Dr. Isabell Müller

Ehemaliges Mitglied der AG

 

Research interests

  • Plant ecology
  • Agrobiodiversity
  • N-cycling in soil
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Soil GHG fluxes
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Academic career

July 2017 PhD in Environmental Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau
Jan-March 2014        
Guest research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena (Dept. Biogeochemical Processes)
Since 2012 PhD student in the project AufLand
Titel of thesis: The influence of traditional flood irrigation on biodiversity, plant functional composition and plant nutrient availability in Central European grassland
2011-2012 Supplementary studies in Biology/Environmental Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau
2011 1st State Exam (Lehramt an Realschulen)
2006-2011 Studies in Biology and Anglistics at the University of Koblenz Landau, Campus Landau

 

Workshops & work experiences

Apr. 2013               
Workshop “Bestimmung von Treibhausgasflüssen in und aus Böden” at Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft, Rostock (Germany)
Sept.2012 Workshop “Pollination Ecology” at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens; London (GB)
2011/2012 Co-advisor for workshops in Botany and Vegetation Ecology at Volkshochschule Inzigkofen (Germany)
2011-2012 Teacher at IGS Rülzheim (Germany)
July - Oct. 2009 Assistant teacher at Northern York County School District (Pennsylvania USA)

 

Methods

  • Vegetation mapping
  • Analysis of vegetation data
  • Closed-chamber gas measurement
  • Isolation and identification of microbial biomarkers (PLFA)

 

Conference contributions

  • Rudolph I., Entling M. H., Jungkunst H. F., Schirmel J. 2013. Effects of meadow irrigation on phytodiversity and N2O emissions. Poster presentation. 2. Methodenworkshop: Bestimmung von Treibhausgasflüssen in und aus Böden (Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft). Rostock, Germany.
  • Rudolph, I.B., Buhk, C., Alt, M., Entling, M.H. & Schirmel, J. 2014. Effects of lowland flood irrigation on the vegetation in riparian grassland. Poster presentation. AK Biogeographie 2014. Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Rudolph, I.B., Buhk, C., Alt, M., Entling, M.H. & Schirmel, J. 2014. Effects of lowland flood irrigation on the vegetation in riparian grassland. Poster presentation. GfÖ Jahrestagung 2014. Hildesheim, Germany.

Publications

  • Müller, I.B., Buhk, C., Diehl, D., Jungkunst, H.F. (in prep.). To what extend can flood irrigation be a substitute for grassland fertilization?
  • Müller, I.B., Buhk, C., Lange, D., Entling, M.H., Schirmel, J. (2016). Contrasting effects of irrigation and fertilization on plant diversity in hay meadows. Basic and Applied Ecology
  • Müller, I.B., Buhk, C., Alt, M., Entling, M.H.,  Schirmel, J. (2015). Plant functional shifts in Central European grassland under traditional flood irrigation. Applied Vegetation Science. Doi: 10.1111/avsc.12203
  • Schirmel J, Alt M, Rudolph I, Entling MH (2014) Effects of Traditional Flood Irrigation on Invertebrates in Lowland Meadows. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110854. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110854
  • Alt, M., Buhk, C., Diehl, D., Gerlach, R., Rudolph, I., Schirmel, J., Theissinger, K. & Schaumann, G. E. 2013. Historical Irrigated Meadows at the River Queich, Rhineland-Palatinate. DBG Tagungsbeitrag: Böden - Lebensgrundlage und Verantwortung.