Bilibio, C., Uteau, D., Peth, S., Retz, S., Schellert, C., Hensel, O. 2022. Physical properties of technosols as evapotranspiration covers on potash tailings piles. Journal of Environmental Management 310.

Moran-Rodas, V.E., Chavannavar, S.V., Joergensen, R.G., Wachendorf, C. 2022. Microbial response of distinct soil types to land-use intensification at a South-Indian rural-urban interface. Plant and Soil.

Mousavi, S. B., Uteau, D., & Peth, S. 2022. Assessment of mechanical elasticity of soils based on confined compression tests. Soil and Tillage Research, 221, 105389.

Rosskopf, U., Uteau, D. & Peth, S. 2022. Development of mechanical soil stability in an initial homogeneous loam and sand planted with two maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes with contrasting root hair attributes under in-situ field conditions. Plant Soil (2022).

Uteau, D., Horn, R., Peth, S. 2022. Millimetre scale aeration of the rhizosphere and drilosphere. European Journal of Soil Science.



Blagodatskaya, E., Tarkka, M., Knief, C., Koller, R., Peth, S., Schmidt, V., Spielvogel, S., Uteau, D., Weber, M., Razavi, BS.  2021. Bridging Microbial Functional Traits With Localized Process Rates at Soil Interfaces. Frontiers in Microbiology 12.

Dec, D., Bravo, S., Horn, R., Uteau, D. et al. 2021: Analyzing the impact of grazing and short-term irrigation management on soil mechanical strength of a volcanic ash soil under different types of pastures. Soil and Tillage Research 213.

Dorau, K., Uteau, D., Hovels, MP, Peth, S., Mansfeldt, T. 2021. Soil aeration and redox potential as function of pore connectivity unravelled by X-ray microtomography imaging. European Journal of Soil Science.

Felde, VJMNL, Schweizer, SA, Biesgen, D., Ulbrich, A., Uteau, D. et al. 2021. Wet sieving versus dry crushing: Soil microaggregates reveal different physical structure, bacterial diversity and organic matter composition in a clay gradient. European Journal of Soil Science 72,2, S. 810-828.

Ingold, M., Wachendorf, C., & Buerkert, A. 2021. Net‐mineralization of organic matter and greenhouse gas emissions from Quebracho tannin‐enriched manure applied to acidic and alkaline soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, jpln.202000495.

Pohl, L., Kolbl, A., Uteau, D., Peth, S., et al. 2021. Porosity and organic matter distribution in jarositic phyto tubules of sulfuric soils assessed by combined mu CT and NanoSIMS analysis. Geoderma 399.

Rosskopf, U., Uteau, D., Peth, S. 2021: Effects of mucilage concentration at different water contents on mechanical stability and elasticity in a loamy and a sandy soil. European Journal of Soil Science.



Beuschel, R., Piepho, H.-P., Joergensen, R.G., Wachendorf, C. 2020. Impact of willow-based grassland alley cropping in relation to its plant species diversity on soil ecology of former arable land. App. Soil  Ecol. 147, March 2020, 103373

Beuschel, R., Piepho, H.-P., Joergensen, R.G., Wachendorf, C. 2020. Effects of converting a temperate short-rotation coppice to a silvo-arable alley cropping agroforestry system on soil quality indicators. Agroforest Syst. 94, 389–400

Dörner, J., Horn, R., Uteau, D., Rostek, J., Zúñiga, F.,Peth, S., Dec, D. & Fleige, H. 2020. Studying the soil pore physical resistance and resilience of a shallow volcanic ash soil subjected to pure cyclic loading. Soil and Tillage Research, 204, 104709.

Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Rodriguez‐Caballero, E., Chamizo, S., Rossi, F., Uteau, D.,Peth, S., Keck, H., De Philippis, R., Belnap, J. & Eldridge, D.J. 2020a. Comment on ‘Kidron, G. J. (2018). Biocrust research: A critical view on eight common hydrological‐related paradigms and dubious theses. Ecohydrology , e2061.’ Ecohydrology, (At: Accessed: 24/6/2020).

Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Schweizer, S.A., Biesgen, D., Ulbrich, A., Uteau, D., Knief, C., Graf-Rosenfellner, M., Kögel-Knabner, I. & Peth, S. 2020b. Wet sieving versus dry crushing: Soil microaggregates reveal different physical structure, bacterial diversity and organic matter composition in a clay gradient. European Journal of Soil Science, (At: Accessed: 23/6/2020).

Leue, M., Uteau, D., Peth, S., Beck-Broichsitter, S., Gerke, H.H. 2020. Volume-related quantification of organic carbon content and cation exchange capacity of macropore surfaces in Bt horizons. Vadose Zone Journal 2020:19:e20069.

