Wehrli, Bernhard, Prof.

Bernhard Wehrli

ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wehrli
Inst.f.Biogeochemie u.Schadstoffdynamik
CHN E 19.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 85 05
Fax: +41 44 633 11 22

Research interests

In our research group we study biogeochemical processes in surface waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands) combining chemical analysis, stable isotope techniques, molecular ecology and modeling to quantify the turnover of carbon, nutrients and the associated redox cycles. Part of our efforts is directed towards developing solutions for the integrated management of aquatic systems.


• The role of lake sediments in the carbon cycle
• Microscale processes at the sediment-water interface
• Environmental change in the Danube Delta
• The African Dams Project (ADAPT)
• AQUATRAIN – EU training network


• Professor of Aquatic Chemistry ETH Zurich
• Member of the Eawag directorate
• Group leader Aquatic Geochemistry Eawag Kastanienbaum
• Deputy head of the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics ETH
• Member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation


• Diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich, 1982
• Course in urban water management and water protection at Eawag 1983
• Ph.D. thesis, natural sciences ETH Zurich 1987
• Postdoc California Institute of technology 1987-88
• Research scientist Eawag 1988
• Assistant professor ETH Zurich 1991
• full professor since 2001

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Publication List Prof. Bernhard Wehrli

Link Publication List Aquatic Chemistry Group

Teaching activities



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