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Solly
Organisational unit Forest Soils and Biogeochemistry
Biogeochemistry
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi MG C 50
Contact Phone: +41 44 739 2348
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/solly

Research focus

  • Soil ecology
  • Root dynamics
  • Plant and soil interactions
  • Soil water chemistry
  • Water quality and availability in forest soils
  • Stable isotopes and radiocarbon

Academic Career

Since 08/2016: Research scientist in the Research Unit Forest Soils & Biogeochemistry

Since 2015: Postdoc at Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL (Birmensdorf, Switzerland)

2011-2014: PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and the Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany). Thesis: "The role of fine root litter for organic matter storage in soils". Awarded with summa cum laude. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore, Prof. Dr. Beate Michalzik, Dr. Marion Schrumpf and Dr. Ingo Schöning.

06/09-2013:Research Visit in the Global Ecology Department at the Carnegie Insitution for Science, Stanford, U.S.A. Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Chris Field.

2008-2010: Msc in Environmental Science and Management at the University of Torino (Torino, Italy)

2005-2008: Bsc in Natural Sciences at the University of Torino (Torino, Italy)

Publications

Accepted and published

13. Solly, E.F., Lindahl, B.D., Dawes, M.A., Peter, M., Souza, R.C., Rixen, C., Hagedorn, F. 2017. Experimental soil warming shifts the fungal community composition at the alpine treeline. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.14603

12. Souza, R.C., Solly, E.F., Dawes, M.A., Graf, F., Hagedorn, F., Egli, S., Clement, C.R., Nagy, L., Rixen, C., Peter, M. 2017. Responses of soil extracellular enzyme activities to experimental warming and CO2 enrichment at the alpine treeline. Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-017-3235-8.

11. Shang, Y., Sikorski, J., Bonkowski, M., Fiore-Donno, A.M., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Boeddinghaus, R.S., Solly, E.F., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Wubet, T., Buscot. F., Overmann, J. 2017. Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters.  Plos One. 12(3), e0173765.

10. Solly, E.F., Djukic, I., Moiseev, P.A., Andreyashkina, N.I., Devi, N.M., Göransson, H., Mazepa, V.S., Shiyatov S.G., Trubina, M.R., Schweingruber, F.H., Wilmking, M., Hagedorn, F. 2017. Treeline advances and associated shifts in the understory vegetation alter fine root dynamics and mycelia production in the South and Polar Urals. Oecologia. 183, 571-586.

9. Soliveres, S., van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M.M., Renner, S.C., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T.,  Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann J., Pašalić, E., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, H.M., Schloter. M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S.A., Solly, E.F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P.C., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M., Allan, E. 2016. Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature. 536, 456-459.

8. Klaus, V.H., Hölzel, N., Prati, D., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Solly., E.F., Hänsel, F., Fisher, M., Kleinebecker, T. 2016. Plant diversity moderates drought stress in grasslands: Implications from a large real-world study on 13C natural abundances. Science of the Total Environment. 566-567, 215-222.

7. Schwarz, M.T., Bischoff, S., Blaser, S., Boch, S., Grassein F., Klarner, B., Schmitt, B., Solly, E.F., Ammer, C., Michalzik, B., Schall, P., Scheu, S., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schulze, E.D., Siemens, J., Wilcke, W. 2016. Drivers of nitrogen leaching from organic layers in Central European beech forests. Plant and Soil. 403, 343-360.

6. Soliveres, S., Manning,  P., Prati, D., Gossner, M.M, Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V.H., Klein, A., Kleinebecker, T.,  Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann J., Pašalić, E., Renner, S.C., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, H.M., Schloter. M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S.A., Solly, E.F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M., Allan, E. 2016. Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions B. 371, 20150269.

5. Solly, E.F., Schöning, I., Herold, N., Trumbore, S. E., Schrumpf, M. 2015. No depth-dependence of fine root litter decomposition in temperate beech forest soils. Plant and Soil. 393, 273-282.

4. Allan, E., Manning, P., Alt, F., Binkenstein, J., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Böhm, S., Grassein, F., Hölzel, N., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Morris, E.K., Oelmann, Y., Prati, D., Renner, S.C., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., SollyE., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Fischer, M. 2015. Land use intensification alters ecosystem multifunctionality via loss of biodiversity and changes to functional composition. Ecology Letters. 18, 834-843.

3. Ahrens, B., Hansson, K., Solly, E.F., Schrumpf, M. 2014. Reconcilable Differences: A Joint Calibration of Fine-Root Turnover Times with Radiocarbon and Minirhizotrons. New Phytologist. 204, 932-942.

