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Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Institute of Soil Science
Room 304a
Allende-Platz 2
20146 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 2021
+49 40 42838 2024
lars.kutzbachdummy@uni-hamburgdummy2.de

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Research interests

The main scientific goal of Lars as researcher and teacher is to improve the understanding of the role of soils in the climate system. He focuses his research and education on the interconnected soil and vegetation processes and their coupling to the atmosphere and the hydrosphere. Over the last 14 years, Lars has concentrated his work on permafrost-affected landscapes of the Arctic as well as pristine and anthropogenically degraded peatlands of different climate zones (e.g., in Russia, Finland, Argentina, Northern Germany).

CliSAP Publications

  • Beermann, F., Langer, M., Wetterich, S., Strauss, J., Boike, J., Fiencke, C., Schirrmeister, L., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Kutzbach, L. (2017). Permafrost thaw and liberation of inorganic nitrogen from polygonal tundra soils in eastern Siberia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 28, 605-618. doi:10.1002/ppp.1958.
  • Chadburn, S., Krinner, G., Porada, P., Bartsch, A., Beer, C., Belelli Marchesini, L., Boike, J., Elberling, B., Friborg, T., Hugelius, G., Johansson, M., Kuhry, P., Kutzbach, L., Langer, M., Lund, M., Parmentier, F.-J., Peng, S., Van Huissteden, K., Wang, T., Westermann, S., Zhu, D., & Burke, E. (in press). Carbon stocks and fluxes in the high latitudes: Using site-level data to evaluate Earth system models. Biogeosciences, Discussion Paper available online. doi:10.5194/bg-2017-197.
  • Hölzel, N., Hickler, T., Kutzbach, L., Joosten, H., van Huissteden, J., & Hiederer, R. (2016). Environmental impacts - terrestrial ecosystems. In M. Quante, & F. Colijn (Eds.), North Sea region climate change assessment (pp. 341-372). Cham: Springer International Publ. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39745-0_11.
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  • Avagyan, A., Runkle, B., Hennings, N., Haupt, H., Virtanen, T., & Kutzbach, L. (2016). Dissolved organic matter dynamics during the spring snowmelt at a boreal river valley mire complex in Northwest Russia. Hydrological Processes, 30, 1727-1741. doi:10.1002/hyp.10710.
  • Schneider, J., Jungkunst, H. F., Wolf, U., Schreiber, P., Gazovic, M., Miglovets, M., Mikhaylov, O., Grunwald, D., Erasmi, S., Wilmking, M., & Kutzbach, L. (2016). Russian boreal peatlands dominate the natural European methane budget. Environmental Research Letters, 11: 014004. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/014004.
  • Baehr, J., Behrens, J., Brüggemann, M., Frisius, T., Gleßmer, M., Hartmann, J., Hense, I., Kaleschke, L., Kutzbach, L., Rödder, S., & Scheffran, J. (2016). Teaching Scales in the Climate System: An example off interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Poster presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Wien.
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  • Kutzbach, L., Overduin, P., Pfeiffer, E.-M., Wetterich, S., & Zubrzycki, S. (2015). Terrestrischer und submariner Permafrost in der Arktis. In Warnsignal Klima: Das Eis der Erde (pp. 78-86). Hamburg: Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen.
  • Pérez-Priego, O., López-Ballesteros, A., Sánchez-Cañete, E. P., Serrano-Ortiz, P., Kutzbach, L., Domingo, F., Eugster, W., & Kowalski, A. S. (2015). Analysing uncertainties in the calculation of fluxes using whole-plant chambers: random and systematic errors. Plant and Soil, 393(1), 229-244. doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2481-x.
  • Knoblauch, C., Spott, O., Evgrafova, S., Kutzbach, L., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2015). Regulation of methane production, oxidation, and emission by vascular plants and bryophytes in ponds of the northeast Siberian polygonal tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 120(12), 2525-2541. doi:10.1002/2015JG003053.
  • Vanselow-Algan, M., Schmidt, S. R., Greven, M., Fiencke, C., Kutzbach, L., & Pfeiffer, E.-.-M. (2015). High methane emissions dominated annual greenhouse gas balances 30 years after bog rewetting. Biogeosciences, 12, 4361-4371. doi:10.5194/bg-12-4361-2015.
  • Beermann, F., Teltewskoi, A., Fiencke, C., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Kutzbach, L. (2015). Stoichiometric analysis of nutrient availability (N, P, K) within soils of polygonal tundra. Biogeochemistry, 122, 211-227. doi:10.1007/s10533-014-0037-4.
  • Avagyan, A., Runkle, B., Hartmann, J., & Kutzbach, L. (2014). Spatial variations in pore-water biogeochemistry greatly exceed temporal changes during baseflow conditions in a boreal river valley mire complex, Northwest Russia. Wetlands, 34(6), 1171-1182. doi:10.1007/s13157-014-0576-4.
  • Avagyan, A., Runkle, B., & Kutzbach, L. (2014). Application of high-resolution spectral absorbance measurements for the determination of the dissolved organic carbon contents of surface and soil-pore waters in remote areas. Journal of Hydrology, 517, 435-446. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.060.
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  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2014). Permafrost-Affected Soils of the Russian Arctic and their Carbon Pools. Solid Earth, 5, 595-609. doi:10.5194/se-5-595-2014.
  • Kutzbach, L., Zubrzycki, S., Knoblauch, C., Fiencke, C., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2014). Permafrostbeinflusste Böden (Kryosole) im Klimawandel. In J. L. Lozán, H. Grassl, D. Notz, & D. Piepenburg (Eds.), Warnsignal Klima: Die Polarregionen (pp. 275-284). Hamburg: Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen.
  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., Morgenstern, A., Grosse, G., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2014). Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Storages of Soils Covering Yedoma Deposits in the Lena River Delta. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16, EGU2014-1393.
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  • Mbufong, H. N., Lund, M., Aurela, M., Christensen, T. R., Eugster, W., Friborg, T., Hansen, B. U., Humphreys, E. R., Jackowicz-Korczynski, M., Kutzbach, L., Lafleur, P. M., Oechel, W. C., Parmentier, F. J. W., Rasse, D. P., Rocha, A. V., Sachs, T., van der Molen, M. M., & Tamstorf, M. P. (2014). Assessing the spatial variability in peak season CO2 exchange characteristics across the Arctic tundra using a light response curve parameterization. Biogeosciences, 11, 4897-4912. doi:10.5194/bg-11-4897-2014.
  • Antsibor, I., Eschenbach, A., Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., Bolshiyanov, D., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2014). Trace metal distribution in pristine permafrost-affected soils of the Lena River delta and its hinterland, northern Siberia, Russia. Biogeosciences, 11(1), 1-15. doi:10.5194/bg-11-1-2014.
  • Görres, C.-M., Kutzbach, L., & Elsgaard, L. (2014). Comparative modeling of annual CO2 flux of temperate peat soils under permanent grassland management. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 186, 64-76. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2014.01.014.
  • Runkle, B. R. K., Wille, C., Langer, M., Boike, J., Sachs, T., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Kutzbach, L. (2014). Multi-annual evapotranspiration in the Lena River Delta - Observations and upscaling using eddy covariance and remote sensing. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2014-8370-3).
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  • Runkle, B., & Kutzbach, L. (2014). Peatland Characterization. In R. Biancalani, & A. Avagyan (Eds.), Towards climate-responsible peatlands management, Mitigation of climate change in agriculture series, 9 (pp. 6-11). Rome: Food and Agiculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Runkle, B., Helbig, M., Knoblauch, C., & Kutzbach, L. (2014). Tracing the catchment-scale hydrology of polygonal tundra and implications for lateral fluxes of carbon and nitrogen, Lena River Delta, Siberia. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2014-8272-4).
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  • Zubrzycki, S., Beer, C., Bolshiyanov, D., Brovkin, V., Eliseev, A., Evgrafova, S., Federova, I., Glagolev, M., Grigoriev, M., Grodnitzkaya, I., Heimann, M., Heitmann, J., Hubberten, H.-W., Knoblauch, C., Koshurnikov, A., Kunitsky, V., Kutzbach, L., Mangelsdorf, K., Mollenhauer, G., Prokushkin, A., Reichstein, M., Rethemeyer, J., Schirrmeister, L., Tronicke, J., Wagner, D., Zimov, S., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2014). CarboPerm: An interdisciplinary Russian-German scientific and technological cooperation project on the formation, turnover and release of carbon in Siberian permafrost landscapes. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16: EGU2014-6351.
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  • Görres, C.-M., Kutzbach, L., & Elsgaard, L. (2014). Comparative modeling of annual CO2 flux of temperate peat soils under permanent grassland management. Agriculture, Ecosystems Environment, 186, 64-76. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.01.014.
  • Cresto-Aleina, F., Brovkin, V., Muster, S., Boike, J., Kutzbach, L., Sachs, T., & Zuyev, S. (2013). A stochastic model for the polygonal tundra based on Poisson-Voronoi diagrams. Earth System Dynamics, 4, 187-198. doi:10.5194/esd-4-187-2013.
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  • Helbig, M., Boike, J., Langer, M., Schreiber, P., Runkle, B., & Kutzbach, L. (2013). Spatial and seasonal variability of polygonal tundra water balance: Lena River Delta, northern Siberia (Russia). Hydrogeology Journal, 21(1), 133-147. doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0933-4.
  • Runkle, B., Sachs, T., Wille, C., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Kutzbach, L. (2013). Bulk partitioning the growing season net ecosystem exchange of CO2 in Siberian tundra reveals the seasonality of its carbon sequestration strength. Biogeosciences, 10(3), 1337-1349. doi:10.5194/bg-10-1337-2013.
  • Boike, J., Kattenstroth, B., Abramova, K., Bornemann, N., Chetverova, A., Fedorova, I., Fröb, K., Grigoriev, M., Grüber, M., Kutzbach, L., Langer, M., Minke, M., Muster, S., Piel, K., Pfeiffer, E.-M., Stoof, G., Westermann, S., Wischnewski, K., Wille, C., & Hubberten, H.-W. (2013). Baseline characteristics of climate, permafrost and land cover from a new permafrost observatory in the Lena River Delta, Siberia (1998-2011). Biogeosciences, 10, 2105-2128. doi:10.5194/bg-10-2105-2013.
  • Beermann, F., Kutzbach, L., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2013). Nutrients (N & P) in the polygonal tundra – limitation and availability. In 6th International Conference on Cryopedology: Abstracts.
  • Kutzbach, L., Sachs, T., Schreiber, P., Wille, C., Runkle, B., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2013). CH4 and CO2 fluxes of Siberian polygonal tundra: eddy covariance measurements und modelling. In 25. Internationalen Polartagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Polarforschung: Abstracts.
  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., Grosse, G., Desyatkin, A., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2013). Organic carbon and total nitrogen stocks in soils of the Lena River Delta. Biogeosciences, 10(6), 3507-3524. doi:10.5194/bg-10-3507-2013.
  • Rüggen, N., Kutzbach, L., Kopelke, S., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2013). DOC export from a peat extraction site in transition to managed restoration - preliminary results of a long-term research project. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2013-13249-2).
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  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., Yakshina, I., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2013). The diversity of permafrost-affected soils in the Lena River Delta and its hinterland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 15: EGU2013-9890-1.
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  • Schneider, J., Kutzbach, L., & Wilmking, M. (2012). Carbon dioxide exchange fluxes of a boreal peatland over a complete growing season, Komi Republic, NW Russia. Biogeochemistry, 111(1-3), 485-513. doi:10.1007/s10533-011-9684-x.
  • Kutzbach, L. (2012). Methane flux measurements in pristine arctic and degraded temperate peatlands of Eurasia. Fluxletter, 4(3), 12-16.
  • Kaleschke, L., & Kutzbach, L. (2012). Schützende Decke in Gefahr. forschung - Das Magazin der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, 4, 6-11.
  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Vakhrameeva, P. (2012). Variability of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks of Different Permafrost-Affected Soils: Initial Results from a North-South Transect in Siberia. In K. M. Hinkel (Ed.), Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost (pp. 485-490). Northern Publ.
  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2012). Böden in Permafrostgebieten der Arktis als Kohlenstoffsenke und Kohlenstoffquelle. Polarforschung, 81, 33-46.
  • Antsibor, I., Eschenbach, A., Kutzbach, L., Bolshiyanov, D., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2012). Content and distribution of trace metals in pristine permafrost environments of Northeastern Siberia, Russia. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 14, EGU2012-8957-5.
  • Runkle, B., Sachs, T., Wille, C., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Kutzbach, L. (2012). Separating direct temperature responses from phenological control of gross photosynthesis during the short tundra growing season: measurements and process modeling from the Lena River Delta, Russia. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2012-5754).
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  • Zubrzycki, S., Kutzbach, L., Desyatkin, A., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2012). Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in Arctic Deltaic Sediments: Investigations in the Lena River Delta. In European Geoscience Union (EGU), General Assembly: Geophysical Research Abstracts (pp. EGU2012-9866-6).
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  • Kutzbach, L., Thees, B., & Wilmking, M. (2011). Identification of linear relationships from noisy data using errors-in-variables models-relevance for reconstruction of past climate from tree-ring and other proxy information. Climatic Change, 105(1-2), 155-177. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9877-7.
  • Michajlov, O. A., Zagirova, S. V., Miglovec, M. N., Schneider, J., Gaz̆ovic̆, M., & Kutzbach, L. (2011). The estimation of carbon dioxide fluxes in vegetation communities of a meso-oligotrophic peatland in the middle taiga. Theoretical and Practical Ecology, 2, 44-51.
  • Forbrich, I., Kutzbach, L., Wille, C., Becker, T., Wu, J., & Wilmking, M. (2011). Cross-evaluation of measurements of peatland methane emissions on microform and ecosystem scales using high-resolution landcover classification and source weight modelling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151(7), 864-874. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.02.006.
  • Gazovic, M., Kutzbach, L., Schreiber, P., Wille, C., & Wilmking, M. (2010). Diurnal dynamics of CH4 from a boreal peatland during snowmelt. Tellus, Series B - Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 62(3), 133-139. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00455.x.
  • Forbrich, I., Kutzbach, L., Hormann, A., & Wilmking, M. (2010). A comparison of linear and exponential regression for estimating diffusive CH4 fluxes by closed-chambers in peatlands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 42(3), 507-515. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.12.004.
  • Forbrich, I., Gazovic, M., Kutzbach, L., Wille, C., Wolf, U., Becker, T., Schreiber, P., & Wilmking, M. (2010). Upscaling methane emissions from plot- to ecosystem-scale in two boreal peatlands. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 8882).
  • Schneider, J., Gažovič, M., Kutzbach, L., Miller, P. a., Susiluoto, S., Virtanen, T., Wilmking, M., & Wu, J. (2010). Integrative comparison of CO2 flux measurements at a boreal peatland by chamber and eddy covariance methods with LPJ-GUESS model output. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 3492).
  • Forbrich, I., Wania, R., Saarnio, S., Schäfer, C., Kutzbach, L., & Wilmking, M. (2010). Interannual variation of methane emissions in a boreal peatland - cross-evaluation of chamber measurements (7 years) and model results (LPJ-WHyMe). In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 8786).
  • Gazovic, M., Kutzbach, L., Schneider, J., Wille, C. a., & Wilmking, M. (2010). Ecological analysis of a boreal peatland CO2 flux based on eddy covariance data set from Ust Pojeg, Russia. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 10049).
  • Schreiber, P., Wille, C., Sachs, T., Pfeiffer, E.-M., & Kutzbach, L. (2010). Land-atmosphere fluxes of methane and carbon dioxide at Siberian polygonal tundra - new data from 2009 in comparison to data from 2003/04 and 2006. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 13702).
  • Sachs, T., Giebels, M., Boike, J., & Kutzbach, L. (2010). Environmental controls on CH4 emission from polygonal tundra on the microsite scale in the Lena river delta, Siberia. Global Change Biology, 16(11), 3096-3110. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02232.x.
  • Wu, J., Kutzbach, L., Jager, D., Wille, C., & Wilmking, M. (2010). Evapotranspiration dynamics in a boreal peatland and its impact on the water and energy balance. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 115(G4): G04038. doi:10.1029/2009JG001075.
  • Kutzbach, L. (2009). A comment on 'Vulnerability of permafrost carbon to global warming. Part I: model description and role of heat generated by organic matter decomposition' by D. V. Khvorostyanov et al. (2008). Tellus, Series B - Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 61(3), 577-578. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2009.00419.x.
  • Gazovic, M., Kutzbach, L., Schreiber, P., Wille, C., & Wilmking, M. (2009). Pronounced short-term temporal dynamics of methane fluxes during the snowmelt period at a boreal peatland in NW Russia. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 9149).
  • Forbrich, I., Kutzbach, L., Wille, C., Wu, J., and Becker, T., & Wilmking, M. (2009). Spatio-temporal analysis of methane emission in a boreal peatland during one growing season as measured by eddy covariance. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (pp. 9471).
  • Schneider, J., Kutzbach, L., Schulz, S., & Wilmking, M. (2009). Overestimation of CO2 respiration fluxes by the closed chamber method in low-turbulence nighttime conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 114(G3): G03005. doi:10.1029/2008JG000909.
  • Tomasky, G., Rastetter, B. E., Williams, M., Kutzbach, L., Tamstorf, M., Lafleur, P., Christensen, R. T., Heliasz, M., & Griffin, L. K. (2008). Using A Modified Ensemble Kalman Filter Approach To Filter Pan-Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux Data. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 89(53).
  • Wille, C., Kutzbach, L., Sachs, T., Wagner, D., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2008). Methane emission from Siberian arctic polygonal tundra: eddy covariance measurements and modeling. Global Change Biology, 14(6), 1395-1408. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01586.x.
  • Sachs, T., Giebels, M., Wille, C., Kutzbach, L., & Boike, J. (2008). Methane Emission from Siberian Wet Polygonal Tundra on Multiple Spatial Scales: Vertical Flux Measurements by Closed Chambers and Eddy Covariance, Samoylov Island, Lena River Delta. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Permafrost.
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  • Becker, T., Kutzbach, L., Forbrich, I., Schneider, J., Jager, D., Thees, B., & Wilmking, M. (2008). Do we miss the hot spots? - The use of very high resolution aerial photographs to quantify carbon fluxes in peatlands. Biogeosciences, 5(5), 1387-1393. doi:10.5194/bg-5-1387-2008.
  • Schneider, J., Kutzbach, L., Schulz, S., & Wilmking, M. (2008). The closed chamber method overestimates CO2 respiration fluxes in low-turbulence nighttime conditions. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (pp. 415).
  • Sachs, T., Wille, C., Boike, J., & Kutzbach, L. (2008). Environmental controls on ecosystem-scale CH4 emission from polygonal tundra in the Lena River Delta, Siberia. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113: G00A03. doi:10.1029/2007JG000505.
  • Kutzbach, L., Schneider, J., Sachs, T., Giebels, M., Nykänen, H., Shurpali, N. J., Martikainen, P. J., Alm, J., & Wilmking, M. (2007). CO2 flux determination by closed-chamber methods can be seriously biased by inappropriate application of linear regression. Biogeosciences, 4, 1005-1025. doi:10.5194/bg-4-1005-2007.
  • Kutzbach, L., Wille, C., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2007). The exchange of carbon dioxide between wet arctic tundra and the atmosphere at the Lena River Delta, Northern Siberia. Biogeosciences, 4, 869-890. doi:10.5194/bg-4-869-2007.
  • Fiedler, S., Wagner, D., Kutzbach, L., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2004). Element Redistribution along Hydraulic and Redox Gradients of Low-Centered Polygons, Lena Delta, Northern Siberia. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68(3), 1002-1011. doi:10.2136/sssaj2004.1002.
  • Kutzbach, L., Wagner, D., & Pfeiffer, E.-M. (2004). Effect of microrelief and vegetation on methane emission from wet polygonal tundra, Lena Delta, Northern Siberia. Biogeochemistry, 69(3), 341-362. doi:10.1023/B:BIOG.0000031053.81520.db.