Inaugural paper

Totsche, K.U., Rennert, T., Gerzabek, M.H., Kögel-Knabner, I., Smalla, K., Spiteller, M., Vogel, H.J. 2010. Biogeochemical interfaces in soil: The interdisciplinary challenge for soil science. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sc. 173, 88-99.



Lehmann K., Schaefer S., Babin D., Köhne J. M., Schlüter S., Smalla K., Vogel H.-J. & Totsche K. U. (2018). Selective transport and retention of organic matter and bacteria shapes initial pedogenesis in artificial soil - A two-layer column study. Geoderma, 325, 37-48.


Ritschel T., Totsche K.U., 2017. Quantification of pH-dependent speciation of organic compounds with spectroscopy and chemometrics. Chemosphere 172, 175-184, doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.145. 


Ditterich, F., Poll, C., Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Chandran, A., Rennert, T., Kögel-Knabner, I. and Kandeler, E., 2016. Succession of soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in artificial soils. Pedobiologia 59, 93-104.

Jäger A., Bertmer M., Schaumann G.E., 2016. The relation of structural mobility and water sorption of soil organic matter studied by 1H and 13C solid-state NMR, Geoderma 284, 144-151.

Kunhi Mouvenchery Y., Miltner A., Schurig C., Kästner M., Schaumann G.E., 2016. Linking atomic force microscopy with nanothermal analysis to assess microspatial distribution of material characteristics in young soils, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 179, 48-59

Pagel H., Poll C., Ingwersen J., Kandeler E., Streck T., 2016. Modeling coupled pesticide degradation and organic matter turnover: From gene abundance to process rates. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103, 349-364.

Pronk G.J., Heister K., Vogel C., Babin D., Bachmann J., Guo-Chin Ding, Ditterich F., Gerzabek M.H., Giebler J., Hemkemeyer M., Kandeler E., Mouvenchery Y.K., Miltner A., Poll C., Schaumann G.E., Smalla K., Steinbach A., Tanuwidjaja  I., Tebbe C.C., Wick L.Y., Woche S.K., Totsche K.U., Schloter M., Kögel-Knabner I. 2016. Interaction of minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms during biogeochemical interface formation as shown by a series of artificial soil experiments. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 1-14.

Saleh O., Pagel H., Enowashu E., Marion Devers M., Martin-Laurent F., Streck T., Kandeler E., Poll C., 2016. Evidence for the importance of litter as co-substrate for MCPA dissipation in an agricultural soil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23, 4164-4175.

Ritschel, T. and Totsche, K. U., 2016. Closed-flow column experiments: A numerical sensitivity analysis of reactive transport and parameter uncertainty. Water Resour. Res., 52, 6094-6110.

Ritschel, T. and Totsche, K. U., 2016. Closed-flow column experiments-Insights into solute transport provided by a damped oscillating breakthrough behavior. Water Resour. Res., 52, 2206-2221.

Schaeffer A., Amelung W., Hollert H., Kaestner M., Kandeler E., Kruse J., Miltner A., Ottermanns R., Pagel H., Peth S., Poll C., Rambold G., Schloter M., Schulz S., Streck T., Roߟ-Nickoll M., 2016. The impact of chemical pollution on the resilience of soils under multiple stresses: A conceptual framework for future research, Science of the Total Environment 568, 1076-1085.

Schuerner, H., Maier, M., Eckert, D., Brejcha, R., Neumann, C.-C., Stumpp, Ch., Cirpka, O., Elsner, M. 2016. Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Fractionation of Pesticides and Pharmaceuticals in a Mesoscale Aquifer Model. Environmental Science and Technology 50, 5729-5739.

Vojta D., Vrankić M., Bertmer M., Schaumann G.E., 2016. Dehydration of α-oxalic acid dihydrate: Structural, spectroscopic and thermal study with implications on the disruption of water molecular bridges in soil organic matter, Thermochimica Acta 643, 73-82.


Hemkemeyer, M., Christensen, B.T., Martens, R., Tebbe, C.C. 2015. Soil particle size fractions harbor distinct microbial communities and differ in potential for microbial mineralization of organic pollutants. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 90, 255-265.

Jäger A., Schwarz J., Kunhi Mouvenchery Y., Schaumann G.E., Bertmer M., 2015. Physical long term regeneration dynamics of soil organic matter as followed by 1H solid-state NMR methods, Environmental Chemistry 13, 50-57.

Kalathoor, R., Zeiner, M., Schmidt, B., Schäffer, A., Schwarzbauer, J. 2015. First evidence for covalent linkage of acidic metabolites of metalaxyl and DDT as non-exractable pesticide residues in soil and sediment. Environ. Chem. Letters 13, 431-437.

Kersten, M., Daus, B. 2015. Silicic acid competes for dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) immobilization by the iron hydroxide plaque mineral goethite. Sci. Total Environ. 508, 199-205.

Ludwig, M., Achtenhagen, J., Miltner, A., Eckhardt, K.-U., Leinweber, P., Emmerling, C., Thiele-Bruhn, S. 2015. Microbial contribution to SOM quantity and quality in density fractions of temperate arable soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 81, 311-322.

Mogusu, E., Wolbert,  J. B., Kujawinski, D. M., Jochmann, M., Elsner, M. 2015. Dual Element (15N/14N, 13C/12C) Isotope Analysis of Glyphosate and AMPA by Derivatization-Gas Chromatography Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (GC/IRMS) Combined with LC/IRMS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 407, 5249-5260.

Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2015. Amino sugars reflect microbial residues as affected by clay mineral composition of artificial soils. Org. Geochem. 83-84, 109-113.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., Gottfried, S., Lamshöft, M., Zühlke, S., Oswald, S.E., Spiteller, M. 2015. Non-invasive imaging techniques to study O2 micro-patterns around pesticide treated lupine roots. Geoderma. 239-240, 257-264.

Schuerner, H. K. V., Seffernick, J. L., Grzybkowska, A., Dybala-Defratyka, A., Wackett, L. P., Elsner, M. 2015. Characteristic Isotope Fractionation Patterns in s-Triazine Degradation Have Their Origin in Multiple Protonation Options in the s-Triazine Hydrolase TrzN. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 3490-3498. 

Schwarz J., Knicker H., Schaumann G.E., Thiele-Bruhn S., 2015 Enzymatic Transformation and Bonding of Sulfonamide Antibiotics to Model Humic Substances, Journal of Chemistry 2015, Article ID 829708,

Solc, R., Tunega, D., Gerzabek, M. H., Woche, S. K., Bachmann, J. 2015. Wettability of organically coated tridymite surface - molecular dynamics study. Pure Appl. Chem. Doi: 10.1515/pac-20141103.

Steinbach, A., Schulz, S., Giebler, J., Schulz, S., Pronk, G.J., Kögel-Knabner, I., Harms, H., Wick, L.Y., Schloter, M., 2015. Clay minerals and metal oxides strongly influence the structure of alkane-degrading microbial communities during soil maturation. ISME J. 9, 1687-1691.

Vogel, C., Heister, K., Buegger, F., Tanuwidjaja, I., Haug, S., Schloter, M., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2015. Clay mineral composition modifies decomposition and sequestration of organic carbon and nitrogen in fine soil fractions. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 51, 427-442.


Achtenhagen, J., Goebel, M.-O., Miltner, A., Woche, S.K., Kästner, M. 2014. Bacterial impact on the wetting properties of soil minerals. Biogeochemistry. 122, 269-280.

Aquino, A.J.A., Tunega, D., Schaumann, G. E., Haberhauer, G., Gerzabek, M.H., Lischka, H. 2014. Proton transfer processes in polar regions of humic substances initiated by aqueous aluminum cation bridges: A computational study. Geoderma. 213,115-123.

Aquino, A.J.A., Tunega, D., Schaumann, G.E., Haberhauer, G., Gerzabek, M.H., Lischka, H. 2014. Processes initiated by the aluminum cation in interactions with polar regions of humic substances: A computational study. Geoderma. 213, 115-123.

Babin, D., Vogel, C., Zühlke, S., Schloter, M., Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Spiteller, M., Kögel-Knabner, I. Smalla, K. 2014. Soil mineral composition matters: Response of microbial communities to phenanthrene and plant litter addition in long-term matured artificial soils. PLOS One 9 (9), e106865.

Botterweck, J., Claßen, D., Zegarski, T., Gottfroh, C., Kalathoor, A., Schäffer, A., Schwarzbauer, J., Schmidt, B. 2014. A correlation between the fate and non-extractable residue formation of 14C-metalaxyl and enzymatic activities in soil. Environ. Health Perp. Part B. 49, 69-78.

Botterweck, J., Schmidt, B., Schwarzbauer, J., Kalathoor, R., Schäffer, A. 2014. Enhanced non-extractable residue formation of 14C-metalaxyl catalyzed by an immobilized laccase. Biol. Fert. Soils.  50, 1015-1024.

