Research for the Environment

Dr. Uwe Kappelmeyer

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Environmental Biotechnology
Permoserstraße 15
D-04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: +49 341 235-1679
Fax: +49 341 235-1471

Kappelmeyer in the phytotechnicum

Publications

  • Wiessner, A., Müller, J.A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Liu, Y.L., Stottmeister, U., (2014):
    Environmental pollution by wastewater from brown coal processing – a remediation case study in Germany
    J. Environ. Eng. Landsc. Manag. 22 (1), 71 - 83
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  • Wiessner, A., Wu, S., Müller, J.A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Kuschk, P., (2014):
    Sulphate reduction and remobilization of reduced sulphur compounds in the rhizosphere of Juncus effusus in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands
    Sci. Total Environ.
  • Elawwad, A., Sandner, H., Kappelmeyer, U., Koeser, H., (2013):
    Long-term starvation and subsequent recovery of nitrifiers in aerated submerged fixed-bed biofilm reactors
    Environ.Technol. 34 (8), 945 - 959
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  • Wiessner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kaestner, M., Schultze-Nobre, L., Kuschk, P., (2013):
    Response of ammonium removal to growth and transpiration of Juncus effusus during the treatment of artificial sewage in laboratory-scale wetlands
    Water Res. 47 (13), 4265 - 4273
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  • Wu, S., Wiessner, A., Braeckevelt, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Dong, R., Müller, J.A., Kuschk, P., (2013):
    Influence of nitrate load on sulfur transformations in the rhizosphere of Juncus effusus in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands treating artificial domestic wastewater
    Environ. Eng. Manag. J. 12 (3), 565 - 573
  • Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Seeger, E.M., Kästner, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Paredes, D., Shtemenko, N.I., (2012):
    The status of research on constructed wetlands
    In: Vitale, K., (ed.)
    Environmental and food safety and security for South-East Europe and Ukraine. Proceedings NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental and Food Security for South-East Europe and Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 17-19 May 2011
    NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
    Springer, Dordrecht, p. 155 - 171
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  • Fischer, J., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Schauer, F., Heipieper, H.J., (2010):
    The degradation of bisphenol A by the newly isolated bacterium Cupriavidus basilensis JF1 can be enhanced by biostimulation with phenol
    Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad. 64 (4), 324 - 330
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  • Löffler, C., Eberlein, C., Mäusezahl, I., Kappelmeyer, U., Heipieper, H.J., (2010):
    Physiological evidence for the presence of a cis-trans isomerase of unsaturated fatty acids in Methylococcus capsulatus Bath to adapt to the presence of toxic organic compounds
    FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 308 (1), 68 - 75
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  • Martínez-Lavanchy, P.M., Müller, C., Nijenhuis, I., Kappelmeyer, U., Buffing, M., McPherson, K., Heipieper, H.J., (2010):
    High stability and fast recovery of expression of the TOL plasmid-carried toluene catabolism genes of Pseudomonas putida mt-2 under conditions of oxygen limitation and oscillation
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 76 (20), 6715 - 6723
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  • Nikolausz, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Székely, A., Rusznyák, A., Márialigeti, K., Kästner, M., (2008):
    Diurnal redox fluctuation and microbial activity in the rhizosphere of wetland plants
    Eur. J. Soil Biol. 44 (3), 324 - 333
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  • Nikolausz, M., Palatinszky, M., Rusznyák, A., Richnow, H.H., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., (2007):
    Novel approach using substrate-mediated radiolabelling of RNA to link metabolic function with the structure of microbial communities
    FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 274 (1), 154 - 161
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  • Helm, J., Wendlandt, K.-D., Rogge, G., Kappelmeyer, U., (2006):
    Characterizing a stable methane-utilizing mixed culture used in the synthesis of a high-quality biopolymer in an open system
    J. Appl. Microbiol. 101 (2), 387 - 395
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  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Bederski, O., Müller, R.A., Kästner, M., (2006):
    Influence of helophytes on redox reactions in their rhizosphere
    In: Macková, M., Dowling, D.N., Macek, T., (eds.)
    Phytoremediation and rhizoremediation. Theoretical background
