Maria Greulich


Maria Greulich
Doctoral Researcher at working group Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone 0341 235-482499

Maria Greulich

Research interests

As a doctoral researcher, I will focus on the fate and effects of antibiotics on the microbial communities of agricultural soils. Antibiotics and hence antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic-resistant genes (ARG) are mainly introduced into soils via fertilization of agricultural land. I will investigate the impact of manure application under different scenarios, such as over-fertilization and plant growth, on ARG and ARB levels in the microbial soil community. Thus, I hope to gain a better understanding of the main drivers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbial communities of agricultural land.

since 11/2021 PhD student at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Environmental Microbiology
  Subject: Fate and effects of antibiotics on microbial communities in agricultural soils
04/2019 - 09/2019 Research stay at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia)
03/2019 - 06/2020 Master thesis at Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR), Department Experimental Marine Ecology
  Subject: Microplastics in marine benthic filter feeders
10/2017 - 06/2020 Studies in Environmental Management (focus on Ecosystem analysis and system theory)
Kiel University (Germany)
01/2016 - 05/2016 Bachelor thesis at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis
  Subject: Management Planning 2015 of the Water Framework Directive in Germany
10/2012 - 05/2016 Liberal Art Studies in Environmental Sciences, Spatial Planning and Cultural Sciences
Leuphana University, L├╝neburg (Germany)


Hamm, T.; Barkhau, J.; Gabriel, A.-L.; Gottschalck, L.; Greulich, M.; Houiller, D.; Kawata, U.; Novaes Tump, L.; Sanchez Leon, A.; Vasconcelos, P.; Yap, V.; Almeida, C.; Chase, Z.; Hurd, C. L.; Lavers, J. L.; Nakaoka, M.; Rilov, G.; Thiel, M.; Wright, J. T.; Lenz, M. (2022): Plastic and natural inorganic microparticles do not differ in their effects on adult mussels (Mytilidae) from different geographic regions. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 811 (2022) 151740.