Axel Birkholz
Technik / Labor / Infrastruktur
Axel Birkholz
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
FG Alewell

Technik / Labor / Infrastruktur

Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 04 54

Area of Operation

  • EA-Irms
  • GC-FID
  • GC-MS
  • GC-Irms
  • Sample preparation
  • Lab courses
  • Field courses

Areas of Specialization

  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Soil Science
  • Hydrology

Professional and educational career

02/2012 – until now
Lab Manager and scientific assistant, Environmental Geoscience Group, Basel University.

06/2008 – 05/2012
Scientific assistant, Climate Geology Group, ETH Zürich.

09/2007 – 05/2008
Scientific assistant and laboratory responsible person, Hydrology Group, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg.

Diploma in Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg.

10/2001 – 06/2007
Studies in Hydrology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg. 

Hirave, P., Glendell, M., Birkholz, A. and Alewell, C. (2021) “Compound-specific isotope analysis with nested sampling approach detects spatial and temporal variability in the sources of suspended sediments in a Scottish mesoscale catchment”, Science of the Total Environment. Elsevier, 755(1), p. 142916. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142916.   edoc
Gross-Schmölders, M., von Sengbusch, P., Krüger, J. P., Klein, K., Birkholz, A., Leifeld, J. and Alewell, C. (2020) “Switch of fungal to bacterial degradation in natura drained and rewetted oligotrophic peatlands reflected in delta N-15 and fatty acid composition”, SOIL. European Geosciences Union, 6(2), pp. 299–313. doi: 10.5194/soil-6-299-2020.   edoc
Hirave, P., Wiesenberg, G. L. B., Birkholz, A. and Alewell, C. (2020) “Understanding the effects of early degradation on isotopic tracers: implications for sediment source attribution using compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA)”, Biogeosciences. Copernicus Gesellschaft MBH, 17(8), pp. 2169–2180. doi: 10.5194/bg-17-2169-2020.   edoc | Open Access