Welcome Carolina and Ludwig!

Carolina and Ludwig joined the SeaCUE team. Welcome! I am looking forward to exciting field and lab work with you.

Carolina Urbina Malo and Ludwig Baldaszti , University of Vienna.


A plant–microbe interaction framework explaining nutrient effects on primary production

Nature Ecology & Evolution

Čapek P, Manzoni S, Kaštovská E, Wild B, Diáková K, Bárta J, Schnecker J, Biasi C, Martikainen PJ, Alves RJE, Guggenberger G, Gentsch N, Hugelius G, Palmtag J, Mikutta R, Shibistova O, Urich T, Schleper C, Richter A, Šantrůčková H.


Links among warming, carbon and microbial dynamics mediated by soil mineral weathering

Nature Geoscience online

Doetterl S, Berhe AA, Arnold C, Bodé S, Fiener P, Finke P, Fuchslueger L, Griepentrog M, Harden JW, Nadeu E, Schnecker J, Six J, Trumbore S, Van Oost K, Vogel C, Boeckx P.


Jörg Schnecker

Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Research
University of Vienna

As a soil ecologist and biogeochemist, I want to find out how microbes contribute to decomposition and formation of organic matter in soils.


SeaCUE – Seasonal dynamics of soil microbial carbon sequestration

The SeaCUE project investigates the microbial contribution to soil carbon sequestration. At the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science at the University of Vienna I am looking into the seasonality of microbial carbon use efficiency and if carbon inputs at times of high efficiency lead to more stabilization of carbon in soils.


Selected Publications

For a full list of my publications visit my Google Scholar profile 


I’m hiring a postdoc in Permafrost Microbiome studies to join me at @UofNH on an @NSF funded project (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2144961&HistoricalAwards=false). Start date this spring, summer or fall. https://jobs.usnh.edu/hr/postings/51848/preview



Thanks to Eva and Philipp

Thanks a lot Eva and Philipp for all the help with the SeaCUE project. It was great working with you. I wish you all the best for finishing your master theses!

Eva Simon and Philipp Gündler, University of Vienna.


MiCryoFun – Microorganisms in Arctic cryoturbated soils

Microorganisms in Arctic Cryoturbated soils could be main drivers of organic matter transformations of up to 1300 Gigatons of carbon that are currently stored in Arctic permafrost soils.


Stress tolerance of agricultural soils

A big challenge for future agriculture is to adapt management practices to establish systems that are able to deal with changes in precipitation regimes. Increasing the number of crops in rotation might be a way to establish such a system by increasing microbial diversity and very likely functional redundancy.


Spatial controls over decomposition of soil organic matter

Soil microbes need to be in close proximity to their substrate to be able to efficiently decompose it. Soil organic carbon content could be a proxy for the average distance between microbes and their substrate in soil.


Global warming effects on soil carbon dynamics of forests

Soil warming leads to increased microbial respiration, the depleation of soil C and a transfer of carbon from the soil to the atmosphere. To simulate responses of soil systems to Climate Change, we studies a long term soil warming experiment in the Austian alps.


CryoCARB – Decomposition in Arctic soils

Arctic permafrost soils contain twice the amount of carbon than the atmosphere. These huge carbon stocks are potentially highly vulnerable to climate change.