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Lehndorff, E.; Rodionov, A.; Plümer, L.; Rottmann, P.; Spiering, B.; Dultz, S.; Amelung, W. (2021): Spatial organization of soil microaggregates. - Georderma, 386: 114915. Link

Kögel-Knabner, I.; Amelung, W. (2020): Soil organic matter in major pedogenic soil groups. - Georderma, 384, 114785. Link


Biesgen, D.; Findte, K.; Maarastawi, S.; Knief, C.  (2020): Clay content modulates  differences in bacterial community structure in soil aggregates of different size. - Geoderma, 376. Link

Dultz, S., Mikutta, R., Kara, S.N.M., Woche, S.K., Guggenberger, G. (2021): Effects of solution chemistry on conformation of self-aggregated tannic acid revealed by laser light scattering. - Science of the Total Environment 754, 142119. Link


Felde, V.J.M.N.L.; Schweizer, S.A.; Biesgen, D.; Ulbrich, A.; Uteau, D.; Knief, C.; Graf-Rosenfellner, M.; Kögel-Knabner, I. ; Peth, S. (2020): Wet sieving versus dry crushing: Soil microaggregates reveal different physical structure, bacterial diversity and organic matter composition in a clay gradient. - European Journal of Soil Science, Link


Guhra, T.;  Stolze, K.;  Schweizer, S.; Totsche, K. (2020): Earthworm mucus contributes to the formation of organo-mineral associations in soil. - Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 145, 10778. Link

Ivanov, Pavel; Manucharova, N.; Nikolaeva, S.; Safonov, A.; Krupskaya, V.; Chernov, M.; Eusterhues, K.; Totsche, K.U. (2020): Glucose-stimulation of natural microbial activity changes composition, structure and engineering properties of sandy and loamy soils. - Engineering Geology; Volume 265, 105381. Link

Krause, L.; Klumpp, E.; Nofz, I.; Missong, A.; Amelung, W.; Siebers, N. (2020): Colloidal iron and organic carbon control soil aggregate formation and stability in arable Luvisols. - Geoderma, Volume 374, 114421. Link

Zech, S.; Dultz,S.;  Guggenberger, G.; Prechtel A.; Ray, N. (2020): Microaggregation of goethite and illite evaluated by mechanistic modeling. - Applied Clay Science, Volume 198. Link


Bucka, B.F.;  Kölbl, A.; Uteau, D.; Peth, S.; Kögel-Knabner, I. (2019): Organic matter input determines structure development and aggregate formation in artificial soils. - Geoderma 354. Link

Dultz, S.; Woche, S.K.; Mikutta, R.; Schrapel, M.; Guggenberger, G. (2019): Size and charge constraints in microaggregation: Model experiments with mineral particle size fractions. - Applied Clay Science 170: 29-40.  Link

Guhra, T.;  Ritschel, T.; Totsche, K.U. (2019): Formation of mineral-mineral and organo-mineral composite building units from microaggregate‐forming materials including microbially produced extracellular polymeric substances. - European Journal of Soil Sciences 70: 604-615. Link

Krause, L.; Biesgen, D.; Treder, A.; Schweizer, A.S.; Klumpp, E., Knief, C.; Siebers, N. (2019): Initial microaggregate formation: Association of microorganisms to montmorillonite-goethite aggregates under wetting and drying cycles. - Geoderma 351: 250-260.  Link

Ritschel, T.; Totsche, K.U. (2019): Modeling the formation of soil microaggregates. - Computers and Geosciences 127: 36-43. Link

Rodionov, A.; Lehndorf, E.; Stremtan, C.S.; Brand, W.A.; Königshoven, H-P., Amelung, W. (2019): Spatial Microanalysis of Natural 13C/12C Abundance in Environmental Samples Using Laser Ablation-Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry. - Analytical Chemistry 91: 6225-6232. Link

Rupp, A., Guhra, T., Meier, A., Prechtel, A., Ritschel, T., Ray, N., Totsche, K. U. (2019): Application of a Cellular Automaton Method to Model the Structure Formation in Soils Under Saturated Conditions: A Mechanistic  Approach. Front. Environ. Sci. 7:170.  Link

Schulz, R., Ray, N., Zech, S., Rupp, A., Knabner, P. (2019). Beyond Kozeny-Carman: Predicting the Permeability in Porous Media.-  Transport in Porous Media. Link

Schweizer, A.S.; Bucka, B.F.;  Graf-Rosenfeller, M.; Kögel-Knabner, I. (2019):  Soil microaggregate size composition and organic matter distribution as affected by clay content. - Geoderma 355. Link


Dultz, S.; Steinke, H.; Mikutta, R.; Woche, S.K.; Guggenberger, G. (2018): Impact of organic matter types on surface charge and aggregation of goethite. - Colloids Surfaces A554: 156-168.  Link

Krause, L.; Rodionov, A.; Schweizer, S.A.; Siebers, N.; Lehndorff, E.; Klumpp, E.; Amelung, W. (2018): Microaggregate stability and storage of organic carbon is affected by clay content in arable Luvisols. - Soil & Tillage Research 182: 123-129. Link

Ray N.; Rupp A.; Schulz R.; Knabner P. (2018): Old and new approaches predicting the diffusion in porous media. - Transport in Porous Media 124: 803 - 824. Link

Ritschel, T.; Schlüter, S.; Köhne, J.M.; Vogel, H.-J.; Totsche, K.U. (2018): Efficient prediction of multi-domain flow and transport in hierarchically structured porous media. - Water Resources Research, doi:  10.1029/2018WR022694

Rupp, A.; Knabner, P.; Dawson, C. (2018): A local discontinuous Galerkin scheme for Darcy flow with internal jumps. - Computational Geosciences, 22/4: 1149-1159. Link

Rupp, A.; Totsche, K.U.; Prechtel, A.; Ray, N. (2018). Discrete-continuum multiphase model for structure formation in soils including electrostatic effects. - Frontiers in Environmental Science.  Link

Siebers; N.; Abdelrahman, H., Krause, L. ; Amelung, W. (2018): Bias in aggregate geometry and properties after disintegration and drying procedures. - Geoderma 313: 163-171. Link

Schweizer, S.; Höschen, C.; Schlüter, S.; Kögel-Knabner, I. ; Mueller, C.W. (2018): Rapid soil formation after glacial retreat shaped by spatial patterns of organic matter accrual in microaggregates. - Global Change Biology 24/4:  1637-1650. Link

Totsche, K.U.; Amelung, W.;  Gerzabek, M.H.; Guggenberger; G.; Klumpp, E.; Knief, C., Lehndorff, E., Mikutta, R.; Peth, S; Prechtel, A.; Ray, N.; Kögel-Knabner, I. (2018.):  Microaggregates in soils. - Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181/1: 104-136.  Link


Ray, N.; Rupp, A.; Prechtel, A. (2017): Discrete-continuum multiscale model for transport, biomass development and solid restructuring in porous media -  Advances in Water Resources 107: 393-404. Link

Steffens, M.; Rogge, D.M.; Mueller, C.W.; Höschen, C. ; Lugmeier, J., Kölbl, A.; Kögel-Knabner, I. (2017): Identification of distinct functional microstructural domains controlling C Storage in Soil. -  Environonmental Science & Technology 51 /21: 12182-12189.  Link