Dr. Marie Cecile Gruselle

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Rahmen des von der DFG finanzierten Sonderforschungsbereiches 1076 AquaDiva
Marie Cecile Gruselle, Dr.
wiss. Mitarbeiterin
Marie Cecile Gruselle
Raum 209
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena


2003-2009: PhD Degree, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Freiburg, Germany. 
Fall 2001: Semester abroad in the scope of the Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Forest Management, University of Quebec in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (UQAT) and University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada.
1997-2002: Agricultural Engineer Degree, Specialization Forestry, Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques, Gembloux, Belgium (now Université de Liège Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech).

Professional Experience/Berufserfahrung

2018-present:. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany
2018-present: Faculty Associate, University of Maine, Orono, USA.
2015-2017: Assistant Research Professor of Forest Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, USA.
2012-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maine, Orono, USA.
2010-2012: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
Fall 2009:  DAAD Exchange Research Fellow, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, USA.
Student Research Assistant, Institute of Silviculture, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany.
Summer 2003: Eurodyssey Internship, European Observatory of Mountain Forests, Chambéry, France.
Winter-Spring 2003: Project Engineer, Department "Eaux et Forêts", Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques, Gembloux, Belgium
Research Interests/Forschungsinteressen Eintrag erweitern

Plant - soil interactions, ecosystem functioning under disturbance and management scenarios, ecosystem research and stable isotopes, nutrient budgets and the paired-watershed approach, ecosystem monitoring, aboveground and belowground functioning of mixed-species and structurally complex forests, forest conversion/species encroachment and soil organic matter quantity and quality, forest management and sustainable soil productivity, carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling, carbon - nitrogen cycles interactions, litter and dead woody debris decomposition along ecological gradients, rhizodeposition and root traits, assessment of particulate matter in terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemical applications of infrared spectroscopy techniques.

Ongoing Project/Projekten Eintrag erweitern

Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany

  • Composition of tree-derived organic matter and its effect on subsurface microbial processes: feedback to plants and nutrient cycling (Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva: Understanding the links between surface and subsurface biogeosphere, Sub-project B01, 2017-2021).

University of Maine, Orono, USA

  • Assessing and monitoring the influence of forest management practices on soil productivity, carbon storage, and conservation in the Acadian Forest Region (Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conservation Grant, 2018-2020).
  • Nitrogen controls on detrital organic matter dynamics in the Northern Forest: evidence from a 26-year nitrogen addition experiment at the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (Northeastern State Research Cooperative Grant, 2016-2019).