Schroeder, J., Jannoura, R., Beuschel, R., Pfeiffer, B., Dyckmans, J., Murugan, R., Chavannavar, S., Wachendorf, C., Joergensen, R.G., 2020. Carbon use efficiency and microbial functional diversity in a temperate Luvisol and a tropical Nitisol after millet litter and N addition. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 56, 1139–1150

Wachendorf, C. Piepho, H.-P., Beuschel, R. 2020. Determination of litter derived C and N in litter bags and soil using stable isotopes prevents overestimation of litter decomposition in alley cropping systems. Pedobiologia 81-82, 150651.



Ajayi, A.E., Horn, R., Rostek, J., Uteau, D. & Peth, S. 2019. Evaluation of temporal changes in hydrostructural properties of regenerating permanent grassland soils based on shrinkage properties and μCT analysis. Soil and Tillage Research, 185, 102–112.

Beuschel, R., Piepho, H.-P., Joergensen, R. G., Wachendorf, C. 2019. Similar spatial patterns of soil quality indicators in three poplar-based silvo-arable alley cropping systems in Germany. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 55, 1-14.

Bucka, F.B., Kölbl, A., Uteau, D., Peth, S., Kögel-Knabner, I. 2019. Organic matter input determines structure development and aggregate formation in artificial soils. Geoderma354, 113881.

Heyn, N., Joergensen R.G., Wachendorf, C. 2019. Soil organic C and N stocks in the first rotation of poplar plantations in Germany. Geoderma Regional 15 2352-0094/© 2019 Elsevier

Khanal, G., Wachendorf, C., Dittert, K., Willich, M., Dietz, H., Buerkert, A., Ingold, M., 2019. Nitrogen turnover in a repeatedly manured arid subtropical soil: Incubation studies with 15N isotopes. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 182, 836–845

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.

Leue, M., Uteau Puschmann, D., Peth, S., Nellesen, J., Kodesová, R., Gerke, H.H. 2019. Separation of Soil Macropore Types in Three-Dimensional X-Ray Computed Tomography Images Based on Pore Geometry Characteristics. Vadose Zone Journal, 18:180170. DOI:10.2136/vzj2018.09.0170.

Obalum, S.E., Uteau, D., Peth, S. 2019. Reduced tillage and compost effects on soil aggregate stability of a silt-loam Luvisol using different aggregate stability tests. Soil and Tillage Research, 189, 217-228. DOI:10.1016/j.still.2019.02.002.

Zuniga, F., Horn, R., Rostek, J., Peth, S., Uteau, D., Dörner, J. 2019. Anisotropy of intensity-capacity parameters on Aquands with contrasting swelling-shrinkage cycles. Soil and Tillage Research, 193, 101-113. DOI:10.1016/j.still.2019.05.019.



Couradeau, E., Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Parkinson, D., Uteau, D., Rochet, A., Cuellar, C., Winegar, G., Peth, S., Northen, T.R., Garcia-Pichel, F. 2018. In Situ X-Ray Tomography Imaging of Soil Water and Cyanobacteria from Biological Soil Crusts Undergoing Desiccation. Frontiers in Environmental Science6:65, 1-11. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00065

Guber, A., Kravchenko, A., Razavi, B.S., Uteau, D., Peth, S., Blagodatskaya, E., Kuzyakov, Y., 2018. Quantitative soil zymography: Mechanisms, processes of substrate and enzyme diffusion in porous media. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 127, 156–167.

Ingold, M, Khanal, G., Dyckmans, J., Wachendorf, C., Buerkert, A. 2018. NH3 Volatilization, N2O Emission and Microbial Biomass Turnover from 15N-Labeled Manure under Laboratory Conditions. Comm. Soil Sci. Plant Analysis 49, (5) 537-551

Liu, L., De Kock, T., Wilkinson, J., Cnudde, V., Xiao, S., Buchmann, C., Uteau, D., Peth, S., Lorke, A. 2018. Methane bubble growth and migration in aquatic sediments observed by X-ray µCT. Environmental Science & Technology 52(4) 2007-2015, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b06061.

Saucke, H., Uteau, D., Brinkmann, K., Ziebell, H. 2018. Symptomology and yield impact of pea nectrotic yellow dwarf virus (PNYDV) in faba bean (Vicia faba L. minor). European Journal of Plant Pathology.



Bilibio, C., Schellert, C., Retz, S., Hensel, O., Schmeisky, H., Uteau, D., Peth, S.2017. Water balance assessment of different substrates on potash tailings piles using non-weighable lysimeters. Journal of Environmental Management196, 633-643.

Wachendorf, C., Stuelpnagel, R., Wachendorf, M. 2017. Influence of land use and tillage depth on dynamics of soil microbial properties, soil carbon fractions and crop yield after conversion of short-rotation coppices. Soil Use and Management 33, 379–388. DOI:10.1111/sum.12348



Calistru, A.E., Topa, D., Rostek, J., Uteau Puschmann, D., Peth, S., Horn, R., & Jitareanu, G. 2016. Soil Physical Properties and Winter Wheat Yield as Affected by different Tillage Systems. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology17, 978–989.

Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Rossi, F., Colesie, C., Uteau, D., Horn, R., Felix-Henningsen, P., De Philippis, R., Peth, S. 2016. Pore characteristics in biological soil crusts are independent of extracellular polymeric substances. Soil Biology and Biochemistry103:294-299. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.08.029



Gad, H., Wachendorf, C., Joergensen, R.G. 2015. Response of maize and soil microorganisms to decomposing poplar root residues after shallow or homogenous mixing into soil. J Soil Sci Plant Nutr. 178, 507–514

Han, E., Kautz, T., Perkons, U., Uteau Puschmann, D., Peth, S., Huang, N., Horn, R., Köpke, U. 2015. Root growth dynamics inside and outside of soil biopores as affected by crop sequence determined with the profile wall method. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51(7), 847-856.

Jannoura, R., Brinkmann, K., Uteau Puschmann, D., Bruns, C., Joergensen, R.G. 2015. Monitoring of crop biomass using true colour aerial photographs taken from a remote controlled hexacopter. Biosystems Engineering 129, 341-351.

Pagenkemper, S.K., Athmann, M., Uteau Puschmann, 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(A), 79-88.

Uteau Puschmann, D., Hafner, S., Pagenkemper, S.K., Peth, S., Wiesenberg, G.L.B., Kuzyakov, Y., Horn, R. 2015. Oxygen and redox potential gradients in the rhizosphere of alfalfa grown on a loamy soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178, 278-287.

Wachendorf, C. 2015. Effects of liming and mineral N on initial decomposition of soil organic matter and post harvest root residues of poplar. Geoderma 259–260, 243–250



Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Peth, S., Uteau Puschmann, D., Drahorad, S.L., Felix-Henningsen, P. 2014. Soil microstructure as an under-explored feature of biological soil crust hydrological properties: case study from the NW Negev Desert. Biodiversity and Conservation 23, 1687-1708.

Pagenkemper, S.K., Uteau Puschmann, D., Peth, S., Horn, R. 2014. Investigation of Time Dependent Development of Soil Structure and Formation of Macropore Networks as Affected by Various Precrop Species. International Soil and Water Conservation Research 2(2), 51-66.

Perkons, U., Kautz, T., Uteau Puschmann, D., Peth, S., Geier, V., Thomas, K., Lütke Holz, K., Atmann, 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.



Gaiser, T., Perkons, U., Küpper, P.M., Kautz, T., Uteau, D. 2013. Modeling biopore effects on root growth and biomass production on soils with pronounced sub-soil clay accumulation. Ecological Modelling 256, 6-15.

Uteau, D., Pagenkemper, S.K., Peth, S., & Horn, R. 2013a. Aggregate and Soil Clod Volume Measurement: A Method Comparison. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77, 60.

Uteau, D., Pagenkemper, S.K., Peth, S., & Horn, R. 2013b. Root and time dependent soil structure formation and its influence on gas transport in the subsoil. Soil and Tillage Research 132, 69–76.



Gaiser, T., Perkons, U., Küpper, P.M., Puschmann, D.U., Peth, S., Kautz, T., Pfeifer, J., Ewert, F., Horn, R., & Köpke, U. 2012. Evidence of improved water uptake from subsoil by spring wheat following lucerne in a temperate humid climate. Field Crops Research 126, 56–62.


Wachendorf, C., Potthoff, M. 2014. Einfluss des Bodenlebens auf Streuabbau und Aggregatbildung. In: Handbuch der Bodenkunde. Blume H.P. et al. (Hrsg). Kapitel p. 1-10, Wiley VCH.


Pagenkemper, S.K., Peth, S., Uteau, D., Horn, R. 2013. Effects of root-induced biopores on pore space architecture investigated with industrial X-Ray computed tomography, in: Anderson, S.H.,, Hopmans, J.W. (Eds.), Soil-Water-Root Processes: Advances in Tomography and Imaging, SSSA Special Publication. American Society of Agronomy, WI, USA., pp. 69-96.


Simon, J., Felde, V., Middendorf, B. & Peth, S., 2015, Flüssigböden/ZFSV mit hohem Durchwurzelungswiderstand, 3R - Fachzeitschrift für sichere und effiziente Rohrleitungssysteme, 12/2015, S. 92-95.


Peth, S., Pagenkemper, S., Uteau, D., Horn, R., 2011. Nicht-invasive Untersuchungen zur Bodenstrukturentwicklung und deren Einfluss auf Transportvorgänge und Nährstoffaufnahme im Unterboden bei unterschiedlichen Vorfruchtfolgen. Proceedings of the Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft - Böden verstehe, Böden nutzen, Böden fit machen, 3.-9. Sept., Technische Unversität Berlin, Berlin.

Uteau, D., Pagenkemper, S., Peth, S.

, Horn, R., 2011. Methodischer Vergleich zur Bestimmung von Volumina und Oberflächen unregelmäßig geformter Aggregate/Bodenkörper. Proceedings of the Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft - Böden verstehe, Böden nutzen, Böden fit machen, 3.-9. Sept., Technische Unversität Berlin, Berlin. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft.