Max Planck Gesellschaft

Ingo Schöning


MPI for Biogeochemistry
Department of Biogeochemical Processes
RG Soil Biogeochemistry

Scientist

Room: B1.013
Phone: +49 3641 576191
Fax: +49 3641 577863

Email: Ingo.Schoening(at)bgc-jena.mpg.de
Street address: Hans Knöll Str. 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
P.O. Box: 10 01 64, 07701, Jena, Germany

ORCID: 0000-0002-9830-5026
ResearcherID: D-3341-2009
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Projects | Teaching | Publications : 2018 - 2017 - <2016

Curriculum Vitae

Positions
since 2006 Scientist Soil Processes in the Biodiversity-Exploratories, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena & Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena
2005-2006 Research assistant, CarboEurope Integrated Project, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena
2000-2005 PhD student, Forcast Project, Department of Soil Science, University of Technology Munich (Freising-Weihenstephan)
Education
2005 Dr. rer. nat., University of Technology Munich, Doctoral Thesis: 'Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Forests: Composition, Spatial Variability and Radiocarbon Age' (Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner)
2000 Diploma in Geoecology, University of Potsdam, Diploma Thesis: 'Transport of Flurochloridon through Wind Erosion' (Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Monika Frielinghaus)

Research Interests

  • Interactions between land use, biodiversity and soil processes
  • Carbon and nutrient dynamics in soils
  • Mechanisms of soil organic matter stabilisation
  • Spatial patterns of soil carbon storage


Projects


Ask me about ...

  • Soil Biogeochemistry
  • Soil Ecology
  • Land Use and Soil Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental Statistics (with R)

Memberships

Reviews for Funding Organisations

  • Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
  • ExpeER Project (Experimentation in Ecosystem Research/ EU 7th Framework Programme)
  • German Research Foundation/ Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
  • National Science Centre, Poland (NCN)
  • Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom (NERC)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation/ Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (SNF)


Reviews for Journals

  • Review Editor Frontiers in Environmental Science - Soil Processes
  • Australian Journal of Soil Research
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Biogeoscience
  • Biology and Fertility of Soils
  • Catena
  • European Journal of Forest Research
  • European Journal of Soil Science
  • Forest Ecology and Management
  • Forests
  • Geoderma
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Global Change Biology
  • Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (Chilean Society of Soil Science)
  • Nature
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Oecologia
  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Pedosphere
  • Plant and Soil
  • Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
  • PloS One
  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Soil Biology & Biochemistry
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal


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Fig.1: Root litter experiment/Biodiversity Exploratory Schwäbische Alb/Grassland Experimental Plot (Photos: Ingo Schöning (1,2) Emily Solly (3))

Teaching

WS 2015/16
Field Course and Seminar Soil Science I
(GEO 232)
Institute of Geography,
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2 SWS
SS 2015
Lecture Physical Geography B
(GEO 132)
Institute of Geography,
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2 SWS
WS 2014/15
Field course Soil Ecology
(BB3.Ö1)
Institute of Ecology,
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
1 SWS
WS 2013/14
Practical Biostatistical Methods for Ecologists
(MEES.Ö3)
Institute of Ecology,
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2 SWS
Field course Soil Ecology
(BB3.Ö1)
Institute of Ecology,
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
1 SWS
SS 2013
Field course Habitat Conservation Planning
(BB3.Ö6)
Institute of Ecology,
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
1 SWS

Workshops and Meetings

  • Organization of the workshop 'Ecosystem Processes' at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, 28-30 October 2013
  • Co-Convener of the session "Carbon and nutrient cycling in biological activity hot spots in soil" at the EGU 2017, Vienna, 24 April 2017

