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Amelung W, Kaiser K, Kammerer G, Sauer G. (2002): Organic carbon at soil particle surfaces - evidence from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and surface abrasion. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66, 1526-1530.

Amelung W, Zech W (1999): Minimisation of organic matter disruption during particle-size fractionation of grassland epipedons. Geoderma 92, 73-85.

Andruschkewitsch, R., Geisseler, D., Dultz, S., Joergensen, R.-G., Ludwig, B. (2014): Rate of soil-aggregate formation under different organic matter amendments - a short-term incubation experiment. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 177, 297-306.


Babin D, Ding G-C, Pronk G, Heister K, Kögel-Knabner I, Smalla K (2013): Metal oxides, clay minerals and charcoal determine the composition of microbial communities in matured artificial soils and their response to phenanthrene. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 86, 3-14.

Ding G-C, Pronk G, Babin D, Heuer H, Heister K, Kögel-Knabner I, Smalla K (2013): Mineral composition and charcoal determine the bacterial community structure in artificial soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 86, 15-25.

Dümig A, Smittenberg R, Kögel-Knabner I (2011): Concurrent evolution of organic and mineral components during initial soil development after retreat of the Damma glacier, Switzerland. Geoderma 163, 83-94.

Eusterhues K, Rumpel C, Kögel-Knabner I (2005): Organo-mineral associations in sandy acid forest soils: importance of specific surface area, iron oxides and micropores. European Journal of Soil Science 56, 753-763.

Eusterhues K, Wagner F, Häusler W, Hanzlik M, Knicker H, Totsche KU, Kögel-Knabner  I, Schwertmann U (2008): Characterization of ferrihydrite-soil organic matter coprecipitates by X-ray diffraction and Mößbauer spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 7891-7897.

Eusterhues, K., Rennert, T., Knicker, H., Kögel-Knabner, I., Totsche, K.U. & Schwertmann, U. (2011) Fractionation of organic matter due to reaction with ferrihydrite: coprecipitation versus adsorption. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45, 527-533.

Gerzabek MH, Antil RS, Kögel-Knabner I, Knicker H, Kirchmann H, Haberhauer G (2006): How are soil use and management reflected by soil organic matter characteristics: a spectroscopic approach. European Journal of Soil Science 57, 485-494, 2006.

Golchin A, Oades JM, Skjemstad JO, Clarke P (1994): Soil structure and carbon cycling. Australian Journal of Soil Research 32, 1043-1068.

Guggenberger G, Kaiser K (2003): Dissolved organic matter in soils. Challenging the paradigm of sorptive preservation. Geoderma 113, 293-310.

Heister K, Höschen C, Pronk G, Mueller C, Kögel-Knabner I (2012): NanoSIMS as a tool for characterizing soil model compounds and organomineral associations in artificial soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments 12, 35-47.

Kaiser K, Guggenberger G (2003): Mineral surfaces and soil organic matter. European Journal of Soil Science 54, 219-236.

Kaiser K, Guggenberger G (2007): Sorptive stabilization of organic matter by microporous goethite: sorption into small pores vs. surface complexation. European Journal of Soil Science 58, 45-59.

Kalbitz K, Kaiser K, Fiedler S, Kölbl A, Amelung W, Bräuer T, Cao Z-H, Don A, Grootes P, Jahn R, Schwark L, Vogelsang V, Wissing L, Kögel-Knabner I (2013): The carbon count of 2000 years of rice cultivation. Global Change Biology 19: 1107-1113.

Kiem R, Kögel-Knabner I (2002): Refractory organic carbon in particle-size fractions of arable soils: II. Organic carbon in relation to mineral surface area and iron oxides in fractions < 6 µm. Organic Geochemistry 33, 1699-1713.

Kögel-Knabner I, Guggenberger G, Kleber M, Kandeler E, Kalbitz K, Scheu S, Eusterhues K, Leinweber P (2008): Organo-mineral associations in temperate soils: inte­grating biology, mineralogy and organic matter chemistry. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171, 61-82.


Kölbl A, Kögel-Knabner I (2004) Content and composition of particulate organic matter in arable cambisols of different texture. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 167, 45-53.

Liu X, Eusterhues K, Thieme J, Ciobota V, Höschen C, Mueller CW, Küsel K, Kögel-Knabner I, Rösch P, Popp J, Totsche KU (2013): STXM and NanoSIMS investigations on EPS fractions before and after adsorption to goethite. Environmental Science & Technology 47, 3158-3166.


Lobe I, Sandhage-Hofmann A, Brodowski S, du Preez CC, Amelung W (2011): Aggregate dynamics and associated soil organic matter contents as influenced by prolonged arable cropping in the South African Highveld. Geoderma 162, 251-259.

Mikutta R, Schaumann GE, Gildemeister D, Bonneville S, Kramer M G, Chadwick OA, Guggenberger G (2009): Biogeochemistry of mineral-organic associations across a long-term mineralogical soil gradient (0.3-4100 kyr), Hawaiian Islands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 234-260.

Mikutta R, Mikutta C, Kalbitz K, Scheel T, Kaiser K, Jahn R. (2007): Biodegradation of forest floor organic matter bound to minerals via different binding mechanisms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 2569-2590.

Nguyen Ngoc, M., Dultz, S., Kasbohm, J., Le, D. (2009): Decisive factors for clay dispersion and its relation to surface charge in a paddy soil of the Red River Delta, Vietnam. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 172, 477-486.

Nguetnkam, J.P., Dultz, S. (2011): Soil degradation in Central North Cameroon: Water-dispersible clay in relation to surface charge in Oxisol A and B horizons. Soil & Tillage Research 113, 38-47.

Nguyen Ngoc, M., Dultz, S., Tran, T.T.T., Bui, A.T.K. (2013): Effects of anions on dispersion of a kaolinitic soil clay: A combined study of dynamic light scattering and test tube experiments. Geoderma 209-210, 209-213.

Nguetnkam, J.P., Dultz, S. (2014): Clay dispersion in typical soils of North Cameroon as a function of pH and electrolyte concentration. Land Degradation & Development 25, 153-162.

Peth S (2010): Applications of microtomography in soils and sediments. In Singh, B., Gräfe, M. (eds.), Synchrotron-based techniques in soils and sediments. Developments in Soil Science. Elsevier, Heidelberg. p. 73-101.

Pronk GJ, Heister K, Ding G-C, Smalla K, Kögel-Knabner I (2012): Development of biogeochemical interfaces in an artificial soil incubation experiment; aggregation and formation of organo-mineral associations. Geoderma 189-190, 585-594.

Raine SR, So HB (1997): An investigation of the relationship between dispersion, power, and mechanical energy using the end-over-end shaking and ultrasonic methods of aggregate stability assessment, Australian Journal of  Soil Research 35, 41-53.

Rennert T, Totsche KU, Heister K, Kersten M, Thieme J (2012): Advanced spectroscopic, microscopic, and tomographic characterization techniques to study biogeochemical interfaces in soil. Journal of Soils and Sediments 12, 3-23.

Rodionov A, Amelung W, Urusevskaja I, Zech W (2001):Origin of the enriched labile fraction (ELF) in Russian Chernozems with different site history. Geoderma 102, 299-315.

Roth PS, Lehndorff E, Cao Z-H, Zhuang S, Bannert A, Wissing L,Schloter M, Kögel-Knabner I,  Amelung W (2011): Accumulation of nitrogen and microbial residues during 2000 years of rice paddy and non-paddy soil development in the Yangtze River Delta, China. Global Change Biology 17, 3405-3417.

Schmidt MWI, Rumpel C, Kögel-Knabner I (1999): Evaluation of an ultrasonic dispersion procedure to isolate primary organomineral complexes from soils. European Journal of Soil Science 50, 87-94.

Tombacz E, Libor Z, Illes E, Majzik A, Klumpp E (2004): The role of reactive surface sites and complexation by humic acids in the interaction of clay mineral and iron oxide particles. Organic Geochemistry 35, 257-267

Totsche KU, Rennert T, Gerzabek MH, Kögel-Knabner I, Smalla K, Spiteller M, Vogel HJ (2011): Biogeochemical interfaces in soil: The interdisciplinary challenge for soil science.Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 173, 88-99.

Von Lützow M, Kögel-Knabner I, Ekschmitt K, Flessa H, Guggenberger G, Matzner E, Marschner B (2007): SOM fractionation methods: Relevance to functional pools and to stabilization mechanisms. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39, 2183-2207.