Marie Spohn: Publikationen

Peer reviewed


Spohn, M., Müller, K., Höschen, C., Mueller, C., Marhan, S.: Dark microbial CO2 fixation in temperate forest soils increases with CO2 concentration. Global Change Biology, 26(3), 1926-1935 (2020).

Spohn, M.: Phosphorus and carbon in soil particle size fractions : A synthesis. Biogeochemistry, 147, 225-242 (2020).

Schleuss, P., Widdig, M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Kirkman, K., Spohn, M.: Interactions of nitrogen and phosphorus cycling promote P acquisition and explain synergistic plant growth-responses. Ecology, 101(5) (2020).

Spohn, M.: Increasing the organic carbon stocks in mineral soils sequesters large amounts of phosphorus. Global Change Biology, 26(8), 4169-4177 (2020).


Widdig, M., Schleuss, P., Weig, A., Guhr, A., Biederman, L., Borer, E., Crawley, M., Kirkman, K., Seabloom, E., Wagg, P., Spohn, M.: Nitrogen and Phosphorus Additions Alter the Abundance of Phosphorus-Solubilizing Bacteria and Phosphatase Activity in Grassland Soils. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7 (2019).

Brucker, E., Spohn, M.: Formation of soil phosphorus fractions along a climate and vegetation gradient in the Coastal Cordillera of Chile. Catena, 180, 203-211 (2019).

Schleuss, P., Widdig, M., Heintz-Buschart, A., Guhr, A., Martin, S., Kirkman, K., Spohn, M.: Stoichiometric controls of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling after long-term nitrogen and phosphorus addition in a mesic grassland in South Africa. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 135, 294-303 (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).


Spohn, M., Zavišić, A., Nassal, P., Bergkemper, F., Schulz, S., Marhan, S., Schloter, M., Kandeler, E., Polle, A.: Temporal variations of phosphorus uptake by soil microbial biomass and young beech trees in two forest soils with contrasting phosphorus stocks. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 117, 191-202 (2018).

Spohn, M., Schleuss, P.: Addition of inorganic phosphorus to soil leads to desorption of organic compounds and thus to increased soil respiration. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 130, 220-226 (2018).

Bernhard, N., Moskwa, L., Schmidt, K., Oeser, R., Aburto, F., Bader, M., Baumann, K., von Blanckenburg, F., Boy, J., van den Brink, L., Brucker, E., Büdel, B., Canessa, R., Dippold, M., Ehlers, T., Fuentes, J., Godoy, R., Jung, P., Karsten, U., Köster, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Leinweber, P., Neidhardt, H., Matus, F., Mueller, C., Oelmann, Y., Oses, R., Osses, P., Paulino, L., Samolov, E., Schaller, M., Schmid, M., Spielvogel, S., Spohn, M., Stock, S., Stroncik, N., Tielbörger, K., Übernickel, K., Scholten, T., Seguel, O., Wagner, D., Kühn, P.: Pedogenic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topography : New insights from a climate gradient (arid to humid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile. Catena, 170, 335-355 (2018).

Spohn, M., Sierra, C.: How long do elements cycle in terrestrial ecosystems?. Biogeochemistry, 139(1), 69-83 (2018).

Gavrichkova, O., Liberati, D., de Dato, G., Jaoudé, R., Brugnoli, E., De Angelis, P., Guidolotti, G., Pausch, J., Spohn, M., Tian, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Effects of rain shortage on carbon allocation, pools and fluxes in a mediterranean shrub ecosystem : A¹³C labeling field study. Science of the Total Environment, 627, 1242-1252 (2018).

Nassal, D., Spohn, M., Eltlbany, N., Jacquiod, S., Smalla, K., Marhan, S., Kandeler, E.: Effects of phosphorus-mobilizing bacteria on tomato growth and soil microbial activity. Plant and Soil, in press (2018).

Heuck, C., Smolka, G., Whalen, E., Frey, S., Gundersen, P., Moldan, F., Fernandez, I., Spohn, M.: Effects of long-term nitrogen addition on phosphorus cycling in organic soil horizons of termperate forests. Biogeochemistry, 141(2), 167-181 (2018).