Publications

2018
66. Felipe-Lucia, M., Soliveres, S., Penone, C., Manning, P., van der Plas, F., Boch, S., Prati, D., Ammer, C., Schall, P., Gossner, M., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., de Frutos, A., Ehbrecht, M., Frank, K., Goldmann, K., Hänsel, F., Jung, K., Kahl, T., Nauss, T., Oelmann, Y., Pena, R., Polle, A., Renner, S., Schloter, M., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schulze, E.-D., Solly, E., Sorkau, E., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Weisser, W., Wubet, T., Fischer, M., Allan, E. (2018): Multiple forest attributes underpin the provision of multiple ecosystem services. Nature Communications, accepted (NCOMMS-17-33179C).
65. Schröter, K., Wemheuer, B., Pena, R., Schöning, I., Ehbrecht, M., Schall, P., Ammer, C., Daniel, R., Polle, A. (2018): Assembly processes of trophic guilds in the root mycobiome of temperate forests. Molecular Ecology, in press (doi: 10.1111/mec.14887).
64. Van der Plas, F., Allan, E., Fischer, M., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Binkenstein, J., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Böhm, S., Hölzel, N., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Morris, K., Oelmann, Y., Prati, D., Renner, S.C., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, H.M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Solly, E.F., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Manning, P. (2018): Towards the development of general rules describing landscape heterogeneity-multifunctionality relationships. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13260).
63. Solly, E., Brunner, I., Helmisaari, H.-S., Herzog, C., Leppälammi-Kujansuu, J., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schweingruber, F., Trumbore, S., Hagedorn, F. (2018): Unravelling the age of fine roots of temperate and boreal forests. Nature Communications,9, Article number: 3006 (doi:10.1038/S41467-018-05460-6).
62. Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Busch, V., Fischer, M., Hölzel, N., Nowak, S., Prati, D., Schäfer, D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Hamer, U. (2018): Land use intensity, rather than plant species richness, affects the leaching risk of multiple nutrients from permanent grasslands. Global Change Biology, 24, 2828-2840 (doi:10.1111/gcb.14123).
61. Leimer, S., Bischoff, S., Boch, S., Busch, V., Escher, P., Fischer, M., Hänsel, F., Hölzel, N., Kerber, K., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Michalzik, B., Nauss, T., Schäfer, D., Schöning, I., Schwarz, M.T., Siemens, J., Thieme, L., Wöllauer, S., Wilcke, W. (2018): Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Ecohydrology, 11, e1945 (doi:10.1002/eco.1945).
60. Kühn, J., Richter, A., Kahl, T., Bauhus, J., Schöning, I., Ruess, L. (2018): Community level lipid profiling of consumers as a tool for soil food web diagnostics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 1265–1275 (doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12966).
59. Richter, A., Schöning, I., Kahl, T., Bauhus, J., Ruess, L. (2018): Regional environmental conditions shape microbial community structure stronger than local forest management intensity. Forest Ecology and Management, 409, 250-259 (doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.027).
58. Sorkau, E., Boch, S., Boeddinghaus, R., Bonkowski, M., Fischer, M., Kandeler, E., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Marhan, S., Müller, J., Prati, D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Weinert, J., Oelmann, Y. (2018): The role of soil chemical properties, land use and plant diversity for microbial phosphorus in forest and grassland soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 181, 185–197 (doi:10.1002/jpln.201700082).

2017
57. Nacke, H., Schöning, I., Schindler, M., Schrumpf, M., Daniel, R., Nicol, G., Prosser, J. (2017): Links between seawater flooding, soil ammonia oxidiser communities and their response to changes in salinity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93, fix 144 (doi:10.1093/femsec/fix144).
56. Stempfhuber, B., Richter-Heitmann, T., Bienek, L., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Friedrich, M., Schulz, S., Schloter, M. (2017): Soil pH and plant diversity drive co-occurrence patterns of ammonia and nitrite oxidizer in soils from forest ecosystems. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53, 691-700 (doi:10.1007/s00374-017-1215-z).
55. Pena, R., Lang, C., Lohaus, G., Boch, S., Schall, P., Schöning, I., Ammer, C., Fischer, M., Polle, A.(2017): Phylogenetic and functional traits of ectomycorrhizal assemblages in top soil from different biogeographic regions and forest types. Mycorrhiza, 27, 233-245 (doi:10.1007/s00572-016-0742-z).
54. Shang, Y., Sikorski, J., Bonkowski, M., Fiore-Donno, A.-M., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Boeddinghaus, R.S., Solly, E.F., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Overmann, J. (2017): Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters. PLoS One, 12, e173765 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173765).
53. Grüneberg, G., Riek, W., Schöning, I., Evers, J., Hartmann, P., Ziche, D. (2017): Das Kohlenstoffspeichervermögen von Waldböden. AFZ Wald, 72,23-25

