Dr. Arndt Wießner

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

Phone 0341 235-1767
Fax 0341 235-1471



Dipl.- Ing. (processing technology)/ IHS Köthen (1975-79), Ph. D. (biotechnology)/ Humboldt Univ. Berlin (1991)

Scientist at the Institut of Biotechnology, Leipzig, Acad. of Science of GDR (1979-91)

Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany (since 1992), Dept. Bioremediation, Group Phytoremediation.

Research Topics

  • redox processes in the rhizosphere of treatment wetlands
  • oxygen release by roots of helophytes
  • carbon, nitrogen, sulphur cycles in treatment wetlands
  • arsenics and heavy metal removal from water using treatment wetlands
  • treatment of AMD (acid mine trainage) in wetlands