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  • 1968 born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1987 Abitur at Faust-Gymnasium Staufen, Germany
  • 1988-1989 Civil service at the district office of Nature Protection in Freiburg, Germany
  • 1989-1995 Geoecology at the University of Bayreuth
  • 1991 and 1993 Research assistant at the Institute of Agriculture (ISAR) in Rwanda
  • 1995 Diploma in Geoecology (Effects of organic fertilisers on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in South Rwanda)
  • 1995-1999 PhD thesis at the WSL and ETH Zuerich (Transformation and transport of nitrogen in a subalpine catchment- effects of elevated nitrogen deposition. (NITREX)
  • 1999-2001 Post-Doc at the WSL - soil ecology group (Carbon sequestration in forest soils)
  • 2001... Coordinator for carbon research at WSL
  • Seit 2003 Associate Editor Biogeochemistry
  • Seit 2004 Lehrbeauftragter Universität Zürich
  • Seit 2006 Leitung Forschungsgruppe Bodenbiogeochemie
  • Seit 2008 Mitglied Forschungskommission WSL
  • Seit 2010 Leitung Forschungsgruppe Biogeochemie


  • 2000 Travel award. Swiss Day of Global Change, Bern.
  • 2001 Best Paper Award. International Humic Substances Society, Nordic Chapter, Kopenhagen.  
  • 2003 Best Paper Award WSL