2016
52. Nacke, H.*, Goldmann, K.*, Schöning, I.*, Pfeiffer, B., Kaiser, K., Castillo-Villamizar, G.A., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., Daniel, R., Wubet, T. (2016): Fine spatial scale variation of soil microbial communities under European beech and Norway spruce. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 2067 (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.02067). * equal contribution
51. Kaiser, K., Wemheuer, B., Korolkow, V., Wemheuer, F., Nacke, H., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Daniel, R. (2016): Driving forces of soil bacterial community structure, diversity, and function in temperate grasslands and forests. Scientific Reports, 6, 33696 (doi:10.1038/srep33696).
50. Soliveres, S., van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M.M., Renner, S.C., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, H.M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S.A., Solly, E.F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P.C., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M., Allan, E. (2016): Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature, 536, 456-459 (doi: 10.1038/nature19092).
49. Goldmann, K., Schröter, K., Pena, R., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., Polle, Wubet, T. (2016): Divergent habitat filtering of root and soil fungal communities in temperate beech forests. Scientific Reports, 6, 31439 (doi:10.1038/srep31439).
48. Grüneberg, E., Riek, W., Schöning, I., Evers, J., Hartmann, P., Ziche, D. (2016): Kohlenstoff. In: Wellbrock, N, Bolte, A., Flessa, H. (eds), Dynamik und räumliche Muster forstlicher Standorte in Deutschland. Ergebnisse der Bodenzustandserhebung im Wald 2006-2008. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institut, Thünen Rep 43, S. 181 - 209 (doi: 10.3220/REP147393023200).
47. Baumann, K., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Ellerbrock, R.H., Leinweber, P. (2016): Rapid assessment of soil organic matter: Soil color analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Geoderma, 278, 49-57 (doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.05.012).
46. Klaus, V.H., Hölzel, N., Prati, D., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Solly, E.F., Hänsel, F., Fischer, M., Kleinebecker, T. (2016): Plant diversity moderates drought stress in grasslands: Implications from a large real-world study on 13C natural abundances. Science of the Total Environment, 566/567, 215–222 (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.008).
45. Schwarz, M.T., Bischhoff, S., Blaser, S., Boch, S., Grassein, F., Klarner, B., Schmitt, B., Solly, E.F., Ammer, C., Michalzik, B., Schall, P., Scheu, S., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schulze, E.-D., Siemens, J., Wilcke, W. (2016): Drivers of nitrogen leaching from organic layers in Central European beech forests. Plant and Soil, 403, 343-360 (doi: 10.1007/s11104-016-2798-0).
44. Soliveres, S., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M.M., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V.H., Klein, A.-M., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Renner, S.C., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, H.M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S.A., Solly, E.F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffen-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M., Allan, E.(2016): Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions B, 371, 20150269 (doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0269).
43. Boch, S., Prati, D., Schöning, I. , Fischer, M. (2016): Lichen species richness is highest in non-intensively used grasslands promoting suitable microhabitats and low vascular plant competition. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25, 225-238 (doi: 10.1007/s10531-015-1037-y).

