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Laboratory Head Dr. Leopold Sauheitl

Laboratory Head
Institute of Soil Science
Herrenhäuser Str. 2
30419 Hannover
room: 4108-00-23

phone:+49 (0)511 762-4902
fax:+49 (0)511 762-5559
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Curriculum Vitae

1999-2004:  Study courses in Geoecology (main subjects: Soil Science, Agroecology)
                  Diploma in Geoecology
2005-2009:  Dissertation at the Soil Physics Section, University of Bayreuth (“Direct Amino
                  Acid Uptake by Plants related to Grassland Diversity - methodological and
                  ecological Investigations”)
2008-2009:  Researcher at the Institute for Ecology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
2009-2010:  Postdoctoral researcher at the Soil Physics Section, University of Bayreuth
Since 2010: Researcher and head of the lab at the Institute of Soil Science, Leibniz
                  Universität Hannover

Research Interests

  • Bulk and compound specific stable isotope techniques to investigate:
    -  Carbon and nitrogen transformation in soil
    -  Uptake of organic N by plants
    -  Competition of plants and microbes for nutrients
  • Priming effects on C and N turnover in soil
  • Carbon turnover and aggregate formation in thawing permafrost soils

Review activity

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for a number of international journals on plant and soil science