Peer reviewed papers, book chapters and monographs


Morio, M., Schädler, S., Finkel, M. (2013): Applying a multi-criteria genetic algorithm framework for brownfield reuse optimization: Improving redevelopment options based on stakeholder preferences. Journal of Environmental Management, 130, 331–346, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.09.002.

Schädler, S., Finkel, M., Bleicher, A., Morio, M., Gross, M. (2013): Spatially Explicit Computation of Sustainability Indicator Values for the Automated Assessment of Land-Use Options. Landscape and Urban Planning 111, 34-45, doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.12.002, (download preprint).

Schädler, S., Maier, M., Morio, M., Bartke, S., Bleicher, A., Bielke, A., Grabs, S., Freygang, M., and M. Finkel (2013): Planung und vergleichende Bewertung von Nutzungsoptionen auf Brachflächen mit der Megasite Management Toolsuite (MMT). Altlastenspektrum 4/2013, 145-153. (download PDF).


McKnight, U., Finkel, M. (2012): A system dynamics model for the screening-level long-term assessment of human health risks at contaminated sites. Environmental Modelling and Software 40, 35-50, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.07.007, (download preprint).

Schädler, S., Morio, M., Bartke, S., Finkel, M. (2012): Integrated planning and spatial evaluation of megasite remediation and reuse options. - Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 127 (2012) 88–100, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2011.03.003, (download preprint).


D'Affonseca, F. M., Prommer, H., Finkel, M., Blum, P., Grathwohl, P. (2011): Modeling of the long-term and transient evolution of biogeochemical and isotopic signatures in coal tar contaminated aquifers. Water Resources Research, 47, W05518, doi:10.1029/2010WR009108.

Schädler, S., Morio, M., Bartke, S., Rohr-Zänker, R., Finkel, M. (2011): Designing sustainable and economically attractive brownfield revitalization options using an integrated assessment model. Journal of Environmental Management, 92(3), 827-837, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2010.10.026, (download preprint).


McKnight, U.S., Funder, S.G. Rasmussen, J.J., Finkel, M., Binning, P.J., Bjerg, P.L. (2010): An integrated model for assessing the risk of TCE groundwater contamination to human receptors and surface water ecosystems. Ecological Engineering, 36(9), 1126-1137, doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2010.01.004.

Morio, M., Finkel, M. & E. Martac (2010): Flow guided interpolation e A GIS-based method to represent contaminant concentration distributions in groundwater, Environ. Model. Softw., 25(12), 1769-1780, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.05.018.

Finkel, M., Barth, J., Grathwohl, P. (2010): Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change - AquaTerra. IWA Publishing London, 128 p. ISBN: 9781843393726, link to publisher.

Finkel, M., Bartke, S., Rohr-Zänker, R., Morio, M., Schädler, S. & R. Schwarze (2010): Ganzheitliche Evaluation von Nutzungsstrategien für Brachflächen. In: S. Frerichs, M. Lieber & Th. Preuß (Hrsg.): Flächen- und Standortbewertung für ein nachhaltiges Flächenmanagement, Methoden und Konzepte. Beiträge aus der REFINA-Forschung, Reihe REFINA Band V, 97-109, link to publisher.


Finkel, M., Barth, J.A.C., Grathwohl, P., Barceló, D. & L. Charlet (2009): Transfer of pollutants in soils, sediments and water systems: From small to large scale. Journal of Hydrology, 369 (3-4), 223-224, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.03.001.

Bayer, P., Finkel, M., Duran, E. & R. Baumann (2009): Optimized groundwater drawdown in a subsiding urban mining area. Journal of Hydrology, 1-2, 95-104, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.11.028.

Schädler, S., Finkel, M., Morio, M., Bartke, S., Schwarze, R., Rohr-Zänker, R., Bittens, M., Bielke, A., and M. Freygang (2009): Integrierte Bewertung von Wiedernutzungsoptionen für vornutzungsbedingt belastete Brachflächen. Altlastenspektrum, 18(6), 273-279,


Bayer, P., Bürger, C. M., and M. Finkel (2008): Computationally efficient stochastic optimization using multiple realizations. - Advances in Water Resources, Vol 31/2, 399-417, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2007.09.004.

D'Affonseca, F., Blum, P. Finkel, M., Melzer, R., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Field scale characterization and modeling of contaminant release from a coal tar source zone. - Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 102(1-2), 120-139, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.03.011.


Bürger, C. M., P. Bayer, and M. Finkel (2007): Algorithmic funnel-and-gate system design optimization. - Water Resour. Res., VOL. 43, W08426, doi:10.1029/2006WR005058.

Bayer, P. & M. Finkel (2007): Optimization of concentration control by evolution strategies: Formulation, application, and assessment of remedial solutions. - Water Resour. Res., 43, W02410, doi:10.1029/2005WR004753.

