Biogeochemistry of soils and sediments


The group focuses on biogeochemical cycling and stability of organic matter in soils and sediments by the implementation of inorganic and organic geochemical methods, including also molecular and isotope proxies. Diverse recent and past terrestrial ecosystems are under investigation and manipulative experiments improve our understanding of the influence of environmental changes on these systems.

More information on research and projects


Biogeochemcial validation of remotely sensed plant traits

Carbon in the deep soil

Group leader

PD Dr. Guido Wiesenberg

Group members

  • Kavita Srivastava (PhD candidate)
  • Silke Hafner (external PhD candidate)
  • Dr. Martina Gocke (Postdoc)

Belongs to the organizational unit

Soil Science and Biogeochemistry