2015
42. Marcus, T., Boch, S., Durka, W., Fischer, M., Gossner, M.M., Müller, J., Schöning, I., Weisser, W.W., Drees, C., Assmann, T. (2015): Living in heterogeneous woodlands - are habitat continuity or quality drivers of genetic variability in a flightless ground beetle? Plos One, 10, e0144217 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144217).
41. Goldmann, K., Schöning, I. , Buscot, F., Wubet, T. (2015): Forest management type influences diversity and community composition of soil fungi across temperate forest ecosystems. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6:1300 (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01300).
40. Allan, E., Manning, P., Alt, F., Binkenstein, J., Blaser, S, Blüthgen, N., Böhm, S., Grassein, F., Hölzel, N., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Morris, K.E., Oelmann, Y., Prati, D., Renner, S., Rillig, M., Schaefer, M.H., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Solly, E., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Weiner, C., Weisser, W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Fischer, M. (2015): Effects of land-use intensification on ecosystem multifunctionality are driven by biodiversity loss. Ecology Letters, 18, 834-843 (doi: 10.1111/ele.12469).
39. Soliveres, S., Maestre, F.T., Ulrich, W., Manning, P., Boch, S., Bowker, M.A., Prati, D., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Quero, J.L., Schöning, I., Gallardo, A., Weisser, W., Müller, J., Socher, S.A., García-Gómez, M., Ochoa, V., Schulze, E.-D., Fischer, M., Allan, E. (2015): Intransitive competition is widespread in plant communities and maintains their species richness. Ecology Letters, 18, 790-798 (doi: 10.1111/ele.12456).
38. Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I. (2015): Wie der Boden globale Stoffkreisläufe und das Klima beeinflusst. SENCKENBERG – Natur, Forschung, Museum 145 (3/4), 106-113.
37. Solly, E.F., Schöning, I., Herold, N., Trumbore, S.E. & Schrumpf, M. (2015): No depth-dependence of fine root litter decomposition in temperate beech forest soils. Plant and Soil, 393, 273-282 (doi: 10.1007/s11104-015-2492-7).
36. Stempfhuber, B., Engel, M., Fischer, D., Neskovic-Prit, G. , Wubet, T., Schöning, I., Cécile Gubry-Rangin, C., Kublik, S., Schloter-Hai, B., Rattei, T., Welz, G., Nicol, G.W., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., Prosser, J.I., Schloter, M. (2015): pH as a driver for ammonia-oxidizing archaea in forest soils. Microbial Ecology, 69, 879–883 (doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0548-5).

2014
35. Solly, E.F., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Michalzik, B. Müller, J., Zscheischler, J., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M. (2014): Factors controlling decomposition rates of fine root litter in temperate forests and grasslands. Plant and Soil, 382, 203-218 (doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2151-4).
34. Mehler, K., Schöning, I., Berli, M. (2014): The importance of rock fragment density for the calculation of soil bulk density and soil organic carbon stocks. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78, 1186-1191 (doi:10.2136/sssaj2013.11.0480).
33. Herold, N., Schöning, I., Michalzik, B., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M. (2014): Controls on soil carbon storage and turnover in German landscapes. Biogeochemistry, 119, 435-451 (doi:10.1007/s10533-014-9978-x).
32. Herold, N., Schöning, I., Berner, D., Haslwimmer, H., Kandeler, E., Michalzik, B., Schrumpf, M. (2014): Vertical gradients of potential enzyme activities in soil profiles of European beech, Norway spruce and Scots pine dominated forest sites. Pedobiologia, 57, 181-189 (doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2014.03.003).
31. Meyer, A., Focks, A., Radl, V., Welzl, G., Schöning, I., Schloter, M. (2014): Influence of land use intensity on the diversity of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in soils from grassland ecosystems. Microbial Ecology, 67, 161-166 (doi:10.1007/s00248-013-0310-4).
30. Allan, E., Bossdorf, O., Dormann, C.F., Prati, D., Gossner, M., Tscharntke, T., Blüthgen, N., Bellach, M., Birkhofer, K., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Chatzinotas, A., Christ, S., Daniel, R., Diekötter, T., Fischer, C., Friedl, T., Glaser, K., Hallmann, C., Hodač, L., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klein, A.M., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, J., Nacke, H., Pašalić, E., Rillig, M.C., Rothenwöhrer, C., Schall, P., Scherber, C., Schulze, W., Socher, S., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Türke, M., Weiner, C.N., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Gockel, S., Gorke, M., Hemp, A., Renner, S.C., Schöning, I., Pfeiffer, S., König-Ries, B., Buscot, F., Linsenmair, K.-E., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W., Fischer, M. (2014): Inter-annual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 111, 308-313 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1312213111).
29. Stempfhuber, B., Welzl, G., Wubet, T., Schöning, I., Marhan, S., Buscot, F., Kandeler, E., Schloter, M. (2014): Drivers for ammonia-oxidation along a land-use gradient in grassland soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 69, 179-186 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.11.007).
28. Herold, N., Schöning, I., Gutknecht, J., Alt, F., Boch, S., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Socher, S.A., Wilke, W., Wubet, T., Schrumpf, M. (2014): Soil property and management effects on grassland microbial communities across a latitudinal gradient in Germany. Applied Soil Ecology, 73, 41-50 (doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2013.07.009).