Oeser, R., Stroncik, N., Moskwa, L., Bernhard, N., Schaller, M., Canessa, R., van den Brink, L., Köster, M., Brucker, E., Stock, S., Fuentes, J., Godoy, R., Matus, F., Pedraza, R., McIntyre, P., Paulino, L., Seguel, O., Bader, M., Boy, J., Dippold, M., Ehlers, T., Kühn, P., Kuzyakov, Y., Leinweber, P., Scholten, T., Spielvogel, S., Spohn, M., Übernickel, K., Tielbörger, K., Wagner, D., von Blanckenburg, F.: Chemistry and microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera. Catena, 170, 183 - 203 (2018).


Spohn, M., Widdig, M.: Turnover of carbon and phosphorus in the microbial biomass depending on phosphorus availability. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 113, 53-59 (2017).

George, T., Heuck, C., Spohn, M.: Organic phosphorus in the terrestrial environment : A perspective on the state of the art and future priorities. Plant and Soil, online publ. (2017).

Zederer, D., Talkner, U., Spohn, M., Joergensen, R.: Microbial biomass phosphorus and C/N/P stoichiometry in forest floor and A horizons as affected by tree species. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 111, 166-175 (2017).

Dinh, M., Guhr, A., Spohn, M., Matzner, E.: Release of phosphorus from soil bacterial and fungal biomass following drying/rewetting. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 110, 1-7 (2017).

Dietrich, K., Spohn, M., Villamagua, M., Oelmann, Y.: Nutrient addition affects net and gross mineralization of phosphorus in the organic layer of a tropical montane forest. Biogeochemistry, 136(2), 223-236 (2017).

Jeong, G., Choi, K., Spohn, M., Park, S., Huwe, B., Ließ, M.: Environmental drivers of spatial patterns of topsoil nitrogen and phosphorus under monsoon conditions in a complex terrain of South Korea. PLoS One, 12(8), e0183205 (2017).


Bergkemper, F., Bünemann, E., Hauenstein, S., Heuck, C., Kandeler, E., Krüger, J., Marhan, S., Mészáros, É., Nassal, P., Oelmann, Y., Pistocchi, C., Schloter, M., Spohn, M., Talkner, U., Zederer, D., Schulz, S.: An inter-laboratory comparison of gaseous- and liquid fumigation based methods for measuring microbial phosphorus (Pmic) in forest soils with differing P stock. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 128, 66-68 (2016).

Spohn, M., Pötsch, E., Eichorst, S., Woebken, D., Wanek, W., Richter, A.: Soil microbial carbon use efficiency and biomass turnover in a long-term fertilization experiment in a temperate grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 97, 168-175 (2016).

Hofmann, K., Heuck, C., Spohn, M.: Phosphorus resorption by young beech trees and soil phosphatase activity as dependent on phosphorus availability. Oecologia, 181(2), 369-379 (2016).

Zavišić, A., Nassal, P., Yang, N., Heuck, C., Spohn, M., Marhan, S., Pena, R., Kandeler, E., Polle, A.: Phosphorus availabilites in beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) forests impose habitat filtering on ectomycorrhizal communities and impact tree nutrition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 98, 127-137 (2016).

Spohn, M., Klaus, K., Wanek, W., Richter, A.: Microbial carbon use efficiency and biomass turnover times depending on soil depth : Implications for carbon cycling. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 96, 74-81 (2016).

Spohn, M.: Element cycling as driven by stoichiometric homeostasis of soil microorganisms. Basic and Applied Ecology, 17(6), 471-478 (2016).

Spohn, M., Novák, T., Incze, J., Giani, L.: Dynamics of soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in calcareous soils after land-use abandonment : A chronosequence study. Plant and Soil, 401(1), 185-196 (2016).

Dinh, M., Schramm, T., Spohn, M., Matzner, E.: Drying-rewetting cycles release phosphorus from forest soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 179(5), 670-678 (2016).

Heuck, C., Spohn, M.: Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus net mineralization in organic horizons of temperate forest : Stoichiometry and relations to organic matter quality. Biogeochemistry, 131(1), 229-242 (2016).


Heuck, C., Weig, A., Spohn, M.: Soil microbial biomass C:N:P stoichiometry and microbial use of organic phosphorus. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 85, 119-129 (2015).

Guhr, A., Borken, W., Spohn, M., Matzner, E.: Redistribution of soil water by a saprotrophic fungus enhances carbon mineralization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(47), 14647-14651 (2015).

Spohn, M.: Microbial respiration per unit microbial biomass depends on soil litter carbon-to-nitrogen ratio. Biogeosciences, 12, 817-823 (2015).

Spohn, M., Chodak, M.: Microbial respiration per unit biomass increases with carbon-to-nutrient ratios in forest soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 81, 128-133 (2015).

Kruse, J., Abraham, M., Amelung, W., Baum, C., Bol, R., Kühn, O., Lewandowski, H., Niederberger, J., Oelmann, Y., Rüger, C., Santner, J., Siebers, M., Siebers, N., Spohn, M., Vestergren, J., Vogts, A., Leinweber, P.: Innovative methods in soil phosphorus research: a review. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 178(1), 43-88 (2015).

Huang, W., Spohn, M.: Effects of long-term litter manipulation on soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in a temperate forest. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 83, 12-18 (2015).

Spohn, M., Treichel, N., Cormann, M., Schloter, M., Fischer, D.: Distribution of phosphatase activity and various bacterial phyla in the rhizosphere of Hordeum vulgare L. depending on P availability. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 89, 44-51 (2015).


Spohn, M., Kuzyakov, Y.: Spatial and temporal dynamics of hotspots of enzyme activity in soil as affectd by living and dead roots - A soil zymography analysis. Plant and Soil, 379(1-2), 67-77 (2014).

Novák, T., Incze, J., Spohn, M., Glina, B., Giani, L.: Soil and vegetation transformation in abandoned vineyards of the Tokaj Nagy-Hill, Hungary. Catena, 123, 88-98 (2014).


Spohn, M., Carminati, A., Kuzyakov, Y.: Zymography - A novel in situ method for mapping the distribution of enzyme activity in soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 58, 275-280 (2013).

Spohn, M., Carminati, A., Kuzyakov, Y.: Soil zymography - A novel in situ method for mapping distribution of enzyme activity in soil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 58, 275-280 (2013).

Spohn, M., Kuzyakov, Y.: Phosphorus mineralization can be driven by microbial need for carbon. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 61, 69-75 (2013).

Spohn, M., Ermak, A., Kuzyakov, Y.: Microbial gross organic phosphorus mineralization can be stimulated by root exudates - A 33P isotopic dilution study. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 65, 254-263 (2013).

Spohn, M., Kuzyakov, Y.: Distribution of microbial- and root- derived phosphatase activities in the rhizosphere depending on P availability and C allocation - Coupling soil zymography with 14C imaging. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 67, 106-113 (2013).

Spohn, M., Babka, B., Giani, L.: Changes in soil organic matter quality during sea-influenced marsh soil development at the North Sea Coast. Catena, 107, 110-117 (2013).


Spohn, M., Rillig, M.: Temperature- and moisture-dependent soil water repellency induced by the basiodiomycete Agaricus bisporus. Pedobiologia, 55(1), 59-61 (2012).

Spohn, M., Giani, L.: Carbohydrates, carbon, and nitrogen in soils of a marine and a brackish marsh as influenced by inundation frequency. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 107, 89-96 (2012).


Spohn, M., Giani, L.: Total, hot water extractable and oxidation-resistant carbon in sandy hydromorphic soils : Analysis of a 220-year chronosequence. Plant and Soil, 338(1-2), 183-192 (2011).

Spohn, M., Giani, L.: Impacts of land use change on soil aggregation and aggregate stabilizing compounds as dependent on time. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 43(5), 1081-1988 (2011).


Spohn, M., Giani, L.: Water-stable aggregates, glomalin-related soil protein, and carbohydrates in a chronosequence of sandy hydromorphic soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42(9), 1505-1511 (2010).

Books and Book sections


Liu, H., Mirzaee, H., Rincon-Florez, V., Moyle, R., Spohn, M., Carvalhais, L., Schenk, P.: Emerging culture-independent tools to enhance our understanding for soil microbial ecology. In: Kevin Tate (eds.): Microbial biomass : a paradigm shift in terrestrial biochemistry. - New Jersey : World Scientific, 2017. - 207-225.

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