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  • 10.17 - New Paper Alert - Martin & Hector (our guest researchers from Patagonia, ARG) published their collaborative work with us. Congratulations! Here is the link.
  • 09.17 - New Paper Alert - Ronny's paper about carbohydrate allocation in Ash and Beech trees is now online. Link
  • 09.17 - Conference Attendance - Su attended the 28th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry 2017.
  • 09.17 - After a hard days work, the group successfully completed the yearly harvest of our C3-C4 vegetation change experiment ending with a rewarding BBQ.
  • 08.17 - Conference Attendance - Yan & Su attended the Goldschmidt Conference 2017.
  • 08.17 - We are one of 14 Ecology Labs watching grass grow. Nature News.
  • 08.17 - For this year's group activity we were hiking around Jena's pretty hillscapes (Mönchsberg).
  • 05.17 - Kasun Gayantha started as PhD student in our group.
  • 04.17 - We had a very productive Writing Retreat at Thann (Bavaria).
  • 04.17 - Conference Attendance - Carsten was at the General Assembly of the EGU 2017 in Vienna.
  • 03.17 - Stefanie & Sebastian successfully defended their Master's Thesis.
  • 02.17 - Conference Attendance - Gerd attended the ASLO Meeting:Mountains to the sea 2017 in Honolulu
  • 02.17 - The 15th anniversary of The Jena Experiment was celebrated with a symposium. Our group contributed from the beginning onwards. Here is an video-graphic description.
  • 02.17 - Yan Li started as Postdoc in our group.
  • 09.16 - Gerd & Carsten attended the IHSS 2016. Carsten was awarded a travel grant to present his work there.
  • 10.16 - New Publication alert - Su Ding's paper titled Identification of novel 7-methyl and cyclopentanyl branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in lake sediments was published in Organic Geochemistry. Find abstract here.
  • 09.16 - Nadine Dräger from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam joins the group for a research stay.
  • 09.16 - Conference attendance alert - Gerd and Carsten attend the IHSS 16 in Kanazawa, Japan. Carsten received the travel award to present his research.
  • 07.16 - Hector M. Alvarez from Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia, Argentina joins the group for a short research stay.
  • 07.16 - Perla completes her PhD
  • 07.16 - Our new PhD candidates Natalie and Simon start their work.
  • 06.16 - Our new master students Stefanie and Sebastian start their work.
  • 04.16 - Conference attendance alert - Gerd, Perla, Ronny, Markus and Vanessa attend the EGU - 2016 in Vienna. More details here.
  • 03.16 - New Publication alert - Franziska and Andrej's paper titled Late quaternary hydrological changes at Tangra Yumco, Tibetan Plateau: a compound-specific isotope-based quantification of lake level changes was published in Journal of Paleolimnology. Find abstract here.
  • 02.16 - "Thuringian Research Award" - Gerd receives the prestigious Thüringer Forschungspreis for his project “Biodiversity protects the climate”. More info here
  • 11.15 - New Publication alert - Roman and Franziska's paper titled Biogeochemical evidence for freshwater periods during the Last Glacial Maximum recorded in lake sediments from Nam Co, southern-central Tibetan Plateau. was published in Journal of Paleolimnology. Find abstract here
  • 11.15 - New Publication alert - Franziska's paper titled Reduced early Holocene moisture availability inferred from δD values of sedimentary n-alkanes in Zigetang Co, Central Tibetan Plateau. was published in The Holocene. Find abstract here.
  • 11.15 - New Conference alert - The VAAMS Annual Conference 2016 comes back to Jena after a decade and takes place from the 13th March - 16th March 2016. Topics and themes of interest can be found here.
  • 11.15 New Guest Xiaolong from China joins the group for a research visit.
  • 11.15 New guest Martin Hernandez from Argentina joins the group for a short research visit.
  • 09.15 Conference attendance alert: Vanessa attended the 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter 2015 in Göttingen. Her talk was titled “Molecular perspectives on organic matter across different ecosystems”. She also was the chair for the session entitled “From terrestrial to aquatic ecosystem" Link to the conference webpage
  • 09.15 Congratulations Roman: He did it!!
    Roman Witt successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "'Reconstruction of the Westerly-variability in Central Asia using lake sediments”.
  • 09.15: New PhD candidate Su Ding joins the research group.
  • 06.15: New PhD candidate Carsten Simon joins the research group.
  • 04.15: New Paper Alert: Markus's paper titled "Plant diversity increases soil microbial activity and soil carbon storage" published in 'Nature Communications', is now available online, find it here.
  • 03.15: New Paper Alert: Vanessa's paper titled "The Molecular Composition of Dissolved Organic Matter in Forest Soils as a Function of pH and Temperature" in journal 'Plos One', is now available online, find full text here.
  • 03.15: New Paper Alert: Franziska & Roman's paper titled "Quaternary ecological responses and impacts of the Indian Ocean Summer Monsoon at Nam Co, Southern Tibetan Plateau" in journal 'Quaternary Science Reviews', is now available online, find abstract here.
  • 03.15 Congratulations Saadat!!!
    Saadat Malghani successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Microbial control of greenhouse gas flux and thermally carbonized decomposition in upland temperate soils”.
  • 03.15: New Paper Alert: "Rhizosphere bacterial carbon turnover is higher in nucleic acids than membrane lipids: implications for understanding soil carbon cycling" by Ashish Malik in the journal 'Frontiers in Microbiology', find abstract here.