Dallinger A, Horn MA. 2014. Agricultural soil and drilosphere as reservoirs of new and unusual assimilators of 2,4-dichlorophenol carbon. Environ. Microbiol. 16, 84-100.

Diehl, D., Schneckenburger, T., Krüger, J., Goebel, M.-O., Woche, S.K., Schwarz, J., Shchegolokhina, A., Lang, F., Marschner, B., Thiele-Bruhn, S., Bachmann, J., Schaumann, G.E. 2014. Effect of multivalent cations, temperature, and aging on SOM interfacial properties. Environ. Chem. 11, 709-718.

Diehl, D., Schwarz, J., Goebel, M.-O., Woche, S.K., Schneckenburger, T., Krüger, J., Shegolikhina, A., Marschner, B., Lang, F., Thiele-Bruhn, S., Bachmann, J., Schaumann, G.E. 2014. Effect of multivalent cations, temperature, and aging on SOM thermal properties. J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 118, 1203-1213.

Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A. 2014. Evaluating T-RFLP protocols to sensitively analyze the genetic diversity and community changes of soil alkane degrading bacteria. Eur. J. Soil Biol. 65, 107-113.

Hemkemeyer, M., Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Kögel-Knabner, I., Martens, R., Tebbe, C.C. 2014. Artificial soil studies reveal domain-specific preferences for microorganisms for the colonisation of different soil minerals and particle size fractions. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 90 (3), 770-782.

Kalathoor, R., Botterweck, J., Schäffer, A., Schmidt, B., Schwarzbauer, J. 2014. Quantitative and enantioselective analyses of non-extractable residues of the fungicide metalaxyl in soils. J. Soil. Sediment. 15, 659-670.

Kästner, M., Nowak, K.M., Miltner, A., Trapp, S., Schäffer, A. 2014. Classification and modelling of non-extractable residue (NER) formation of xenobiotics in soil - a synthesis. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44 (19), 2107-2171.

Kersten, M., Tunega, D., Georgieva, I., Vlasova, N., Branscheid, R. 2014. Adsorption of the herbicide 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) by goethite. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 11803-11810.

Kucerik, J., Schwarz, J., Jäger, A., Bertmer, M., Schaumann, G.E. 2014. Character of transitions causing the physicochemical aging of a sapric histosol. J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 118 (2), 1169-1182.

Lamparter, A., Bachmann, J., Woche, S.K., Goebel, M.-O. 2014. Biogeochemical interface formation: wettability affected by organic matter sorption and microbial activity. Vadose Zone Journal 13. 

Meyer, A. H., Dybala-Defratyka, A., Alaimo, P. J., Geronimo, I., Sanchez, A. D., Cramer, C. J., Elsner, M. 2014. Cytochrome P450-catalyzed dealkylation of atrazine by Rhodococcus sp. strain NI86/21 involves hydrogen atom transfer rather than single electron transfer. Dalton Transactions 43, 12175 - 12186.

Neumann, D., Heuer, A., Hemkemeyer, M., Martens, R., Tebbe, C.C. 2014. Importance of soil organic matter for the diversity of microorganisms involved in the degradation of organic pollutants. ISME J. 8, 1289-1300.

Pagel, H., Ingwersen, J., Poll, C., Kandeler, E., Streck, T. 2014. Micro-scale modelling of pesticide degradation coupled to carbon turnover in the detritusphere - Model description and sensitivity analysis. Biogeochemistry. 117, 185-204.

Pen-Mouratov, S., Shukurov, N., Yu, J., Rakhmonkulova, S., Kodirov, O., Barness, G., Kersten, M., Steinberger, Y. 2014. Successive development of soil ecosystems at abandoned coal-ash landfills. Ecotoxicology. 23, 880-897.

Qiu, S., Gözdereliler, E., Weyrauch, P., Magna Lopez, E.C., Kohler, H.-P.E., Sorensen, S.R., Meckenstock, R.U., Elsner, M. 2014. Small 13C/12C fractionation contrasts with large enantiomer fractionation in aerobic biodegradation of phenoxy acids. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 5501-5511.

Rudolph-Mohr, N., Vontobel, P., Oswald, S.E. 2014. Multi-imaging approach to study the root-soil interface. Annals of Botany. 114 (8), 1779-1787.

Schaumann G.E., Bertmer M., Soil-Water Interactions. Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2014.

Schurig, C., Müller, C.W., Höschen, C., Prager, A., Kothe, E., Beck, H., Miltner, A., Kästner, M. 2014. Methods for visualising active microbial benzene degraders in situ microcosms. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99 (2), 957-968.

