrestrial ecosystems
  • Microplastic in arable soils



Courses / Teaching

(applied filters: semester: current | lecturers: Michael Hallermayer | course types: all)
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2021 | 2020


Rehm, Raphael, Zeyer, Tabea, Schmidt, Arthur, Fiener, Peter (2021): Soil erosion as transport pathway of microplastic from agriculture soils to aquatic ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148774
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Rehm, Raphael, Fiener, Peter (2020): Der unsichtbare Plastikmüll: wie viel Mikroplastik steckt in unseren Böden?.
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