Sophie von FrommDoctoral Researcher
Intern. Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC)
My PhD project focuses on understanding large-scale controls (e.g. climate and soil mineralogy) on soil organic carbon content and age across sub-Saharan Africa. I use a wide range of methods, including field measurements, statistical tools and lab techniques. In addition, I am involved in the development and maintenance of the International Soil Radiocarbon Database (ISRaD).
|12/2022||Research visit at the Dartmouth College, USA in the group of Caitlin Hicks Pries.
||Research stay at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.
||Research visit with the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle group of Alison Hoyt, Stanford University, USA.
PhD student at MPI-BGC and external PhD student at ETH Zurich
||M.Sc. Geoecology at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany|
|Thesis: "Sequential chemical extraction and radiocarbon analysis of soils in Central Germany" at MPI-BGC, Germany|
|08-11/2016||Research stay at Embrapa Amazônia Ocidential, Manaus, Brazil|
|2013-2016||B.Sc. Geoecology at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany|
|Thesis: "Soil respiration and soil chemistry in the Amazon Basin, Brazil"|
|EcoRespira Project website|
|2012-2013||weltwärts - volunteer at Namib Research Institute Gobabeb, Namibia|
Latest conference contributions
von Fromm SF, Hoyt A, Doetterl S, Trumbore S (2023) Climate and mineral controls on global soil radiocarbon depth profiles, European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Accepted.
Trumbore S, Hoyt A, Sierra CA, Beem-Miller J, Stoner S, von Fromm SF
(2022) Constraints for transit times of soil carbon from a global
compilation of radiocarbon incubations. American Geophysical Union Fall
Meeting, Chicago, USA.
Hicks Pries C, Heckman KA, von Fromm SF,
Lawrence CR, Stoner Shane, Beem-Miller J (2022) Divergent controls on
decomposition and persistence of soil organic matter fractions. American
Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Chicago, USA.
von Fromm SF, Hoyt A, Doetterl S, Trumbore S (2022) Climate and soil mineral controls on global soil radiocarbon profiles. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Chicago, USA. Poster (in person). Outstanding Student Presentation Award.
von Fromm SF,
Hoyt A, Butler BM, Aynekulu E, Berhe AA, Haefele SM, McGrath SP,
Shepherd K, Six J, Winowiecki LA, Trumbore S, Doetterl S (2022) Soil
carbon persistence linked to mineralogy across sub-Saharan Africa.
German Soil Science Society, Trier, Germany. Talk (in person).
von Fromm SF, Doetterl S, Butler BM, Trumbore S, Six J, Aynekulu E, Berhe AA, Haefele SM, McGrath SP, Shepherd K, Winowiecki LA, Hoyt A (2022) Soils with seasonal climates have highest potential to stabilize carbon by minerals in sub-Saharan Africa. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Highlighted talk (in person).