  • 11.14: Congratulations Vanessa!

    The Faculty Prize Geosciences 2014 was awarded to Vanessa-Nina Roth for her outstanding doctoral thesis “Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter by ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry”. The prize is donated by "Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Geowissenschaften in Jena e.V.".
  • 11.14: Congratulations Andrea!!!
    Andrea Scheibe successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Effects of tree species identity and diversity on soil processes and microbial community composition in a temperate deciduous forest”.

  • 10.14: Welcome to our guest Dr. Angela Augusti from the Italian National Research Council (CNR) working at the Institute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology (IBAF) in Porano, Italy for a 2 month stay. We wish you a nice time in our workgroup!

  • 10.14: New Member: Somak Chowdhury joins the group as a PhD student.

  • 9.14: Welcome to our guest Prof. Shijie Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences working in Nanjing at the Institute of Geography and Limnology and in Guiyang at the Institute of Geochemistry for a 1 month stay. We wish you a nice time in our workgroup!

  • 7.14: Welcome to our guest Olga Gavrichkova, a PostDoc from the National Research Council (CNR) working at the Insitute of Agro-Environmental and Forest Biology (IBAF) in Porano, Italy for a 6 month stay. We wish you a nice time in our workgroup!

  • 7.14: Congratulations Ashish!! Ashish Malik (picture on the right) successfully defends his PhD thesis titled "Understanding the mechanism of microbial control on carbon cycling in soil".

  • 6.14: New Member: Jeetendra Saini joins the group as a PhD student.

  • 6.14: New Paper Alert: "Climatic imprint of the mid-latitude Westerlies in the Central Tian Shan of Kyrgyzstan and teleconnections to North Atlantic climate variability during the last 6000 years" by Roman Witt (Co-author) in 'The Holocene', find abstract here.

  • 5.14: New Paper Alert: Novel findings on the linkages between aboveground and belowground biodiversity by Markus Lange in 'PLoS One', find article here.

  • 4.14: New Paper Alert: Ecosystem-specific effects determine the molecular composition of dissolved organic matter, new findings by Vanessa-Nina Roth in 'Vadose Zone Journal', first look available here.

  • 1.14: New Paper Alert: Results on the distribution of bacterial and archaeal ether lipids in soils and surface sediments of Tibetan lakes by Franziska Günther in the journal 'Organic Geochemistry' , find abstract here.

  • 12.13: Congratulations to Vanessa & Franziska!! Vanessa-Nina Roth successfully defends her PhD thesis titled "Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter by ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry". Franziska Günther also defends her thesis titled "Reconstruction of the Asian monsoon using compound-specific isotope signals of aquatic and terrestrial biomarkers in Tibetan lake systems". Both get the best grades.

  • 9.13: New Paper Alert: New findings on latitude and pH driving the molecular composition of DOM by Vanessa-Nina Roth in the journal 'Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta' , find abstract here.

  • 8.13: New Paper Alert: Synthesis paper on hydrogen isotope variability and its hydrological significance at the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau by Franziska Günther in the journal 'Quaternary International' , find abstract here.

  • 7.13: New Paper Alert: Linkages between DOC cycling and SOM processing by soil microorganisms: new findings published by Ashish Malik in the journal 'FEMS Microbiology Ecology' , find abstract here.

  • 6.13: Congratulations Carolin!! Carolin Thoms (picture on the right) successfully defends her PhD thesis titled "Fagus sylvatica in temperate deciduous forests differing in tree species diversity - effects on the soil microbial community and complementary resource use".

  • 4.13: Stefan Karlowsky joins the group as a PhD student. His thesis topic is "Resilience of the interaction between plants and soil microorganisms".

  • 3.13: New Paper Alert: Gerd's first single author paper! A special feature on Soil Organic Matter Dynamics in 'Ecological Research' by Gerd Gleixner, find abstract here.
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