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

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Fields of interest

  • stratification and transport in lakes
  • meromixis
  • gas pressure
  • internal waves
  • mine pit lakes

Publication topics

  • stratification and deep circulation of lakes
  • gases and gas pressure
  • internal waves
  • development of mine lakes

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

- member of Lake Kivu scientific expert team - Lake Kivu consultant to the Rwandan government - Gas pressure risk abatement in Guadiana pit lake (Xunta de Andalucia) - expertises for natural lakes - evolution of mine pit lakes

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 and spokesperson of http://www.ppnw.info (Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters);
  • Co-chair of "Physical Limnology" of SIL - International Society for Limnology