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Dr.phil. Sophie ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN Professor, Head Institute of Soil Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna


1983-1989 Doctoral thesis in Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Vienna
1986-1990 Junior Scientist, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
1990-1991 Assistant Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Vienna
1991-1995 Junior Scientist, Institute for Soil Management, BMLFUW Vienna
1993-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Soil Science Department SAC / University of Edinburgh, U.K.
1995-2004 Senior Scientist, Austrian Research Center for Forests, Vienna
2004-2011 Head of Soil Biology, Austrian Research Center for Forests, Vienna
since 2011 Professor, Soil Science/Soil Microbiolgy, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna


Vicepresident, Austrian Soil Science Society
Associate Editor, Austrian Journal for Agricultural Research
Longterm Associate Editor, European Journal of Soil Science
Steering committee NitroEurope, Climmani, ESF NinE, Cost 821


Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S; Keiblinger, KM; Mooshammer, M; Penuelas, J; Richter, A; Sardans, J; Wanek, W. (2015): The application of ecological stoichiometry to plant-microbial-soil organic matter transformations. ECOL MONOGR. 2015; 85(2): 133-155.
Zake, J; Pietsch, SA; Friedel, JK; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S (2015): Can agroforestry improve soil fertility and carbon storage in smallholder banana farming systems? J PLANT NUTR SOIL SC. 2015; 178(2): 237-249
Mooshammer, M; Wanek, W; Hammerle, I; Fuchslueger, L; Hofhansl, F; Knoltsch, A; Schnecker, J; Takriti, M; Watzka, M; Wild, B; Keiblinger, KM; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S; Richter, A (2014): Adjustment of microbial nitrogen use efficiency to carbon: nitrogen imbalances regulates soil nitrogen cycling. NATURE COMMUN. 2014; 5
Butterbach-Bahl K, Baggs, EM, Dannenmann M, Kiese R, Zechmeister-Boltenstern S. (2013) Nitrous oxide emissions from soils: how well do we understand the processes and their controls? PHIL TRANS R SOC B 368 (1621).


Science award of the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology,1989
Scientist of the Month (FEMtech - Women in Research and Technology), 2005
Austrian Research Centres (ARC), Award, 2005
Award at the IUFRO World Forestry Congress, Brisbane/ Australia, 2005