Project List

 

Second funding phase 2010-2013

  • Evaluation of effective parameters to describe wetting, adhesion and sorption phenomena on biogeochemical interfaces (PIs: Jörg Bachmann and Georg Guggenberger)
  • Investigation of pore scale processes at biogeochemical interfaces using sensor micromodels and Raman microscopy (PIs: Thomas Baumann and Reinhard Nießner)
  • Elucidating mechanisms of pesticide sorption and degradation by compound specific isotope analysis in conjunction with advanced mathematical transport modelling (PIs: Martin Elsner and Piotr Maloszewski)
  • Interactions of organic compounds with soil components - elucidating mechanisms on a molecular level (PIs: Martin H. Gerzabek, Wolfgang Friesl-Hanl, Georg Haberhauer, Hans Lischka and Daniel Tunega) (click here)
  • The drilosphere as a driver of microbial metabolism of herbicides in soil: Linking processes with populations (PIs: Marcus A. Horn and Harold L. Drake) (click here)
  • The detritusphere as the biogeochemical interface for bacterial and fungal degradation of MCPA (PIs: Ellen Kandeler and Thilo Streck) (click here)
  • Imagining and image simulation of target organic compound between different biogeochemical interfaces of a soil horizon using positron emission tomography and the lattice Bolzmann equation approach (PIs: Michael Kersten and Johanna Lippmann-Pipke) (click here)
  • Biogeochemical interface formation in soils as controlled by different components (PIs: Ingrid Kögel-Knabner and Katja Heister) (click here)
  • Environmental determinants of microbial biopolymer degraders in agricultural soil (PIs: Steffen Kolb and Harold L. Drake) (click here)
  • Linking micro-aggregation to the sequestration of organic pollutants in soils (PIs: Friederike Lang, Martin Kaupenjohann, Regine von Klitzing and Jan Siemens) (click here)
  • Dynamic (redox) interfaces in soil - Carbon turnover in microbial biomass and flux into soil organic matter (PIs: Anja Miltner and Matthias Kästner)
  • Highly-resolved imaging in artificial and natural soils to yield dynamics and structure of interfaces from oxygen, pH and water content (PI: Sascha E. Oswald) (click here)
  • Physicochemical aging mechanisms in soil organic matter (SOM-AGING): II. Hydration-dehydration mechanisms at biogeochemical interfaces (PIs: Gabriele E. Schaumann and Marko Bertmer)
  • Influence of microbial and enzymatic activities on immobilisation of xenobiotics in soil organo-clay complexes (PIs: Andreas Schäffer and Jan Schwarzbauer) (click here)
  • Biotic and abiotic factors that drive the function of microbial communities at biogeochemical interfaces in different soils (BAMISO) (PIs: Michael Schloter, Hauke Harms and Jean Charles Munch)
  • Interactions of soil microbial communities and persistent organic pollutants at different biogeochemical interfaces in soil (PI: Kornelia Smalla)
  • Influence of soil parameters on the fate and metabolism of metalaxyl and fenhexamid on the soil interface rhizosphere (PIs: Michael Spiteller and Sebastian Zühlke)
  • Importance of soil organic carbon and mineral particle size fractions for the fate of soil supplied organic chemicals and their microbial transformations (PIs: Christoph C. Tebbe and Rainer Martens)
  • The role of mobile organic matter and biocolloids for the properties of and interactions with biogeochemical interfaces in soil (PI: Kai U. Totsche) (click here)
  • Quantification of active interfaces with respect to dissolved chemicals in unsaturated structured soil (PI: Hans-Jörg Vogel)


First funding phase 2007-2010

  • Modification of pore surface physicochemistry in unsaturated media by formation of biogeochemical interfaces - Contact angle analysis and relevance for sorption and transport of solutes and colloids (PIs: Jörg Bachmann and Jörg Rühlmann) (click here)
  • Visualization and quantification of processes at biogeochemical interfaces with magnetic resonance imaging (PIs: Thomas Baumann and Reinhard Niessner) (click here)
  • Isotope fractionation associated with sorption of polar and ionogenic pesticides to soil horizon A and B components - Fundamental studies and modelling (PIs: Martin Elsner and Piotr Maloszewski) (click here)
  • Interactions of organic pollutants with soil components - Elucidating mechanisms on a molecular level (PIs: Martin H. Gerzabek, Hans Lischka and Georg Haberhauer) (click here)
  • Surface mediated transformation of pesticides (PI: Stefan Haderlein)
  • Microbial metabolism of model pesticides in the drilosphere and effect on N 2 O production: Linking processes with populations (PIs: Marcus A. Horn and Harold L. Drake) (click here)
  • The detritusphere as biogeochemical interface for bacterial and fungal degradation of MCPA and phenanthrene (PIs: Ellen Kandeler and Thilo Streck) (click here)
  • Relating structure of organic chemicals to their sorption at biogeochemical interfaces by combining macroscopic, spectroscopic and calorimetric methods with molecular modelling (PIs: Martin Kaupenjohann, Friederike Lang and Jan Siemens) (click here)
  • Biogeochemical interface formation in soils as controlled by different components (PIs: Ingrid Kögel-Knabner and Katja Heister) (click here)
  • Impact of pesticides and oxygen on microbial cellulose degradation in aerated agricultural soils. A microscaled analysis of processes and prokaryotic populations (PIs: Steffen Kolb and Harold L. Drake) (click here)
  • Effects of soil organic matter molecular conformation and substrate additions on the formation and release of xenobiotics bound residues (PI: Bernd Marschner) (click here)
  • Dynamic (redox) interfaces in soil - Carbon turnover in microbial food webs and impact on soil organic matter (PIs: Anja Miltner and Matthias Kästner) (click here)
  • Highly-resolved imaging in aggregated soils: Which are the interfaces formed by interaction of water flow, oxygen transport and biodegradation? (PIs: Sascha E. Oswald and Detlef Lazik) (click here)
  • Influence of microbial products on the structure-chemistry and chemodynamics of covalently immobilised residues of xenobiotics in soil-derived organo-clay complexes (PIs: Andreas Schäffer and Jan Schwarzbauer) (click here)
  • Physicochemical aging mechanisms in soil organic matter (SOM-AGING) (PIs: Gabriele Schaumann and Marko Bertmer) (click here)
  • Bioavailability of hexadecane during the degradation of litter from C3 and C4 plants in different soil compartments and its influence on the induction of alkane degrading genes from prokaryotes (PIs: Michael Schloter, Jean Charles Munch and Hauke Harms) (click here)
  • Interactions of soil microbial communities and persistent organic pollutants at different biogeochemical interfaces in soil (PI: Kornelia Smalla) (click here)
  • Detection and imaging of selected organic chemicals on soil interfaces in the millimeter- to micrometer-range by micro GC/LC- and DESI mass spectrometry (PI: Michael Spiteller) (click here)
  • Partitioning of organic chemicals into soil micro-sites - Analyses of their fate and interactions with the resident microbial communities (PIs: Christoph Tebbe and Rainer Martens) (click here)
  • Hydration affected soil:water sorption processes of xenobiotics - experiments and modeling approaches (PI: Sören Thiele-Bruhn) (click here)
  • Role of biocolloids for the formation, dynamics and maturing of biogeochemical interfaces (PIs: Kai Uwe Totsche, Erika Kothe and Klaus D. Jandt) (click here)
  • Quantification of active interfaces with respect to dissolved chemicals in unsaturated structured soil (PI: Hans-Jörg Vogel) (click here)