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Dr. Stefanie Heinze

Dienstbezeichnung: Akademische Rätin

Raum: IA 5/89

Sprechzeiten: Nach Vereinbarung

Telefon: +49 (0) 234 32 - 23661



  • Rolle der mikrobiellen Biomasse im C-, N-, P- und S-Kreislauf in Böden
  • Aktivität der mikrobiellen Biomasse
  • Enzymaktiviäten (C-, N-, P- und S-Kreislauf)
  • Einfluss landwirtschafltichen Managements (z.B. Düngung, Bearbeitung, Bewässerung) auf mikrobielle Biomasse und ihre Aktivität


Laufende Forschungsprojekte

  • DFG-PAK 1018 - Spatial patterns of organic matter formation in subsoil: Nutritional control of microbial hot spot formation and dynamics (Oktober 2020 - September 2023)


Drahorad, S., Felix-Henningsen, P., Siemens, J., Marschner, B., Heinze, S. 2022: Patterns of enzyme activities and nutrient availability under increasing aridity in Negev desert. Ecosphere An ESA open access journal.

Raklami, A., Meddich, A., Pajuelo, E., Marschner, B., Heinze, S., Oufdou, K. 2022: Combined application of marble waste and beneficial microorganisms: toward a cost-effective approach for restoration of heavy metals contaminated sites. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

Herre, M., Heitkötter, J., Heinze, S., Rethemeyer, J., Preusser, S., Kandeler, E., Marschner, B. 2021: Differences in organic matter properties and microbial activity between bulk and rhizosphere soil from the top- and subsoils of three forest stands. Geoderma 409 (115589).

Heinze, S., Hemkemeyer, M., Schwalb, S. A., Khan, K. S., Joergensen, R. G., Wichern, F. (2021): Microbial biomass sulphur - an important yet understudied pool in soil. Agronomy 11 (8).

Hemkemeyer, M., Schwalb, S., Heinze, S., Joergensen, R. G., Wichern, F. (2021): Functions of elements in soil microorganisms. Microbial Reasearch 252 (126832).

Raklami, A., Oubane, M., Meddich, A., Hafidi, M., Marschner, B., Heinze, S., Oufdou, K. (2021): Phytotoxicity and genotoxicity as a new approach to assess heavy metals effect on Medicago sativa L.: role of metallo-resistant rhizobacteria. Environmental Technology & Innovation 24 (101833).

Asirifi, I., Werner, S., Heinze, S., Saba, C. K. S., Lawson, I. Y. D., Marschner, B. (2021): Short-term effect of biochar on microbial biomass, respiration and enzymatic activities in wastewater irrigated soils in urban agroecosystems of the West African savannah. Agronomy 11 (2).

Ahrens, B., Guggenberger, G., Rethemeyer, J., John, S., Marschner, B., Heinze, S., Angst, G., Mueller, C. W., Kögel-Knabner, I., Leuschner, C., Hertel, D., Bachmann, J., Reichstein, M., Schrumpf, M. (2020): Combination of energy limitation and sorption capacity explains 14C depth gradients. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 148 (107912).

Gharaibeh, M. A., Marschner, B., Heinze, S., Moos, N. (2020): Spatial distribution of metals under agriculture in the Jordan Valley. Geoderma Regional 20 (e00245).

Kirfel, K., Heinze, S., Hertel, D., Leuschner, C. (2019): Effects of bedrock type and soil chemistry on the fine roots of European beech - A study on the belowground plasticity of trees. Forest Ecology and Management 444 (256-268).

Heinze, S., Ludwig, B., Piepho, H.-P., Mikutta, R., Don, A., Wordell-Dietrich, P., Helfrich, M., Hertel, D., Leuschner, C., Kirfel, K., Kandeler, E., Preusser, S., Guggenberger, G., Leinemann, T., Marschner, B. (2018): Factors controlling the variability of organic matter in the top- and subsoil of a sandy Dystric Cambisol under beech forest. Geoderma 311 (37-44).

Heitkötter, J., Heinze, S., Marschner, B. (2017): Relevance of substrate quality and nutrients for microbial C-turnover in top- and subsoil of a Dystric Cambisol. Geoderma 302 (89-99).

