Max Planck Gesellschaft

Iris Kuhlmann

MPI for Biogeochemistry
Department of Biogeochemical Processes

Chemical Technical Assistant

Room: B2.006
Phone: +49 3641 576162
Fax: +49 3641 577863

Email: kuhlmann(at)
Street address: Hans Knöll Str. 10, 07745 Jena, Germany
P.O. Box: 10 01 64, 07701, Jena, Germany


ask me about:

  • joint used technical equipment
  • time scheduling for drying and climate chambers
  • anything concerning sample preparation,
    • e.g. sieve soil samples,
    • grind or shred plant and soil material
  • methods for basic wet chemical analysis and sugar chemistry,
  • distribution of field equipment,
  • how to use the LaIsoLab A3.024
  • sample managment, for e.g. how to print a label and archive samples
  • lab safety, - and much more ...

Curriculum Vitae

since 2000 Technical assistant in the Department of Biogeochemical Processes at the MPI for Biogeochemistry
since 2001 Representative for laboratory security in the Department of Biogeochemical Processes
Intranetseite für Arbeitssicherheit/Safety


1999 Diploma in Nutrition Science at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
Thesis: "Untersuchungen zum Schimmelpilzbefall und zum Mykotoxingehalt von Getreide aus Thüringen und Sachsen-Anhalt im Jahr 1996
Zusammenfassung (in German)
1994 Abitur, Einbeck, Germany


1Hilman, B., Muhr, J., Helm, J., Kuhlmann, I., Schulze, E. D., Trumbore, S. E. (2021). The size and the age of the metabolically active carbon in tree roots. Plant, Cell and Environment, 44(8), 2522-2535. doi:10.1111/pce.14124.
2D'Andrea, E., Rezaie, N., Battistelli, A., Gavrichkova, O., Kuhlmann, I., Matteucci, G., Moscatello, S., Proietti, S., Scartazza, A., Trumbore, S. E., Muhr, J. (2019). Winter's bite: beech trees survive complete defoliation due to spring late-frost damage by mobilizing old C reserves. New Phytologist, 224(2), 625-631. doi:10.1111/nph.16047.
3Landhäusser, S. M., Chow, P. S., Dickman, L. T., Furze, M. E., Kuhlmann, I., Schmid, S., Wiesenbauer, J., Wild, B., Gleixner, G., Hartmann, H., Hoch, G., McDowell, N. G., Richardson, A. D., Richter, A., Adams, H. D. (2018). Standardized protocols and procedures can precisely and accurately quantify non-structural carbohydrates. Tree Physiology, 38(12), 1764-1778. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpy118.
4Quentin, A. G., Pinkard, E. A., Ryan, M. G., Tissue, D. T., Baggett, L. S., Adams, H. D., Maillard, P., Marchand, J., Landhäusser, S. M., Lacointe, A., Gibon, Y., Anderegg, W. R., Asao, S., Atkin, O. K., Bonhomme, M., Claye, C., Chow, P. S., Clément-Vidal, A., Davies, N. W., Dickman, L. T., Dumbur, R., Ellsworth, D. S., Falk, K., Galiano, L., Grünzweig, J. M., Hartmann, H., Hoch, G., Hood, S., Jones, J. E., Koike, T., Kuhlmann, I., Lloret, F., Maestro, M., Mansfield, S. D., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Maucourt, M., McDowell, N. G., Moing, A., Muller, B., Nebauer, S. G., Niinemets, Ü., Palacio, S., Piper, F., Raveh, E., Richter, A., Rolland, G., Rosas, T., Joanis, B. S., Sala, A., Smith, R. A., Sterck, F., Stinziano, J. R., Tobias, M., Unda, F., Watanabe, M., Way, D. A., Weerasinghe, L. K., Wild, B., Wiley, E., Woodruff, D. R. (2015). Non-structural carbohydrates in woody plants compared among laboratories. Tree Physiology, 35(11), 1146-1165. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpv073.
5Schulze, E. D., Lapshina, E., Filippov, I., Kuhlmann, I., Mollicone, D. (2015). Carbon dynamics in boreal peatlands of the Yenisey region, western Siberia. Biogeosciences, 12(23), 7057-7070. doi:10.5194/bg-12-7057-2015.
6Lapshina, E., Schulze, E. D., Filippov, I. V., Kuhlmann, I. (2014). The downward movement of dissolved organic carbon exists in the boreal petlands of West Siberia. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Field Symposium, Novosibirsk. Section 2. Carbon Cycle in Mire Ecosystems (pp. 145-147).
7Turner, N. C., Schulze, E. D., Nicolle, D., Kuhlmann, I. (2010). Growth in two common gardens reveals species by environment interaction in carbon isotope discrimination of Eucalyptus. Tree Physiology, 30(6), 741-747. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpq029.
8Quesada, C. A., Lloyd, J., Schwarz, M., Patiño, S., Baker, T. R., Czimczik, C., Fyllas, N. M., Martinelli, L., Nardoto, G. B., Schmerler, J., Santos, A. J. B., Hodnett, M. G., Herrera, R., Luizão, F. J., Arneth, A., Lloyd, G., Dezzeo, N., Hilke, I., Kuhlmann, I., Raessler, M., Brand, W. A., Geilmann, H., Moraes, J. O., Carvalho, F. P., Araujo, R. N., Chaves, J. E., Cruz, O. F., Pimentel, T. P., Paiva, R. (2010). Variations in chemical and physical properties of Amazon forest soils in relation to their genesis. Biogeosciences, 7(5), 1515-1541. doi:10.5194/bg-7-1515-2010.
9Turner, N. C., Schulze, E. D., Nicolle, D., Schumacher, J., Kuhlmann, I. (2008). Annual rainfall does not directly determine the carbon isotope ratio of leaves of Eucalyptus species. Physiologia Plantarum, 132(4), 440-445. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2007.01027.x.
10Schulze, B., Wirth, C., Linke, P., Brand, W. A., Kuhlmann, I., Horna, V., Schulze, E.-D. (2004). Laser ablation-combustion-GC-IRMS - a new method for online analysis of intra-annual variation of d 13C in tree rings. Tree Physiology, 24(11), 1193-1201. doi:10.1093/treephys/24.11.1193.

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