Mohsen Zare: Publications

Peer reviewed


Carminati, A., Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Cai, G., Goran, L., Javaux, M.: Stomatal closure prevents the drop in soil water potential around roots. New Phytologist, 226(6), 1541-1543 (2020).

Schaller, J., Cramer, A., Carminati, A., Zarebanadkouki, M.: Biogenic amorphous silica as main driver for plant available water in soils. Scientific Reports, 10(1) (2020).

Hayat, F., Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Cai, G., Javaux, M., Carminati, A.: Transpiration reduction in maize (Zea mays L) in response to soil drying. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10 (2020).

Cai, G., Ahmed, M., Dippold, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A.: Linear relation between leaf xylem water potential and transpiration in pearl millet during soil drying. Plant and Soil, (2020).


Zarebanadkouki, M., Trtik, P., Hayat, F., Carminati, A., Kaestner, A.: Root water uptake and its pathways across the root: quantification at the cellular scale. Scientific Reports, 9(1) (2019).

Benard, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Brax, M., Kaltenbach, R., Jerjen, I., Marone, F., Couradeau, E., Felde, J., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Microhydrological Niches in Soils : How Mucilage and EPS Alter the Biophysical Properties of the Rhizosphere and Other Biological Hotspots. Vadose Zone Journal, 18(1) (2019).

Hayat, F., Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Cai, G., Carminati, A.: Measurements and simulation of leaf xylem water potential and root water uptake in heterogeneous soil water contents. Advances in Water Resources, 124, 96-105 (2019).

Benard, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A.: Physics and hydraulics of the rhizosphere network. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 182(1), 5-8 (2019).

Zarebanadkouki, M., Fink, T., Benard, P., Banfield, C.: Mucilage Facilitates Nutrient Diffusion in the Drying Rhizosphere. Vadose Zone Journal, 18(1), 190021 (2019).

Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A., Hovind, J., Kaestner, A., Spohn, M.: Increased water retention in the rhizosphere allows for high phosphatase activity in drying soil. Plant and Soil, 443(1/2), 259-271 (2019).


Ahmadi, K., Razavi, B., Maharjan, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Kostka, S., Carminati, A., Zarebanadkouki, M.: Effects of rhizosphere wettability on microbial biomass, enzyme activities and localization. Rhizosphere, 7, 35-42 (2018).

Meunier, F., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Carminati, A., Couvreur, V., Javaux, M.: Hydraulic conductivity of soil-grown lupine and maize unbranched roots and maize root-shoot junctions. Journal of Plant Physiology, 227, 31-44 (2018).

Benard, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A.: Impact of Pore-Scale Wettability on Rhizosphere Rewetting. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6, No. 16 (2018).

Ma, X., Liu, Y., Zarebanadkouki, M., Razavi, B., Blagodatskaya, E., Yakov, K.: Spatiotemporal patterns of enzyme activities in the rhizosphere : effects of plant growth and root morphology. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 54(7), 819-828 (2018).

Ma, X., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Blagodatskaya, E., Pausch, J., Razavi, B.: Spatial patterns of enzyme activities in the rhizosphere : Effects of root hairs and root radius. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 118, 69-78 (2018).

Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Meunier, F., Javaux, M., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Root type matters : measurement of water uptake by seminal, crown and lateral roots in maize. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69(5), 1199-1206 (2018).

Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J., Carminati, A.: Root hairs increase root exudation and carbon input into soil. Annals of Botany, 121(1), 61-69 (2018).

Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Hedwig, C., Benard, P., Kostka, S., Anders, K., Carminati, A.: Rhizosphere hydrophobicity limits root water uptake after drying and subsequent rewetting. Plant and Soil, 428(1/2), 265-277 (2018).

Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kaestner, A., Kuzyakov, Y., Carminati, A.: Rhizodeposition under drought is controlled by root growth rate and rhizosphere water content. Plant and Soil, 423(1/2), 429-442 (2018).

Zamanian, K., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kuzyakov, K.: Nitrogen fertilization raises CO₂ efflux from inorganic carbon : A global assessment. Global Change Biology, 24(7), 2810-2817 (2018).

Liu, S., Zamanian, K., Schleuss, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kuzyakov, Y.: Degradation of Tibetan grasslands : Consequences for carbon and nutrient cycles. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 252, 93-104 (2018).


Liu, S., Razavi, B., Su, X., Maharjan, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Blagodatskaya, E., Kuzyakov, Y.: Spatio-temporal patterns of enzyme activities after manure application reflect mechanisms of niche differentiation between plants and microorganisms. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 112, 100-109 (2017).

Benard, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Hedwig, C., Holz, M., Ahmed, M., Carminati, A.: Pore-Scale Distribution of Mucilage Affecting Water Repellency in the Rhizosphere. Vadose Zone Journal, (2017).

Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmadi, K., Kroener, E., Kostka, S., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Engineering Rhizosphere Hydraulics : Pathways to Improve Plant Adaptation to Drought. Vadose Zone Journal, (2017).

Meunier, F., Couvreur, V., Draye, X., Zarebanadkouki, M., Vanderborght, J., Javaux, M.: Water movement through plant roots–exact solutions of the water flow equation in roots with linear or exponential piecewise hydraulic properties. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21(12), 6519-6540 (2017).

Carminati, A., Passioura, J., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Ryan, P., Watt, M., Delhaize, E.: Root hairs enable high transpiration rates in drying soils. New Phytologist, 216(3), 771-781 (2017).

