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  • Smith AG, Han E, Petersen J, Faircloth Olsen NA, Giese C, Athmann M, Dresbøll DB, Thorup-Kristensen K (2020): RootPainter: Deep learning segmentation of biological images with corrective annotation. Preprint bioRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2020.04.16.044461
  • Athmann M, Bornhütter R, Busscher N, Doesburg P, Geier U, Mergardt G, Scherr C, Köpke U, Fritz J (2021): An update on image forming methods: Structure analysis and Gestalt evaluation of images from rocket lettuce with shading, N supply, organic or mineral fertilization and biodynamic preparations. Organic Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13165-021-00347-1

  • Han E, Smith AG, Kemper R, White R, Kirkegaard J, Thorup-Kristensen K, Athmann M (2021). Digging roots is easier with AI. Journal of Experimental Botany: https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab174

  • Han E, Li F, Perkons U, Küpper PM, Bauke SL, Athmann M, Thorup-Kristensen K, Kautz T, Köpke U (2021): Can precrop deep roots deliver subsoil P and K to subsequently grown spring wheat? Plant and Soil: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-021-04910-3
  • Doesburg P, Fritz J, Athmann M, Bornhütter R, Busscher N, Geier U, Mergardt G, Scherr C (2021): Kinesthetic engagement in Gestalt evaluation outscores analytical ‘atomic feature’ evaluation in perceiving aging in crystallization images of agricultural products. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0248124. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248124
  • Hadir S, Gaiser T, Hüging H, Athmann M, Pfarr D, Kemper R, Ewert F, Seidel SJ (2021): Sugar beet shoot and root phenotypic plasticity to nitrogen, phosphorous, potasiium and lime omission. Agriculture 11: 21. DOI: 10.3390/agriculture11010021
  • Petzoldt L, Athmann M, Buechse A, Kautz T (2020): Root growth of Hordeum vulgare and Vicia faba in the biopore sheath. Submitted to Agriculture 10: 650. DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10120650
  • Huang N, Athmann M, Han E (2020): Biopore-induced deep root traits of two winter crops. Agriculture 10: 634, DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10120634
  • Kemper R, Bublitz TA, Müller P, Kautz T, Döring TF, Athmann M (2020): Vertical root distribution of different cover crops determined with the profile wall method. Agriculture 10: 503, DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10110503
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Meissner G, Kauer R, Geier U, Bornhütter R, Schultz HR (2020): Quality assessment of grape juice from integrated, organic and biodynamic viticulture using image forming methods. OenoOne 54 (2): 373-391
  • Döring T, Rosslenbroich D, Giese C, Athmann M, Watson C, Vago I, Kátao J, Tállai M, Bruns C (2020): Disease suppressive soils vary in resilience to stress. Submitted to Applied Soil Ecology 149: 103482. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.103482
  • Meissner G, Athmann M, Fritz J, Kauer R, Stoll M, Schultz HR (2019): Conversion to organic and biodynamic viticultural practices: impact on soil, grapevine development and grape quality. OenoOne 53 (4), DOI: 10.20870/oeno-one.2019.53.4.2470
  • Seidel SJ, Gaiser T, Kautz T, Bauke SL, Amelung W, Barfus K, Ewert F, Athmann M (2019): Estimation of the impact of precrops and climate variability on soil depth-differentiated spring wheat growth and water, nitrogen and phosphorus uptake. Soil and Tillage Research 195: 104427, DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2019.104427
  • Athmann M, Sondermann J, Kautz T, Köpke U (2019): Comparing macropore exploration by faba bean, wheat, barley, and oilseed rape roots using in situ endoscopy. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 19: 689-700, DOI: 10.1007/s42729-019-00069-0
  • Jakobs I, Schmittmann O, Athmann M, Kautz T, Schulze Lammers P (2019): Crop response to deep tillage and incorporated organic fertilizer. Agronomy 9: 296, DOI: 10.3390/agronomy9060296
  • Landl M, Schnepf A, Uteau D, Peth S, Athmann M, Kautz T, Perkons U, Vereecken H, Vanderborght J (2019): Modeling the impact of biopores on root growth and root water uptake. Vadose Zone Journal 18 (1): DOI: 10.2136/vzj2018.11.0196
  • Dresemann T, Athmann M, Heringer L, Kautz T (2018) Effects of Continuous Vertical Soil Pores on Root and Shoot Growth of Winter Wheat: A Microcosm Study. Agricultural Sciences 9: 750-764.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Andersen JO, Doesburg P, Geier U, Mergardt G (2018) Advanced panel training on visual Gestalt evaluation of biocrystallization images: ranking wheat samples from different extract decomposition stages and different production systems. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 35: 21-32.
