Burkhard Kuehn

Contact / Address

Burkhard Kuehn
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Department Lake Research
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

ph: +49 (0)341 6025 - 4125


1985 - 1992

1990 - 1991


Study of Bio-Engineering with focus on environmental techniques at the University of Applied Science Hamburg

Diploma Thesis: Technical restoration of lake Krupund by hypolimnic aeration (in German)

Diploma Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Bio-Engineering

1992 - 1994

Institute for Inland Water Research, GKSS-Research Centre Geesthacht

1995 -

Department Lake Research, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Key activities

  • Concepts and development of scientific-technical Infrastructure
  • Mapping and survey of Inland Waters and preparation of digital terrain models
  • Limnophysical measurements and compilation of data
  • Equipment Sediment Lab (Titration, BET)
  • Micro cosmn system for soil columns

Further Education

  • 1999: Certificate for radio telephony
  • 1998: Driver licence for motor-boat in inland waters
  • 1994: Diver for scientific research


Schultze, M., Boehrer, B., Kuehn, B., & Büttner, O. (2002)
Neutralisation of acidic mining lakes with river water
Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. Vol 28:

Büttner O., Becker A., Kellner S., Kuehn B., Wendt-Potthoff K., Zachmann D.W. and Friese K. (1998)
Geostatistical Analysis of Surface Sediments in an Acid Mining Lake
Water, Air and Soil Pollution 108 3-4, 297-316.