Main Focus

  • 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

Curriculum Vitae


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)


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)

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