  • Uksa M, Buegger F, Gschwendtner S, Lueders T, Kublik S, Kautz T, Athmann M, Köpke U, Schloter M, Fischer D (2017): Bacteria utilizing plant-derived carbon in the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum change in different depths of an arable soil. Environmental Microbiology Reports 9: 729-741.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Meissner G, Kauer R, Köpke U (2017): Quality characterization via image forming methods differentiates grape juice produced from integrated, organic or biodynamic vineyards in the first year after conversion. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 33: 195-213.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Banfield C, Bauke S, Hoang D T T, Lüsebrink M, Pausch J, Amelung W, Kuzyakov Y, Köpke U (2017): Six months of L. terrestris L. activity in root-formed biopores increases nutrient availability, microbial biomass and enzyme activity. Applied Soil Ecology 120: 135-142.
  • Uksa M, Schloter M, Kautz T, Athmann M, Köpke U, Fischer D (2015): Spatial variability of hydrolytic and oxidative potential extracellular enzyme activities in different subsoil compartments. Biology and Fertility of Soils 51: 517-521.
  • Köpke U, Athmann M, Han E, Kautz T (2015): Optimising cropping techniques for nutrient and environmental management in organic agriculture. Sustainable Agriculture Research 4 (3): 15-25.
  • Pagenkemper S K, Athmann M, Uteau D, Kautz T, Peth S, Horn R (2015): The effect of earthworm activity on soil bioporosity – investigated with X-ray computed tomography and endoscopy. Soil and Tillage Research 146: 79-88.      
  • Doesburg P, Huber M, Andersen J O, Athmann M, van der Bie G, Fritz J, Geier U, Hoekman J, Kahl J, Mergardt G, Busscher N (2015): Standardization and performance of a visual Gestalt evaluation of biocrystallization patterns reflecting ripening and decomposition processes in food samples. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 31: 128-145.
  • Perkons U, Kautz T, Uteau D, Peth S, Geier V, Thomas K, Lütke Holz K, Athmann M, Pude R, Köpke U (2014): Root-length densities of various annual crops following crops with contrasting root systems. Soil and Tillage Research 137: 50–57.
  • Kautz T, Lüsebrink M, Pätzold S, Vetterlein D, Pude R, Athmann M, Küpper P M, Perkons U, Köpke U (2014): Contribution of anecic earthworms to biopore formation during cultivation of perennial ley crops. Pedobiologia 57: 47-52.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Pude R, Köpke U (2013): Root growth in biopores - evaluation with in situ endoscopy. Plant and Soil 371: 179-190.
  • Kautz T, Perkons U, Athmann M, Pude R, Köpke U (2013): Barley roots are not constrained to biopores in the subsoil of a deep Haplic luvisol. Biology and Fertility of Soils 49: 959-963.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Kautz T, Köpke U (2011): Grouping and classification of wheat from organic and conventional production systems by combining three image forming methods. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 27: 320-336.

Athmann M: Produktqualität von Salatrauke (Eruca sativa L.) und Weizen (Triticum aestivum L.): Einfluss von Einstrahlungsintensität, Stickstoffangebot, Düngungsart und Hornkieselapplikation auf Wachstum und Differenzierung [Product quality of rocket lettuce (Eruca sativa L.) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): Effect of irradiation intensity, nitrogen supply, fertilizer type and horn silica application on growth and differentiation]. Dissertation University of Bonn, 310 pp.

  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Hoberg H, Köpke U (2019): Einfluss von Tiefenmelioration mit und ohne Komposteinbringung auf das Spross- und Wurzelwachstum von Sommergerste. [Effect of subsoil melioration with and without compost application on shoot and root growth of spring wheat]. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften [Proceedings German Society of Crop Science] 31: 37-38.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Köpke U (2019): Wurzelwachstum und Nodulation von Luzerne: Einfluss von Bioporendichte im Unterboden und Nährstoffgehalt im Oberboden. [Root growth and nodulation of lucerne: Effect of biopore density in the subsoil and nutrient contents in the topsoil.] Proceedings 15. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [15th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 5-8, 2019, Kassel, Germany: 142-145.
