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

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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).

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  • 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. (2017). Carbon stocks and fluxes in the high latitudes: Using site-level data to evaluate Earth system models. Biogeosciences, 14, 5143-5169. doi:10.5194/bg-14-5143-2017.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.