Matthias Sprenger is an Earth Research Scientist (Hydrology) working on the Watershed Function SFA at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sprenger received his PhD at the Graduate School “Environment, Society and Global Change” of the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany in 2015. Before joining the LBNL in summer 2020, he gained postdoctoral experience at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain.
His research focuses on better understanding how water moves in the critical zone, the Earth’s thin layer spanning from the canopy to the groundwater. He uses stable isotopes of water to assess the partitioning of rainfall and snowmelt into fluxes back into the atmosphere from evaporation and transpiration and fluxes sustaining groundwater recharge and stream waters.