Dr Matthias Kuhnert
Dr Matthias Kuhnert

Dr Matthias Kuhnert

Research Fellow

About

Dr. Matthias Kuhnert Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, 23 St Machar Drive, Room G43 Aberdeen AB24 3UU Scotland, UK

Biography

since 2010 Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

2007 - 2010 Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology of the Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany)

2003 - 2006 GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (Germany)

2002 Visiting scholar at the Institute of Ecological Economics at the University of Maryland (USA)

1994 - 1997 Biological Technician at the Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine in Goettingen (Germany)

Research

Research Overview

The research focus is environmental modelling, with the focus on greenhouse gas emissions and soil organic carbon. Especially, croplands and potential mitigation options for climate change were part of recent research. Here negative emissions (carbon sequestration to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere) are of major interest.

Alongside carbon sequestration strategies, carbon accounting including the measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of soil organic carbon changes is of special interest. MRV systems provide data for soil organic carbon changes, which are required for carbon certificate trading, legal obligations or subsidies. My actual work shows also a strong focus on developing applicable MRV systems, which are crucial to implement mitigation strategies.

As an environmental modeller, I use a wide range of different models. In my actual work and mainly use the biogeochemical models DAYCENT and ECOSSE. The actual focus of my modelling work is on European agriculture and rice systems.

 

Key words: MRV systems, Map Comparison, Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-Transfer, phenology, ecological modelling, soil erosion, water repellent soils, nitrogen Emissions, scale effects, extreme events, GHG emissions, soil organic carbon, SOC modelling, decomposition, croplands, agriculture, climate neutral, sustainable farming, organic farming

Current Research

ClieNFarms: https://www.inrae.fr/en/news/more-climate-neutral-and-climate-resilient-farms-across-europe

VERIFY: http://verify.lsce.ipsl.fr/

 

Past Research

CIRCASA: https://www.circasa-project.eu/

U-GRASS: https://www.soilsecurity.org/u-grass/

MACSUR: http://macsur.eu/

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

SBS Master projects

Honours Essay Course (BI4517)

Part of the "Catchment Management Course" (EK5511) lecture series: Introduction to hydrological Modelling (this includes a lecture, a practical exercise and a tutorial)

Part of the "Ecology and Environmental Science" (BI1511) lecture series: Interconnectivity, Biogeochemistry 1 + 2, Climate Change and Mitigation

Supervision of 3 PhD students.

Publications

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  • Biological Carbon Sequestration Technologies

    Vetter, S., Kuhnert, M., Smith, P.
    Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Management-induced changes in soil organic carbon on global croplands

    Karstens, K., Bodirsky, B. L., Dietrich, J. P., Dondini, M., Heinke, J., Kuhnert, M., Mueller, C., Rolinski, S., Smith, P., Weindl, I., Lotze-Campen, H., Popp, A.
    Biogeosciences, vol. 19, no. 21, pp. 5125-5149
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Soil Carbon Sequestration and Biochar

    Vetter, S., Abdalla, M., Kuhnert, M., Smith, P.
    Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies. Bui, M., Mac Dowell, N. (eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 194 - 243
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Environmental Issues: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Vetter, S., Nayak, D., McBey, D., Dondini, M., Kuhnert, M., Oyesiku-Blakemore, J.
    Reference Module in Food Science
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Same soil, different climate: Crop model intercomparison on translocated lysimeters

    Groh, J., Diamantopoulos, E., Duan, X., Ewert, F., Heinlein, F., Herbst, M., Holbak, M., Kamali, B., Kersebaum, K., Kuhnert, M., Nendel, C., Priesack, E., Steidl, J., Sommer, M., Puetz, T., Vanderborght, J., Vereecken, H., Wallor, E., Weber, T. K. D., Wegehenkel, M., Weihermueller, L., Gerke, H. H.
    Vadose zone journal, 20202
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The consolidated European synthesis of CH4and N2O emissions for the European Union and United Kingdom: 1990-2017

    Petrescu, A. M. R., Qiu, C., Ciais, P., Thompson, R. L., Peylin, P., McGrath, M. J., Solazzo, E., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Tubiello, F. N., Bergamaschi, P., Brunner, D., Peters, G. P., Höglund-Isaksson, L., Regnier, P., Lauerwald, R., Bastviken, D., Tsuruta, A., Winiwarter, W., Patra, P. K., Kuhnert, M., Oreggioni, G. D., Crippa, M., Saunois, M., Perugini, L., Markkanen, T., Aalto, T., Groot Zwaaftink, C. D., Tian, H., Yao, Y., Wilson, C., Conchedda, G., Günther, D., Leip, A., Smith, P., Haussaire, J. M., Leppänen, A., Manning, A. J., McNorton, J., Brockmann, P., Dolman, A. J.
    Earth System Science Data, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 2307-2362
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • The consolidated European synthesis of CO2emissions and removals for the European Union and United Kingdom: 1990-2018

    Petrescu, A. M. R., McGrath, M. J., Andrew, R. M., Peylin, P., Peters, G. P., Ciais, P., Broquet, G., Tubiello, F. N., Gerbig, C., Pongratz, J., Janssens-Maenhout, G., Grassi, G., Nabuurs, G. J., Regnier, P., Lauerwald, R., Kuhnert, M., Balkovič, J., Schelhaas, M. J., van der Gon, H. A., Solazzo, E., Qiu, C., Pilli, R., Konovalov, I. B., Houghton, R. A., Günther, D., Perugini, L., Crippa, M., Ganzenmüller, R., Luijkx, I. T., Smith, P., Munassar, S., Thompson, R. L., Conchedda, G., Monteil, G., Scholze, M., Karstens, U., Brockmann, P., Dolman, A. J.
    Earth System Science Data, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 2363-2406
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Crop growth and soil water fluxes at erosion-affected arable sites: Using weighing lysimeter data for model intercomparison

    Groh, J., Diamantopoulos, E., Duan, X., Ewert, F., Herbst, M., Holbak, M., Kamali, B., Kersebaum, K., Kuhnert, M., Lischeid, G., Nendel, C., Priesack, E., Steidl, J., Sommer, M., Puetz, T., Vereecken, H., Wallor, E., Weber, T. K. D., Wegehenkel, M., Weihermueller, L., Gerke, H. H.
    Vadose zone journal, vol. 19, no. 1, 20058
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Changes in soil organic carbon under perennial crops

    Ledo, A., Smith, P., Zerihun, A., Whitaker, J., Vicente-Vicente, J. L., Qin, Z., McNamara, N. P., Zinn, Y. L., Llorente, M., Liebig, M., Kuhnert, M., Dondini, M., Don, A., Diaz-Pines, E., Datta, A., Bakka, H., Aguilera, E., Hillier, J.
    Global Change Biology, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 4158-4168
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Measurement of N2O emissions over the whole year is necessary for estimating reliable emission factors

    Shang, Z., Abdalla, M., Kuhnert, M., Albanito, F., Zhou, F., Xia, L., Smith, P.
    Environmental Pollution, vol. 259, 113864
    Contributions to Journals: Literature Reviews
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