Kouznetsova, I., Bayer, P., Ebert, M., Finkel, M. (2007): Modelling the long-term performance of zero-valent iron using a spatio-temporal approach for iron aging. - Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 90 (1-2), 58-80, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2006.09.014

Rügner, H., Henzler, R., Bittens, M., Weiß, H., Leven, C., Bayer, P., Finkel, M. (2007): SAFIRA II - Revitalisierungskonzepte für großskalige Boden- und Grundwasserverunreinigungen. Altlastenspektrum (1/2007),

Finkel, M., Bayer, P., McKnight, U., Serapiglia, F., and M. Kübert (2007): Modelling tools for the selection and optimization of contaminated land management strategies. Italian Journal of Engineering Geology and Environment, Special Issue 1, 25-28, doi:10.4408/IJEGE.2007-01.S-03


Kübert, M. & M. Finkel (2006): Contaminant mass discharge estimation in groundwater based on multilevel point measurements: A numerical evaluation of expected errors. - Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 84, 55-80, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2005.12.003.

Bayer, P. & M. Finkel (2006): Life cycle assessment of active and passive groundwater remediation technologies. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 83, 171-199, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2005.11.005.

Rügner, H., Finkel, M., Kaschl, A. & M. Bittens (2006): Application of monitored natural attenuation in contaminated land management - A review and recommended approach for Europe. Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 9(6), 568-576, doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2006.06.001.

Bayer, P. & M. Finkel (2006): Conventional and Combined Pump-and-treat Systems under Non-uniform Background Flow. - Ground Water, 44(2), 234-243, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2005.00191.x.


Bayer, P., Finkel, M. & G. Teutsch (2005): Cost-optimal Contaminant Plume Management with a Combination of Pump-and-treat and Physical Barrier Systems. - Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 25, no. 2, Spring 2005, 96-106, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6592.2005.0022.x.

Bayer, P. & M. Finkel (2005): Modeling of sequential groundwater treatment with zero valent iron and granular activated carbon. - Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 78, 129-146, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2005.03.005.

Bayer, P., Heuer, E., Karl, U., & M. Finkel (2005): Economical and ecological comparison of granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorber refill strategies. - Water Research 39, 1719-1728, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2005.02.005.


Bayer, P. & M. Finkel (2004): Evolutionary algorithms for the optimization of advective control of contaminated aquifer zones. - Water Resour. Res., 40, W06506, doi:10.1029/2003WR002675.

Bayer, P., Finkel, M. & G. Teutsch (2004): Combining Pump-and-Treat and Physical Barriers for Contaminant Plume Control. - Ground Water, Vol. 42, No. 6, 856-867, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2004.t01-4-.x.

Cirpka, O. A., Bürger, C. M., Nowak, W. & M. Finkel: Uncertainty and data worth analysis for the hydraulic design of funnel-and-gate systems in heterogeneous aquifers. Water Resources Research 40(11): W11502, doi:10.1029/2004WR003352.

Bayer, P., Finkel, M. & G. Teutsch (2004): Kombinierte „Pump-and-treat“-Barrieren-Systeme, Teil I: Minimierung der Grundwasserentnahmerate durch hydraulische Zusatzmaßnahmen. Grundwasser 3(9), 173-180, doi:10.1007/s00767-004-0043-x.

Bayer, P., Finkel, M. & G. Teutsch (2004): Kombinierte „Pump-and-treat“-Barrieren-Systeme, Teil II: Vergleichende Kostenanalyse. Grundwasser 3(9), 181-193, doi:10.1007/s00767-004-0044-9.


Bürger, C., Finkel, M. & G. Teutsch (2003): Reaktionswandsysteme und "Pump-and-Treat" - Ein Kostenvergleich. - Grundwasser, Band 8, Heft 3, 169-180, doi:10.1007/s00767-003-0177-2.


Finkel, M., R. Liedl & G. Teutsch (2002): Modelling Reactive Transport of Organic Solutes in Groundwater With a Lagrangian Streamtube Approach. - In: H. Schulz & G. Teutsch (Hrsg.): Geochemical Processes - Concepts for Modelling Reactive Transport in Soils and Groundwater, DFG Research Report, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 115-134, link to publisher.

2001 and earlier

Finkel, M., R. Liedl & G. Teutsch (1999): Modelling surfactant-enhanced remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. - Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 14, pp. 203-211, doi:10.1016/S1364-8152(98)00071-1.

Finkel, M., R. Liedl & G. Teutsch (1998): Modelling Surfactant Influenced PAH Migration. - Finkel, M., R. Liedl & G. Teutsch (1998): Modelling Surfactant Influenced PAH Migration. - , Vol. 23 (2), 245-250, doi:10.1016/S0079-1946(98)00020-2.

Schäfer, W., M. Finkel & W. Kinzelbach (1990): Modeling of an In-Situ Remediation Using Denitrifying Bacteria. - Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft, 60, 407-412.