Dr. Kerstin Näthe

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin
Kerstin Näthe, Dr.
Wiss. Mitarbeiterin
Kerstin Näthe
+49 3641 9-48818
+49 3641 9-48812
Raum 210
Löbdergraben 32
07743 Jena
CV Inhalt einblenden

2019 – present
Postdoctoral Research Associate (DAAD Exchange Research Fellow), University of Delaware (USA) and Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)
“Tracking the impact of abiotic and biotic stressors on the biogeochemistry of trees with morbidity: a greenhouse experiment”

Scientific researcher, UBA (Germany)
“Effects of air pollution on freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems according to the European NEC-Directive”

PhD Defense, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany), Soil Science
“Effects of low-intensity prescribed surface fires on the cycling of organic matter and elements in coniferous forests in Germany”

Intern, ThINK (Germany)
“Research and monitoring concept for the UNESCO biosphere reserve Thuringian Forest”

Scientific researcher, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)

Scientific researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Germany)
“Tracing Saharan dust from source to sink by using radiogenic isotopes”

Diploma thesis, Carola Wilhelmina Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany)
“The release of trace elements from an ombrotrophic mire – a case study from Rödmössamyran, Sweden“

Erasmus semester, University of Umeå (Sweden)

Geoecology (Diplom), Carola Wilhelmina Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany)

Chemical laboratory assistant, BASF (Germany)

Vocational training, chemical laboratory assistant, BASF (Germany)

Research Interests Inhalt einblenden

Effects of ecosystem disturbances (fire, drought, insect infestation) on forest ecosystems, element and matter cycling/dynamics in forest ecosystems, interaction between carbon and nutrients, fate of particulate and dissolved organic carbon, ecosystem monitoring

Ongoing Projects Inhalt einblenden

Postdoc-Research Project: “Tracking the impact of abiotic and biotic stressors on the biogeochemistry of trees with morbidity: a greenhouse experiment”, Funded by: DAAD, Host university during mobility phase: University of Delaware (USA), German host institution: Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)

Participation in CSIC Project: “The impacts of forest management and climate change on rainfall partitioning: their effects on soil moisture and groundwater recharge”, supervised by Dr. M. Pilar Llorens Garcia (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spain), Funded by: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Publications Inhalt einblenden


  • Näthe, K., Levia, D., Tischer, A., Potthast, K., Michalzik, B. (2018) Spatiotemporal variation of aluminium and micro- and macronutrients in the soil solution of a coniferous forest after low-intensity prescribed surface fires. International Journal of Wildland Fire 27 (7), 471-489
  • Näthe, K., Levia, D., Tischer, A., Michalzik, B. (2018) Low-intensity surface fire effects on carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil and soil solution of a Scots pine forest in central Germany, Catena 162, 360-375
  • Näthe, K., Levia, D., Steffens, M., Michalzik, B. (2017): Solid-state C-13 NMR characterization of surface fire effects on the composition of organic matter in both soil and soil solution from a coniferous forest. Geoderma 305, 394-406
  • Crecelius, A.C., Vitz, J., Näthe, K., Meyer, S., Michalzik, B., Schubert, U.S. (2017) Effect of ecosystem type and fire on chemistry of WEOM as measured by LDI-TOF-MS and NMR. Talanta 162, 589-596
  • Michalzik, B., Levia, D.F., Bischoff, S., Näthe, K., Richter, S. (2016) Effects of aphid infestation on the biogeochemistry of the water routed through European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) saplings. Biogeochemistry 129 (1-2), 197-214
  • Levia, D.F., Michalzik, B., Näthe, K., Bischoff, S., Richter, S., Legates, D.R. (2015) Differential stemflow yield from European beech saplings: the role of individual canopy structure metrics. Hydrological Processes 29 (1), 43-51
  • Levia, D.F., Michalzik, B., Bischoff, S., Näthe, K., Legates, D.R., Gruselle, M.C., Richter, S. (2013) Measurement and modeling of diameter distributions of particulate matter in terrestrial solutions. Geophysical Research Letters 40 (7)
  • Abouchami, W., Näthe, K., Kumar, A., Galer, S.J.G., Jochum, K.P., Williams, E., Horbe, A.M.C., Rosa, J.W.C., Balsam, W., Adams, D., Mezger, K., Andreae, M.O. (2013) Geochemical and isotopic characterization of the Bodele Depression dust source and implications for transatlantic dust transportto the Amazon Basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 380, 112-123
  • Rydberg, J., Karlsson, J., Nyman, R., Wanhatalo, I., Näthe, K., Bindler, R. (2010) Importance of vegetation type for mercury sequestration in the northern Swedish mire, Rodmossamyran. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (24), 7116-7126


Non-peer reviewed

  • Bischoff, S., Ehrle, A., Näthe, K., Potthast, K., Michalzik, B. (2015) Böden als Schnittstelle in Ökosystemen. Forum Geoökologie 26 (3), 16-19
  • Näthe, K. (2012) Effects of Ground Fires on Element Dynamics in Mountainous Coniferous Forests in Germany. Flamma 3 (3), 7-11
(Co-)Supervision of student thesis Inhalt einblenden
  • Brand, H. (Bachelorarbeit, 2013) Einfluss von Topographie und Kohlenstoff- und Stickstoffvorräten auf die Bodenatmung (CO2-Emission) auf Nadelwaldstandorten in Ostthüringen
  • Oehmke, S. (Bachelorarbeit, 2012) Einfluss von Relieflage und Art der Bestockung auf Nährstoffvorräte in Waldböden, in Ostthüringen, im Revier Rothehofsmühle
  • Fröhlich, L. (Bachelorarbeit, 2012) Einfluss von Reliefposition und Art der Bestockung auf C/N Vorräte in Waldböden in Ostthüringen, Revier Rothehofsmühle
Funding | Scholarships Inhalt einblenden

Post-Doc-Research Project (University of Delaware, USA and Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany)

ProChance 2012 A.2, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Georg Ludwig Hartig Foundation

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