Dr. Dörte Diehl

Wissenschaftlerin (Umwelt- und Bodenchemie)
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Gebäude I, Raum 3.11


Laboratory courses for

BSc. Umweltwissenschaften:

  • "Methoden der Umweltwissenschaften: Boden"
  • "Analytisch-chemische Arbeitstechniken"
  • "Instrumentelle Umweltanalytik"

MSc. Umweltwissenschaften / Ecotoxicology:

  • "Soil Analysis"
  • "Water analysis"

Supervision of Bachelor, Master or Diploma thesis

Research interests

  • Appearance of soil water repellency in its dynamics and spatial heterogeneity and its physical and chemical causalities
  • Cross-linking effects of multivalent cations on supra-molecular structure of soil organic matter and their influence on sorption- and desorption and on wetting behaviour of soil
  • The role of chemical root mucilage characteristics for their physical properties
  • Plant root-soil interaction via root mucilage with respect to storage and transport of water within the rhizosphere

Research projects


SPP 2089: Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation - a Key to Rhizosphere Functions

Subproject P5:

The role of selfassembling of root mucilage for the formation of spatiotemporal wettability pattern in the rhizosphere

WetBac: Impact of bacterial biomass on soil wettability
DFG: DI 1907/2-1

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2009 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer assistant at the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental and Soil Chemistry
September 2009 Doctoral degree (rer. nat.) PhD thesis: "The role of the organic matter for hydrophobicity in urban soils"
2008 Move of the working group from the Campus Koblenz to Landau
2006-2008 Scientific assistant and PhD study at the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Institute of Natural Sciences, Department of Organic and Environmental Chemistry at the DFG research project Interurban II, Teaching in laboratory classes and case scenarios for the course "Ecological Impact Assessment"
2004-2006 Scientific assistant and PhD study at the Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Environmental Technology, Department of Environmental Chemistry at the DFG research project Interurban II (subproject Humus)
October 2003 Graduated engineer for environmental technology (Diplom Ingenieur für Technischen Umweltschutz)
1999-2003 Student research assistant at the Institute of Ecology, Department of Soil Science at the Technische Universität Berlin
DFG research project “Interurban I” and the research project “Groundwater pollution by substances released from road traffic” (online characterisation of soil hydrology (TDR, Tensiometer), soil sampling, physical and chemical soil characterisation)
1995-2003 Study of Environmental technology (Environmental engineering, water pollution and treatment, soil science, environmental chemistry, limnology) at the "Technische Universität Berlin" at the Institut of Environmental Technology
Diploma thesis: "Changes in chemical and physical soil properties as a result of soil remediation by addition of marl on a former sewage disposal field"
Study research project: "Heavy metal immission in a roadside soil"
1990 Abitur (general qualification for university entrance)
1988 Certificate of apprenticeship as a photographer
1986 10th class certificate
1976-1986 6. Polytechnische Oberschule in Rostock
30.08.1969 born in Rostock, Germany



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