• Curriculum vitae

    since 10/2017

    Research assistant and PhD student, Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry, Dr. Klaus-Holger Knorr, University of Münster and Enviromental Geochemistry , Dr. Jörg Schaller, University of Bayreuth

    04/2015 - 09/2017

    Master of Science Geoecology - Enviromental Sciences, University of Bayreuth.

    Master thesis: "Effects of drying and rewetting on soluble phosphorus and nitrogen in forest floors: An experiment with undisturbed columns". (Prof. Dr. Egbert Matzner)

    04/2015 - 07/2017 Student assistant in the groups of plant ecology and soil ecology, University of Bayreuth
    10/2010 - 10/2014

    Bachelor of Science Landscape Ecology, Biology and Geography, University of Münster.

    Bachelor Thesis: "Geochemical characterisation of peatlands in the Changbai Mountains - Major and trace element contents and peat decomposition indices". (Dr. Klaus-Holger Knorr)

  • Research interests

    • role of silicon on biogeochemical processes in peatlands
    • biogeochemical interactions between plants and soil
    • effects of drying and rewetting on nutrient cycles in forest floors and soils
  • Research projects

    DFG Project KN 929/11-1: Does increased availability of Silicon increase mineralization of organic matter in minerotrophic fens?

  • Publications

    • Hömberg, A.; Obst, M.; Knorr, K.-H.; Kalbitz, K.; Schaller, J. (2020): Increased silicon concentration in fen peat leads to a release of iron and phosphate and changes in the composition of dissolved organic matter. Geoderma 374, 114422, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114422
    • Hömberg, A.; Matzner, E. (2018): Effects of drying and rewetting on soluble phosphorus and nitrogen in forest floors: An experiment with undisturbed columns. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181, 177-184, doi: 10.1002/jpln.201700380