Dr. Matthias Koschorreck

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Dr. Matthias Koschorreck

Tel. 49 391 810 9405
Fax 49 391 810 9150

Brückstraße 3a
39114 Magdeburg

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1964 Born in Münster/Westfalen, Germany

1986 - 1992 Study of Biology at the University of Konstanz, master theses about "Methane consumption in soils"

1992 - 1995 Phd. at the Max Planck Institute of Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, about "Consumption of nitric oxide (NO) in bacteria and soils", Prof. Ralf Conrad

1995 - 1998 post doc at the Max Planck Institute of Limnology, Plön. Work about "Nitrogen turnover in seasonally flooded soils in the Amazon floodplain". 1.5 years research stay at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA) in Manaus, Brasil.

since 1998 Scientist at the UFZ

2008 - 2010 speaker of Department Lake Research


Research interests

I have a broad interest in various aspects of microbial ecology. I am interested in the activity of bacteria in their natural environment, especially soils and sediments. How do microorganisms affect their environment and how is their activity regulated? To get an insight how things work in nature the strategy is to study the ecology of microorganisms under conditions as close as possible to the natural situation, ideally directly in their natural habitat.

Actualy I am working in two major research fields:

1. Emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from surface waters. I want to quantify the magnitude of gas fluxes and aim to understand regulating factors. Particularly I am interested in GHG emissions from dry aquatic systems.

2. Role of the sediment for water quality in reservoirs. I am using microsensors to study the biogeochemsitry of the sediment water interface. Actual research is about the role of the sediments for dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in reservoirs.