2013
27. Klaus, V.H., Hölzel, N., Prati, D., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Fischer, M., Kleinebecker, T. (2013): Organic vs. conventional grassland management: Do 15N and 13C isotopic signatures of hay and soil samples differ? PLoS ONE, 8, e78134 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078134).
26. Alt, F., Oelmann, Y., Schöning, I., Wilke, W. (2013): Phosphate release kinetics in calcareous grassland and forest soils in response to H+ addition. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 77, 2060-2070 (doi:10.2136/sssaj2013.02.0072).
25. Meyer, A., Focks, A., Radl, V., Keil, D., Welzl, G., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Marhan, S., Kandeler, E., Schloter, M. (2013): Different land use intensities in grassland ecosystems drive ecology of microbial communities involved in nitrogen turnover in soil. PLoS ONE, 8, e73536 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073536).
24. Boch, S., Prati, D., Müller, J., Socher, S., Baumbach, H., Buscot, F., Gockel, S., Hemp, A., Hessenmöller, D., Kalko, E.K.V., Linsenmair, K.E., Pfeiffer, S., Pommer, U., Schöning, I., Schulze, E.-D., Seilwinder, C., Weisser, W.W., Wells, K. Fischer, M. (2013): High plant species richness indicates management-related disturbances rather than the conservation status of forests. Basic and Applied Ecology, 14, 496–505 (doi:10.1016/j.baae.2013.06.001).
23. Solly, E.F., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Müller, J., Socher, S.A., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M. (2013): Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management. Biogeosciences, 10, 4833-4843 (doi:10.5194/bg-10-4833-2013).
22. Grüneberg, E., Schöning, I., Hessenmöller, D., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W. (2013): Organic layer and clay content control soil organic carbon stocks in density fractions of differently managed German beech forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 303, 1-10 (doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.014).
21. Schöning, I., Grüneberg, E., Sierra, C.A., Hessenmöller, D., Schrumpf, M., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.-D.(2013): Causes of variation in mineral soil C content and turnover in differently managed beech dominated forests. Plant and Soil, 370, 625-639 (doi:10.1007/s11104-013-1654-8).
20. Socher, S.A., Prati, D., Boch, S., Müller, J., Baumbach, H., Gockel, S., Hemp, A., Schöning, I., Wells, K., Buscot, Francois, Kalko, E.K.V., Linsenmair, K.E., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W., Fischer, M.(2013): Interacting effects of fertilization, mowing and grazing on plant species diversity of 1500 grasslands in Germany differ between regions. Basic and Applied Ecology, 14, 126-136 (doi:10.1016/j.baae.2012.12.003).
19. Braakhekke, M.C., Wutzler,T., Beer, C., Kattge, J., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Hoosbeek, M.R., Kruijt, B., Kabat, P., Reichstein, M. (2013): Modeling the vertical soil organic matter profile using Bayesian parameter estimation. Biogeosciences, 10, 399-420 (doi:10.5194/bg-10-399-2013).
18. Wäldchen, J., Schulze, E.-D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sierra, C.A. (2013): The influence of changes in forest management over the past 200 years on present soil organic carbon stocks. Forest Ecology and Management, 289, 243-254 (doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2012.10.014).
17. Pfestorf, H., Weiß , L., Müller, J., Boch, S., Socher, S.A., Prati , D., Schöning, I., Weisser, W.W., Fischer, M., Jeltsch, F. (2013): Community mean traits as additional indicators to monitor effects of land use intensity on grassland plant diversity. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 15, 1-11 (doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2012.10.003).

2012
16. Wubet,T., Christ, S., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Gawlich, M., Schnabel, B., Fischer, M., Buscot, F. (2012): Differences in soil fungal communities between European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) dominated forests are related to soil and understory vegetation. PLoS One, 7, e47500 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047500).
15. Näther, A., Foesel, B., Naegele, V., Wüst, P., Weinert, J., Bonkowski, M., Alt, F., Oelmann, Y., Polle, A., Lohaus, G., Gockel, S., Hemp, A., Kalko, E.K.V. Linsenmair, K.E., Pfeiffer, S., Renner, S., Schöning, I., Weisser, W.W., Wells, K., Fischer, M., Overmann, J., Friedrich, M. (2012): Environmental factors affect acidobacterial communities below the subgroup level in grassland and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78, 7398-7406 (doi:10.1128/​AEM.01325-12).
14. Birkhofer, K., Schöning, I., Alt, F., Herold, N., Klarner, B., Maraun, M., Marhan, S., Oelmann, Y., Wubet, T., Yurkov, A., Begerow, D., Berner, D., Buscot, F., Daniel, R., Diekötter, T., Ehnes, R.B., Erdmann, G., Fischer, C., Foesel, B., Groh, J., Gutknecht, J., Kandeler, E., Lang, C., Lohaus G, Meyer, A., Nacke, H., Nähter, A., Overmann, J., Polle, A., Pollierer, M.M., Scheu, S., Schloter, M., Schulze, E.-D., Schulze, W., Weinert, J., Weisser, W.W., Wolters, V., Schrumpf, M. (2012): General relationships between abiotic soil properties and soil biota across spatial scales and different land-use types. PLoS One, 7, e43292 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043292).
13. Schöning, I. (2012): Book review "Bodenkundliches Praktikum (Blume, Stahr, Leinweber)", Forum Geoökol. 23 (1), 47.
12. Blüthgen, N., Dormann, C.F., Prati, D., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Hölzel, N., Alt, F., Boch, S., Gockel, S., Hemp, A., Müller, J., Nieschulze, J., Renner, S.C., Schöning, I., Schumacher, U., Socher, S.A., Wells, K., Birkhofer, K., Buscot, F., Oelmann, Y., Rothenwöhrer, C., Scherber, C., Tscharntke, T., Weiner, C.N., Fischer, M., Kalko, E.K.V.; Linsenmair, K.E., Schulze, E.D., Weisser, W.W. (2012): A quantitative index of land-use intensity in grasslands: integrating mowing, grazing and fertilization. Basic and Applied Ecology, 13, 207-220 (doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2012.04.001).
11. Wäldchen, J., Schöning, I., Mund, M., Schrumpf, M., Bock, S., Herold, N., Totsche, K.U., Schulze, E.D. (2012): Estimation of soil clay content from easily measurable water content of air-dried soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 175, 367-376 (doi:10.1002/jpln.201100066).
10. Getzin, S., Wiegand, K., Schöning, I. (2012): Assessing biodiversity in forests using very high-resolution images and unmanned aerial vehicles. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3, 397-404 (doi:10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00158.x).

2006-2011
9. Nacke, H., Thürmer, A., Wollherr, A., Will, C., Hodac, L., Herold, N., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Daniel, R. (2011): Pyrosequencing-based assessment of bacterial community structure along different management types in German forest and grassland soils. PLoS One, 6, e17000 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017000).
8. Fischer, M., Bossdorf, O., Gockel, S., Hänsel, F., Hemp, A., Hessenmöller, D., Korte, G., Nieschulze, J., Pfeiffer, S., Prati, D., Renner, S., Schöning, I., Schumacher, U., Wells, K., Kalko, E.K.V., Buscot, F., Linsenmair, K. E., Schulze, E.-D. and Weisser, W.W. (2010): Implementing large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research: the Biodiversity Exploratories. Basic and Applied Ecology, 11, 473-485 (doi:10.1016/j.baae.2010.07.009).
7. Grüneberg, E., Schöning, I., Kalko, E.K.V., Weisser, W.W. (2010): Regional organic carbon stock variability: A comparison between depth increments and soil horizons. Geoderma, 155, 426-433 (doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.01.002).
6. Don, A., Steinberg, B., Schöning, I., Pritsch, K., Joschko, M., Gleixner, G., Schulze, E.D. (2008): Organic carbon sequestration in earthworm burrows. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 40, 1803-1812 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.03.003).
5. Schrumpf, M., Schumacher, J., Schöning, I., Schulze, E.D. (2008): Effective sampling of soil carbon at European scale. In: Dolman, A.J., Valentini, R., Freibauer, A. (Eds) The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe. Ecological Studies, Vol. 203, Springer Verlag, p.153-189 (doi:10.1007/978-0-387-76570-9_9).
4. Schöning, I., Totsche, K.U., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2006): Small scale variability of organic carbon stocks in litter and solum of a forested Luvisol. Geoderma, 136, 631-642 (doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2006.04.023).
3. Schöning, I., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2006): Chemical composition of young and old carbon pools throughout Cambisol and Luvisol profiles under forest. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 38, 2411-2424 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.03.005).
2. Schöning, I., Knicker, H., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2005): Intimate associations between O-alkyl carbon and iron oxides in clay fractions of forest soils. Organic Geochemistry, 36, 1378-1390 (doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2005.06.005).
1. Schöning, I., Morgenroth, G., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2005): O/N-alkyl and alkyl C are stabilised in fine particle size fractions of forest soils. Biogeochemistry, 73, 475-497 (doi:10.1007/s10533-004-0897-0).

