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Soil Biogeochemistry

Dr. Marion Schrumpf

The Soil Biogeochemistry Group is an interdepartmental group of the BGI and the Biogeochemical Processes department.

Mission

The Soil Biogeochemistry Group aims at understanding and quantifying the role of belowground processes for biogeochemical cycles at different spatial scales. Our main focus is explaining the persistence of organic matter in soils (SOM) and assessing its vulnerability to global environmental changes, land use intensification, and associated loss of biodiversity.

More specifically, we are interested in
(1) explaining the vertical profile of organic carbon and radiocarbon in soils, thereby identifying factors affecting the stability of organic carbon in topsoils and subsoils;
(2) exploring how plants, soil properties and microorganisms affect carbon storage via interacting carbon and nutrient cycles, including the role of biodiversity for soil functions;
(3) finding abstractions and simplified descriptions of these processes to better represent soils in ecosystem and earth system models.

The strength of our group is in combining experimental and modelling approaches. On the experimental side we are conducting field surveys and monitoring as well as experimental manipulation studies in ecotrons and laboratory incubations, using 13C, 14C, and 15N as tracer for fast and slow element fluxes. Our modelling approaches span from model development of specific soil compartments to global applications of full soil profile models, using model-data integration for improved parameterization.

Team

Phone: +49.3641.57 - extension | E-mail: e-mail - at - bgc-jena.mpg.de
Name
Phone
Fax
Room
Marion Schrumpf
Group Leader
  • +49 3641 57-6182
B2.015
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Bernhard Ahrens
Project Leader
  • +49 3641 57-6295
C3.013
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Antonios Apostolakis
B1.001
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Qing-Fang Bi
PostDoc
  • +49 3641 57-6249
C1.004
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De Shorn Bramble
Doctoral Researcher
  • +49 3641 57-6176
B1.001
Lucia Muriel Eder
Doctoral Researcher
  • +49 3641 57-6383
A3.006
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Steffen Ferber
Technician
  • +49 3641 57-6174
B2.018
Theresa Klötzing
  • +49 3641 57-6174
B2.018
Richard Nair
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Marleen Pallandt
Doctoral Researcher
  • +49 3641 57-6283
C3.007
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Marco Pöhlmann
  • +49 3641 57-6175
B2.022
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Ingo Schöning
PostDoc
  • +49 3641 57-6191
  • +49 3641 - 577863
B2.019
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Enrico Weber
Technician
  • +49 3641 57-6274
A2.007
Thomas Wutzler
Scientist
  • +49 3641 57-6271
C1.006
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Hye In Yang
Doctoral Researcher
  • +49 3641 57-6240
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Yuan Ye
Doctoral Researcher

Alumni

Name
Phone
Fax
Room
Maarten C. Braakhekke
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Huei Yang Gan
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Kendalynn Morris
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Lin Yu
PostDoc
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