Memberships & community services

International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
- IUSS Commission on Paleopedology (Chair person 2010-2018)
- IUSS Commission on Soil Morphology and Micromorphology
- IUSS Working Group on the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB)

European Geosciences Union (EGU)
- Chair person of Subdivision 'Soils as Records in Time and Space' 2016-2018

International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)
- since 2020: Co-Leader of Focus Group HYPEDAE = Palaeohydrological, -pedological and -aeolian processes shaping Quaternary landscapes
- 2016-2019: Leader of Focus Group QUASAP = Quaternary Soils and Paleosols
- 2012-2015: Leader of Focus Group PASTSOILS = Paleosol and soil analysis for assessing climate, time and duration of land surface stability of Quaternary terrestrial systems

German Soil Science Society (DBG) (Vice President since 2020)
- DBG Working Group on Soil Taxonomy
- DBG Working Group on Paleopedology

German Union for Quaternary Research (DEUQUA)
- board member since 2008

Working Group Geomorphology of the German Society for Geography