Dr. Markus Lange

PostDoc
Department of Biogeochemical Processes (BGP)
Molecular Biogeochemistry
+49 3641 57-6168
B2.017

Main Focus

  • Plant diversity effects on element cycling
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Impacts of soil fauna on plant-microbe interactions

Projects

Molecular Fingerprint of Ecosystems (project funded by the Zwillenberg-Tietz Foundation)

Dissolved molecular signals as mediators of biodiversity effects (subproject within The Jena Experiment)

Root Economics Space (project based at Leipzig University and iDiv)


Teaching

Soil Ecology (Curriculum: Evolution, Ecology and Systematics, University of Jena)


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2018
PI at the research group: The Jena Experiment
Project: Dissolved Molecules

Since 2012
Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biogeochemistry group.
2011 – 2012
Scientific employee at Technische Universität München, Chair for Terrestrial Ecology.

2007 – 2011
PhD at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Project: Biodiversity Exploratories

2005
Diploma in Biology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena


Key Publications

2022

Mielke, L., Taubert, M., Cesarz, S., Ruess, L., Küsel, K., Gleixner, G., Lange, M., Nematode grazing increases the allocation of plant-derived carbon to soil bacteria and saprophytic fungi, and activates bacterial species of the rhizosphere. Pedobiologia 90, 150787. doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2021.150787

2021

Lange, M., Roth, V.-N., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., Dittmar, T., Fischer, C., Macé, O. G., Hildebrandt, A., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Oram, N. J., Ravenek, J., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Strecker, T., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Gleixner, G. Plant diversity enhances production and downward transport of biodegradable dissolved organic matter. Journal of Ecology, 109(3), 1284-1297. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13556.

Oelmann, Y., Lange, M., Leimer, S., Roscher, C., Aburto, F., Alt, F., Bange, N., Berner, D., Boch, S., Boeddinghaus, R. S., Buscot, F., Dassen, S., Deyn, G. D., Eisenhauer, N., Gleixner, G., Goldmann, K., Hölzel, N., Jochum, M., Kandeler, E., Klaus, V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Le Provost, G., Manning, P., Marhan, S., Prati, D., Schäfer, D., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schurig, E., Wagg, C., Wubet, T., Wilcke, W., Above- and belowground biodiversity jointly tighten the P cycle in agricultural grasslands. Nature Communications, 12: 4431. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-24714-4.

2019

Lange, M., Koller-France, E., Hildebrandt, A., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Gleixner, G. How plant diversity impacts the coupled water, nutrient and carbon cycles. In N. Eisenhauer, D. A. Bohan (Eds.), Mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function (pp. 185-219). London et al.: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.005.

Roth, V.-N., Lange, M., Simon, C., Hertkorn, N., Bucher, S., Goodall, T., Griffiths, R. I., Mellado-Vázquez, P. G., Mommer, L., Oram, N. J., Weigelt, A., Dittmar, T., Gleixner, G. Persistence of dissolved organic matter explained by molecular changes during its passage through soil. Nature Geoscience, 12(9), 755-761. doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0417-4.

2015

Lange, M., Eisenhauer, N., Sierra, C., Bessler, H., Engels, C., Grif fiths, R. I., Mellado-Vázquez, P. G., Malik, A., Roy, J., Scheu, S., Steinbeiss, S., Thomson, B. C., Trumbore, S. E., Gleixner, G. Plant diversity increases soil microbial activity and soil carbon storage. Nature Communications, 6: 6707. doi:10.1038/ncomms7707.

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