Abteilung Physische Geographie

Curriculum vitae

Work experience

  • 2010 - dato
    Scientist at the Landscape Ecology, University of Göttingen

  • 09/2011 to 12/2011
    Invited scientist at the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, USA by Prof. Dr. Rattan Lal

  • 2007 - 2010
    Scholarship from the DFG in the Research Training Group “Regulation of Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Turnover in organic Agriculture”, Department of Environmental Chemistry, University of Kassel

  • 2006
    Scientific assistant in the SFB 552 “Stability of Rainforest Margins”, University of Göttingen

  • 2003 – 2006
    Freelance soil scientist at Geries Ingenieure, Reinhausen
    Hydrological soil monitoring, soil mapping, agro-ecological advisory

  • 2002 – 2005
    Student assistant in the SFB 552, subprogramme B2 “The influence of pedo-hydrological changes on water and nutrient cycle in catchment areas”, Landscape Ecology, University of Göttingen

Other duties

  • 2012
    In-house training of the Excellence Initatitive of the Georg August-University Göttingen “The Art of Leadership

  • 2011
    Methodological workshop „Measurement of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in and from Soils“. Organized by Stephan Glatzel, Chair of Landscape Ecology, University of Rostock, Germany

  • 2009
    Participant of the summer school “Soil Organic Matter – Composition and Turnover” in Freising, Germany. Organized by Prof. Dr. I. Kögel-Knaber, Chair of Soil Science, TU Munich

  • 2009
    Member of the organizing committee of the workshop „Regulation of Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Turnover in Agriculture“ in Witzenhausen, Germany

  • 2009
    Training of Golin Wissenschaftsmanagement “Communication and Presentation in the academic Context

  • 2007
    Statistical training by Statcon “Experimental Design and Statistics”

  • Reviewer for
    Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, European Journal of Soil Biology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Soil Use and Management, Functional Ecology, European Journal of Soil Science, Plant and Soil


  • 2010
    Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. Nat.)
    Thesis title: Effects of fertilizer type and rate on partitioning of soil organic matter into pools of different stability
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. B. Ludwig; Prof. Dr. R.G. Jörgensen
    Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel

  • 2006
    Diplom in Geography
    Thesis title (in German): Soil microbiochemical properties as indicators for success of heathland restoration on an abundant military training area
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. G. Gerold; Prof. Dr. S. Glatzel