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

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
Nicholas Emmanuel Ofiti
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Baumann, Daniela
GEO
Using leaf wax lipids and pyrogenic carbon for embedding alleged burn sites in the Bistriţa valley in Romania in a better context
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
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
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Markus Egli
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Speckert, Tatjana Carina
GEO
Wax turnover in sun-exposed and shaded beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica)
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
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Dr. Emma Sayer

Completed MSc Theses

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
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
Related project here
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Moritz Reisser
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
2016
Achermann, Corina
Vegetation und Phytodiversität der Alp Flix, Graubünden PDF
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Prof. Dr. Conradin Burga
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Widmer, Rahel
Lipid biomarkers for the source apportionment of organic matter in a multi-layered plaggen soil profile PDF
Dr. Martina Irmgard Gocke
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
2015
Christon, Regula
Vegetation, interrill erosion and aggregate stability on grazed alpine meadows
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Fehr, Vincent
Aspekte der Laurophyllisierung der Wälder im Gebiet Südtessin (CH) - Lago Maggiore (IT) und die globale Erwärmung
Prof. Dr. Conradin Burga
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Hafner, Simon
Transformation and stabilization of Norway spruce needle-derived material in alpine soils during a one-year experiment: a 13C-labeling approach
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Marta Petrillo
Prof. Dr. Markus Egli
Kessler, Fabian
Durchwurzelung und ihr Einfluss auf Corg-Gehalte und andere Bodenparameter - am Beispiel eines niederländischen Dünenprofils
Dr. Martina Irmgard Gocke
PD Dr. Guido Lars Bruno Wiesenberg
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Müller, Mirjam
Soil Organic Matter Vulnerability in Swiss Forest Mineral Soils
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Müller, Stefanie
Indigenous knowledge-based identification of adaption barriers regarding a sustainable implementation of a biochar system in Karnataka
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus
Siegrist, Julia
Which alternative soil cultivation technique could best conserve the resource soil in Swiss arable farming under AP 14-17?
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Dr. Leigh Johnson
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
Tella, Annika Ilona
Modeling the Effects of Climate and Land Use Change on Soil and Vegetation Carbon Dynamics in Switzerland with CoupModel
Dr. Samuel Abiven
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt
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