MSc Theses

If not available below, PDFs of Masters' theses can be found in the library catalogue of the University of Zurich.

Ongoing MSc Theses

Berrocoso Strebel, Jana
GEO
Nutrient allocation in tree compartments, relationship with nutrient availability in the soils and impact on sustainable wood harvesting
Dr. Stephan Zimmermann, WSL
Dr. Jörg Luster, WSL
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Frei, Jonathan
GEO
The Effect of Climate on Crop Yields over the Past 30 Years in Switzerland
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Juliane Hirte
Güntert, Nils Mathias
ESS
Analyzing lipid distribution patterns between spruce, tree bark, litter layer, and the organic horizon to explain the soil carbon input in forests of different ages in Jaun, Switzerland.
Tatjana Carina Speckert
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Häggi, Nora
GEO
Optimization of the Production of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Inoculum
Dr. S. Franz Bender
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Pirisinu, Lisa Maria
ESS
Assessment of organic carbon stabilisation in tropical soils - Evaluating soil organic carbon quality and distribution under dry-deciduous forest in south-western Karnataka
Severin-Luca Bellè
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Rehmann, Oliver
ESS
Influence of temperature and VPD on d2H in leaves of plants with different carbon fixation pathways
Marco Lehmann
Philipp Schuler
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Schittli, Dominik
GEO
The influence of plant(bio-)diversity on soil organic carbon stocks: a
meta-analysis of different ecosystem types
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Sriskandarajah, Nijanthini
ESS
The role of root traits in greenhouse gas fluxes from rice cultivation in degraded peat soils
Dr. Avni Malhotra
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Steffani, Celina
GEO
Impacts of pesticide cocktails and fertilizers on the soil microbial community and soil functioning
Dr. Florian Walder
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Widmer, Alina
GEO
Impact of mechanical loosening on physical soil properties in a severely compacted subsoil
Johannes Koestel
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg

Completed MSc Theses

2022
Arnet, Nicole Lisa
GEO
Single and Combined Impacts of the Insecticide Sulfoxaflor and the Fungicide Azoxystrobin on the Learning Ability and Foraging Performance of the Solitary Bee Osmia bicornis PDF
Dr. Matthias Albrecht
Janine Schwarz
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Haldemann, Cristina
GEO
The Fate of Pyrogenic Carbon in Boreal Forest Soils PDF
Marcus Schiedung
Dr. Samuel Abiven
2021
Altermatt, Manuela
GEO
Leaf wax lipids in a changing environment: The impact of warming and elevated CO2 on the composition of lipids in the SPRUCE experiment PDF
Nicholas Emmanuel Ofiti
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Rupf, Katja
GEO
Effects of pesticide cocktails on soil life and soil functioning PDF
Dr. Florian Walder
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
2020
Baumann, Daniela
GEO
Using black carbon and leaf wax lipids for improved understanding of fire traces in an archaelogical site in the Bistrița valley in Romania PDF
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Dr. Ulrich Hambach
Krüsi, Nicole
GEO
Impact of elevated atmospheric CO2 and nitrogen fertilisation on lipid composition in the Braunschweig FACE experiment PDF
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Morgenthaler, Ursina
GEO
The influence of biochar and biochar-based fertilizers on rice root architecture and below-ground carbon input under field- and controlled conditions PDF
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Markus Egli
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
2019
Buman, Bastian
ESS
Geochemical Characteristics of Grain Size Fractions - Detailing Mackenzie River Sediment PDF
Dr. Alysha Inez Coppola
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Giust, Michelle
GEO
The influence of Biochar-Based Fertilizers on soil fertility for different pedo-climatic conditions in Karnataka PDF
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prakash Nagabovanalli
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Locatelli, Lara
ESS
Ammonoid size variation during the Smithian-Spathian climatic upheavals PDF
Prof. Dr. Hugo Bucher
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Mächler, Milena
GEO
Interactions between the C- and N-Cycle in plant-soil systems PDF
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Speckert, Tatjana Carina
GEO
Wax turnover in sun-exposed and shaded beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica) PDF
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Fanny Petibon
Weiss, Lena
GEO
The more the merrier?
Influences of doubling litter inputs on carbon storage in a tropical forest PDF
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Dr. Emma Sayer
2018
Huber, Nadia
GEO
Effects of CO2 and Soil Characteristics as Drivers of Root Derived Carbon in Soils PDF
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Lombardo, Mario
Effect of Drought on the Stabilization of Shoot- and Root-Derived Carbon Related project here
Dr. Mirjam Susanne Studer
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Weber, Valentino
GEO
Are soil organic carbon stocks in Swiss forests reflected by the cation exchange capacity?
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Stephan Zimmermann
2017
Abt, Jessica
Mineralisation of carbon from root residues in agricultural and grassland soils of Switzerland PDF
Related project here
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Beatriz Gonzalez Dominguez
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Bellè, Severin-Luca
Agricultural residues as a resource for sustainable agriculture PDF
Related project here
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus
Bernasconi, Silvana
Reconstruction of local vegetation and environmental conditions of a peatland in the Thuringian Forest - assessed by lipid analysis. PDF
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Burkhalter, Sandra
Sträucher in den Städten des Schweizer Mittellandes: Klimabeständigkeit und ökologischer Nutzen für drei ausgewählte Tierklassen PDF
Urs Capaul
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Gmünder, Lukas
Fragmentation of Charcoal in Soil: Lab and Field Studies PDF
Related project here
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Moritz Reisser
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
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