Marie Sünnemann

Doctoral Researcher

Scientific career


Since 2019
PhD at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer."Effects of Land-use on Soil Functioning in a Changing World" funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt.

Master thesis at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nico Eisenhauer: “Terrestrial ecosystem under global change: The effects of drought and nutrient addition on the activity and functional diversity of soil organisms.”

Study of History and Biology at University of Leipzig and Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.



Sünnemann, M., Beugnon, R., Breitkreuz, C., Buscot, F., Cesarz, S., Jones, A., Lehmann, A., Lochner, A., Orgiazzi, A., Reitz, T. and Rillig, M.C., Schädler, M., Smith, L.C., Zeuner, A., Guerra, C.A., Eisenhauer, N., 2023. Climate change and cropland management compromise soil integrity and multifunctionality. Communications Earth & Environment, 4(1), p.394.

Beugnon, R., Eisenhauer, N., Bruelheide, H., Davrinche, A., Du, J., Haider, S., Hähn, G., Saadani, M., Singavarapu, B., Sünnemann, M. and Thouvenot, L., Wang, Y., Wubet, T., Xue, K., Cesarz S., 2023. Tree diversity effects on litter decomposition are mediated by litterfall and microbial processes. Oikos, p.e09751.

Eisenhauer, N., Angst, G., Asato, A.E., Beugnon, R., Bönisch, E., Cesarz, S., Dietrich, P., Jurburg, S.D., Madaj, A.M., Reuben, R.C. and Ristok, C., Sünnemann, M., Yi, H., Guerra, C.A., Hines, J., 2023. The heterogeneity–diversity–system performance nexus. National Science Review, p.nwad109.

Eisenhauer, N., Bender, S.F., Calderón‐Sanou, I., de Vries, F.T., Lembrechts, J.J., Thuiller, W., Wall, D.H., Zeiss, R., Bahram, M., Beugnon, R. and Burton, V.J., Crowther, T.C., Delgado-Baqerizo, M., Geisen, S., Kardol, P., Krashevska, V., Martínez-Muñoz C.A., Patoine, G., Seeber, J., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Steinwandter, M., Sünnemann, M., et al., 2022. Frontiers in soil ecology—Insights from the World Biodiversity Forum 2022. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 1(4), pp.245-261.

Klusmann, C., Cesarz, S., Ciobanu, M., Ferlian, O., Jochum, M., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Sünnemann, M., Wall, D. H., & Eisenhauer, N. (n.d.). Climate-change effects on the sex ratio of free-living soil nematodes-perspective and prospect.

Beugnon R, Ladouceur E, Sünnemann M, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N. Diverse forests are cool: promoting diverse forests to mitigate carbon emissions and climate change. J Sustain Agric Environ 2021:2–5.

Sünnemann M, Alt C, Kostin J, Lochner A, Reitz T, Siebert J, et al. Low-intensity land-use enhances soil microbial activity, biomass, and fungal- to-bacterial ratio in current and future climates. J Appl Ecol 2021:8–10.

Sünnemann M, Siebert J, Reitz T, Schädler M, Yin R, Eisenhauer N. Combined effects of land-use type and climate change on soil microbial activity and invertebrate decomposer activity. Agric Ecosyst Environ 2021;318.

Jochum M, Barnes AD, Brose U, Gauzens B, Sünnemann M, Amyntas A, et al. For flux’s sake: General considerations for energy-flux calculations in ecological communities. Ecol Evol 2021;11:12948–69.

Sünnemann M, Siebert J, Eisenhauer N. Double Whammy for Life in Soil? The Effects of Drought and Fertilizer use. Front Young Minds 2020.

Siebert J, Sünnemann M, Auge H, Berger S, Cesarz S, Ciobanu M, et al. The effects of drought and nutrient addition on soil organisms vary across taxonomic groups, but are constant across seasons. Sci Rep 2019;9:1–12. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36777-3.

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