•  Mechanisms of soil organic matter stabilization
 •  Fractionation of functional C pools in soils
 •  Turnover of soil organic matter and its modelling
 •  Nutrient flows and resources in agro ecosystems


 

 Management of the Scientific Office of the DFG
 Senate Commission on Agroecosystem Research at the
 Chair of Soil Science of the Technische Universität München.
 From there, the Scientific Office is available for the DFG
 Head Office of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
 (DFG, German Research Foundation).
 http://www.dfg.de
 

current position

Since 2012 Management of the Scientific office of the DFG
Senate Commission on Agroecosystem Research at the
Chair of Soil Science of the Technische Universität München.
From there, the Scientific Office is available for the DFG
Head Office of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
(DFG, German Research Foundation)


education

1988-1992 Research for the doctoral degree Ph.D:
Microbial mediated C- and N-fluxes in soils under different
agricultural management systems.
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Institut for Mikrobiology
Prof. Dr. J.C.G. Ottow as major advisor and Prof. Dr.R. Rauber

1986-1988 Master Thesis Research in Soil Science and Soil Chemistry:
Seasonal effects of liming, irrigation and acid precipitation on the
microbial biomass-N in a spruce (Picea abies l.) forest.
GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health,
Institute of Ecological Chemistry Prof. Dr. J.C.G. Ottow
(University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim) and Prof. Dr.F. Korte (GSF)

1981-1985 Study of Agricultural Sciences at
University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim:
M.Sc.agr., specializing in the field 'Plant Production'


work experience

2006-2011 Management of the Scientific of the DFG Senate Commission
on Substances and Resources in Agriculture at the Chair of Soil
Science of the Technische Universität München. From there, the
Scientific Office is available for the DFG Head Office of the
German Research Foundation (DFG)

2003-2006 Project coordination of the DFG Priority Program SPP 1090:
'Soils as source and sink for CO2 - mechanisms and regulation
of organic matter stabilisation in soils' funded by the
German Research Foundation (DFG).

1993-2001 Research scientist at the GSF - National Research Centre for
Environment and Health, Institute of Soil Ecology.

• Organisational and scientific coordinator of the interdisciplinary
project "Munich Research Network for Agroecosystems - FAM"
of the GSF-Research Centre and the Technical University Munich.

• Own research about microbial decomposition and
transformation of soil organic matter within the interdisciplinary
FAM-Projekt and a mulitinational EU-Environment-Project:
Decomposition of organic matter in terrestrial ecosystems -
microbial communities in litter and soil (MICS).

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