Staff

Bernhard Wehrli

About Me

Human activities are changing the cycles of carbon and nutrients in freshwater systems and we have to cope with the consequences of hydrological alteration and pollution.

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Projects

Many Rivers carry high loads of nitrogen due to leaching of agricultural fertilizers. Wetlands can help mitigating nitrogen eutrophication of coastal waters.

Nitrogen retention in the Danube Delta

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Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Callbeck, C. M.; Ehrenfels, B.; Baumann, K. B. L.; Wehrli, B.; Schubert, C. J. (2021) Anoxic chlorophyll maximum enhances local organic matter remineralization and nitrogen loss in Lake Tanganyika, Nature Communications, 12, 830 (11 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21115-5, Institutional Repository
Kleinschroth, F.; Winton, R. S.; Calamita, E.; Niggemann, F.; Botter, M.; Wehrli, B.; Ghazoul, J. (2021) Living with floating vegetation invasions, Ambio, 50, 125-137, doi:10.1007/s13280-020-01360-6, Institutional Repository
Mayr, M. J.; Zimmermann, M.; Dey, J.; Wehrli, B.; Bürgmann, H. (2020) Lake mixing regime selects apparent methane oxidation kinetics of the methanotroph assemblage, Biogeosciences, 17(16), 4247-4259, doi:10.5194/bg-17-4247-2020, Institutional Repository
Guggenheim, C.; Brand, A.; Bürgmann, H.; Sigg, L.; Wehrli, B. (2019) Aerobic methane oxidation under copper scarcity in a stratified lake, Scientific Reports, 9, 4817 (11 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40642-2, Institutional Repository
Athavale, R.; Pankratova, N.; Dinkel, C.; Bakker, E.; Wehrli, B.; Brand, A. (2018) Fast potentiometric CO2 sensor for high-resolution in situ measurements in fresh water systems, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(19), 11259-11266, doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b02969, Institutional Repository

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This member of staff no longer works at Eawag. Please contact info@eawag.ch for further information.

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Expert on

river restoration, hydrogeology, surface water, sediments

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Focalpoints

  • Biogeochemical processes
  • Aquatic sensing systems
  • Human impacts on water quality
  • Effective water protection

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