My main research interest focusses on climate change effects on soil-plant interactions. Within the QUINCY project, I investigate the effects of elevated CO2 on soil organic matter turnover and plant nitrogen uptake. Therefore, we established a mesocosm experiment with beech trees to quantify C allocation and N uptake under ambient and elevated CO2 using stable isotope labelling techniques. We trace photosynthetically fixed C from a 13CO2 atmosphere into the plant-soil system and we estimate the importance of mycorrhizal N uptake with a 15N ingrowth core technique.
|since 09/2015||PhD Student at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, DE|
|10/2014 - 07/2015||Research associate at Thuringian State Institute for Agriculture in Jena, DE|
|04/2013 - 02/2014||Master student at Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences, Department Plant Ecology and Ecosystem Research, Goettingen, DE|
|10/2011 - 04/2014||M.Sc. in Environmental Geography at University of Marburg, DE|
|10/2008 - 09/2011||B.Sc. in Geography at University of Goettingen, DE and University of Gothenburg, SE|
Meier, I.C., Knutzen, F., Eder, L.M., Mueller-Haubold, H., Goebel, M.-O., Bachmann, J., Hertel, D., Leuschner, C. (2017): The Deep Root System of Fagus sylvatica on Sandy Soil: Structure and Variation Across a Precipitation Gradient. Ecosystems. doi:10.1007/s10021-017-0148-6