Agenda for Prof. Georg Guggenberger and Dr. Olga Shibistova'visiting

Soil Environment & Ecology Group

Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Institute of Soil Science

Leibniz Universit?t Hannover



1st April 1st -9th April, 2015


Room 1st floor, Meeting room of ISA, CAS


Prof. Georg Guggenberger and Dr. Olga Shibistova (Leibniz Universit?t Hannover)


Staff and students in the Soil Environment & Ecology Group, ISA, CAS

Others from College of Resource and Environment, Hunan Agricultural University

(about 20-30 persons)


Prof. Georg Guggenberger holds a Professorial Chair in Professor and Director of the Institute of Soil Science in Leibniz University Hannover. He is focusing on soils, as they represent – together with water and agricultural/forestry products – the ultimate resource for human wellbeing. His research focus is on (1) nano to microscale analysis of structure and reactivity of soil components, (2) soil carbon and nitrogen cycling and its exchange with neighboring ecosystem compartments, (3) the response of permafrost soils on climate change, and (4) development of sustainable and innovative land-use management systems based on sound scientific evidence. This portfolio of research interests is connected to large experience in state-of-the-art spectroscopic and microspectroscopic techniques (e.g., as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy coupled to environmental scanning electron microscopy, high energy X-ray spectroscopic techniques, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), biomarker methods, and stable isotope approaches at laboratory and field scale. At the applied side of his research his goals are to assess the consequences of land-use change and soil management on sustaining soil quality and to define from monitoring, process studies, and specific field experiments land-use systems that are ecologically sustainable and at the same time secure harvest and income on the long run.

Dr. Olga Shibistova is biogeochemist and plant ecophysiologist, and main area of her research has focused on the carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems at different scales. She got worldwide renowned by her studies on the carbon balance by estimation of CO2 exchange and portioning of carbon fluxes between atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems. Besides, she is well experienced in research on permafrost soils in Siberian boreal and tundra areas with respect to composition, turnover, and stabilization and destabilization processes of organic matter. Her methodological repertoire is very rich and includes gas exchange measurements by closed and open chamber techniques, Eddy covariance applications, biomarker analysis in soil organic matter, and particularly the use of stable isotopes in unravelling processes and rates of carbon allocation in the atmosphere-plant-soil system.


April 1st, 2015 (Wednesday)

Zhenke Zhu and Xiaohong Wu welcome at Changsha Huanghua airport

Dinner and check in hotel (Xingsha Huatian Hotel)

April 2nd, 2015 (Thursday)

9:30--12:00 Data check and discussion

12:00-14:30 Lunch time and Rest

14:30-14:45 Welcomes

14:45-16:00 Research philosophy and projects at the Institut of Soil Science, Hannover (Prof. Dr. Georg Guggenberger)

16:00-17:00 Discussion

17:00-17:30 Lab visiting

April 3nd, 2015 (Friday)

9:30-12:30 Field tour to Changsha Research Station for Agricultural Environment Observation

12:30-14:00 Dinner

14:00-18:00 Changsha typical village tour

April 4th, 2015 (Saturday)

9:30- Go to bank to apply China bank card, Changsha City tour, climb hills and visit museum etc.

April 5th, 2015 (Sunday)

Rest and free time.

April 6th, 2015 (Monday)

9:00-12:00 Joint proposal (PPP with CSC and DAAD), Joint experiment about carbon and nitrogen turnover in paddy soils (Dr. Zhenke Zhu, Dr. Yajun Hu, Dr Xiaohong Wu etc.)

(Project Based Personnel Exchange Program with China Scholarship Council and German Academic Exchange Service. This program start to apply from May 10 to June 10.)

12:00-14:30 Lunch time and rest

14:30-17:00 Manuscript 1 improving and discussion with Shibistova

PPP joint proposal preparation (outline confirm……)

April 7th, 2015 (Tuesday)

9:00-11:00 Mineral-organic associations as decisive constituents in soil organic matter cycling (Prof. Dr. Georg Guggenberger)

11:00-12:00 Discussion

12:00-14:30 Lunch time and Rest

14:30-16:00 Soil CO2 efflux: ecosystem and climate control (Dr. Olga Shibistova)

16:00-17:30 Discussion

April 8th, 2015 (Wednesday)

9:00-11:00 Fate of organic matter in permafrost soils (Prof. Dr. Georg Guggenberger)

11:00-12:00 PPP joint proposal outline confirmation with Georg Guggenberger and Olga Shibistova

12:00-14:30 Lunch time and rest

14:30-17:00 Joint experimental design and data discussion (Dr. Zhenke Zhu, Dr. Yajun Hu etc.)

April 9th, 2015 (Thursday)

Leave for the airport to Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Related Articles