- Respiration in trees and soils (rates, substrates, processes reflected in geochemical proxies)
- Carbon allocation (use of old nonstructural carbon, fine roots processes)
- Soil organic matter
2008 - 2011 B.Sc in Environmental Science, Geography, and division of Geoinformatics, with honor. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2011 - 2018 Ph.D. in Environmental Science. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, under the supervision of Prof. Alon Angert. Thesis: “Better Understanding of Tree Stem Respiration by Combining O2, CO2, and O2 Isotopes Measurements”
2018 - present Postdoctoral position, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry.
Hilman, B., J. Muhr, J. Helm, I. Kuhlmann, E.-D. Schulze, and S. Trumbore (2021), The size and the age of the metabolically active carbon in tree roots, Plant, Cell & Environment, 44(8), 2522-2535, https://doi.org/10.1111/pce.14124.
Helm, J., H. Hartmann, M. Göbel, B. Hilman, D. A. Herrera, and J. Muhr (2021), Low-cost chamber design for simultaneous CO2 and O2 flux measurements between tree stems and the atmosphere, Tree Physiology, https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpab022.
Hilman, B., T. Weiner, T. Haran, and A. Angert (2020), Studying Soil and Tree Stem Respiration in Mediterranean oak forest using the Respiratory Quotient, edited, American Geophysical Union, Washington, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10502872.1.
Hicks Pries, C., A. Angert, C. Castanha, B. Hilman, and M. S. Torn (2020), Using respiration quotients to track changing sources of soil respiration seasonally and with experimental warming, Biogeosciences, 17(12), 3045-3055, https://10.5194/bg-17-3045-2020.
Hilman, B., et al. (2019), Comparison of CO2 and O2 fluxes demonstrate retention of respired CO2 in tree stems from a range of tree species, Biogeosciences, 16(1), 177-191, https://10.5194/bg-16-177-2019.
Weiner, T., A. Gross, G. Moreno, M. Migliavacca, M. Schrumpf, M. Reichstein, B. Hilman, A. Carrara, and A. Angert (2018), Following the Turnover of Soil Bioavailable Phosphate in Mediterranean Savanna by Oxygen Stable Isotopes, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(6), 1850-1862, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017JG004086.
Hilman, B., and A. Angert (2018), Discrimination in Tree Stems O2 Uptake and the Dole Effect, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(8), 1208-1225, https://10.1029/2018gb005918.
Hilman, B., and A. Angert (2016), Measuring the ratio of CO2 efflux to O2 influx in tree stem respiration, Tree Physiol, 36(11), 1422-1431, https://10.1093/treephys/tpw057.