  • Seidel SJ, Gaiser T, Krauss G, Leitner D, Schmittmann O, Athmann M, Kautz T, Ewert F, Schnepf A (2019): Modeling root elongation as a function of soil strength and biomass growth with a field-scale crop model coupled with a 3D architectural root model. Vienna, Geophysical Research Abstracts 21, EGU 2019-15113 EGU General Assembly, April 7-12, 2019, Vienna, Austria.
  • Athmann M, Han E, Lüsebrink M, Lütke Holz K, Müller A, Perkons U, Kautz T, Köpke U (2018): Biopore genesis via perennial fodder cropping on a haplic luvisol: role of plant roots and anecic earthworms. European Society of Agronomists (ESA) Congress, August 27-31, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Athmann M, Sondermann J, Kautz T, Köpke U (2018): Macropore exploration by crop roots: Comparing faba bean (Vicia faba), spring oilseed rape (Brassica napus), spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) and spring barley (Hordeum vulgare). First international conference of biodynamic research, September 5-9, 2018, Dornach, Switzerland.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Bornhütter R, Geier U, Mergardt G, Doesburg P (2018): Visual Gestalt evaluation of biocrystallization images: ranking wheat samples from different production systems. First international conference of biodynamic research, September 5-9, 2018, Dornach, Switzerland.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Herkenhöner A, Köpke U (2017): Bioporing: yield insurance during dry spells? In: Rahmann et al.: Innovative Research for Organic 3.0 - Proceedings of the 5th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, November 9-11, 2017, Delhi, India. Sprint/Delhi: 370-373.
  • Kautz T, Urbanska D, Athmann M, Dahn C, Täufer D, Köpke U (2017): Persistenz bodenphysikalischer Wirkungen perennierender Futterpflanzen mit Pfahlwurzelsystemen [Persistence of soil physical effects of taprooted perennial fodder crops]. Proceedings 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [14th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 7-10, 2017, Freising, Germany: 290-291.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Küpper PM, Perkons U, Köpke U (2017): Biological subsoil management: new insights into structure building and implications for crop growth. Vienna, Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU 2017-7202 EGU General Assembly, April 24-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.
  • Athmann M, Beuters P, Küpper PM, Kautz T, Köpke U (2016): Quantifying N uptake from the subsoil: A biopore labelling field approach. Vienna, Geophysical Research Abstracts 18, EGU2016-6186 EGU General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Athmann M, Fetscher J, Zemke D, Kautz T, Köpke U (2015): Charakterisierung von Bioporenwandungen mit in situ Endoskopie und chemischer Analyse: Einfluss von Regenwürmern auf Kohlenstoff- und Stickstoffgehalte [Characterisation of biopore walls with in situ endoscopy and chemical analysis: Effect of earthworms on carbon and nitrogen contents]. Proceedings 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [13th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 17-20, 2015, Eberswalde, Germany.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Meissner G, Köpke U (2015): Untersuchungen von Wein aus Integriertem, Organischem und Biologisch-dynamischem Anbau mit Bildschaffenden Methoden [Investigation of wine from integrated, organic and biodynamic agriculture with image forming methods]. Proceedings 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [13th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming] March 17-20, 2015, Eberswalde, Germany: 266-269.
  • Kautz T, Zemke D, Athmann M, Köpke U (2015): Wurzellängendichte von Sommergerste nach Anbau verschiedener perennierender Futterpflanzen mit kontrastierenden Wurzelsystemen [Root-length density of spring barley after growing different perennial fodder crops with contrasting root systems]. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften [Proceedings German Society of Crop Science] 27: 129-130.
  • Athmann M, Huang N, Kautz T, Köpke U (2014): Biopore characterization with in situ endoscopy: Influence of earthworms on carbon and nitrogen contents. Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference ‘Building Organic Bridges’, at the Organic World Congress, October 13-15, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey: 415-418.
