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Scientific Articles:

L. W. Lehnert, B. Thies, K. Trachte, S. Achilles, P. Osses, K. Baumann, J. Schmidt, E. Samolov, P. Jung, P. Leinweber, U. Karsten, B. Büdel, J. Bendix (2017): A Case Study on Fog/Low Stratus Occurrence at Las Lomitas, Atacama Desert (Chile) as a Water Source for Biological Soil Crusts. Aerosol and Air Quality Research (in press)

A. M. Fiore-Donno, C. Rixen, M. Rippin, K. Glaser, E. Samolov, U. Karsten, B. Bwecker, M. Bonkowski (2017): Efficient retrieval of cercozoan sequences in next-generation environmental diversity surveys, with emphasis on worldwide biological soil crusts. Molecular Ecology Resources (in press)

C.G. Bueno, C. Marín, P. Silva-Flores, P. Aguilera, R. Godoy (2017): Think globally, research locally: emerging opportunities for mycorrhizal research in South America. New Phytologist 215 (4) 1306-1309

 

 

Abstracts

N. Bernhard, L. Moskwa, C. Mueller, D. Wagner, P. Kühn, T. Scholten (2017): Microbial mediated soil structure formation under wetting and drying cycles along a climate gradient (arid to humid) on hillslopes in Chile. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-5449

 

 

Completed Master of Science Theses:

2017

The Influence of Vegetation on Erosion and Sediment Connectivity. Kerstin Kleinohl, EarthShape project 4, Phase I, University of Bonn, Germany

Remote Sensing based Mapping of Vegetation Properties relevant to Splash Erosion. Johannes Senn, EarthShape project 4, Phase I, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Stable isotope analysis (δ13C and δ18O) in Patosia peat cellulose from the Rio Claro Peatland (Chile, 30°S) and its potential for paleoenvironmental implications in the Andes. Joana Seguin. EarthShape project 7, Phase I, University of Heidelberg, Germany

A comparative study about photosynthetic reactivation of epiphytic fruticose chlorolichens by air humidity: their ecophysiological performance, morphology and photobiont-phylogeny. Lena Weber. EarthShape project 5, Phase I, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

 

2016

Hyperspectral remote sensing of biological soil crusts in the Atacama Desert. Jakob Schmidt. EarthShape project 5, Phase I, University of Marburg, Germany

 

 

 

Completed Bachelor of Sciences Theses:

2017

Stabile Wasserstoffisotopie der Methoxyl-Gruppen des Lignins und Pektins als Paläoklima-Proxy gemessen an einem Torfkern aus Los Pelambres (Chile). Benjamin Blüthner. EarthShape project 7, Phase I, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Analysis of climate change in Chile: Last glacial maximum to present. Roland Schraven. EarthShape project 2, Phase I, University of Tübingen, Germany

Occurence of burrowing animals in Chile and their (potential) effects on soils. Susila Bhagavathula. EarthShape project 2, Phase I, University of Tübingen, Germany

Herbivorous Damage Along a Latitudinal Climate Gradient in Chile. Rebecca Peters. EarthShape project 11, Phase I, University of Tübingen, Germany