Prof. Dr. Katharina Lenhart


Seit 09/17 Professorin für Botanik, Limnologie und Ökotoxikologie an der TH Bingen
10/15 - 09/17 DFG-Projekt "Quantifizierung der Methanquellen und Senken im System Pflanze-Boden"
04/14 - 09/15 Vertretung der Professur für Geoökologie und Modellbildung, JLU Gießen,
03/13 - 03/14 Stipendiatin der JLU Gießen
10/09 - 03/14 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie in Mainz
04/07 - 04/09 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Pflanzenökologie
02/09   Promotion an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Dr. rer. nat)
11/04 - 04/07 Stipendiatin der Graduiertenförderung der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
05/04   Diplom
10/99 - 05/04 Studium der Biologie an der Justus-Liebig Universität-Gießen


Plant-Soil-Atmosphere interactions Global Change Research Production and consumption of trace gases (CH4, N2O, CO2) in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Plant Ecology Soil Science Applied Microbiology Atmospheric Chemistry Stable isotopes (13C, 15N)


Allgemeine und spezielle Botanik, Limnologie, Ökotoxikologie

Publikationen, Fachvorträge und Fachartikel

Lenhart K., Behrendt T., Greiner S., Jörg Steinkamp, Well R., Giesemann A., Keppler F., „Nitrous oxide effluxes from plants as a potentially important source to the atmosphere.” New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.15455
Jaeger N., Besaury L., Kröber E., Delort A.-M., Greule M., Lenhart K., Nadalig T., Vuilleumier S., Amato P., Kolb S., Bringel F., Keppler, F. „Chloromethane Degradation in Soils: A Combined Microbial and Two-Dimensional Stable Isotope Approach.” Journal of Environmental Quality, 47: 254-262.
Keidel L., Lenhart K., Moser G., Müller C., „Depth-dependent response of soil aggregates and soil organic carbon content to long-term elevated CO2 in a temperate grassland soil”. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 123 : 145-154.
Lenhart, K., Klintzsch, T., Langer, G., Nehrke, G., Bunge, M., Schnell, S., and Keppler, F. „Evidence for methane production by marine algae (Emiliana huxleyi) and its implication for the methane paradox in oxic waters”. Biogeosciences, 13, 3163–3174.
Lenhart K., Kammann C., Boeckx P., Six J., Jäger H.-J. and Müller C. „Quantification of ecosystem C dynamics in a long-term FACE study on permanent grassland”. Rapid communications in Mass Spectrometry 30: 963-972.
Lenhart K., Weber B., Elbert W., Steinkamp J., Müller C., Clough T., Crutzen P., Pöschl U. and Keppler F. „Nitrous oxide and methane emissions of cryptogamic covers on ground and plant surfaces“. 21: 3889–3900.
Lenhart, K. Althoff, F. Greule, M. and Keppler, F. “Technical note: Methionine, a precursor of methane in living plants” www.biogeosciences.net/12/1907/2015/
Lenhart K., Bunge M., Ratering S., Schnell S., Neu T., Zorn H., Schüttmann I., Müller, C. Kammann C., Greule M., Keppler F. „Evidence for methane production by saprotrophic fungi“ Nature communications, 10: 1046.
Jugold, A., F. Althoff, M. Hurkuck, M. Greule, K. Lenhart, J. Lelieveld and F. Keppler (2012). "Non-microbial methane formation in oxic soils" Biogeosciences 9(12): 5291-5301
Guenet B., Lenhart K., Leloup J., Giusti-Miller S., Pouteau V., Mora P., Nunan N. & Abbadie L. (2012) “Impact of long-term CO2 enrichment and moisture levels on soil microbial community structure and enzyme activities” Geoderma, 170, 331-336
Wishkerman, A., Greiner, S., Ghyczy, M., Boros, M., Rausch, T., Lenhart, K., Keppler, F. (2011) „Enhanced formation of methane in plant cell cultures by inhibition of cytochrome c oxidase” Plant, Cell & Environment 34, 457-464
Shrestha, P. M., Kammann, C., Lenhart, K., Dam, B., Liesack, W. (2011). "Linking activity, composition and seasonal dynamics of atmospheric methane oxidizers in a meadow soil" ISME J. 1-12
Kammann, C., Hepp, S., Lenhart, K., Müller, C. (2009) “Stimulation of methane consumption by endogenous CH4 production in aerobic grassland soil.” Soil Biology & Biochemistry 41, 622–629
Regan, K., Kammann, C., Hartung, K., Lenhart, K., Müller, C., Philippot, L., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S. (2009) „Can differences in microbial abundances help explain enhanced N2O emissions in a permanent grassland under elevated atmospheric CO2?” Global Change Biology 17, 3176-3186
Denef, K., Bubenheim, H., Lenhart, K., Vermeulen, J., Van Cleemput, O., Boeckx, P., Müller, C. (2007) “Community shifts and carbon translocation within metabolically-active rhizosphere microorganisms in grasslands under elevated CO2” Biogeosciences 4, 769-779


DFG-Projekt "Quantifizierung der Methanquellen und Senken im System Pflanze-Boden" (LE 3381/1-1) DFG-Antrag "Methane formation from algae in oxic seawater" (Co-Antragsteller)

Prof. Dr. Katharina Lenhart (Lek)

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Professorin für Botanik, Limnologie und Ökotoxikologie