•  Forest and range soils
 •  Soils of the Alps
 •  Glacier forefield soils
 •  Forest soil chemistry; long-term trends
 •  Phosphorus in soils
 •  Forest ecology: reconversion of conifer stands into mixed forest stands
 •  Synchrotron-based spectromicroscopy in soil science (XANES, μ-XANES, μ-XRF)

 •  Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf den Humusvorrat von Böden der
    Bayerischen Alpen in Abhängigkeit von Standort und Nutzung:
    Status - Prognose - Konsequenzen für den Gebirgswald

 •  Räumliche Heterogenität der Phosphor-Konzentration und P-Speziierung in
    Waldböden Deutschlands: Abhängigkeit vom Boden-P-Vorrat und Auswirkungen
    auf P-Ernährungszustand & Wachstum von Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica
    (DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm 1685 Ecosystem Nutrition:
    Forest Strategies for limited Phosphorus Resources)

 •  Vergleichende Analyse wichtiger ökologischer Kenngrößen (Bodenfruchtbarkeit,
    Sickerwasserchemismus, Bestandesernährung) von Buchen-Douglasien-Misch-
    und Reinbeständen auf unterschiedlichen Standorten Bayerns

 •  Rezente Veränderungen der Phosphor- und Kaliumausstattung
    von Waldböden der Bayerischen Alpen


current position

since 2006 Associate Professor (apl. Professor)


previous position

1999 Six months research stay at the College of Forest Resources,
University of Washington, Seattle/WA. Field and laboratory studies
regarding long-term effects of N fertilization of Douglas fir stands on
N availability and N mineralization in the forest floor.

since 1999 Assistant professor (Privatdozent)
Technische Universität München

1999 Habilitation (subjects: soil science, forest nutrition) Thesis:
"Investigation into the soil sulfur pools of two Black Forest sites -
spatial variability, temporal dynamics, and effects of experimental
sulfate applications.

since 1994 Permanent position as research scientist
Lehrstuhl Bodenkunde

1993/1994 Temporal position as research scientist
Chair of Soil and Site Science, University of Munich
(funded by research grants)

1993 Ph.D. (Forest sciences) Thesis: "Effects of experimental sulfur
deposition on chemical properties of different forest soils -
of two lysimeter studies"

1990-1993 Ph.D. student at the Chair of Soil and Site Science
Faculty of Forestry, University of Munich

1990 Graduation as Dipl.-Geographer/Hydrologist Diploma Thesis:
"Aluminum species in soil seepage water, ground water, and brook
water of untreated and experimentally fertilized forest sites"
(carried out at the Institute of Soil Science and Forest Nutrition)

1987/1988 6 months study period, Agricultural University of Norway (NLH)
Main subjects: soil science, limnology, quarternary geology,
microbiology
 


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