Forschungsinteressen

  • Anbau und energetisches Potential von alternativen, mehrjährigen Energiepflanzen.
  • Auswirkungen des Anbaus von alternativen Energiepflanzen auf Bodeneigenschaften und Adaption standortangepasster Anbausysteme.
  • Fernerkundliche Methoden zur Identifikation und Charakterisierung von Energiepflanzenbeständen.
  • Ökosystembilanzen von Energiepflanzen.
  • Rechtliche Grundlagen des Energiepflanzenanbaus.
  • Verbesserung der Bodenfruchtbarkeit.
  • Bodenqualitätsbewertung.
  • Nährstoffkreisläufe beim Anbau von Dauerkulturen sowie Nährstoffrückführung über Gärreste.

Lebenslauf

  • Seit April 2017: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Fach Bodenkunde
  • Stipendiat der Stipendienstiftung Rheinland-Pfalz (April 2015 bis März 2017)
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Projekt „NanoUmwelt“ (Januar bis März 2015)
  • Masterstudium (2012 bis 2014): Environmental Sciences (M.Sc.); Uni Trier
  • Bachelorstudium (2009 bis 2012): Umweltgeowissenschaften (B.Sc.); Uni Trier
  • Zivildienst (September 2008 bis Mai 2009): DRK Kreisverband Saarlouis
  • Abitur 2008, Technisch-Wissenschaftliches Gymnasium; Dillingen/Saar

Publikationen

2021

Kemmann, B.; Wöhl, L.; Fuß, R.; Schrader, S.; Well, R.; Ruf, Th. (2021): N2 and N2O mitigation potential of replacing maize with the perennial biomass crop Silphium perfoliatum – An incubation study. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. In Press. Doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12879.

Emmerling, C.; Ruf, Th.; Audu, V.; Werner, W.; Udelhoven, T. (2021): Earthworm communities are supported by perennial bioenergy cropping systems. European Journal of Soil Biology 105, 103331. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2021.103331

Ruf, Th.; Kemmann, B.; Fuß, R.; Well, R.; Wöhl, L., Schrader, S.; Kirch, A.; Emmerling, C. (2021): Durchwachsene Silphie: Eine Kultur für besondere Standorte. DLG Nachrichten 5/2021, S. 60-63

Ruf, Th., Emmerling, C. (2021): Different life‐form strategies of perennial energy crops and related nutrient exports require a differentiating view specifically concerning a sustainable cultivation on marginal land. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 13, 893-904. doi: 10.1111/GCBB.12830.

Ruf, Th.; Gilcher, M.; Udelhoven, T.; Emmerling, C. (2021): Implications of Bioenergy Cropping for Soil: Remote Sensing Identification of Silage Maize Cultivation and Risk Assessment Concerning Soil Erosion and Compaction. Land 10, 128. doi.org/10.3390/land10020128.

2020
Ruf, Th.; Emmerling, C (2020): Soil organic carbon allocation and dynamics under perennial energy crops and their feedbacks with soil microbial biomass and activity. Soil Use and Management 36, 646-657, doi: 10.1111/sum.12614.

2019
Ruf, Th.; Audu, V.; Holzhauser, K.; Emmerling, C. (2019): Bioenergy from periodically waterlogged cropland in Europe: A first assessment of the potential of five perennial energy crops to provide biomass and their interactions with soil. Agronomy 9, 374. doi:10.3390/agronomy9070374.

Gilcher, M.; Ruf, Th.; Emmerling, C.; Udelhoven, T. (2019): Remote sensing based binary classification of maize. Dealing with residual autocorrelation in sparse sample situations. Remote Sensing 11, 2172. doi:10.3390/rs11182172

2018
Ruf, Th.
, Emmerling, C. (2018): Site-adapted production of bioenergy feedstocks on poorly drained cropland through the cultivation perennial crops. A feasibility study on biomass yield and biochemical methane potetnial. Biomass and Bioenergy 119, 429-435.

Ruf, Th., Makselon, J., Udelhoven, T., Emmerling, Ch. (2018): Soil quality indicators response to land-use change from annual to perennial bioenergy cropping systems in Germany. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12513. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcbb.12513

Awet, T.T., Kohl, Y., Meier, F., Straskraba, S.,Grün, A.L., Ruf, Th., Jost, C., Drexel, R., Tunc, E., Emmerling, Ch. (2018): Effects of polystyrene nanoparticles on the microbiota and functional diversity of enzymes in soil. Environmental Science Europe. doi: 10.1186/s12302-018-0140-6. https://rd.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1186%2Fs12302-018-0140-6.pdf

2017
Ruf, Th.
, Schmidt, A.; Delfosse, P.; Emmerling, Ch. (2017): Harvest date of Miscanthus x giganteus affects nutrient cycling, biomass development and soil quality. Biomass and Bioenergy: 100, pp. 62-73

Ruf, Th.; Emmerling, Ch. (2017): Impact of premature harvest of Miscanthus x giganteus for biogas production on organic residues, microbial parameters and earthworm community in soil. Applied Soil Ecology 114, pp. 74-81

Schmidt, A.; Lemaigre, S.; Ruf, Th.; Delfosse, P.; Emmerling, Ch. (2017): Miscanthus as biogas feedstock: influence of harvest time and stand age on the biochemical methane potential (BMP) of two growing seasons. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery: pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s13399-017-0274-6

Emmerling, C.; Schmidt, A.; Ruf, Th.; von Francken-Welz, H.; Thielen, S. (2017): Impact of newly introduced perennial bioenergy crops on soil quality parameters at three different locations in W-Germany. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201700162