Axel Birkholz
Technology / laboratory / infrastructure

Axel Birkholz

Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Departement Umweltwissenschaften

FG Alewell

Technology / laboratory / infrastructure

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., 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
Lavrieux, M., Birkholz, A., Meusburger, K., Wiesenberg , G. L. B., Gilli, A., Stamm, C. and Alewell, C. (2019) ‘Plants or bacteria? 130 years of mixed imprints in Lake Baldegg sediments (Switzerland), as revealed by compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) and biomarker analysis’, Biogeosciences. Copernicus, 16(10), pp. 2131-2146. doi: 10.5194/bg-2018-288.   edoc | Open Access
Lavrieux, M., Meusburger, K., Birkholz, A. and Alewell, C. (2017) ‘Biomarkers and isotopic fingerprinting to track sediment origin and connectivity at Baldegg Lake (Switzerland)’, Geophysical Research Abstracts. Katlenburg-Lindau: European Geosciences Society. Available at:   edoc | Open Access