- Soil biochemistry
- Plant-soil interactions
- Impacts of land use on carbon and nutrient cycles
2011 - present Academic Assistant, Georg August Universität Göttingen
2008 - 2011 PhD student, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
2005 - 2008 Studies of Biology, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena
2003 - 2005 Studies of Biology, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Spohn, M., Kuzyakov, Y. (submitted): Distribution of microbial and root derived phosphatase activities in the rhizosphere depending on P availability and C allocation - Coupling soil zymography with 14C imaging. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
Spohn, M., Kuzyakov, Y. (2013): Phosphorus mineralization can be driven by microbial need for carbon. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 61: 69-75.
Spohn, M., Carminati, A., Kuzyakov, Y. (2013). Zymography - A novel in situ method for mapping distribution of enzyme activity in soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 58, 275-280.
Spohn, M., Ermak., A., Kuzyakov, Y. (accepted): Microbial gross organic phosphorus mineralization can be stimulated by root exudates - A 33P isotopic dilution study. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.
Spohn M., Babka, B., Giani L. (2013): Changes in soil organic matter quality during sea-influenced marsh soil development at the North Sea Coast, Catena 107: 110-117.
Spohn M., Giani L. (2012): Carbohydrates, carbon, and nitrogen in soils of a marine and a brackish marsh as influenced by inundation frequency, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 107: 89-96
Spohn M., Rillig M. (2012): Temperature- and moisture dependent water repellency caused by the basiodiomycete Agaricus bisporus, Pedobiologia 55: 59-61.
Spohn M., Giani L. (2011): Impacts of land use change on soil aggregation and aggregate stabilizing compounds as dependent on time, Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1081-1988.
Spohn M., Giani L. (2011): Total, hot water extractable and oxidation-resistant carbon in sandy hydromorphic soils – Analysis of a 220-year chronosequence, Plant and Soil 338: 183-192.
Spohn M., Giani L. (2010): Water-stable aggregates, glomalin-related soil protein, and carbohydrates in a chronosequence of sandy hydromorphic soils, Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 1505-1511.
Non-peer reviewed Publications
Spohn, M. (2011): Carbon Dynamics in Mineral Hydromorphic Soils in Northwest Germany. PhD thesis, Oldenburg.
Spohn, M., Malsy, M., Giani, L. (2008): Vergleichende Untersuchung einer natürlich entwickelten und anthropogenen Moormarsch. Berichte der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft, Online-Publikation
Spohn M. (2008): Untersuchung thermostabiler Glykosyl-Hydrolasen thermophiler Mikroorganismen. Diploma thesis, Hamburg
Spohn M., Babka, B., Giani L. (Talk): Alteration of soil organic matter during sea-influenced marsh soil development at the southern North Sea Coast, Eurosoil, Bari, Italy, 2.-6. July 2012
Spohn, M., Ermak., A., Kuzyakov, Y. (Talk): Effects of root exudates on microbial P mobilization in soil, IsoPho - Development of Isotopic Tracers for a Better Understanding of the Phosphorus Cycle, Monte Verità, Switzerland, 24.-29. June 2012
Spohn, M. (Invited Talk): Carbon dynamics in mineral hydromorphic soils. Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institut, Institute of Agricultural Climate Research. 21. February 2012
Spohn, M., Giani,L. (Talk): Einfluss der Landnutzung auf Bodenaggregierung und Aggregat stabilisierenden Verbindungen. Annual Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Berlin, Germany, 3.-9. September 2011.
Spohn, M. (Invited Talk): Carbon dynamics in mineral hydromorphic soils. Biogeochemical Processes Department Seminar, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Gemany, 6. May 2011
Spohn M., Giani, L. (Talk): Carbohydrates as Biomarkers for Studying Soil Biota and Land Use Change, EGU, Vienna, Austria, 4. April 2011
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Invited Talk): Carbohydrates and fungal proteins as influenced by land use and soil water content. Bodenkundliches Kolloquium, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany, 15. November 2010.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Poster): Carbon sequestration and soil aggregation in two chronosequences of mineral hydromorphic soils. Soil Organic Matter Stabilization and Ecosystem Functions, Presqu´ile de Giens, France, 19.-23. September 2010.
Spohn, M., Rillig, M. (Poster): Heat- and moisture-dependent water repellency induced by the basidiomycete Agaricus bisporus, and the extraction of hydrophobins from soil. Soil Organic Matter Stabilization and Ecosystem Functions, Presqu´ile de Giens, France, 19.-23. September 2010.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Talk): Soils as a sink for CO2? Nature and Science Forum, German National Academic Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany, 24. April 2010.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Invited Talk): Impact of land use on carbon sequestration in sandy hydromorphic soils. BDF Referat, Ministry of Lower Saxony for Nature Conservation and Climate Protection, Hannover, Germany, 26. October 2009.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Talk): Impacts of land use on TOC, Chwe, carbohydrates, glomalin and water-stable aggregates in Haplic Gleysols and Gleyic Podzols - Analysis of a 220-year Chronosequence, International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Dynamics: Land Use, Management and Global Change, Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 6.-9. July 2009.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Poster): Carbon Stocks, water-stable aggregates, glomalin and carbohydrates Gleyic Podzols and Haplic Gleysols as influenced by land use history, 8th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Jena, Germany, 13.-19. September 2009.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Poster): Einfluss der Landnutzung auf Corg, Chwl, rekalzitranten Kohlenstoff, Kohlenhydrate, Glomalin und Bodenaggregierung in Gleyen und Gley-Podsolen - Analyse einer Chronosequenz, Annual Meeting of the German Soil Science Society, Bonn, Germany, 5.-9.September 2009.
Spohn, M., Giani, L. (Poster): Kohlenstoffspeicherung in Gleyen und Gley-Podsolen in Abhängigkeit von Landnutzungsform und -dauer, Climate Protection and Adaptation, Contributions of Agronomy and Forestry, Braunschweig, Germany 15./16. June 2009.
Spohn, M., Malsy, M., Giani, L. (Poster): Vergleichende Untersuchung einer natürlich entwickelten und anthropogenen Moormarsch, The Soils of the Coasts - Land Use and Climate Protection, Oldenburg, Germany, 3.-5. September 2008.