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Dr. Michael Dannenmann

Dr. Michael Dannenmann

Senior Scientist
group: Ecosystem Matter Fluxes
room: 156
phone: +49 8821 183 127
fax: +49 8821 183 294
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Dr. Michael Dannenmann

 Curriculum Vitae:

2002      Diploma of Geography, University of Regensburg (with distinction, final grade 1.0)

2007      Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Freiburg (summa cum laude)

2007-     Lecturer University of Freiburg

2007      Postdoctoral Research Associate at IMK-IFU

2007      Pfizer Research Award for Environmental and Forest Sciences

2010      DFG-funded Principal Investigator Position (“Eigene Stelle”) at University of Freiburg

2012      Senior Scientist at KIT-IMK-IFU. Head of the cross-divisional unit Center of Stable Isotopes

2013      Acting Group Leader “Regionalization of Biogenic Trace Gas Emissions” at KIT-IMK-IFU

2013      The Stifterverband Science Award - Erwin-Schrödinger-Prize 2013

2015      Venia Venia legendi (Lehrbefugnis, Habilitation) in Biogeochemistry, University of Freiburg

Research Interests:

  • Feedback of global environmental changes on terrestrial ecosystems and biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere exchange of environmentally important compounds (e.g., NO3-, DON, DOC, NH3, CO2, CH4, NO, N2O, N2)
  • Idenitfication, characterization and quantification of soil microbial C and N turnover and associated matter fluxes in natural and managed ecosystems.
  • Biogeochemistry of plant-soil-microbe interactions and plant-microbe competition for nutrients
  • Stable Isotopes in Environmental Sciences

Five key publications:

Butterbach-Bahl K., Dannenmann M. 2011. Denitrification and associated N2O emissions from agricultural sources in a changing climate. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 3, 389–395.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2011.08.004.

Dannenmann M., Butterbach-Bahl K., Gasche R., Willibald G., Papen H. 2008. Dinitrogen emissions and the N2:N2O emission ratio of a Rendzic Leptosol as influenced by pH and forest thinning. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40, 2317-2323.
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.05.009.

Dannenmann M., Simon J., Gasche R., Holst J., Pena R., Naumann P.S., Kögel-Knabner I., Knicker H., Mayer H., Schloter M., Polle A., Rennenberg H., Papen H. 2009. Tree girdling provides insight on the role of labile carbon in nitrogen partitioning between soil microorganisms and adult European beech. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 41, 1622-1631.
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.04.024.

Wang C, Chen Z, Unteregelsbacher S, Lu H, Gschwendtner S, Kolar A, Kiese R, Schloter M, Butterbach-Bahl K, Dannenmann M 2016. Climate change amplifies gross nitrogen turnover in montane grasslands of Central Europe both in summer and winter seasons. Global Change Biology, in press.

Wolf B., Zheng X., Brüggemann N., Chen W., Dannenmann M., Han X., Sutton M.A., Wu H., Yao Z.S., Butterbach-Bahl K. 2010. Grazing-induced reduction of natural nitrous oxide release from continental steppe. Nature 464, 881-884.
DOI: 10.1038/nature08931.

complete list of publications