Peer-reviewed

  • Becker JN, Dippold MA, Hemp A, Kuzyakov Y (2019): Ashes to ashes: Characterization of organic matter in Andosols along a 3400 m elevation transect at Mount Kilimanjaro using analytical pyrolysis, Catena, 180, 271-281, doi:10.1016/j.catena.2019.04.033
  • Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Helbig-Bonitz, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Mwangomo E, Ngereza C, Njovu HK, Otte I, Pabst H, Renner M, Röder J, Rutten G, Schellenberger-Costa D, Sierra Cornejo N, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Schleuning M, Tschapka M, Fischer M & Steffan-Dewenter I (2019): Climate-land use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Nature, 568, 88–92, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1048-z
  • Becker JN, Kuzyakov Y (2018): Teatime on Mount Kilimanjaro: Assessing climate and land use effects on litter decomposition and stabilization using the Tea Bag Index, Land Degradation & Development, 29, 2321–2329 doi:10.1002/ldr.2982
  • Parvin S, Blagodatskaya E, Becker JN, Kuzyakov Y, Uddin S, Dorodnikov M (2018): Depth rather than microrelief controls microbial biomass and kinetics of C-, N-, P- and S-cycle enzymes in peatland, Geoderma, 324, 67-76, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.03.006
  • Becker JN, Gütlein A, Sierra Cornejo N, Kiese R, Hertel D, Kuzyakov Y (2016): Legume and Non-legume Trees Increase Soil Carbon Sequestration in Savanna, Ecosystems, 20 (5): 989-999, doi:10.1007/s10021-016-0087-7
  • Gütlein A, Zistl-Schlingmann M, Becker JN, Sierra Cornejo N, Detsch F, Dannenmann M, Appelhans T, Hertel D, Kuzyakov Y, Kiese R (2016): Nitrogen turnover and greenhouse gas emissions in a tropical alpine ecosystem, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Plant and Soil, 411 (1-2): 243-259, doi:10.1007/s11104-016-3029-4
  • Becker J, Pabst H, Mnyonga J, and Kuzyakov Y (2015): Annual litterfall dynamics and nutrient deposition depending on elevation and land use at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Biogeosciences, 12, 5635-5646, doi:10.5194/bg-12-5635-2015


Chapters and Monographs


  • Becker JN, Kühnel A, Pabst H, Mnyonga J, Ndossi E, Bogner C, Huwe B & Kuzyakov Y (2018): Soil characteristics at Mt Kilimanjaro, In Hemp, Böhning-Gaese, Fischer & Hemp ( eds.) (2018): The KiLi Project: Kilimanjaro ecosystems under global change: Linking biodiversity, biotic interactions and biogeochemical ecosystem processes (ISBN 978-3-929907-96-4), 55-57
  • Becker JN (2017): Carbon and nutrient cycles depending on climate and land use along the elevation gradient of Mount Kilimanjaro (Doctoral dissertation), http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1735-0000-0023-3F3B-5