Contact

Prof. Dr. Ralf Conrad
Prof. Dr. Ralf Conrad
Director
Phone: +49 6421 178 801
Fax: +49 642 178 999
Carmen Stubner
Secretary
Phone: +49 6421 178 800
Fax: +49 6421 178 809

Research group members

Dr. Martin Blaser
Dr. Martin Blaser
Project Group Leader
Phone: +49 6421 178 820
Fax: +49 6421 178 999
Dr. Kristof Brenzinger
Dr. Kristof Brenzinger
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 6421 178 732
Dr. Guntars Martinson
Guest Scientist
Phone: +49 6421 178 741
Dr. Andreas Reim
Dr. Andreas Reim
Scientific staff member
Phone: +49 6421 178 822
Dr. Yang Ji
Dr. Yang Ji
Guest Scientist
Phone: +49 6421 178 831
Dr. Yongcui Deng
Dr. Yongcui Deng
Guest Scientist
Phone: +49 6421 178 831
Dr. Pengfei Liu
Dr. Pengfei Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 6421 178 831
Dirk Vogel
Ph.D. Student
Phone: +49 6421 178 832
Markus Drescher
Markus Drescher
Engineer
Phone: +49 6421 178 750
Fax: +49 6421 178 809

Prof. Dr. Ralf Conrad

Prof. Dr. Ralf Conrad

Curriculum Vitae

Diplom (Biology), University of Göttingen, 1973
Dr. rer.nat. (Microbiology), University of Göttingen, 1976
Postdoc (Air chemistry), Max-Planck-Institut Mainz, 1978-1985
Postdoc (Microbiology), University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983
Habilitation (Microbiology), University of Mainz, 1985
Professor (Microbiology), University of Konstanz, 1986-1990
Adjunct Professor (Microbiology), Philipps-University Marburg, since 1993
Director and Head of the Department of Biogeochemistry at the MPI Marburg, since 1991
Adjunct Professor, Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, since 2006


Research area: Methanogenic Degradation and Microbial Metabolism of Trace Gases

We want to learn which groups of soil microorganisms are responsible for particular biogeochemical processes and to understand the reason why. For this purpose we investigate biogeochemical processes involved in the exchange of climatically relevant trace gases (CH4, N2O, H2) between soil and atmosphere. A particular focus is on processes in flooded rice fields, which we have used during the last twenty five years as a model system for studying biogeochemistry and ecology of soil microbes.
More about "Methanogenic Degradation and Microbial Metabolism of Trace Gases"

The group of Ralf Conrad as per October 2015 Zoom Image
The group of Ralf Conrad as per October 2015


Recent publications

Blaser, M. B., Dreisbach, L. K. and Conrad, R. (2015) Carbon isotope fractionation of Thermoanaerobacter kivui in different growth media and at different total inorganic carbon concentrations. Org. Geochem. 81: 45-52
[online access]


Brandt, F. B., Martinson, G. O., Pommerenke, B., Pump, J. and Conrad, R. (2015) Drying effects on archaeal community composition and methanogenesis in bromeliad tanks. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 91: fiu021-doi:10.1093/femsec/fiu021
[online access]


Breidenbach, B. and Conrad, R. (2015) Seasonal dynamics of bacterial and archaeal methanogenic communities in flooded rice fields and effect of drainage. Frontiers Microbiol. 5: 752-doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00752
[online access]


Greening, C., Constant, P., Hards, K., Morales, S. E., Oakeshott, J. G., Russell, R. J., Taylor, M. C., Berney, M., Conrad, R. and Cook, G. M. (2015) Atmospheric hydrogen scavenging: from enzymes to ecosystems [review]. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81: 1190-1199
[online access]


Ji, Y., Fernandez Scavino, A., Klose, M., Claus, P. and Conrad, R. (2015) Functional and structural responses of methanogenic microbial communites in Uruguayan soils to intermittent drainage. Soil. Biol. Biochem. 89: 238-247
[online access]

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