Oral Presentations

2015-2016
Solly, E., Brunner, I., Herzog, C., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schweigruber, F., Trumbore, S., Hagedorn, F.: Unresolving the" real age" of fine roots in forest ecosystems. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 17-22 April 2016.
Schöning, I., Solly, E., Trumbore, S, Schrumpf, M.: The breath of the soil - News from the biodiversity exploratories. Day of the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin, Joachimsthal (Germany), 30 October 2015 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I., Gan, H.Y., Schrumpf, M.: Land use modifies the priming effect in soils. Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, München (Germany), 7 September 2015.
2013-2014
Soliveres, S., Ulrich, W., Manning, P., Boch, S., Prati, D., Fischer, M., Schöning, I., Weisser, W., Müller, J., Socher, S.A., Allan, E.: Intransitive competition is widespread in plant communities and maintains species richness. 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Hildesheim (Germany), 08-12 September 2014.
Schöning, I., Solly, E., Nacke, H., Wubet, T., Marhan, S., Schrumpf, M.: Relative importance of soil microbial diversity for soil respiration in semi-natural grassland soils. 8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour - BIOGEOMON 2014, Bayreuth (Germany), 15 July 2014.
Solly, E., Schöning, I., Trumbore, S., Schrumpf, M.: Turnover and stabilization of root derived carbon and nitrogen in soils along climate and land-use gradients in the Biodiversity Exploratories. 8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour - BIOGEOMON 2014, Bayreuth (Germany), 17 July 2014.
Schöning, I.: Storage, decomposition and mineralization of organic matter in grassland soils of the Hainich. Workshop for farmers of the Hainich region, Kammerforst (Germany), 14 February 2014 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I.: Soil carbon dynamics in forest and grassland ecosystems. Institute of Soil Science, TU Dresden (Germany), 23 January 2014 (Invited lecture).
Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M., Khomo, L., Solly, E., Herold, N., Schöning, I.: What controls the age of subsoil carbon? AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA), 29 October 2013 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I., Solly, E., Klötzing, T., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M.: Decomposition of roots and SOM. Workshop Ecosystem Processes of the Biodiversity Exploratories, Jena (Germany), 29 October 2013.
Goldmann K, Wubet T, Schöning, I., Buscot, F.: Spatial and temporal variation of the fungal metagenome away from tree trunks in temperate forest ecosystems. 43th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Potsdam (Germany), 09-13 September 2013.
Schöning, I., Solly, E., Muhr, J., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M.: 14C signature in respired CO2 of incubated forest and grassland soils. Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Rostock (Germany), 10 September 2013.
Solly, E., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M.: Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 07–12 April 2013.
2011-2012
Solly, E., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M.: Fine-root litter dynamics: storage and turnover mechanisms of root derived organic matter in soils. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GFÖ), Lüneburg (Germany), 10–14 September 2012.
Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Grüneberg, E., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: Soils of the Hainich region and their potential to store carbon. Workshop for forest officals of the Hainich region, Kammerforst (Germany), 25 November 2011 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I.: Soil synthesis in the Biodiversity Exloratories using R. Workshop for graduate students of the Biodiversity Exploratories, Jena (Germany), 11 October 2011 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I., Grüneberg, E., Sierra, C., Hessenmöller, D., Schrumpf, M., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: Turnover of mineral associated carbon in differently managed forests. Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Berlin (Germany), 03-09 September 2011.
Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Fischer, M., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: A large scale study of carbon stocks under different grassland management types. International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Leuven (Belgium), 10-14 July 2011.
