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Katja Wiedner

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Research Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Archaeology
  • Climate
  • Environmental History
  • Geomorphology
  • Human Geography
  • Natural Resources
  • Soils
  • Terrestrial Ecology

Research Summary

My research focuses on anthropogenically influenced soils (Anthrosols, Dark Earths), important markers of the Anthropocene. These soils provide valuable hints in order to understand e.g. human-environment interaction in the past but also in future including manuring practices, animal husbandry, diet, land cultivation practices. Furthermore, insights in Anthrosol formation under different climatic conditions helps to face challenges such as global warming and growing world population. To disentangle the secrets of these soils (e.g. input materials, cultivation/manuring practice, vegetation etc.), I use a multi-scale approach in the field and lab. Alongside classical pedological analysis, I am specialized on bio- and molecular markers, which preserved in soils as well as stable isotope analysis. Recently, I start working with micromorphology and phytoliths, which is an excellent supplement to bio- and molecular markers.


Katja Wiedner's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Soil Biogeochemistry, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Von-Seckendoff-Platz 3

Phone: 0345-5522540

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