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Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Dr. Kristof Brenzinger

Postdoctoral researcher

Tel.: +49 (0)931 31-87370
Email: kristof.brenzinger@uni-wuerzburg.de

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4312-237X

 

Room C038
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocentre, University of Würzburg

Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg

 

  • Environmental and anthropogenic influences on microorganisms, plants and insects
  • Microbial and Molecular Ecology
  • Gut Microbiome of insects
  • N- and C-cycle
  • GHG emissions

ADaptation of Alpine Pollinators in Times of Global Change (ADAPT)

https://www.bayklif.de/juniorgruppen/adapt/

04/2020 – now Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, Postdoctoral Fellow, RG Alice Claßen, Project: "Molecular analysis of the influence of elevation and climate change on bumblebee populations"

 

05/2017 – 01/2020 Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands, Postdoctoral Fellow with DFG Post-Doc stipend, RG Paul Bodelier, Project: "Smart residue amendments to improve greenhouse gas uptake by agriculutral soils"

 

01/2016 – 03/2017 Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, Postdoctoral Fellow, RG Ralf Conrad

 

10/2015 – 12/2015 Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, Postdoctoral Fellow, RG Christoph Müller

10/2015 – 12/2015 Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, Postdoctoral Fellow, RG Gesche Braker

 

11/2011 – 10/2015 Philipps University, Marburg, Germany / Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany / Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, PhD studies in Microbiology, Thesis: “Impact of changes in environmental parameters (pH and elevated CO2) on soil microbial communities involved in N-cycling”. Supervision PD Dr. Gesche Braker (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg) and Prof Dr. Christoph Müller (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

 

10/2009 – 10/2011 Philipps University, Marburg, Germany / Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Thesis: “Differences in the expression of denitrification genes under stress (pH, temperature) determine functional responses of denitrification in three organic soils”; Supervision PD Dr. Gesche Braker (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg)

 

10/2006 – 08/2009 Philipps University, Marburg, Germany / Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Thesis: “RING-FISH as a detection method for nirK-type denitrifiers in pure culture and environmental samples”; Supervision PD Dr. Gesche Braker (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg)

 

Oram, N. J., van Groenigen, J. W., Bodelier, P. L., Brenzinger, K., Cornelissen, J. H., De Deyn, G. B., and Abalos, D. (2020). Can flooding-induced greenhouse gas emissions be mitigated by trait-based plant species choice?. Science of the Total Environment. 138476.

 

Moser, G., Gorenflo, A., Brenzinger, K., Keidel, L., Braker, G., Marhan, S., Clough, T. J., and Müller, C. (2018). Explaining the doubling of N2O emissions under elevated CO2 in the Giessen FACE via in‐field 15N tracing. Global change biology. 24(9): 3897-3910.

 

Brenzinger, K., Drost, S., Korthals, G., and Bodelier, P. E. (2018). Organic residue amendments to modulate greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils. Frontiers in Microbiol. 9:3035.

 

Brenzinger, K., Palmer, K., Horn, M.A., Moser, G., Guillet, C., Kammann, C., Müller, C., and Braker, G. (2017). Soil Conditions Rather Than Long-Term Exposure to Elevated CO2 Affect Soil Microbial Communities Associated with N-Cycling. Frontiers in Microbiol. 8:1976.

 

Brenzinger, K., Breidenbach, B., Brandt, F.B., Blaser, M.B. and Conrad, R. (2017). The effect of crop rotation between wetland rice and upland maize on the microbial communities associated with roots. Plant and Soil.

 

Suleiman, M., Brandt, F. B., Brenzinger, K., Martinson, G. and Braker, G. (2016). Potential N2O emissions from the tanks of bromeliads suggest an additional source of N2O in the Neotropics. Microbial ecology. 73(4):751-754.

 

Brenzinger, K., Dörsch, P. and Braker, G. (2015). pH-driven shifts in overall and transcriptionally active denitrifiers control gaseous product stoichiometry in growth experiments with extracted bacteria from soil. Frontiers in Microbiol. 6:961.

 

Braker, G., Matthies, D., Hannig, M., Brandt, F. B., Brenzinger, K. and Gröngröft, A. (2015). Impact of Land Use Management and Soil Properties on Denitrifier Communities of Namibian Savannas. Microbial ecology, 1-12.

 

Brenzinger, K., Brandt, F. B., Breidenbach, B. and Conrad, R. (2014). Impact of short-term storage temperature on determination of microbial community composition and abundance in aerated forest soil and anoxic pond sediment samples. Systematic and applied microbiology, 37:570-577.