Geochemie & Lagerstättenkunde
Dr.  Elisabeth Eiche

Dr. Elisabeth Eiche

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften 
    Abteilung Aquatische Geochemie

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Campus Süd

    Adenauerring 20b, Gebäude 50.40
    76131 Karlsruhe

Forschungs-, Arbeitsfelder

  • Nutzbarmachung von Karsthöhlenwässern (IWRM-Indonesien KaWaTech)
  • Selen und Arsen in geochemischen Systemen
  • Fluidchemie und Scalings in geothermalen Systemen
  • Rekonstruktion von Paläoklima- und Paläoumweltbedingungen mittels Speläothemen
  • Laborleitung - Bereich Nasschemie

Lehre (Sommersemester)

  • Geochemische Analytik [6310410]
  • Geochemische Stoffkreisläufe [6310405]
  • Bodenmineralogische Laborübung [6310012]
  • Projektstudie [6339082]
  • Umweltanalytik [6310036]
  • Umweltanalytik (Übung) [6310037]
  • Kaiserstuhl-Exkursion

Lehre (Wintersemester)

  • Bodenmineralogische Laborübung [6310032]
  • Labormethoden der Geochemie [6339060]
  • Labormethoden der Geochemie (Übung) [6339059]
  • Umweltaspekte der mineralischen Rohstoffgewinnung [6339098]
  • Projektstudie [6339077]


A mitochondria-targeted coenzyme Q peptoid induces superoxide dismutase and alleviates salinity stress in plant cells.
Asfaw, K. G.; Liu, Q.; Xu, X.; Manz, C.; Purper, S.; Eghbalian, R.; Münch, S. W.; Wehl, I.; Bräse, S.; Eiche, E.; Hause, B.; Bogeski, I.; Schepers, U.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.
2020. Scientific reports, 10, Article number:11563. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-68491-4
Phosphorus Inactivation in Lake Sediments Using Calcite Materials and Controlled Resuspension - Mechanism and Efficiency.
Bańkowska-Sobczak, A.; Blazejczyk, A.; Eiche, E.; Fischer, U.; Popek, Z.
2020. Minerals, 10 (3), Article no: 223. doi:10.3390/min10030223
Tellurium and selenium sorption kinetics and solid fractionation under contrasting estuarine salinity and turbidity conditions.
Gil-Díaz, T.; Schäfer, J.; Keller, V.; Eiche, E.; Dutruch, L.; Mößner, C.; Lenz, M.; Eyrolle, F.
2020. Chemical geology, 532, 119370. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119370
Tin-113 and Selenium-75 radiotracer adsorption and desorption kinetics in contrasting estuarine salinity and turbidity conditions.
Gil-Díaz, T.; Heberling, F.; Keller, V.; Fuss, M.; Böttle, M.; Eiche, E.; Schäfer, J.
2020. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 213, Article: 106133. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106133
CO-HO isotope exchange rates up to 150 °C – Experimental study and application to hydrothermal CO.
Kalb, M.; Kluge, T.; Eckhardt, H.; Weise, A.; Prokhorov, I.; Kraml, M.; Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.
2020. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 269, 167–183. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2019.10.023
Spatial and temporal evolution of groundwater arsenic contamination in the Red River delta, Vietnam: Interplay of mobilisation and retardation processes.
Stopelli, E.; Duyen, V. T.; Mai, T. T.; Trang, P. T. K.; Viet, P. H.; Lightfoot, A.; Kipfer, R.; Schneider, M.; Eiche, E.; Kontny, A.; Neumann, T.; Glodowska, M.; Patzner, M.; Kappler, A.; Kleindienst, S.; Rathi, B.; Cirpka, O.; Bostick, B.; Prommer, H.; Winkel, L. H. E.; Berg, M.
2020. The science of the total environment, 717, Art.-Nr.: 137143. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137143
Effects of metal cation substitution on hexavalent chromium reduction by green rust.
Thomas, A. N.; Eiche, E.; Göttlicher, J.; Steininger, R.; Benning, L. G.; Freeman, H. M.; Tobler, D. J.; Mangayayam, M.; Dideriksen, K.; Neumann, T.
2020. Geochemical transactions, 21 (1), Art. Nr.: 2. doi:10.1186/s12932-020-00066-8
The behaviour of irrigation induced Se in the groundwater-soil-plant system in Punjab, India.
Eiche, E.; Nothstein, A. K.; Göttlicher, J.; Steininger, R.; Dhillon, K. S.; Neumann, T.
2019. Environmental science, 21 (6), 957–969. doi:10.1039/c9em00009g
Coupling langmuir with michaelis-menten-a practical alternative to estimate se content in rice?.
Nothstein, A. K.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.; Maier, P.; Tenspolde, A.; Neumann, T.
2019. PLOS ONE, 14 (4), Art. Nr.: e0214219. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0214219
Auxin-jasmonate crosstalk in Oryza sativa L. root system formation after cadmium and/or arsenic exposure.
Ronzan, M.; Piacentini, D.; Fattorini, L.; Federica, D. R.; Caboni, E.; Eiche, E.; Ziegler, J.; Hause, B.; Riemann, M.; Betti, C.; Altamura, M. M.; Falasca, G.
2019. Environmental and experimental botany, 165, 59–69. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2019.05.013
What can we learn from mineral scalings in geothermal power plants?.
Eiche, E.; Slunitschek, K.; Patten, C.; Kolb, J.
2018. GEOBONN 2018
Mineralogical characterization of scalings formed in geothermal sites in the Upper Rhine Graben before and after the application of sulfate inhibitors.
Haas-Nüesch, R.; Heberling, F.; Schild, D.; Rothe, J.; Dardenne, K.; Jähnichen, S.; Eiche, E.; Marquardt, C.; Metz, V.; Schäfer, T.
2018. Geothermics, 71, 264–273. doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.10.006
Technical note: GUARD – an automated fluid sampler preventing sample alteration by contamination, evaporation and gas exchange, suitable for remote areas and harsh conditions.
Hartmann, A.; Luetscher, M.; Wachter, R.; Holz, P.; Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.
2018. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 22 (8), 4281–4293. doi:10.5194/hess-22-4281-2018
Biogeochemical phosphorus cycling in groundwater ecosystems – Insights from South and Southeast Asian floodplain and delta aquifers.
Neidhardt, H.; Schoeckle, D.; Schleinitz, A.; Eiche, E.; Berner, Z.; Tram, P. T. K.; Lan, V. M.; Viet, P. H.; Biswas, A.; Majumder, S.; Chatterjee, D.; Oelmann, Y.; Berg, M.
2018. The science of the total environment, 644, 1357–1370. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.056
Seasonal variability of land-ocean groundwater nutrient fluxes from a tropical karstic region (southern Java, Indonesia).
Oehler, T.; Eiche, E.; Putra, D.; Adyasari, D.; Hennig, H.; Mallast, U.; Moosdorf, N.
2018. Journal of hydrology, 565, 662–671. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.077
Efficient aerosol assisted delivery of low-volatility precursor for CVD applications.
Pasin, L.; Meyer, J.; Eiche, E.; Weis, F.; Kasper, G.
2018. Journal of aerosol science, 126, 180–190. doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2018.09.003
Cadmium and arsenic affect root development in Oryza sativa L. negatively interacting with auxin.
Ronzan, M.; Piacentini, D.; Fattorini, L.; Della Rovere, F.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Altamura, M. M.; Falasca, G.
2018. Environmental and experimental botany, 151, 64–75. doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.04.008
Products of Hexavalent Chromium Reduction by Green Rust Sodium Sulfate and Associated Reaction Mechanisms.
Thomas, A. N.; Eiche, E.; Göttlicher, J.; Steininger, R.; G. Benning, L.; M. Freeman, H.; Dideriksen, K.; Neumann, T.
2018. Soil Systems, 2 (58), 1–19. doi:10.3390/soilsystems2040058
Arsenic and Lead Speciation in Geothermal Scalings : Implications on Formation Conditions.
Eiche, E.; Göttlicher, J.; Steiniger, R.; Dusche, K.; Eggeling, L.; Kölbl, T.; Neumann, T.
2017. Goldschmidt Konferenz, Paris, Frankreich, 13. - 18. August 2017
Hydrochemistry and genesis of the hot spring fluids of Villarrica Geothermal system in the Andes of Southern Chile.
Held, S.; Nitschke, F.; Schill, E.; Eiche, E.; Morata, D.; Kohl, T.
2017. 41st Geothermal Research Council Annual Meeting (GRC) & GEA GeoExpo+ 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 1st - 4th October 2017
Integrated Research as Key to the Development of a Sustainable Geothermal Energy Technology.
Meller, C.; Bremer, J.; Ankit, K.; Baur, S.; Bergfeldt, T.; Blum, P.; Canic, T.; Eiche, E.; Gaucher, E.; Hagenmeyer, V.; Heberling, F.; Held, S.; Herfurth, S.; Isele, J.; Kling, T.; Kuhn, D.; Mayer, D.; Müller, B.; Nestler, B.; Neumann, T.; Nitschke, F.; Nothstein, A.; Nusiaputra, Y.; Orywall, P.; Peters, M.; Sahara, D.; Schäfer, T.; Schill, E.; Schilling, F.; Schröder, E.; Selzer, M.; Stoll, M.; Wiemer, H.-J.; Wolf, S.; Zimmermann, M.; Kohl, T.
2017. Energy technology, 5 (7), 965–1006. doi:10.1002/ente.201600579
Flow-through experiments on the interaction of sandstone with Ba-rich fluids at geothermal conditions.
Orywall, P.; Drüppel, K.; Kuhn, D.; Kohl, T.; Zimmermann, M.; Eiche, E.
2017. Geothermal Energy, 5 (1), Art. Nr.: 20. doi:10.1186/s40517-017-0079-7
Origin and availability of organic matter leading to arsenic mobilisation in aquifers of the Red River Delta, Vietnam.
Eiche, E.; Berg, M.; Hönig, S.-M.; Neumann, T.; Lan, V. M.; Pham, T. K. T.; Pham, H. V.
2016. Applied geochemistry, 77, 184–193. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.01.006
Different forms of osmotic stress evoke qualitatively different responses in rice.
Hazman, M.; Hause, B.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.
2016. Journal of plant physiology, 202, 45–56. doi:10.1016/j.jplph.2016.05.027
Bypassing and tightening of an underground water retention system in permeable karst: case study of the hydropower plant (HPP) Bribin, Indonesia.
Kudella, P.; Loges, I.; Mutschler, T.; Eiche, E.; Ruppert, J.; Neumann, T.
2016. Applied water science, 6 (3), 241–257. doi:10.1007/s13201-016-0422-3
Tracking Se Assimilation and Speciation through the Rice Plant – Nutrient Competition, toxicity and Distribution.
Nothstein, A. K.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.; Winkel, L. H. E.; Göttlicher, J.; Steininger, R.; Brendel, R.; Brasch, M. von; Konrad, G.; Neumann, T.
2016. PLoS one, 11 (4), e0152081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152081
Arsenic mobilization from historically contaminated mining soils in a continuously operated bioreactor: Implications for risk assessment.
Rajpert, L.; Kolvenbach, B. A.; Ammann, E. M.; Hockmann, K.; Nachtegaal, M.; Eiche, E.; Schäffer, A.; Corvini, P. F. X.; Skłodowska, A.; Lenz, M.
2016. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 50 (17), 9124–9132. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02037
Iron enrichment in stalagmites from Java, Indonesia, as an indicator for paleo-floods.
Eiche, E.; Hartmann, A.; Neumann, T.
2015. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, August, 16-21, 2015. Abstracts, 808
Tracing Se Speciation in a Biogeochmical Model from Mineral Adsorption to Plant Partitioning.
Nothstein, A.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.; Neumann, T.
2015. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, August, 16-21, 2015. Abstracts, 2294
Microscale distribution and elemental associations of Se in seleniferous soils in Punjab, India.
Eiche, E.
2015. Environmental science and pollution research, 22 (7), 5425–5436. doi:10.1007/s11356-014-3660-7
Selenium distribution and speciation in plant parts of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) from a seleniferous area of Punjab, India.
Eiche, E.; Bardelli, F.; Nothstein, A. K.; Charlet, L.; Göttlicher, J.; Steininger, R.; Dhillon, K. S.; Sadana, U. S.
2015. The science of the total environment, 505, 952–961. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.080
Increased tolerance to salt stress in OPDA-deficient rice ALLENE OXIDE CYCLASE mutants is linked to an increased ROS-scavenging activity.
Hazmann, M.; Hause, B.; Eiche, E.; Nick, P.; Riemann, M.
2015. The journal of experimental botany, 66 (11), 3339–3352. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv142
Chances and challenges of stable selenium isotope determinations in plants.
Banning, H.; Stelling, M.; Schönberg, R.; Nothstein, A.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Brendel, R.; Neumann, T.
2014. Selen2014, Karlsruhe, 13.-14. Oktober 2014
Selenium stable isotope variations as a process tracer for plants - chances and challenges.
Banning, H.; Stelling, M.; Schönberg, R.; Nothstein, A.; Eiche, E.; Riemann, M.; Brendel, R.; Nick, P.; Neumann, T.
2014. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Stabiler Isotope e.V. (ASI2014), 15.-17.10.2014, München
Stable Se isotope signatures as a tool to examine the Se transformation processes leading to accumulation and depletion in plants.
Banning, H.; Stelling, M.; Schoenberg, R.; Eiche, E.; Nothstein, A. K.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.; Neumann, T.
2013. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Stabile Isotope e.V. (ASI2013), 30.09.-02.10.2013, Braunschweig [Konferenz]
Multi-proxy evidence for human-induced deforestation and cultivation from a late Holocene stalagmite from middle Java, Indonesia.
Hartmann, A.; Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.; Fohlmeister, J.; Schröder-Ritzrau, A.; Mangini, A.; Haryono, E.
2013. Chemical Geology, 357, 8–17. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.08.026
Salt adaptation requires efficient fine-tuning of jasmonate signalling.
Ismail, A.; Seo, M.; Takebayshi, Y.; Kamiya, Y.; Eiche, E.; Nick, P.
2013. Protoplasma, 251 (4), 881–889. doi:10.1007/s00709-013-0591-y
Use of stable isotope signatures in plants as a tool to explore the selenium cycle in the critical zone.
Banning, H.; Stelling, M.; Schoenberg, R.; Eiche, E.; Nothstein, A. K.; Riemann, M.; Nick, P.; Neumann, T.
2013. Selenium in the Environment and Human Health. Ed.: G.S. Banuelos, 22–23, Taylor and Francis, Hoboken. doi:10.1201/b15960-12
Speciation-dependent uptake of selenium by rice (Oryza sativa) from varying substrates.
Nothstein, A. K.; Eiche, E.; Stelling, M.; Konrad, G.; von Brasch, M.; Kosmala, R.; Neumann, T.; Riemann, M.; Brendel, R.; Nick, P.
2013. Selenium in the Environment and Human Health. Ed.: G.S. Banuelos, 75–76, Taylor and Francis, Hoboken. doi:10.1201/b15960-35
Arsenic from groundwater into soils, plants and the food chain: Complementary case studies from West Bengal, Inner Mongolia and the Red River Delta, Vietnam.
Norra, S.; Berner, Z.; Boie, I.; Eiche, E.; Kellermeier, E. C.; Kizcka, M.; Kramar, U.; Neidhardt, H.; Agarwala, P.; Chandrasekharam, D.; Rout, R.; Guo, H.; Tang, X.; Lan, V. T. M.; Trang, P. T. K.; Viet, P. H.
2012. Understanding the geological and medical interface of arsenic, As2012 : 4th International Congress Arsenic in the Environment, Sebel Cairns International Hotel, Cairns, Australia, 22-27 July 2012. Hrsg.: J. Ng, 246–248, CRC Pr., Boca Raton
Characterisation of organic matter and microbial communities in contrasting arsenic-rich Holocene and arsenic-poor Pleistocene aquifers, Red River Delta, Vietnam.
Al Lawati, W.; Rizoulis, A.; Eiche, E.; Boothman, C.; Polya, D. A.; Lloyd, J. R.; Berg, M.; Vasquez-Aguilar, P.; van Dongen, B. E.
2012. Applied Geochemistry, 27 (1), 315–325. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.09.030
Se cycling in the critical zone in a seleniferous area in Punjab, India.
Eiche, E.; Nothstein, A.; Neumann, T.; Sadana, U.; Dhillon, K.
2012. Mineralogical magazine, 76, 1679
Stable isotope and trace element records in holocene stalagmites from Java: Paleo-archive of climate change and human activity.
Hartmann, A.; Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.; Fohlmeister, J.; Schröder-Ritzrau, A.; Mangini, A.
2012. Mineralogical magazine, 76, 1817
Hazardous concentrations of selenium in soil and groundwater in North-West India.
Bajaj, M.; Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.; Winter, J.; Gallert, C.
2011. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 189 (3), 640–646. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.01.086
Temporal variations in arsenic concentration in the groundwater of Murshidabad District, West Bengal, India.
Farooq, S. H.; Chandrasekharam, D.; Norra, S.; Berner, Z.; Eiche, E.; Thambidurai, P.; Stüben, D.
2011. Environmental Earth Sciences, 62, 223–232
Development and optimization of measures against the contamination of the food chain by arsenic from polluted groundwater resources in rural areas of the Red River Plain in Vietnam.
Norra, S.; Berner, Z.; Boie, I.; Eiche, E.; Kellermeier, E.; Vogt, J.; Wegner, A.
2010. Integrated Water Resources Management Karlsruhe 2010: IWRM, International Conference, 24 - 25 November 2010 conference proceedings. Ed.: H. Steusloff, 191–199, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe
Geochemical changes in individual sediment grains during sequential arsenic extractions.
Eiche, E.; Kramar, U.; Berg, M.; Berner, Z.; Norra, S.; Neumann, T.
2010. Water Research, 44 (19), 5545–5555. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2010.06.002
Geochemische Veränderungen von Sedimentpartikeln im µm-Bereich durch sequentielle Extraktionen.
Eiche, E.; Kramar, U.; Berner, Z.; Norra, S.; Berg, M.; Neumann, T.
2009. Tagungsband zum Arsen-Workshop 2009 - Verhalten von Arsen in geologischen, hydrologischen und biologischen Systemen, 23.-24.09.2009, Leipzig, Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung
Behaviour or As in sequential sediment extractions observed by µSy-XRF analysis.
Eiche, E.; Kramar, U.; Berner, Z.; Norra, S.; Berg, M.; Neumann, T.
2009. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (13), Suppl. 1, A320
Addendum to the role of Fe-bearing mineral phases in the occurrence of arsenic rich groundwaters.
Eiche, E.; Berner, Z.; Kramar, U.; Neumann, T.; Norra, S.; Berg, M.
2008. Kick-off Meeting for the initiation of a Vietnamese – German network of experts for the assessment of arsenic in the food chain and on the development and optimisation of filter techniques to remove arsenic from contaminated groundwater in rural areas of the Red River Delta, Vietnam. Hanoi, 2-8. Nov. 2008
Fixation and Phase Transformation of Phosphate at Calcite Surfaces – Implications for Eutrophic Lake Restoration.
Eiche, E.; Berg, U.; Song, Y.; Neumann, T.
2008. The AusIMM bulletin / Autralasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 293–302
Geochemical processes underlying a sharp contrast in groundwater arsenic concentrations in a village on the Red River Delta, Vietnam.
Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.; Berg, M.; Weinman, B.; Van Geen, A.; Norra, S.; Berner, Z.; Pham, T. K. T.; Pham, H. V.; Stüben, D.
2008. Applied Geochemistry, 23 (11), 3143–3154
Multilayer fixation of dissolved phosphate on natural calcites derived from sorption experiments.
Eiche, E.; Berg, U.; Neumann, T.; Nüesch, R.; Stüben, D.
2007. Goldschmidt Conference 2007, Cologne, Germany Abstracts, Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta
Mobilisierung von Arsen in Grundwässern in Van Phuc, Red River Delta, Vietnam.
Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.; Berg, M.; Stüben, D.; Berner, Z.; Kramar, U.; Norra., S.
2007. Tagungsband zum Workshop “Arsen in geologischen, hydrologischen und biologischen Systemen”, Leipzig, 27.-28. Sep. 2007
Insight into arsenic associations within mineral phases by means of µSXRF-analyses.
Eiche, E.; Neumann, T.; Kramar, U.; Berg, M.; Stüben, D.
2007. Proceedings of the workshop “Arsenic in SE-Asie”, Manchester, 29 - 30 Nov. 2007