Christian Hecht

M.Sc. Geoecology


Room 340a
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Conservation Biology
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig

Tel: 0341 235 1643

Christian Hecht

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Main research interests:

  • Floodplain ecology, mire ecology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Vegetaion Analyses and Mapping
  • Vegetation dynamics
  • Interaction Soil-Water-Plant


2020 (1)

2017 (1)

Hecht C., Messinger F., Assan E., Wiche O. (2017): Einfluss der Vegetation auf die Konzentration von potentiell toxischen Spurenelementen, Germanium und Lanthan in Porenwässern von Spülsanden der Davidschachthalde Freiberg. Freiberg Ecology online 2, 113–137

Academic education

10/15 - 10/19

Master of Science in Geoecology and Landscape Ecology at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg and University of Greifswald

Master thesis: Comparative analyses of vegetation and site characteristics at selected floodplain sections of the rivers Elbe, Rhine, Main and Weser

10/08 - 12/2012

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Monitoring and Analysis at HTW Dresden

Bachelor thesis: "Measurement of water potential in roots and leaves of selected
european beech provenances within the framework of an international provenance trial"

Professional activities

seit 05/2017

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

Department of Nature Conservation Biology, WG Floodplain Ecology

  • Working in AZOTE-Project, MediAN-Project and Project Lebendige Luppe

04- 07/2017

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Research Assistant 

04 - 10/2015

Michael Succow Foundation, Greifswald

Research Assistant 

09 - 10/2014

Ökotop GbR, Halle (Saale)

Technical Employee

03 - 08/2014

Ökotop GbR, Halle (Saale)


03 - 08/2014

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Halle (Saale)

Research Assistant for the project "Carbowert" at Department of Soil Ecology

04 - 10/2013

SLU Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet / Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences / Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment Uppsala / Umeå (Schweden)

Participating in Leonardo da Vinci for vocational education and training

  • Working on different research projects: - Hydrological connectivity in boreal region; - Evasion of mercury from boreal mires; - Quantifying mercury level in fish from lakes in Northern Sweden; - CO2-Evasion from streams and soils, - Riparian soils influence on water quality, - Stream and wetland mapping

04 - 10/2013

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department Soil and Water Science

Practice project

  • Contributing in a research on formation of biological and chemical fouling in irrigation systems

Further qualifications

  • Centre for university continuing education at University of Koblenz-Landau: Water protection, qualification for water protection commissioner according to §§ 64 - 65 WHG
  • Apprenticeship for perennial gardener