2009-2010
Schöning, I.: Carbon storage in density fractions of soils under different forest management. Seminar of the Institute for Landscape Biogeochemistry, Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg (Germany), 16 June 2010 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I., Grüneberg, E., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: Land use and biodiversity effects on carbon storage in grassland and forest soils. Biodiversity-Exploratories Meeting, Bad Blankenburg (Germany), 15-19 February 2010.
Schrumpf, M, Mund, M., Profft, I.,Schöning, I., Wäldchen, J.: C stock changes in soils under forest management. Conference of the German Environmental Agency on the Carbon Cycle, Dessau (Germany), 19-20 November 2009.
Schulze, E.D., Schrumpf, M., Wäldchen, J., Schöning, I., Don, A.: Soil as a Carbon Sink. Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Bonn (Germany), 05-13 September 2009 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I., Grüneberg, E., Hessenmöller, D., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: Effects of forest management on organic carbon stocks. International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Dynamics, Land Use Management and Global Change, Colorado Springs (USA), 06-09 July 2009.
Wäldchen, J., Schöning, I. , Schulze, E.D.: Effects of historic forest management on carbon stores in soils of the Hainich-Dün region (Central Germany). International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Dynamics, Land Use Management and Global Change, Colorado Springs (USA), 06-09 July 2009.
2007-2008
Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Grüneberg, E., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: A multi-scale study on organic carbon stock variability in forest soils. Eurosoil, Vienna (Austria), 25-29 August 2008.
Schöning, I., Grüneberg, E., Kalko, E., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.D.: Are soil organic carbon stocks affected by forest management? Eurosoil, Vienna (Austria), 25-29 August 2008.
Schöning, I.: Spatial variability of soil carbon stocks in temperate forests - Examples from the CarboEurope project. Seminar of the Institute of Geography of the University of Zürich (Switzerland), 21 February 2007 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I.: Spatial variability of soil carbon stocks in forest ecosystems: Consequences for the detection of stock changes. Seminar of the Institute of Soil Science of the University of Freiburg (Germany), 10 January 2007 (Invited talk).
2005-2006
Schöning, I., Don, A., Knicker, H., Kögel-Knabner, I.: The study of interactions between iron oxides and soil organic matter with 13C CPMAS spectroscopy. 3rd European Symposium on NMR Spectroscopy in Soil-, Geo- and Environmental- Sciences, Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany), 07-09 August 2006.
2003-2004
Schöning, I., Totsche, K.U., Kögel-Knabner, I.: Spatial estimation of soil carbon stocks: A case study of Luvisols under forest. Eurosoil, Freiburg (Germany), 04-12 September 2004.
Schöning, I., Knicker, H., Kögel-Knabner, I.: Close associations between O-alkyl C and iron oxides. XII International Meeting of IHSS, Sao Pedro (Brasil), 26-30 July 2004 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I.: Determination of carbon stocks in forest soils: Drawbacks and opportunities. Spring academy of the TU Budapest and the TU Munich, Munich (Germany), 19 May 2004.
Schöning, I., Totsche, K.U., Kögel-Knabner, I.: Spatial variation of soil C stocks in a Luvisol under beech. Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Frankfurt/Oder (Germany), 30 August - 07 September 2003.
2001-2002
Schöning, I.: Turnover and composition of organic matter in beech forest soils. Seminar of the Soil Science Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sol, Porto Alegre (Brasil), 17 September 2002 (Invited talk).
Schöning, I., Kögel-Knabner, I.: Organic carbon and lignin stocks in soils of a beech-chronosequence. Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Vienna (Austria), 01-09 September 2001.
Schöning, I., Kögel-Knabner, I.: Carbon and lignin stocks at the Leinefelde Beech-Chronsequence. FORCAST Meeting, Vindeln (Sweden), 22 October 2001.
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