2. Solly, E.F., Schöning, I., Boch, S.,Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Michalzik, B., Müller, J., Zscheischler, J., Trumbore, S.E., Schrumpf, M. 2014. Factors controlling decomposition rates of fine root litter in temperate forests and grasslands. Plant and Soil. 382, 203-218.

1. Solly, E., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Müller, J., Socher, S. A., Trumbore, S. E., and Schrumpf, M. 2013. Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management. Biogeosciences. 10, 4833-4843.

Other publications

D’Alessandro, S., Mitolo, R., Solly, E., Tabone, C.M. 2009. Progetto secondo classificato: Agripark Sangone. In: Concorso di progettazione. Contratto di fiume del bacino del torrente Sangone. Masterplan del Piano d’Azione. Provincia di Torino: 18 -25. ISBN: 88-901200-4-5.

Selected presentations at international conferences

Solly, E.F, Lindahl, B., Dawes, M., Peter, M., Rixen, C., Hagedorn, F. Experimental soil warming at the treeline shifts fungal communities species. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-7702, 2016. http://www.egu2016.eu/  (Oral Presentation) http://www.egu2016.eu/ (17th – 22th/ 04, 2016)


Solly, E.F, Brunner, I., Herzog, C., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schweingruber, F.H., Trumbore, S.E., Hagedorn, F. Unravelling the “real age” of fine roots in forest ecosystems. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-7833-1, 2016. http://www.egu2016.eu/  (Pico talk) http://www.egu2016.eu/ (17th – 22th/ 04, 2016)

Solly, E., Djukic, I., Devi, N., Andreyashkina, N.I., Göransson, M., Mazepa, V.S., Moiseev, P., Shiyatov S.G., Trubina, M.R., Schweingruber, F.H., Wilmking, M., Hagedorn, F. 2015. Climate change driven treeline advances in the Ural Mountains alter root dynamics and SOM storage. 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic matter, SOM2015, Göttingen, Germany. (Winner of the poster prize presentation)  http://www.som2015.org/ (20th - 24th /09, 2015)

Schrumpf, M., Solly, E., Ahrens, B., Mayer, A., Trumbore, S. 2015: Linking pools and fluxes of soil organic carbon. 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic matter, SOM2015, Göttingen, Germany. (Invited oral presentation) http://www.som2015.org/ (20th - 24th /09, 2015)

Solly, E., Schöning, I., Trumbore, S., Michalzik, B., Schrumpf, M. 2015: What controls fine root C turnover and stabilization? 2015 ESA annual meeting (Centennial celebration), Baltimore, Maryland. (Invited oral presentation) http://esa.org/baltimore// (9th - 14th / 08, 2015)

Solly, E., Schöning, I., Trumbore, S., Michalzik, B., Schrumpf, M. 2014: Turnover and stabilization of root derived carbon and nitrogen in soils along climate and land-use gradients in the Biodiversity Exploratories. BIOGEOMON 2014, Bayreuth, Germany. (Oral presentation) http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/biogeomon2014/ (14th - 17th / 07, 2014)

Solly, E., Schöning, I., Trumbore, S., Michalzik, B., Schrumpf, M. 2013: Factors controlling decomposition rates of fine root litter in temperate forests and grasslands. AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, USA. (Poster presentation) http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/ (9th -13th / 12, 2013)

Trumbore, S., Schrumpf, M., Khomo, L., Solly, E., Herold, N., Schöning, I. 2013: What controls the age of subsoil carbon? AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, USA. (Oral presentation) http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/ (9th -13th / 12, 2013)

Solly, E., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Boch, S., Trumbore, S. 2013: Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria. (Oral presentation) http://www.egu2013.eu/ (7th -12th / 04, 2013)

Schöning, I., Trumbore, S., Solly, E., Muhr, J., Schrumpf, M.,2013: Age of respired carbon in differently managed grassland and forest soils. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria.(Poster presentation). http://www.egu2013.eu/ (7th -12th / 04, 2013)

Solly, E., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Trumbore, S. 2012: Fine-root litter dynamics: storage and turnover mechanisms of root derived organic matter in soils. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. (Oral presentation) http://www.gfoe-2012.de/ (10th - 14th/ 09, 2012)

Solly, E., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Michalzik, B., Trumbore, S. 2012: The role of root litter for organic matter storage in soils: preliminary results. 4th International Congress Eurosoil, Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, Bari, Italy. (Poster presentation) http://www.eurosoil2012.eu/ (2nd - 6th / 07, 2012)

 

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