Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Description of the organization
The Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) is a governmental institution for higher education. LUH is a full university covering the entire spectrum of university subjects. Within the Faculty of Natural Sciences, different disciplines of geosciences are active in research and teaching. One focus is the analysis of matter transformation in the active zone. Within CARBO-Extreme, the Institute of Soil Science will be in charge.
Expertise and experience of the organization
Research foci of the Institute of Soil Science is the analysis of processes and mechanisms of matter transfer in the active zone, thereby bridging different scales from individual molecules to catchments. One focus is the analysis of climatic and land-use change on the dynamics of soil organic matter in different ecosystems. The Institute of Soil Science is experienced to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and is well integrated in national and international research networks.
Selected reference projects
Key scientific / technical personnel
Prof. Dr. Georg Guggenberger is a senior expert in soil ecology. He is focussing on the effects of climate and land-use change on transformation and stabilization processes of organic matter in soil from the nanoscale to the catchment level. He has been principle investigator of a number interdisciplinary projects and coordinator of some of them.
Responsibilities in CARBO-Extreme
Selected recent relevant publications
Guggenberger G., Rodionov, A., Shibistova, O., Grabe, M., Kasansky, O.A., Fuchs, H., Mikheeva, N., Zrazhevskaya, G. & Flessa, H. (2008). Storage and mobility of black carbon in permafrost soils of the forest tundra ecotone in northern Siberia. Global Change Biology 14(6), 1367 - 1381, 2008. link to publisher
Kaiser K, Guggenberger G, Mineral surfaces and soil organic matter. European Journal of Soil Science 54 (2), 219–236, 2003. link to publisher
Kaiser K, Mikutta R, Guggenberger G, Increased stability of organic matter sorbed to ferrihydrite and goethite on aging. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71, 711-719, 2007. link to publisher
Mikutta R, Mikutta C, Kalbitz K, Scheel T, Kaiser K, Jahn R, Biodegradation of forest floor organic matter bound to minerals via different binding mechanisms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71(10), 2569-2590, 2007. link to publisher
Kögel-Knabner I, Guggenberger G, Kleber M, Kandeler E, Kalbitz K, Scheu S, Eusterhues K, Leinweber P, Organo-mineral interactions in temperate soils: integrating biology, mineralogy and organic matter chemistry. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171(1), 61-82, 2008. link to publisher
Lamparter A, Bachmann J, Goebel M-O, Woche SK, Carbon mineralization in soil: Impact of wetting-drying, aggregation and water repellency. Geoderma 150, 324-333, 2009. link to publisher
Bachmann J, Guggenberger G, Baumgartl T, Ellerbrock RH, Urbanek E, Goebel M-O, Kaiser K, Horn R, Fischer WR, Physical carbon-sequestration mechanisms under special consideration of soil wettability. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171, 14-26, 2008. link to publisher
Goebel M-O, Woche SK, Bachmann J, Lamparter A, Fischer WR, Significance of wettability-induced changes in microscopic water distribution for soil organic matter decomposition. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71, 1593-1599, 2007. link to publisher
Goebel M-O, Bachmann J, Woche SK, Fischer WR, Soil wettability, aggregate stability, and the decomposition of soil organic matter. Geoderma 128, 80-93, 2005. link to publisher