•  Soil classification
 •  Tropical soils
 •  Soil and vegetation

 •  Revision of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB)

lectures
 •  Soils of the World, 2 hours per week, SS (in German)
 •  Soil degradation and soil protection in the tropics and subtropics,
     2 hours per week, SS (in German)
 •  Soils of the tropics and subtropics: part of several modules (in German)
 •  World soil resources, 2 hours per week, SS (in English)
 •  Management of soil resources, 2 hours per week, WS (in English)

field courses
 •  Basic field soil science
 •  World soil resources: Field assessment
 •  Soil survey and soil classification according to international standards

teaching at other universities
 •  Nanyang Technological University of Singapore:
     Soil science (2005, in English)
 •  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México:
     Soil classification (since 2003, in Spanish)
 •  Universitat de Lleida:
     Soil classification (2008, in Spanish)

teaching at other institutions
 •  European Commission Joint Research Centre;
     Institute for Environment and Sustainability:
     European Summer School on Soil Survey (2003-2006, in English)
 •  German Foundation for International Development;
     Centre for Food, Rural Development and the Environment:
     Courses in forest site survey for Latin American foresters (1998-2001, in Spanish)

current position

since 2001 Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter)
Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Lehrstuhl Bodenkunde, TU-München, Germany

since 2010 Chairman of the Working Group
"World Reference Base for Soil Resources"
of the International Union of Soil Sciences


previous position

2002-2010 Vice-Chairman of the Working Group
"World Reference Base for Soil Resources"
of the International Union of Soil Sciences

08.1994-12.2000 Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter) Faculty of Foresty
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany


research stays and scientific excursions outside europe

Argentina (2012)
Australia (2010, 2012)
Bolivia (1991-1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
Brazil (2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Burkina Faso (1998)
Chile (2008)
China (1998, 2008, 2010, 2012)
Côte d'Ivoire (1998)
Ecuador (1999)
Indonesia (2010, 2012)
Kenya (2005)
Malaysia (2005)
Mexico (1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013)
Namibia (2003)
Russia (1997, 2004, 2013)
Singapore (2005)
South Africa (2003)
Tanzania (2005)
USA (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
Vietnam (1998)

 •  Award for "Good University Teaching",
     granted by Bavarian State Minister of Sciences, Research and the Arts (2009)

» Publications download (PDF) «