  • Kautz T, Athmann M, Köpke U (2014): Growth of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) roots in biopores with differing carbon and nitrogen contents. Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference ‘Building Organic Bridges’, at the Organic World Congress, October 13-15, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey: 391-394.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Meissner G, Köpke, U (2014): Quality assessment of integrated, organic and biodynamic wine using image forming methods. Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference ‘Building Organic Bridges’, at the Organic World Congress, October 13-15, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey: 497-500.
  • Fritz J, Meissner G, Athmann M, Köpke U (2013): Untersuchungen von Traubensaft aus den Jahren 2007-2010 von unterschiedlichen Produktionssystemen mit drei Bildschaffenden Methoden [Investigation of grape juice from harvest years 2007-2010 from different production systems with three image forming methods]. Proceedings 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [12th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 5-8, 2013, Bonn, Germany: 358-361.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Köpke U (2013): Untersuchungen von Weizen (Triticum aestivum L.) mit den drei Bildschaffenden Methoden Kupferchloridkristallisation, Steigbildmethode und Rundfilterchromatographie [Investigation of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with the three image forming methods biocrystallization, capillary dynamolysis and round filter chromatography]. Proceedings 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [12th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 5-8, 2013, Bonn, Germany: 374-377.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Köpke U (2013): Charakterisierung des Wurzelwachstums in Bioporen mit in situ Endoskopie [Characterisation of root growth in biopores with in situ endoscopy]. Proceedings 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [12th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 5-8, 2013, Bonn, Germany: 202-205.
  • Kautz T, Athmann M, Köpke U (2013): Bioporen: Ihre Bedeutung für das Pflanzenwachstum der landwirtschaftlichen Kulturpflanzen [Biopores: Their significance for crop growth]. Proceedings 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [12th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 5-8, 2013, Bonn, Germany: 200-201.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Köpke U (2012): Einsatz angepasster Endoskopie zur Charakterisierung des
  • Wurzelwachstums in Bioporen [Application of adapted endoscopy for characterisation of root growth in biopores]. Proceedings 22. Borkheider Seminar zur Ökophysiologie des Wurzelraums [22nd Borkheide seminar on root ecophysiology]: 13-19.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Köpke U (2012): Characterization of root growth in biopores by using in situ endoscopy. Proceedings International Society of Root Research 2012: "Roots to the Future". June 26-29, 2012, Dundee, Scotland.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Köpke U (2011): Untersuchungen von Salatrauke (Eruca sativa) mit den drei Bildschaffenden Methoden Kupferchloridkristallisation, Steigbildmethode und Rundfilterchromatographie. [Investigation of rocket lettuce (Eruca sativa) with the three image forming methods biocrystallization, capillary dynamolysis and round filter chromatography]. Proceedings 11. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [11th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 15-18, Gießen, Germany, Vol. 1: 394.
  • Athmann M, Blasco I, Köpke U (2011): Einfluss von Einstrahlungsintensität, Stickstoffangebot, Düngungsart und Hornkieselapplikation auf den Nitrat-, Ascorbinsäure- und Glucosinolatgehalt bei Salatrauke (Eruca sativa) [Effect of solar radation, N supply, fertilizer type and horn silica application on contents of nitrate, ascorbic acid and glucosinolates of rocket lettuce (Eruca sativa)]. Proceedings 11. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [11th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 15-18, Gießen, Germany, Vol. 1: 398.
  • Athmann M, Fritz J, Köpke U (2011): Product quality as a function of light and nitrogen supply: contributing to a quality concept for organic agriculture? In: Pulkrabovà, J., Tomaniová, M., Kahl, J. und Hajšlová, J.: Book of Abstracts, First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research, May 18-20, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic: 139.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Köpke U (2011): Quality assessment of grape juice from integrated, organic and biodynamic farming with image forming methods. In: Pulkrabovà, J., Tomaniová, M., Kahl, J. und Hajšlová, J.: Book of Abstracts, First International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research, May 18-20, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic: 95.
  • Athmann M, Köpke U (2011): Product quality of rocket (Eurca sativa L.) as a function of light intensity and nitrogen supply. Proceedings of the 3rd ISOFAR scientific conference, Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2011, Namyangju, Korea. Vol 2: 166-169.
