Prof. Dr. Bernd Markert
studied Chemistry and Biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich in Germany. He is the Head of the Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks (EISN-Institute), Germany.
He acquired his PhD in 1986 and his habilitation for ecology in 1993 at the University of Osnabrück (Germany). Furthermore he had been a scientific collaborator at the Nuclear Research Center in Jülich (Germany), Central Department for Chemical Analysis and group leader of the study group on Sampling and Sample Preparation. From 1992 to 1993, he was 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, he was Director of the International Graduate School Zittau, Univ.-Professor for Environmental High Technology and member of the Standing Conference of Saxony University Presidents.
He is the founder and head of the “Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks” (EISN-Institute), Germany, and board member of i.a. INTECOL (International Association of Ecology) and BioMAP (Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution). Publications: author/co-author/editor/co-editor of about 300 scientific papers and 25 scientific books. Research interests: Biogeochemistry of trace substances in the water/soil/plant/animal/human system; Instrumental analysis of chemical elements; Developing the “Biological System of the Elements”; Eco- and human-toxicological aspects of hazardous substances; Pollution control by use of bioindicators and biomonitors. Development of technologies for waste management, environmental restoration and remedial action on soils; Different interdisciplinary working fields of economic and social sciences.