Dr. Katharina Lehmann, Dipl.-Geologist

Chair of Hydrogeology
Institute of Geosciences
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Burgweg 11
07749 Jena
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DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1076 AquaDiva // Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva:
Understanding the Links Between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere;

C03 - Tracking the release and transport of soil-born colloids

C05 - Monitoring Migration Pathways in the Subsurface Using Tailored Polymer Tracer Libraries

abgeschlossene Projekte:

Schwerpunktprogramm SPP1315 - Biogeochemical Interfaces in Soil

Professional Experience

since 12/2018: postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Hydrogeology, Institute of Geosciences, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

2011-2018: Research associate at the Department of Hydrogeology, Institute of Geosciences, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

2008-2011: Student assistant at the Department of Hydrogeology, Institute of Geosciences, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena


PhD 11/2018: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena,

Thesis: "The release and transport of mobile organic matter in soil - insights from unsaturated two-layer column studies"

Diploma in Geology, 07/2011: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena,

Thesis: "Bildung, Freisetzung und Transport natürlicher organischer gelöster und partikulärer Substanzen in instationären Zweischicht-Säulenexperimenten"

Studies in geosciences, 10/04 -07/11: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena


Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft

European Geoscience Union


Lehmann K., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U. (2021) Event-driven dynamics of the total mobile inventory in undisturbed soil account for significant fluxes of particulate organic carbon. Sci. Total Environ. 756, 143774. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143774

Ritschel, T., Lehmann, K., Brunzel, M., Vitz, J., Nischang, I., Schubert, U., Totsche, K. U. (2021) Well-defined poly(ethylene glycol) polymers as non-conventional reactive tracers of colloidal transport in porous media. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 548, 592-601, doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.09.056

Ueberschaar, N., Lehmann, K., Meyer, S., Zerfass, C., Michalzik, B., Totsche, K.U., Pohnert, G. (2021) Soil Solution Analysis With Untargeted GC-MS-A Case Study With Different Lysimeter Types. Front. Earth Sci. 8, 686, doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.563379

Herrmann, M., Wegner, C. E., Taubert, M., Geesink, P., Lehmann, K., Yan, L., Lehmann, R., Totsche, K. U. & Küsel, K. (2019). Predominance of Cand. Patescibacteria in groundwater is caused by their preferential mobilization from soils and flourishing under oligotrophic conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 1407. doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01407

Zhang L., Lehmann K., Totsche K. U., Lueders T. (2018) Selective successional transport of bacterial populations from rooted agricultural topsoil to deeper layers upon extreme precipitation events. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 124: 168-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.06.012

Lehmann K., Schaefer S., Babin D., Köhne J. M., Schlüter S., Smalla K., Vogel H.-J. & Totsche K. U. (2018). Selective transport and retention of organic matter and bacteria shapes initial pedogenesis in artificial soil-A two-layer column study. Geoderma, 325, 37-48, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.03.016