Dr. Julia Moll

Kontakt / Adresse

Julia Moll

Department of Soil Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4 | 06120 Halle/Saale


+49 345 558 5417

Julia Moll

Research interest

  • Microbial communities and their contribution to ecosystem processes
  • Molecular ecology
  • Fungal diversity
  • Bacterial diversity
  • Deadwood
  • Soils
Graphical overview
Fungal species from deadwood of Fagus sylvatica
Fungal species from deadwood of Fagus sylvatica

Carbon flow
While the paths of carbon flowing from plant material into and through the soil ecosystem can be conceptualized, the details and quantities are much lesser known. As a part of the research unit “Carbon flow in belowground food webs assessed by isotope tracers” this project focused on the role of fungi in the C cycle.

Curriculum Vitae

Since October 2016

Scientist - Department for Soil Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

April 2015- September 2016

Scientist - Next generation sequencing - at IDT Biologika

October 2014- March 2015

Applications specialist - Life science at Analytik Jena AG

January 2013- October 2014

Maternity leave

April 2009- December 2016

PhD Student in the Department for Soil Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Thesis: "Fungi in an arable soil: Resource-related community dynamics, contribution to belowground food web and carbon flow."

October 2008

Diploma thesis at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) with major in ecology and minors in microbiology and zoology. Topic: "Transgenerational immune priming in insects? First experiments with Manduca sexta and the egg parasitoid Trichogramma"
Laboratory workplace: Institute of Biology, Applied Zoology / Animal Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany


Biology Student at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)


Moll J, Kellner H, Leonhardt S, Stengel E, Dahl A, Bässler C, Buscot F, Hofrichter M, Hoppe B (2018). "Bacteria inhabiting deadwood of 13 tree species are heterogeneously distributed between sapwood and heartwood." Environ Microbiol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14376

Kramer S*, Dibbern D*, Moll J*, Huenninghaus M*, Koller R, Krüger D, Marhan S, Urich T, Wubet T, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Lueders T, Kandeler E (2016). "Resource partitioning between bacteria, fungi and protists in the detritusphere of an agricultural soil." Front Microbiol 7-1524. * contributed equally to this work.

Moll J, Hoppe B, König S., Wubet T, Buscot F, Krüger D (2016). "Spatial distribution of fungal communities in an arable soil. " PLOS ONE 11(2): e0148130.

Moll J, Goldmann K, Kramer S, Hempel S, Kandeler E, Marhan S, Ruess L, Krüger D, Buscot F (2015). "Resource type and availability regulate fungal communities along arable soil profiles." Microb Ecol 70: 390-399.

Scharroba A, Dibbern D, Hünninghaus M, Kramer S, Moll J, Butenschoen O, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Kandeler E, Koller R, Krüger D, Lueders T, Scheu S, Ruess L (2012). "Effects of resource availability and quality on the structure of the micro-food web of an arable soil across depth." Soil Biol Biochem 50: 1-11.


Moll J, Dibbern D, Kramer S, Krüger D, Wubet T, Buscot F (2013). "Fungal community structure, distribution and food web members in an arable soil." Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany (GFÖ), Potsdam, Germany (Talk).

Moll J, Dibbern D, Kramer S, Buscot F, Krüger D, Lueders T, Marhan S, Kandeler E. (2012): Fungal and bacterial diversity in connection with soil decomposition processes resolved using 13C rRNA-SIP. Mycological Society of America (MSA) Annual Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. (talk).

Moll J, Goldmann K, Krüger D, Buscot F (2012): Effects of resource quality and quantity on fungal communities in an agricultural soil. VAAM, Tübingen, Germany (poster).

Moll J, Goldmann K, Krüger D, Buscot F (2011): Einfluss von Ressourcenqualität und –quantität auf die Gemeinschaft von Bodenpilzen auf einer landwirtschaftlichen Nutzfläche, IHD Mykologisches Kolloqium, Dresden, Germany (talk).

Moll J, Krüger D, Kramer S, Kandeler E , Buscot F (2011): Temporal and spatial variation of general fungal and arbuscular mycorrhizal communities in a maize field Ecology of Soil Microorganisms, Prague, Czech Republic (Poster).