Team of EISN-Institute: Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert

Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert

Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert


Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks    (EISN-Institute), Germany

Born 1958 in Meppen, Germany; Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil., natural scientist. Studies in chemistry and biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Ph.D. in 1986 and habilitation for ecology in 1993 at the University of Osnabrück (Germany). Scientific colla-borator at the Nuclear Research Center in Jülich (Germany), Central Department for Chemical Analysis. Head of the Study Group on Sampling and Sample Preparation of the Central Department for Chemical Analysis, Nuclear Research Center Jülich (Germany). From 1992 to 1993 Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the Institute for Inland Water Research of the GKSS Research Center in Magdeburg (Germany). From 1994 to 2003 Director of the International Graduate School (IGS), Germany, further on, Univ.-Prof. for Environmental High Technology at IGS, Germany. Since 2009, early retirement due to a car accident. Publications: author/co-author or editor/coeditor of about 300 scientific papers and more than 20 scientific books.


Research interests: the biogeochemistry of trace substances in the water/soil/plant/animal/human system, instrumental analysis of chemical elements, developing the "Biological System of Elements" (BSE), eco- and human toxicological aspects of hazardous substances, pollution control by the use of bioindicators and biomonitors, development of technologies for waste management, environmental restoration and remedial action on soils, different interdisciplinary work in the fields of economic and social sciences.



Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert: Former Head of the International Graduate School, Germany.


Contact:        Books of Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert

              Articles of Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert




Board Member of INTECOL (International Association for Ecology)

Board Member of BioMAP (Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution)

Board Member of ‘liberal perspectives’ an Association of Liberal Academics

Committee Member of the International Society of Trace Biogeochemistry

Chair Member of the 13th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE) in Japan

Member of the Scientific Commitee of 12th INTECOL Congress in China 2017



                                                 Alumni of the



Editorial Board Activities, Journals


-  Journal of Soils and Sediments, Springer

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer

Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Springer 

-  Environmental Pollution, Elsevier

-  Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, Taylor & Francis

 - Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment, The Silesian University of Technology

-  Journal of Resources

- Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology

 - Journal of Environmental Studies (JES), Sohag University, Egypt


Boards and Scientific Associations

-        Membership of Board of the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)

        (since 1994)

-         Former Director of the International Graduate School, Germany (1994-2003)

-        Treasurer of the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) (1994-2000)

-        President of Academic Coordination Center of Euroregion Neisse (2001-2003)

-        Membership of Academic Council of International Graduate School, Germany  (1994-2003)

-        Membership of the Standing Conference of Saxony University Presidents  

        (Landeshochschulrektorenkonferenz) (1994-2003)

-        Working-group-leader of EU COST Action 837, Brussels (1998-2003)

-        Membership of Administration Board of EU Cost Action 859 nominated to represent

        the FR Germany (2004-2010)

-        Membership of International Organisation on „Biomonitoring of Atmospheric

              Pollution“, International Atomic Energy Agency (Internationale Atombehörde, IAEA)


-      Scientific Member of EU Project „DEMETER-Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology

        Research“; Silesian University of Technology, The Faculty of Environmental

        Engineering and Energy, Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Gliwice, Poland

-      Scientific Member of EU Project „CEMERA-Centre of Complex Environmental

        Monitoring and Environmental Risk Assessment“, Department of Ecology, Warsaw

        University, Poland

-      Regular Membership of GDCh (Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker)

-      Regular Membership of the „Deutscher Hochschulverband“

-      Regular Membership of the VLA - Association of liberal academics. Seniors-

        association of liberal students e.V.

Research Activities

-      Publication of several hundred of scientific articles

-      Publication of more than 20 scientific books as author/co-author, editor/co-editor

-      More than 100 national and international scientific lectures


Teaching Activities

-      Environmental Analytic, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Technology

-      more than 30 Scripta for Student Education

Team members

Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert

Dr. SimoneWünschmann

Prof. Dr. Edita BALTRĖNAITĖ-GEDIENĖ Lithuania

Prof. Dr. Eun-Shik Kim, South Korea

Prof. Dr. Silvia De Marco, Argentina

Prof. Dr. Marinus Otte, USA

Dr. Meie Wang, China

Dr. Benno Böer, Ethiopia