Andrea Schnepf

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IBG-3Institute

Email a.schnepf[at]fz-juelich.de
Website https://www.fz-juelich.de/ibg/ibg-3/EN/Staff/S/Schnepf%20Andrea/Schnepf%20Andrea.html?nn=1140396
Project Name Multiscale Modelling of Soil-Plant Interactions
Publication Page https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2203-4466
Field of research Plant and Soil Sciences, Applied Mathematics
Keywords rhizosphere|soil|plant|mathematical model

Researcher ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2203-4466

My expertise is in developing and applying mathematical models in the field of soil-plant interactions, rhizosphere processes, and mycorrhizal associations. I have developed functional structural root architecture models during the last 10+ years, and am currently leading a benchmarking initiative for such models in the framework of the International Soil Modelling Consortium. I was strongly involved in the development of an ecosystem model that integrates insights from soil organic matter models, structural models and food web models to simulate the living soil. I developed a model of stable oxygen isotope fluxes and isotopic exchange reactions in the soil-plant system.

Education
2013 Habilitation in Soil Physics, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2005 Master in Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of Oxford, UK
2002 PhD in Land and Water Management and Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1993 Dipl. Landscape Planning, BOKU–University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Professional
Since 2014 Professor (W2) Joint appointment between Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-3, and the University of Bonn, Faculty of Agriculture
Since 2013 Research Group Leader. Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IBG-3
2012–2013 Elise-Richter research fellow, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water
Management, BOKU–University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2010–2011 Maternity leave
2007–2010 Hertha-Firnberg research fellow, Institute of Soil Research, BOKU–University of
Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2003–2006 Postdoc Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, BOKU–University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna