Johanna Pausch: Publications

Peer reviewed


Sun, Y., Zang, H., Splettstößer, T., Kumar, A., Xu, X., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Plant intraspecific competition and growth stage alter carbon and nitrogen mineralization in the rhizosphere. Plant, Cell & Environment, 44(4), 1231-1242 (2021).

Liu, Q., Romani, M., Wang, J., Planer-Friedrich, B., Pausch, J., Dorodnikov, M.: Alternating Wet–Dry Cycles Rather than Sulfate Fertilization Control Pathways of Methanogenesis and Methane Turnover in Rice Straw-Amended Paddy Soil. Environmental Science & Technology, 55(17), 12075-12083 (2021).


Kumar, A., Phillips, R., Scheibe, A., Klink, S., Pausch, J.: Organic matter priming by invasive plants depends on dominant mycorrhizal association. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 140 (2020).

Klink, S., Giesemann, P., Hubmann, T., Pausch, J.: Stable C and N isotope natural abundances of intraradical hyphae of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhiza, 30(6), 773-780 (2020).

Zhou, J., Zang, H., Loeppmann, S., Gube, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Arbuscular mycorrhiza enhances rhizodeposition and reduces the rhizosphere priming effect on the decomposition of soil organic matter. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 140 (2020).


Loeppmann, S., Forbush, K., Cheng, W., Pausch, J.: Subsoil biogeochemical properties induce shifts in carbon allocation pattern and soil C dynamics in wheat. Plant and Soil, 442(1/2), 369-383 (2019).

Kumar, A., Shahbaz, M., Koirala, M., Blagodatskaya, E., Seidel, S., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Root trait plasticity and plant nutrient acquisition in puosphorus limited soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 182(6), 945-952 (2019).

Hünninghaus, M., Dibbern, D., Kramer, S., Koller, R., Pausch, J., Schloter-Hai, B., Urich, T., Kandeler, E., Bonkowski, M., Lüders, T.: Disentangling carbon flow across microbial kingdoms in the rhizosphere of maize. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 134, 122-130 (2019).


Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Carbon input by roots into the soil : Quantification of rhizodeposition from root to ecosystem scale. Global Change Biology, 24(1), 1-12 (2018).

Pausch, J., Hünninghaus, M., Kramer, S., Scharroba, A., Scheunemann, N., Butenschoen, O., Marhan, S., Bonkowski, M., Kandeler, E., Scheu, S., Kuzyakov, Y., Ruess, L.: Carbon budgets of top- and subsoil food webs in an arable system. Pedobiologia, 69, 29-33 (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).

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).

Sun, Y., Schleuss, P., Pausch, J., Xu, X., Kuzyakov, Y.: Nitrogen pools and cycles in Tibetan Kobresia pastures depending on grazing. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 54(5), 569-581 (2018).

Kumar, A., Shahbaz, M., Blagodatskaya, E., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Maize phenology alters the distribution of enzyme activities in soil : Field estimates. Applied Soil Ecology, 125, 233-239 (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).


Athmann, M., Kautz, T., Banfield, C., Bauke, S., Hoang, D., Pausch, J., Amelung, W., Kuzyakov, Y., Köpke, U.: Six months of L. terrestris L. activity in root-formed biopores increases nutrient availability, microbial biomass and enzyme activity. Applied Soil Ecology, 120, 135-142 (2017).

Hoang, D., Bauke, S., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Rolling in the deep : Priming effects in earthworm biopores in topsoil and subsoil. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 114, 59-71 (2017).

Kumar, A., Dorodnikov, M., Splettstößer, T., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Effects of maize roots on aggregate stability and enzyme activities in soil. Geoderma, 306, 50-57 (2017).

Awad, Y., Pausch, J., Ok, Y., Kuzyakov, Y.: Interactive effects of biochar and polyacrylamide on decomposition of maize rhizodeposits: implications from 14C labeling and microbial metabolic quotient. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 17(3), 621-631 (2017).

Banfield, C., Dippold, M., Pausch, J., Hoang, D., Kuzyakov, Y.: Biopore history determines the microbial community composition in subsoil hotspots. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 53(5), 573-588 (2017).


Scheunemann, N., Pausch, J., Digel, C., Kramer, S., Scharroba, A., Kuzyakov, Y., Kandeler, E., Ruess, L., Butenschoen, O., Scheu, S.: Incorporation of root C and fertilizer N into the food web of an arable field : Variations with functional group and energy channel. Food Webs, 9, 39-45 (2016).

Pausch, J., Hofmann, S., Scharroba, A., Kuzyakov, Y., Ruess, L.: Fluxes of root-derived carbon into the nematode micro-food web of an arable soil. Food Webs, 9, 32-38 (2016).

Loeppmann, S., Blagodatskaya, E., Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Enzyme properties down the soil profile - A matter of substrate quality in rhizosphere and detritusphere. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 103, 274-283 (2016).

Pausch, J., Kühnel, A., Forbush, K., Loeppmann, S., Kuzyakov, Y., Cheng, W.: Rhizosphere priming of barley with and without root hairs. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 100, 74-82 (2016).

Loeppmann, S., Blagodatskaya, E., Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Substrate quality affects kinetics and catalytic efficiency of exo-enzymes in rhizosphere and detritusphere. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 92, 111-118 (2016).

Pausch, J., Kramer, S., Scharroba, A., Scheunemann, N., Butenschoen, O., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Riederer, M., Scheu, S., Kuzyakov, Y., Ruess, L.: Small but active - pool size does not matter for carbon incorporation in below-ground food webs. Functional Ecology, 30(3), 479-489 (2016).

Kumar, A., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J.: Maize rhizosphere priming : field estimates using 13C natural abundance. Plant and Soil, 409(1/2), 87-97 (2016).

Hoang, D., Pausch, J., Razavi, B., Kuzyakova, I., Banfield, C., Kuzyakov, Y.: Hotspots of microbial activity induced by earthworm burrows, old root channels, and their combination in subsoil. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 52(8), 1105-1119 (2016).


Tian, J., Pausch, J., Yu, G., Blagodatskaya, E., Kuzyakov, Y.: Aggregate disruption affects labile carbon mineralization and priming effects. Applied Soil Ecology, 90, 1-10 (2015).

Riederer, M., Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y., Foken, T.: Partitioning NEE for absolute C input into various ecosystem pools by combining results from eddy-covariance, atmospheric flux partitioning and 13CO2 pulse labeling. Plant and Soil, 390(1-2), 61-76 (2015).


Tian, J., Dippold, M., Pausch, J., Blagodatskaya, E., Fan, M., Li, X., Kuzyakov, Y.: Microbial response to rhizodeposition depending on water regimes in paddy soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 65, 195-203 (2013).

Pausch, J., Zhu, B., Kuzyakov, Y., Cheng, W.: Plant inter-species effects on rhizosphere priming of soil organic matter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 57, 91-99 (2013).

Schmitt, A., Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Effect of clipping and shading on C allocation and fluxes in soil under ryegrass and alfalfa estimated by 14C labelling. Applied Soil Ecology, 64, 228-236 (2013).

Pausch, J., Tian, J., Riederer, M., Kuzyakov, Y.: Estimation of rhizodeposition at field scale : upscaling of a 14C labeling study. Plant and Soil, 364(1/2), 273-285 (2013).

Schmitt, A., Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: C and N allocation in soil under ryegrass and alfalfa estimated by 13C and 15N labeling. Plant and Soil, 368(1/2), 581-590 (2013).

Tian, J., Pausch, J., Fan, M., Li, X., Tang, Q., Kuzyakov, Y.: Allocation and dynamics of assimilated carbon in rice-soil system depending on water management. Plant and Soil, 363(1/2), 273-285 (2013).


Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Soil organic carbon decomposition from recently added and older sources estimated by δ13C values of CO2 and organic matter. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 55, 40-47 (2012).

Sommer, J., Pausch, J., Brundrett, M., Dixon, K., Bidartondo, M., Gebauer, G.: Limited carbon and mineral nutrient gain from mycorrhizal fungi by adult Australian orchids. American Journal of Botany, 99(7), 1133-1145 (2012).

Kramer, S., Marhan, S., Ruess, L., Armbruster, W., Butenschoen, O., Haslwimmer, H., Kuzyakov, Y., Pausch, J., Scheunemann, N., Schoene, J., Schmalwasser, A., Totsche, K., Walker, F., Scheu, S., Kandeler, E.: Carbon flow into microbial and fungal biomass as a basis to understand the belowground food web in an agroecosystem. Pedobiologia, 55(2), 111-119 (2012).


Pausch, J., Kuzyakov, Y.: Photoassimilates allocation and dynamics of hotspots in roots visualized by 14C phosphor imaging. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 174(1), 12-19 (2011).

Other publications


Pausch, J.: Rhizodeposition and its effects on C fluxes in the soil. - Bayreuth: 2013.
(Thesis, 2013, Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften)

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