Research for the Environment

Dr. Bertram Boehrer

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Lake Research
Brueckstrasse 3a

39114 Magdeburg

office 412

phone: +49 391 - 810 9441
fax: +49 391 810 9150

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fields of interest

  • stratification and transport in lakes
  • meromixis
  • internal waves
  • mine pit lakes
  • coupled geochemical stratification modelling of lakes

publication topics

  • stratification and deep circulation of lakes
  • internal waves
  • development of mine lakes
  • geochemistry and stratification

current teaching

summer semester 2009

winter semester 2009 / 10

"Physics of Aquatic Systems II" at the faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the Heidelberg University (substituting for Prof. Aeschbach Hertig)
"Physics of Lakes" at the faculty ofPhysics and Astronomy of the Heidelberg University (substituting for Prof. Aeschbach Hertig)

environmental consultant

on the evolution of mine lakes in the Central German Mining Area

Curriculum Vitae:

since 1998




heading the limnophysics work group, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Lake Research
Postdoc in UFZ-section Inland Waters
Ph.D. (doctorate) at The University of Western Australia, Centre for Water Research
Masters thesis at Inst. for Environmental Physics of the Univ. of Heidelberg and Limnological Inst. Konstanz
tertiary physics education at Heidelberg University


  • member of DPG (env. physics); AGU; SIL; DGL; JSPS-club
  • Reviews for scientific journals, gov. funds
  • commitee member of Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters
  • Co-chair of "Physical Limnology" of SIL - International Society for Limnology

jobs and internships

sediment course for students in October

recent publications

Organic matter in sediment layers of an acidic mining lake as assessed by lipid analysis. Part II: Neutral lipids, J. Poerschmann, M. Koschorreck, T. Górecki, Science of the Total Environment, accepted

Kamjunke, N., Oosterwoud, M.R., Herzsprung, P., Tittel, J. (2016) Bacterial production and their role in the removal of dissolved organic matter from tributaries of drinking water reservoirs. Sci. Total Environ. (

Molecular formula assignment for dissolved organic matter (DOM) using high-field FT-ICR-MS: Chemical perspective and validation of sulphur rich organic components (CHOS) in pit lake samples
P. Herzsprung, N. Hertkorn, W. von Tümpling, M. Harir, K. Friese, P. Schmitt-Kopplin,  Anal. Bioanal. Chem., accepted