Ahmadi, K., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Ferrarini, A., Kuzyakov, Y., Kostka, S., Carminati, A.: Rhizosphere engineering : innovative improvement of root environment. Rhizosphere, 3(1), 176-184 (2017).

Carminati, A., Benard, P., Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M.: Liquid bridges at the root-soil interface. Plant and Soil, 417(1/2), 1-15 (2017).

Banfield, C., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kopka, B., Kuzyakov, Y.: Labelling plants in the Chernobyl way : A new ¹³⁷Cs and ¹⁴C foliar application approach to investigate rhizodeposition and biopore reuse. Plant and Soil, 417(1/2), 301-315 (2017).

Kroener, E., Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Carminati, A.: Effects of mucilage on rhizosphere hydraulic functions depend on soil particle size. Vadose Zone Journal, (2017).

Kaestner, A., Hovind, J., Boillat, P., Muehlebach, C., Carminati, C., Zarebanadkouki, M., Lehmann, E.: Bimodal imaging at ICON using neutrons and X-rays. Physics Procedia, 88, 314-321 (2017).


Razavi, B., Zarebanadkouki, M., Blagodatskaya, E., Kuzyakov, Y.: Rhizosphere shape of lentil and maize : Spatial distribution of enzyme activities. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 79, 229-237 (2016).

Carminati, A., Kroener, E., Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Holz, M., Ghezzehei, T.: Water for Carbon, Carbon for Water. Vadose Zone Journal, 15(2) (2016).

Kroener, E., Zarebanadkouki, M., Bittelli, M., Carminati, A.: Simulation of root water uptake under consideration of nonequilibrium dynamics in the rhizosphere. Water Resources Research, 52(8), 5755-5770 (2016).

Kaestner, A., Trtik, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kazantsev, D., Snehota, M., Dobson, K., Lehmann, E.: Recent developments in neutron imaging with applications for porous media research. Solid Earth, 7(5), 1281-1292 (2016).

Ahmed, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Measurements of water uptake of maize roots : the key function of lateral roots. Plant and Soil, 398(1/2), 59-77 (2016).

Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Carminati, A.: Hydraulic conductivity of the root-soil interface of lupin in sandy soil after drying and rewetting. Plant and Soil, 398(1/2), 267-280 (2016).

Zarebanadkouki, M., Meunier, F., Couvreur, V., Cesar, J., Javaux, M., Carminati, A.: Estimation of the hydraulic conductivities of lupine roots by inverse modelling of high-resolution measurements of root water uptake. Annals of Botany, 118(4), 853-864 (2016).

Ahmed, M., Kroener, E., Benard, P., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Drying of mucilage causes water repellency in the rhizosphere of maize : measurements and modelling. Plant and Soil, 407(1/2), 161-171 (2016).

Carminati, A., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kroener, E., Ahmed, M., Holz, M.: Biophysical rhizosphere processes affecting root water uptake. Annals of Botany, 118(4), 561-571 (2016).


Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A., Kaestner, A., Mannes, D., Morgano, M., Peetermans, S., Lehmann, E., Trtik, P.: On-the-fly neutron tomography of water transport into lupine roots. Physics Procedia, 69, 292-298 (2015).


Zarebanadkouki, M., Kroener, E., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Visualization of root water uptake : quantification of deuterated water transport in roots using neutron radiography and numerical modeling. Plant Physiology, 166(2), 487-499 (2014).

Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A.: Reduced root water uptake after drying and rewetting. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 177(2), 227-236 (2014).

Kroener, E., Zarebanadkouki, M., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Nonequilibrium water dynamics in the rhizosphere : How mucilage affects water flow in soils. Water Resources Research, 50(8), 6479-6495 (2014).

Ahmed, M., Kroener, E., Holz, M., Zarebanadkouki, M., Carminati, A.: Mucilage exudation facilitates root water uptake in dry soils. Functional Plant Biology, 41(11), 1129-1137 (2014).


Zarebanadkouki, M., Kim, Y., Carminati, A.: Where do roots take up water? : Neutron radiography of water flow into the roots of transpiring plants growing in soil. New Phytologist, 199(4), 1034-1044 (2013).

Carminati, A., Zarebanadkouki, M.: Comment on: “Neutron imaging reveals internal plant water dynamics”. Plant and Soil, 369(1/2), 25-27 (2013).


Zarebanadkouki, M., Kim, Y., Moradi, A., Vogel, H., Kaestner, A., Carminati, A.: Quantification and Modeling of Local Root Water Uptake using Neutron Radiography and Deuterated Water. Vadose Zone Journal, 11(3) (2012).


Carminati, A., Schneider, C., Moradi, A., Zarebanadkouki, M., Vetterlein, D., Vogel, H., Hildebrandt, A., Weller, U., Schüler, L., Oswald, S.: How the rhizosphere may favor water availability to roots. Vadose Zone Journal, 10(3), 988-998 (2011).


Zare, M., Khoshgoftarmanesh, A., Norouzi, M., Schulin, R.: Critical Soil Zinc Deficiency Concentration and Tissue Iron : Zinc Ratio as a Diagnostic Tool for Prediction of Zinc Deficiency in Corn. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 32(12), 1983-1993 (2009).

Other publications


Carminati, A., Kostka, S., Zarebanadkouki, M., Ahmed, M., Ahmadi, K.: Plant rhizosphere engineering rhizo signaling gel matrix
US 2016/0278368 A1, (2016-09-29)

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