Sophie von Fromm

Doctoral Researcher
Department of Biogeochemical Processes (BGP)
Intern. Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC)
+49 3641 57-6184
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Main Focus

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).


Curriculum Vitae

04/2022

Research stay at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.



12/2021

Research stay with the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle group of Alison Hoyt, Stanford University, USA.



2019 -

PhD student at MPI-BGC and external PhD student at ETH Zurich

 
 
2016-2019        
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
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