Dr. PD Bertram Boehrer

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

39114 Magdeburg

office 340 (main building)

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

spring break


Block course on Physical Limnology at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the Heidelberg University

practical limnophsics excursion

Environmental consultant

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

Curriculum Vitae:

since 2010  teaching staff at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Heidelberg

since 1998  heading the limnophysics work group, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Lake Research

1996 - 1998 Postdoc in UFZ-section Inland Waters

1991 - 1996  Ph.D. (doctorate) at The University of Western Australia, Centre for Water Research

1989 - 1990  Masters thesis at Inst. for Environmental Physics of the Univ. of Heidelberg and Limnological Inst. Konstanz

1984 - 1990  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