  • Athmann M, Cortinas Vicent A, Köpke U (2011): Einfluss von Einstrahlungsintensität, Stickstoffangebot und Düngungsart auf Rohprotein, Reineiweiß und freie Aminosäuren in Sommerweizenkaryopsen [Effect of solar radiation, N supply and fertilizer type on crude protein, true protein and free amino acids in spring wheat grains]. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften [Proceedings German Society of Crop Sciences] 23: 47-48.
  • Fritz J, Meissner G, Athmann M, Köpke U (2009): Untersuchung von Traubensaft mit den drei Bildschaffenden Methoden Kupferchloridkristallisation, Steigbildmethode und Rundfilterchromatographie [Investigation of grape juice with the three image forming methods biocrystallization, capillary dynamolysis and round filter chromatography]. Proceedings 10. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau [10th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], February 11-13, 2009, Zurich, Switzerland: 462-465.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M, Köpke U (2007): Differenzierung und Identifizierung von Weizen aus ökologischen und konventionellen Anbausystemen durch die kombinierte Anwendung von drei Bildschaffenden Methoden [Differentiation and identification of wheat from organic and conventional farming systems with the combined application of three image forming methods]. Proceedings 9. Wissenschaftstagung zum Ökologischen Landbau [9th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming], March 20-23, 2007, Hohenheim, Germany: 453-456.
  • Ittner, S., Gerdes, H., Athmann, M., Bauke, S. L., Gocke, M., Guigue, J., Jaiswal, S., Kautz, T., Schmittmann, O., Schulz, S., Seidel, S. (2020). The impact of subsoil management on the delivery of ecosystem services. BonaRes Series. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20387/bonares-bszh-qbkn
  • Seidel SJ, Gaiser T, Athmann M, Kautz T, Amelung W, Barfus K, Ewert F (2018): Effect of precrops and climate variability on subsoil water and nutrient uptake of spring wheat. 2nd ISMC Conference: New Perspectives on Soil Models. Wageningen University, November 5 - 7, 2018, Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Athmann M, Fritz J, Köpke U (2018): Produktqualität von Salatrauke: Wie wirken Einstrahlungsintensität, N-Angebot, Düngungsart und Hornkieselapplikation auf Wachstum und Differenzierung? [Product quality of rocket lettuce: What are the effects of solar radiation, N supply, fertilizer type and horn silica application on growth and differention?] Lebendige Erde 3: 36-42.
  • Kahl J, Andersen JO, Athmann M, Busscher N, Doesburg P, Fritz J, Geier U, Mergardt G (2015): Laboratory intercomparison for biocrystallization (crystallization with additives) applied to different wheat varieties. Elemente der Naturwissenschaft 102: 5-13.
  • Kautz T, Athmann M, Köpke U (2012): Data gathering for modeling the nutrient acquisition from the subsoil: Carbon and nitrogen contents of the drilosphere. Eurosoil, 4th international congress of the European confederation of soil science societies, 02-06 July 2012, Bari – Italy.
  • Athmann M, Schneider H, Uteau D, Peth S, Horn R (2012): Investigation of the root-soil interface in subsoil with X-ray tomography and quantitative image analysis. 19th ISTRO-conference, international congress of the International Soil Tillage Research Organisation, September 24-28, 2012, Montevideo – Uruguay.
  • Athmann M, Kautz T, Neuhoff D, Köpke U (2011): Prozesskomponenten der Nährstoffakquisition aus dem Unterboden [Process components of nutrient acquisition from the subsoil]. Poster Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft [Annual meeting of the German Society of Soil Science], September 3-9, 2011, Berlin and Potsdam, Germany.
  • Fritz J, Athmann M (2009): Biodynamischer Rebbau – ändert sich der Saft? Untersuchung mit Bildschaffenden Methoden [Biodynamic viticulture: Does it change the juice?]. Lebendige Erde 5: 38-42.
  • Deittert C, Müller-Lindenlauf M, Athmann M, Köpke U (2008): Ökobilanz und Wirtschaftlichkeit ökologisch wirtschaftender Milchviehbetriebe mit unterschiedlicher Fütterungsintensität und Produktionsstruktur  [Life cycle assessment and economic performance of organic dairy farms with different feeding intensity and production structure]. Final report BÖL, University of Bonn, Institute of Organic Agriculture, www.orgprints.org/13567/1/13567-03OE414-iol_uni_bonn-2008-deittert-oekobilanz_milchvieh.pdf.