    Focus on Biotechnology 9A
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 69 - 82
  • Neumann, G., Veeranagouda, Y., Karegoudar, T.B., Sahin, Ö., Mäusezahl, I., Kabelitz, N., Kappelmeyer, U., Heipieper, H.J., (2005):
    Cells of Pseudomonas putida and Enterobacter sp. adapt to toxic organic compounds by increasing their size
    Extremophiles 9 (2), 163 - 168
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  • Nikolausz, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Nijenhuis, I., Ziller, K., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Molecular characterization of dichloromethane-degrading Hyphomicrobium strains using 16S rDNA and DCM dehalogenase gene sequences
    Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 28 (7), 582 - 587
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  • Wießner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Influence of the redox condition dynamics on the removal efficiency of a laboratory-scale constructed wetland
    Water Res. 39 (1), 248 - 256
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  • Wiessner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Sulphate reduction and the removal of carbon and ammonia in a laboratory-scale constructed wetland
    Water Res. 39 (19), 4643 - 4650
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  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2003):
    Model experiments on the influence of artificial humic compounds on chemodenitrification
    Water Air Soil Pollut. 147 (1-4), 317 - 330
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  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Weißbrodt, E., Kästner, M., Stottmeister, U., (2003):
    Annual cycle of nitrogen removal by a pilot-scale subsurface horizontal flow in a constructed wetland under moderate climate
    Water Res. 37 (17), 4236 - 4242
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  • Stottmeister, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Bederski, O., Müller, R.A., Moormann, H., (2003):
    Effects of plants and microorganisms in constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment
    Biotechnol. Adv. 22 (1-2), 93 - 117
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  • Helm, J., Rogge, G., Kappelmeyer, U., Wendlandt, K.-D., Jechorek, M., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    Benefits of using a methane utilizing mixed culture for biosynthesis of PHB biopolymers: limits of natural performances and prospects for overcoming
    Workshop UFZ, Leipzig, 30.-31.5.2002
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2002):
    Operation of a universal test unit for planted soil filters – Planted Fixed Bed Reactor
    Eng. Life Sci. 2 (10), 311 - 315
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  • Kappelmeyer, U., (2001):
    Untersuchungen zu Mechanismen der Stickstoffumsetzungen in Wässern bei der Passage durch bewachsene Bodenfilter (Pflanzenkläranlagen)
    Dissertation
    UFZ-Bericht 5/2001
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig,
  • Kappelmeyer, U., (2001):
    Planted Fixed Bed Reactor - eine universelle Testeinheit für bewachsene Bodenfilter
    19. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, Leipzig, 13.-15.3.2001
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kästner, M., (2001):
    Planted fixed bed reactor - a universal test system for constructed wetlands
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 33
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Kästner, M., (2001):
    Planted fixed bed reactor - A universal test system for constructed wetlands
    In: Leeson, A., Foote, E., Banks, K., Magar, V.S., (eds.)
    Phytoremediation, wetlands, and sediments. 6th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, San Diego, California, USA, 4-7 June 2001
    Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 337 - 344
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2001):
    Planted Fixed Bed Reactor - eine universelle Testeinheit für bewachsene Bodenfilter
    Chem. Ing. Tech. 73 (11), 1472 - 1477
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  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kossolapov, D.B., Kappelmeyer, U., Stottmeister, U., (2001):
    Experimental strategies to investigate the influence of helophytes on the redox reactions in their rhizosphere
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 15
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2000):
    Nitrogen transformations in a constructed wetland
    IACR-Tagung "A root zone process", Rothamsted, 10.-12.4.2000
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1999):
    Nitrogen transformations in a constructed wetland
    10th Nitrogen Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23.-26.8.1999

Obituary

Dr. Peter Kuschk

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) grieves for its long-serving staff scientist

Dr. Peter Kuschk,

who passed away unexpectedly on 14 October 2014.

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