Research for the Environment

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Vogel


Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Vogel
Head of Department Soil Physics

phone: ++49 (0) 345 558-5403
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Theodor-Lieser-Straße 4
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Vogel

Associate Editor Journal of Hydrology
Associate Editor Vadose Zone Journal
Head of Commission I (Soil Physics) - German Soil Science Society


Studies of Agriculture at University Hohenheim
Diploma in Agriculture
Research associate, Department of Soil Biology, University of Hohenheim
Ph.D. in Agriculture

EU scholarship, INRA, Laboratoir de Physic et Biology des Sols, Avignon, France
Research associate and Assistant Lecturer, Department of Soil Physics, University of Hohenheim
1999 - 2005

Senior Researcher, Institute of Environmental Physics, Unuversity of Heidelberg
Habilitation at ETH Zurich (Soil Physics)
since September 2005

at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Halle-Leipzig

Principal Research Interests
Multiscale Modelling Flow and Transport in Soil, Relating Structure and Function, Quantification of Soil Structure and Heterogeneity including temporal dynamics

Publication list (recent papers in reviewed journals)

Vogel, H.-J., Cousin, I., Ippisch, O., and Bastian, P. 2005: The dominant role of structure for solute transport in soil: Experimental evidence and modelling of structure and transport in a field experiment, Hydrol. Earth Sys. Sci. Discuss., 2, 2153-2181, SRef-ID: 1812-2116/hessd/2005-2-1

Roth, K., Boike, J., and Vogel, H.-J. 2005: Quantifying permafrost patterns using Minkowski densities, Permafrost and Periclacial Processes, 16, 277--290, doi: 10.1002/ppp.531.

Vogel, H.-J., Tölke, J., Schulz, V. P., Krafczyk, M., and Roth, K. 2005: Comparison of a Lattice-Boltzmann model, a full-morphology model, and a pore network model for determining capillary pressure-saturation relationships, Vadoze Zone Journal, 4, 380-388, doi:10.2136/vzj2004.0114.

Bayer, A., Vogel, H.-J., and Roth, K. 2005: Do effective properties for unsaturated weakly layered porous media exist? An axperimental study, Hydrol. Earth Sys. Sci. Discuss., 2, 1087-1105.

Vogel, H.-J., Hoffmann, H., and Roth, K. 2005a: Studies of crack dynamics in clay soil. I. Experimental methods, results and morphological quantification. Geoderma, 125, 203-211.<>

Vogel, H.-J., Hoffmann, H., Leopold, A., and Roth, K. 2005b: Studies of crack dynamics in clay soil. II. A physically based model for crack formation. Geoderma, 125, 213-225.

Bayer, A. Vogel, H.-J. and Roth, K. 2004: Direct measurement of the soil water retention curve using X-ray absorption. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Scienc., 8, 2-7.

Vogel, H.-J. and Roth, K., 2002: Moving through scales of flow and transport in soil. J. Hyd., 272, 95-105.

Vogel, H.-J., Cousin, I. and Roth, K., 2002: Quantification of pore structure and gas diffusion as a function of scale, Europ. J. Soil Sci., 53, 465-473.

Vogel, H.-J. 2002: Topological characterization of porous media. In: Morphology and Condensed Matter - Physics and Geometry of Spatially Complex Systems. Mecke, K., and Stoyan, D. (eds.), Lecture Notes in Physics, 600, 75-92.

Kasteel, R. Vogel, H.-J. and Roth, K., 2002: Effect of non-linear adsorption on the transport behaviour of Brilliant Blue in a field soil. Europ. J. Soil Sci., 53, 241-251.

Vogel, H.-J. and Roth, K., 2001: Quantitative morphology and network representation of soil pore structure. Adv. Water Res., 24, 233-242.

Kasteel, R., Vogel, H.-J. and Roth, K., 2000: From local hydraulic properties to effective transport in soil. Europ. J. Soil Sci., 51, 81-91.

Vogel, H.-J.,2000: A numerical experiment on pore size, pore connectivity, water retention, permeability, and solute transport using network models. Europ. J. Soil Sci., 51, 99-105.