Prof. Dr. Norbert Lamersdorf

Educational Profile

Deputy head, Dep. of Soil Science of Temperate and Boreal Ecosystems

Associated Professor for Soil Science and Forest Nutrition 2005

"venia legendi” in Soil Science and Forest Nutrition

PhD in Ecopedology (Supervision, Prof. Dr. B. Ulrich, magna cum laude)

Graduated in Forestry (Diploma)

Work Experience since 1987

Involved in several national and international research projects: heavy metal contamination and soil restoration studies including lime, wood ash and bio-compost applications, the EU-NITREX and EXMAN projects on acidification and eutrophication of forest ecosystems in Europe, responsible for the Solling “Roof Project”, including artificial drought experiments and 15N application studies, a European study on bacterial decay of wooden constructions in anaerobic conditions, the EU-project BACPOLES, including intensive laboratory investigations with microcosms, impact of woody biomass production / short rotation coppice on soil and other ecosystem functions, the NOVALIS- and RATING-SRC-project.

Application of research funds: Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, German Ministry of Research, Science and Technology BMBF, German Research Council DFG, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU, EU Commission, Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry.

Managing head of the central laboratory of the Department since 1988

  • Supervising inorganic chemical analysis for up to 10.000 samples per year
  • Organising field site sampling for long-term monitoring and experimental plots
  • Advising students and PhD candidates in field sampling and analytical methods
  • Personal and financial management

International Exchanges and Co-operations (selection, international)

  • GTZ / Tropical Ecology Support Programme (TÖB) East Kalimantan / Indonesia 1996
  • VIGONI-Programm / German Academic Exchange Service DAAD Florence 1996
  • NERC Workshop / USA Woods Hole 2002
  • TERACC Workshop / DK Copenhagen 2006
  • 10th North American Agroforestry Conf. / Canada Quebec 2007
  • World Congress of Agroforestry / Kenia (session leader) Nairobi 2009

Teaching Profile

  • Lectures in “Ecopedology” (p.p. Prof. B. Ulrich) (1990 to 1995)
  • Lectures in “Element Budgets of Forest Ecosystems” (p.p. Prof. F. Beese) (1996 to 1998)
  • Lectures in “Ecosystem Analysis“ (Coordinator) (since 1998)
  • Co-lecture, interdisciplinary Seminar “Soils and Vegetation in Europe” (1999 to 2005)
  • Responsible for various field excursions and soil survey exercises (since 1995)
  • Individual supervision of PhD and master students (since 1994)