Microbes play leading role in soil carbon capture, study shows (Mongabay)
Microorganisms are key to storing carbon in soils
Tao, Huang, Hungate, Manzoni, Frey, Schmidt et al. Microbial carbon use efficiency promotes global soil carbon storage. Nature 2023.
Climate Change Releases Carbon Stocks Deep Underground (UZH)
Preserving Forests to Protect Deep Soil From Warming (Lawrence Berkeley Lab)
Zosso, Ofiti, Torn, Wiesenberg, Schmidt. Rapid loss of complex polymers and pyrogenic carbon in subsoils under whole-soil warming Nature Geoscience 2023 Vol. 16 (4), 344-348.
Soil as player in climate mitigation (blog / podcast)
Interview about soil health in agriculture (May 2021, Watson)
Signatory of the "Statement by scientists on the protests for more climate protection, Scientist for Future
Teacher of the Hour 2020 (student election)
Advisory Board of the National Hub of European Joint Program Soil (2020- )
Program Director for five Bachelor and Master programs at the of the Department of Geography UZH (2018-2020)
Member of the Swiss National Research Council, Division II Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences (2011-2015)
Chair Switzerland in the European Science Foundation MOLTER program (2008-2013)
Deep C: Deep soil carbon cycling in a warming world – the molecular perspective. (Swiss National Science Foundation 2017-2023)
CV / Education
Univ. Bochum, Germany: MSc Geography (1985-1991), MSc Geology (1988-1993), PhD Geosciences, Dr. rer. nat. (1994-1997).
Univ. Cologne, Germany: Tenure track eligibility, venia legendi for Geography, Habilitation (2001)
|1994–1996||Research Assistant (Univ. Bochum, Soil Science, Germany)|
|1996–1998||Research Assistant (Technical Univ. Munich, Soil Science, Germany)|
|1998–2000||Postdoc (Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany)|
|2000–2002||Research Assistant (Univ. Cologne, Geography, Germany)|
|2002–||Professor for Physical Geography at the University of Zurich: Assistant Prof. (2002), Associate Prof. (2006), Full Professor (2014)|