Shchegolikhina A., Mouvenchery Y.K., Woche S.K., Bachmann J., Schaumann G.E., Marschner B., 2014. Cation treatment and drying-temperature effects on nonylphenol and phenanthrene sorption to a sandy soil, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 177, 141-149.

Solc, R., Gerzabek, M.H., Lischka, H., Tunega, D. 2014. Radical sites in humic acids: A theoretical study on protocatechuic and gallic acids. Comput. Theor. Chem. 1032, 42-49.

Wieczorek, A.S., Hetz, S. A., Kolb, S. 2014. Microbial responses to chitin and chitosan in oxic and anoxic agricultural soil slurries. Biogeosciences. 11, 1-14.

Vogel, C., Mueller, C.W., Höschen, C., Buegger, F., Heister, K., Schulz, S., Schloter, M., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2014. Submicron structures provide preferential spots for carbon and nitrogen sequestration in soils. Nat. Commun.  5, Article number: 2947, doi:10.1038/ncomms3947.

Vogel, C., Babin, D., Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Smalla, K., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2014. Establishment of macro-aggregates and organic matter turnover by microbial communities in long-term incubated artificial soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 79, 57-67.


Babin, D., Ding, G.-C., Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Kögel-Knabner, I., Smalla, K. 2013. Metal oxides, clay minerals and charcoal determine the composition of microbial communities in maturated artificial soils and their response to phenanthrene. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 3-14.

Bachmann, J., Goebel, M.-O., Woche, S.K. 2013. Small-scale contact angle mapping on undisturbed soil surfaces. J. Hydrol. Hydromech. 61, 3-8.

Berg, S., Ott, H., Klapp, S.A., Schwing, A., Neiteler, R., Brussee, N., Makurat, A., Leu, L., Enzmann, F., Schwarz, J.-O., Kersten, M., Irvine, S., Stampanoni, M. 2013. Real-time 3-D imaging of Haines jumps in porous media flow. PNAS. 110, 3755-3759.

Chatzinotas, A., Schellenberger, S., Glaser, K., Kolb, S. 2013. Assimilation of cellulose-derived carbon by microeucaryotes in oxic and anoxic slurries of an aerated soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79, 5777-5781.

Dallinger, A., Horn., M.A. 2013. Agricultural soil and drilosphere as reservoirs of new and unusual assimilators of 2,4-dichlorophenol carbon. Environ. Microbiol. 16, 84-100.

Ding, G.-C., Pronk, G.J., Babin, D., Heuer, H., Heister, K., Kögel-Knabner, I., Smalla K. 2013. Mineral composition and charcoal determine the bacterial community structure in artificial soils. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 15-25.

Ditterich, F., Poll, C., Pagel, H., Babin, D., Smalla, K., Horn, M.A., Streck, T., Kandeler, E. 2013. Succession of bacterial and fungal 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic acid degraders at the soil-litter interface. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 85-100.

Fenner, K., Canonica, S., Wackett, L.P., Elsner, M. 2013. Evaluating pesticide degradation in the environment: Blind spots and emerging opportunities. Science. 341, 752-758.

Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Chatzinotas, A., Harms, H. 2013. Alkane-degrading bacteria at the soil-litter interface: Comparing isolates with T-RFLP-based community profiles. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 45-58.

Giebler, J., Wick, L.Y., Schloter, M., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A. 2013. Evaluating the assignment of alkB T-RFs and sequence types to distinct bacterial taxa. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79, 3129-3132.

Goebel, M.-O., Woche, S.K., Abraham, P.M., Schaumann, G.E., Bachmann, J. 2013. Water repellency enhances the deposition of negatively charged hydrophilic colloids in a water-saturated sand matrix. Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects. 431, 150-160.

Hanzel, J., Myrold, D., Sessitsch, A., Smalla, K., Tebbe, C.C., Totsche, K.U. 2013. Microbial ecology of biogeochemical interfaces - diversity, structure, and function of microhabitats in soil. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 1-2.

Kluge, B., Peters, A., Krüger, J., Wessolek, G. 2013. Detection of soil microbial activity by infrared thermography (URT). Soil Biol. Biochem. 57, 383-389.

Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y., Jäger, A., Aquino, A.J.A., Tunega, D., Diehl, D., Bertmer, M., Schaumann, G.E. 2013. Restructuring of a peat in interaction with multivalent cations: Effect of cation type and aging time. PLoS ONE. 8, 1-11.

Liu, Y.-J., Liu, S.-J., Drake, H.L., Horn, M.A. 2013. Consumers of 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic acid from agricultural soil and drilosphere harbor cadA, rlsdpA, and tfdA-like gene encoding oxygenases. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 114-129.

Neumann, D., Heuer, A., Hemkemeyer, M., Martens, R., Tebbe, C.C. 2013. Response of microbial communities to long-term fertilization depends on their microhabitat. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86, 71-84.

Nestle. N., Morris, R., Baumann, T. 2013. Environmental NMR: Magnetic resonance imaging, EmagRes 2. soil://10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1349.

Plasser, F., Pasalic, H., Gerzabek, M.H., Libisch, F., Reiter, R., Burgdörfer, J., Müller, T., Shepard, R., Lischka, H. 2013. The multiradical character of one- and two-dimensional graphene nanoribbons. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 52(9), 2581-2584. Deutsch: Angewandte Chemie. 125, 2641-2644.

Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2013. Is turnover and development of organic matter controlled by mineral composition? Soil Biol. Biochem. 67, 235-244.

Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Woche, S.K., Totsche, K.U., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2013. The phenanthrene-sorptive interface of an arable topsoil and its particle size fractions. Eur. J. Soil Sci. 64, 121-130.

Riefer, P., Klausmeyer, T., Adams, A., Schmidt, B., Schäffer, A., Schwarzbauer, J. 2013. Incorporation mode of a branched nonylphenol isomer in soil derived organo-clay complexes and its temporal behavior. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 7155-7162.

Rudolph, N., Voss, S., Moradi, A.B., Nagl, S., Oswald, S.E. 2013. Spatio-temporal mapping of local soil pH changes induced by roots of lupin and soft-rush. Plant Soil. 369, 669-680.

Schaumann, G.E., Gildemeister, D., Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y., Spielvogel, S., Diehl, D. 2013. Interactions between cations and water molecule bridges in soil organic matter. J. Soil. Sediment. 13, 1579-1588.

Schaumann, G.E., Diehl, D., Bertmer, M., Jaeger, A., Conte, P., Alonzo, G., Bachmann, J. 2013. Combined proton NMR wideline and NMR relaxometry to study SOM-water interactions of cation-treated soils. J. Hydrol. Hydromech. 61, 50-63.

Schurig, C., Smittenberg, R.H., Berger, J., Kraft, F., Woche, S.K., Goebel, M.-O., Heipieper, H.J., Miltner, A., Kästner M. 2013. Microbial cell-envelope fragments and the formation of soil organic matter - a case study from a glacier forefield. Biogeochemistry. 113, 595-612.

Schütze, E., Miltner, A., Nietzsche, S., Achtenhagen, J., Klose, M., Merten, D., Greyer, M., Roth, M., Kästner, M., Kothe, E. 2013. Live and death of streptomyces in soil - what happens to the biomass? J. Plant. Nutr. Soil Sci. 176, 665-673.

Shchegolikhina, A., Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y., Woche, S.K., Bachmann, J., Schaumann, G.E., Marschner, B. 2013. Cation treatment and drying-temperature effects on nonylphenol and phenanthrene sorption to a sandy soil. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 000, 1-9.

Shchegolikhina, A., Marschner, B. 2013. Effects of sterile storage, cation saturation and substrate additions on the degradability and extractability of nonylphenol and phenanthrene in soil. Chemosphere. 93, 2195-2202.

Sukul, P., Lamshöft, M., Zühlke, S., Spiteller, M. 2013. Evaluation of sorption-desorption processes for metalaxyl in natural and artificial soils. J. Environ. Sci. Heal. B. 48 (6), 431-441.

Sulimma, L., Bullach, A., Kusari, S., Lamshöft, M., Zühlke, S., Spiteller, M. 2013. Enantioselective degradation of the chiral fungicides metalaxyl and furalaxyl by Brevibacillus brevis. Chirality. 25 (6), 336-340.


Ding, G.-C., Heuer, H., He, Z., Xie, J., Zhou, J., Smalla, K. 2012. More functional genes and convergent overall functional patterns detected by GeoChip in phenanthrene spiked soils. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 82, 148-156.

Ding, G.-C., Heuer, H., Smalla, K. 2012. Dynamics of bacterial communities in two unpolluted soils after spiking with phenanthrene: Soil specific and common responders. Front. Microbiol. 3, Article: 290.

