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Dr. Claude Herzog

 

Function

temporary employee

  

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Site

Birmensdorf Bi LG B 26

 

Current research

Effect of drought and irrigation on the roots and the root decomposition of Scots pine (SNF Project)

  • Distribution and chemical composition of Scots pine roots in response to irrigation
  • Decomposition and decomposing microorganisms of Scots pine root litter in response to irrigation
  • Patterns of 13C lignin monomers in Scots pine roots after 13CO2 pulse labelling under dry or wet

    conditions and after fungal decomposition

Part of the Pfynwald project

Education

2014-Present

PhD student at Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL); ETH Zurich, Grassland Sciences group

Supervisors
Prof. Dr. Nina Buchmann, ETHZ
Dr. Ivano Brunner, WSL
Dr. Beat Frey, WSL

2010-2011

MSc Biology in Ecology & Evolution
ETH Zürich
Thesis title
: "An interdisciplinary attempt: Drought affects the mycorrhizal symbiosis"

2006-2010

BSc Biology
ETH Zürich

Research interests

  • Nutrient cycles under global climate change
  • Rhizosphere processes, from the roots to the microbes
  • Isotopes as process tracers

Occupational activities

2012-2013 Internship and Scientific Assistant, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Scots Pine fine root adaptations to irrigation

2011-2012 Civil service, Scientific research assistant, Malaria research, Swiss Tropical Institute (STI), Basel, (CH) in cooperation with Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Ifarkara, (TZ), PNr. 41731.

Publications

Herzog C, Steffen J, Pannatier E G, Hajdas I, Brunner I (2014) Nine Years of Irrigation Cause Vegetation and Fine Root Shifts in a Water-Limited Pine Forest, Plos One, 9, e96321.

Herzog C, Peter M, Pritsch K, Günthardt-Goerg M S, Egli S (2013) Drought and air warming affects abundance and exoenzyme profiles of Cenococcumgeophilum associated with Quercus robur, Q. petraea and Q. pubescens, Plant Biology, 15, 230-237.

 

Contributions to conferences

Posters:

Herzog C, Steffen J, Pannatier E G, Hajdas I, Brunner I (2014) Nine Years of Irrigation Cause Vegetation and Fine Root Shifts in a Water-Limited Pine Forest. BIOGEOMON 2014, Bayreuth, 13-17.07.2014

Herzog C, Steffen J, Pannatier E G, Hajdas I, Brunner I (2013) Nine Years of Irrigation Cause Vegetation and Fine Root Shifts in a Water-Limited Pine Forest. COST FP0803 MEETING 2013, Bordeaux, 13-15.05.2013

 

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