Marcel Lorenz

Trier University
Faculty of Geography and Geoscience
Soil Science Department
Campus II, H 331
D-54286 TRIER

Tel: +49 651/201-4157
Fax:+ 49 651/201-3809


Consultation by arrangement

Research Interests

  • Characterization of soil organic matter in forest and agricultural soils
  • Tree species effects on organic matter and microbial community in soils
  • Soil carbon dynamics after land-use change
  • Modeling of soil carbon dynamics
  • Field soil science - genesis and development of soils


  • since 03/2016: Research Associate at the Soil Science Department, Trier University
  • 2015 – 2016: Reserach Assistant at Helmoltz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ Halle (Saale), Department Soil Physics, Research group "Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics"
  • 2012 – 2016: Master of Science: Physical Geography/ Geoecology with major focus on Geosystem Analysis, Methods and Management, Leipzig University, Master thesis: "Prediction of C dynamics for topsoil layers after grassland-to-cropland conversion with the CCB-model"
  • 2009 – 2012: Bachelor of Science: Geography, Leipzig University, Bachelor thesis: "Geoecological assessment of waterbodies located in the Leipzig Burgaue using geochemical analysis of selected water and sediment samples"

Conference Contributions

Lorenz, M., Thiele-Bruhn, S.: Die Baumart beeinflusst die Menge und Stöchiometrie der organischen Bodensubstanz sowie die mikrobielle Biomasse von Waldböden. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft (DBG). 02.-07. September 2017 in Göttingen. (oral presentation).

Lorenz, M., Thiele-Bruhn, S.: Are plants or microbiota regulating SOM stoichiometry in forest soil? - concept and first results. SOMMIC - International Workshop on Microbial Contribution and IMpact on Soil Organic Matter, Structure and Genesis. 09.-11. November 2016 in Leipzig. (poster presentation).


  • Bodenkundliche Kartierübung / Soil Mapping Exercise (Excursions, GIS-tutorials)
  • Feldbodenkundliche Geländeübung / Field Exercise in Soil Science(Excursions)
  • Chemische Prozesse in der Umwelt / Chemical Processes in the Environment (Lab course)
  • Grundlagen der Physischen Geographie / Fundamentals of Physical Geography (Excursions, Lab course)
  • Advanced Methods in Environmental Soil Science (Lab course)
  • DAAD Summer School 2017 in Environmental Changes and Human Dimensions (Workshop)


  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • German Soil Science Society (DBG)
  • Association for Geoecology in Germany (VGöD)