Gerzabek, M.H., Lair, G.J., Tunega, D., Zehetner, F. 2012. Filter and buffer function of soils: Retention properties influenced by soil formation, land-use and management. In: NAAS, Seung-Yong Ra (Ed.), International Soil Science Symposium "Soil for All", pp. 53-58, ISBN: 11-1390802-000344-01.

Goebel, M.-O., Woche, S.K., Bachmann, J. 2012. Quantitative analysis of liquid penetration kinetics and slaking of aggregates as related to solid-liquid interfacial properties. J. Hydrol. 442-443, 63-74.

Gude A., Kandeler E., Gleixner G., 2012. Input related microbial carbon dynamic of soil organic matter in particle size fractions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 47, 209 - 219.

Heister, K., Höschen, C., Pronk, G.J., Mueller, C.W., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2012. NanoSIMS as a tool for characterizing soil model compounds and organomineral associations in artificial soils. J. Soil. Sediment. 12, 35-47.

Khan, F., Enzmann, F., Kersten, M., Wiegmann, A., Steiner, K. 2012. 3D stimulation of the permeability tensor in a soil aggregate on basis of nanotomographic imaging and LBE solver. J. Soil. Sediment. 12, 86-96.

Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y., Kucerik, J., Diehl, D., Schaumann, G.E. 2012. Cation-mediated cross-linking in natural organic matter: a review. Rev. Environ. Sci. Biotechnol. 11, 41-54.

Lang, F., Schaumann, G.E., Thiele-Bruhn, S, Schäffer, A., Fründ, H.-C., Schwarzbauer, J. 2012. Coevolution of organic substances and soils: Links between soil forming processes and the stabilisation of organic substances. J. Soils Sediment. 12, 1209-1210.

Marschner, P., Marhan, S., Kandeler, E. 2012. Microscale distribution and function of soil microorganisms in the interface between rhizosphere and detritusphere. Soil Biol. Biochem. 49, 174-183.

Miltner, A., Bombach, P., Schmidt-Brücken, B., Kästner, M. 2012. SOM genesis: Microbial biomass as a significant source. Biogeochemistry. 111, 41-55.

Müehl, G.J.H., Rüehlmann, J., Goebel, M.-O., Bachmann, J. 2012. Application of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) to visualize the effect of porous media wettability on unsaturated pore water configuration. J. Soil. Sediment. 12, 75-85.

Pasalic, H., Tunega, D., Aquino, A.J.A, Haberhauer, G., Gerzabek, M.H., Lischka, H. 2012. The stability of the acetic acid dimer in microhydrated environments and in aqueous solutions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 4162-4170.

Pronk, G.J., Heister, K., Ding, G.-C., Smalla, K., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2012. Development of biogeochemical interfaces in artificial soil incubation experiment: Aggregation and formation of organo-mineral associations. Geoderma. 189-190, 585-594.

Rennert, T., Totsche, K.U., Heister, K., Kersten, M., Thieme, J. 2012. Advanced spectroscopic, microscopic, and tomographic characterization techniques to study biogeochemical interfaces in soil. J. Soil. Sediment. 12, 3-23.

Reinnicke, S., Juchelka, D., Steinbeiss, S., Meyer, A.,  Hilkert, A., Elsner, M. 2012. Gas chromatography-isotope ration mass spectrometry (GC-IRMS) of recalcitrant target compounds: performance of different combustion reactors and strategies for stabilization. Rapid Commun. Mass Sp. 26, 1053-1060.

Reinnicke, S., Simonsen, A., Sørensen, S.R., Asmand, J., Elsner, M. 2012. C and N isotope fractionation during biodegradation of the pesticide metabolite 2,6-dichlorobenzamide (BAM): Potential for environmental assessments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 1447-1454.

Rieger, M., Schaumann, G.E., Kunhi Mouvenchery, Y., Niessner, R., Seidel, M., Baumann, T. 2012. Development of antibody-labelled superparamagnetic nanoparticles for the visualisation of benzo(a)pyrene in porous media with magnetic resonance imaging. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 403, 2529-2540.

Rudolph, N., Esser, H.G., Carminati, A., Moradi, A.B., Hilger, A., Kardjilov, N., Nagl, S., Oswald, S.E. 2012. Dynamic oxygen mapping in the root zone by fluorescence dye imaging combined with neutron radiography. J. Soil. Sediment. 12, 63-74.

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Schellenberger, S., Drake, H.L., Kolb, S. 2012. Impariment of cellobiose-degrading soil bacteria by two acidic herbicides. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 327, 60-65.

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