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Lucia Eder

PhD student at the Terrestrial Biosphere Modelling Research Group
and the Soil Biogeochemistry Group
room: C3.013 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576267
email: leder(at)

PhD project | Research interests | CV | Publications

PhD project

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.

Research interests

  • Nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems
  • Global change effects on plant-soil interactions
  • Rhizosphere processes


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

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