Researcher Profile

Mag.Dr. Andrea Watzinger

Mag.Dr. Watzinger





Competence Unit

Environmental Resources & Technologies




+43 50550 4656


+43 50550 3452


UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln


Field: Green Processes

Main Research: application of stable isotopes in environmental science

Experience: Stable Isotope research: Development of methods using compound specific stable isotope analysis (GC- IRMS) (e.g. 13C PLFA, 13C halogenated volatile organic compounds) and application of stable isotopes in the field of soil science and contaminated site remediation. Remediation technologies: Natural attenuation und biological remediation technologies Soil Chemistry: Sorption and transport behavior of contaminants and nutrients in the unsaturated zone, lysimeter studies. Soil ecology: Characterization of soil microorganisms using lipid biomarkers (PLFA, respiratory quinones, ergosterol and PLEL techniques). Quantification of mineralization and degradation of organic compounds (biochar, plant residues, PAH, VOCs)

  • 2001-2010: Assistant Professor
    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute of Soil Research / Research and teaching in the field of soil microbiology and soil chemistry, acquisition and management of research projects
  • 2009-now: Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Environmental Resources & Technologies / Research in the field of application of stable isotopes in contaminated site remediation and soil science, acquisition and management of research projects
  • 2000 - now: Austrian Soil Science Union
  • 2009 - now: Stable Isotope Network Austria
  • 2006 - now: Reviewer of international scientific journals: e.g. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Soil Biology and Fertility of Soils, Water Research, Journal of Environmental Management, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Waste Management
  • 2000: 3rd award of applied science of the University of Salzburg
  • 2002: Award of the foundation “120 Jahre Universität für Bodenkultur”
  • 2004: Award of environmental research of the city council Vienna

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