Research for the Environment

Working Group Stable Isotopes and Biogeochemical Cycles - SIBC


Tel.: +49 345-558-5413
Fax: +49 345-558-5559

Helmoltz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Soil Physics
Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4
D-06120 Halle/Saale
Bernd Apelt


Technical implementation of methods and automation as well as supervision of measurements and instrumental analytics.

Professional Positions

since 2000
Engineer, Department of Soil Physics, Research Ream Stable Isotopes and Biogeochemical Cycles, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ, Halle/Saale, Germany

Innovation Assistent, Stadtwerke Halberstadt, Germany

1988 - 1991
Technician for machine tools, Anhalter Stahl und Anlagenbau AG, Gräfenhainichen, Germany


1998 - 1999
Advanced training for technical school and university graduates, Teutloff Bildungszentrum Bitterfeld/Wolfen as well as Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG, Bitterfeld, Germany

Electrical Engineer (Dipl.-Ing., FH), Fachhochschule Anhalt, Köthen, Germany

Technician for machine tools, Zentralwerkstatt Gräfenhainichen, Germany

Polytechnische Oberschule, Gossa, Germany



Stange CF, Spott O, Apelt B, Russow, R. Automated and rapid online determination of 15N abundance and concentration of ammonium, nitrite, or nitrate in aqueous samples by the SPINMAS technique. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 43 (3), 2007, p.227-236.

Spott O, Russow R, Apelt B, Stange CF. A 15N-aided artificial atmosphere gas flow technique for online determination of soil N2 release by using the zeolite Köstrolith SX6®. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 20 (22), 2006, p. 3267-3274.

Russow R, Apelt B. Determining the content and 13C abundance of total dissolved carbon in water samples by TOC analyser-mass spectrometer coupling. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 39 (4), 2003, p. 311-314.

Russow R, Kupka HJ, Gotz A, Apelt B. A new approach to determining the content and N-15 abundance of total dissolved nitrogen in aqueous samples: TOC analyser-QMS coupling. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 38 (4), 2002, p. 215-225.