Faust, S., Heinze, S., Ngosong, C., Sradnick, A., Oltmanns, M., Raupp., J., Geisseler, D., Joergensen, R. G. (2017): Effects of biodynamic soil amendments on microbial communities in comparison with inorganic fertilization. Applied Soil Ecology 114 (82-89).

Heitkötter, J., Niebuhr, J., Heinze, S., Marschner, B. (2017): Patterns of nitrogen and citric acid induced changes in C-turnover and enzyme activities are different in topsoil and subsoils of a sandy Cambisol. Geoderma 292 (111-117).

Ludwig, B., Vormstein, S., Niebuhr, J., Heinze, S., Marschner, B., Vohland, M. (2017): Estimation accuracies of near infrared spectroscopy for general soil properties and enzyme activities for two forest sites along three transects. Geoderma 288 (37-46).

Bachmann, J., Krueger, J., Goebel, M.-O., Heinze, S. (2016): Occurence and spatial pattern of spatial repelleny in a beech forest subsoil. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics (100-110).

Gharaibeh, M. A., Marschner, B., Heinze, S. (2015): Metal uptake of tomato and alfalfa plants as affected by water source, salinity and Cd and Zn levels under greenhouse conditions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22 (18894-18905).

Ludwig, B., Sawallisch, A., Heinze, S., Joergensen, R. G., Vohland, M. (2015): Usefulness of middle infrared spectroscopy for an estimation of chemical and biological soil properties - underlying principles and comparison of different software packages. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 86 (116-125).

Heinze, S., Chen, Y., El-Nahhal, Y., Hadar, Y., Jung, R., Safi, J., Safi, M., Tarchitzky, J., Marschner, B. (2014): Small scale stratification of microbial activity parameters in Mediterranean soils under freshwater and treated wastewater irrigation. soil Biology and Biochemistry 70 (193-204).

Heinze, S., Vohland, M., Joergensen, R. G., Ludwig, B. (2013): Usefulness of near infrared spectroscopy for the prediction of chemical and biological soil properties in different long-term experiments. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 176 (4).

Heitkamp, F., Jacobs, A., Jungkunst, H. F., Heinze, S., Wendland, M., Kuzyakov, Y. (2012): Processes of soil carbon dynamics and ecosystem carbon cycling in a changing world. In: Lal, R., Lorenz, K., Hüttle, R. F., Schneider, B. U., Von Braun, J. (2012): Recarbonization of the biosphere ecosystems and the global carbon cycle. Springer.

Stumpe, B., Werner, S., Jung, R., Heinze, S., Jüschke, E., Strippel, E., Marschner, B. (2012): Organic carbon dynamics and enzyme activities in agricultural soils amended with biogas slurry, liquid manure and sewage sludge. Agricultural Sciences 3 (104-113).

Heinze, S., Oltmanns, M., Raupp, J., Joergensen, R. G. (2011): Changes in microbial biomass indices after 10 years of farmyard manure and vegetal fertilizer application to a sandy soil under organic management. Plant and Soil 343 (221-234).

Heinze, S., Rauber, R., Joergensen, R.G. (2010): Influence of mouldboard ploug and rotary harrow tillage on microbial biomass and nutrient stocks in two long-term experiments on loess derived Luvisols. Applied Soil Ecology 46 (405-412).

Heinze, S., Raupp, J., Joergensen, R. G. (2010): Effects of fertilizer and spatial heterogeneity in soil pH on microbial biomass indices in a long-term field trial of organic agriculture. Plant and Soil 328 (203-215).

Zareitalabad, P., Heinze, S., Rottmann, N., Potthoff, M., Dyckmans, J., Joergensen, R. G. (2010): Decomposition of 15N-labelled maize leaves in soil affected by endogeic geophagous Aporrectodea caliginosa. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42 (276-282).

Khan, K. S., Heinze, S., Joergensen, R. G. (2009): Simultaneous measurement of S, macronutrients, and heavy metals in the soil microbial biomass with CHCl3 fumigation and NH4NO3 extraction. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41 (309-314).


  • Soil Biology and Biochemistry
  • Geoderma
  • European Journal of Soil Science
  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Plant and Soil
  • Agronomy



  • Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft (DBG)
  • Bundesverband Boden
  • Bochumer Botanischer Verein
  • AbL e.V. Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerlicher Landwirtschaft