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Alexander Frank

Research Associate

Phone: +49 (0)921/55-2319
Room: GEO I, 125
e-Mail: alexander.frank(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Laboratory Manager of the BayCenSI

Research interests:

  • Effects of climate-induced changes on the lake metabolism of clear and oligotrophic lakes using advanced stable isotopes methods
  • Effects of dissolved organic matter composition on the microbial and phytoplankton community and its associated metabolome in aquatic environments (lentic and marine)  
  • Community metabolomics through High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

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Prof. Dr.

Johanna Pausch


Phone: +49 921 55 2292
Room: Geo II, 1.16
e-Mail: johanna.pausch(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Junior Professorship Agroecology

Director of the BayCenSI

Research interests:

  • Hotspots of C input:  Root-released C in the rhizosphere, C input, and turnover in subsoil biopores
  • Rhizosphere processes:  Rhizosphere priming effect, carbon and nutrient turnover, plant-soil-microbe interaction, root-C channeling through the soil food web
  • Soil CO2 efflux:  Flux partitioning, isotope fractionation at the root-soil interface
  • Quantification of rhizodeposition on field scales

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Prof. Dr.

Eva Lehndorff


Phone: +49(0)921/55-5615
Fax: +49(0)921/55-5799
Room: Dr.-HF-Str., C 8
e-Mail: eva.lehndorff(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Head of the Department of Soil Ecology

Research interests:

  • Carbon and nutrient cycling in soil: millennial scale vs. short-term ecosystem change
  • Soil pollution: accumulation and translocation processes of organic pollutants
  • Micro-scale assessment of carbon turnover via laser ablation isotope ratio mass spectrometry 

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Tillmann Lüders


Phone: +49(0)921/55-5640
Fax: +49(0)921/55-5793
Room: Dr.-HF-Str., C3/4
e-Mail: tillmann.lueders(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Vice Director of the BayCEER Steering Committee

Head of the Department of Ecological Microbiology

Research interests:

  • Microbial degradation of pollutants in groundwater
  • Microbial biofilms in the water cycle
  • Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere

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Birgit Thies

Research Associate

Phone: +49 (0)921/55-5700
Room: Dr.-HF-Str., A 2.5
e-Mail: birgit.thies(at)uni-bayreuth.de

BayCEER Office

Working fields:

  • Science communication and environmental education in the research project AquaKlif (Bavarian Network for Climate Research)
  • Strategic advice on developments in the focus field of ecology and environmental sciences
  • Debate formats Forum Wasserkontroversen (starting 2021) & Forum Waldkontroversen (2017-2019)
  • Alumni networking (BcG Alumni e.V.)

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Prof. Dr.

Gerhard Gebauer

Academic Director

Phone: +49 (0)921/55-2060
Room: GEO I, Zi. 125
e-Mail: gerhard.gebauer(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Former head of the BayCEER Keylab of Isotope Biogeochemistry

Research interests:

  • Application of stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N, δ18O, δD) to elucidate matter fluxes in ecosystems
  • Biogeochemistry of the carbon and nitrogen cycle
  • Exchange of climate changing trace gases (N2O, CH4, NO) between soils and atmosphere
  • Ecophysiology
  • Plant nitrogen metabolism
  • Mycoheterotrophic plants
  • Food chains

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​Carina Bauer


Phone: +49 (0)921/55-2322
Room: GEO I, 128
Email: carina.bauer(at)uni-bayreuth.de

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​Petra Eckert


Phone: +49(0)921/55-2324
Room: GEO I, 126
Email: petra.eckert(at)uni-bayreuth.de

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Heidi Zier


Phone: +49 (0)921/55-2324
Room: GEO I, 128
Email: heidi.zier(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Students working in the lab
Wishah Bilal, PhD-Student

Wishah Bilal


Phone: +49(0)921/55-2324
Room: GEO I, 126
Email: wishah.bilal(at)uni-bayreuth.de

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