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Christine Beusch

Christine Beusch
Lupe

Environmental Scientist (diploma)


Department of Soil Science

Ernst-Reuter-Platz 1, 10587 Berlin



Career Progression

since April 2018 Project coordinator at EPC - Project Corporation Climate. Sustainability. Communications. in Berlin in the area of project development and management.
06/2016 to 02/2017 Research Associate at the Department of Ecosystem Science/Plant Ecology at Berlin University of Technology in the BMBF funded research project INNOVATE.
02/2012 to 05/2016 Research Associate at the Department of Soil Science at Berlin University of Technology in the BMBF funded research project INNOVATE.
since February 2012 PhD student at the Department of Soil Science at Berlin University of Technology.
01/2010 to 06/2011 Research Associate at the Federal Environment Agency, Section Drinking Water Treatment and Resource Protection.
09/2008 to 08/2009 Diploma thesis at the Federal Environment Agency, Berlin, about the sorption of cyanotoxins to sediments in the BMBF funded research project NOSTOTOX.
04/2003 to 08/2009 Studies of Applied Environmental Sciences at the University of Trier. Main subjects: Soil Science (focused on Soil Chemistry), Climatology. Subsidary subjects: Analytical and Ecological Chemistry, Geobotany.
10/2002 to 03/2003 Studies of Tourism Geography at the University of Trier.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

  • Schritt, H.; Beusch, C.; Ríos Guayasamín, P.; Kaupenjohann, M. (2020): Transformation of traditional shifting cultivation into permanent cropping systems: a case study in Sarayaku, Ecuador. Society and Ecology 25, 1-10.
    DOI: 10.5751/ES-11252-250110
  • Beusch, C.; Cierjacks, A.; Böhm, J.; Mertens, J.; Bischoff, W.-A.; de Araújo Filho, J.C.; Kaupenjohann, M. (2019): Biochar vs. clay: Comparison of their effects on nutrient retention of a tropical Arenosol. Geoderma 337, 524-535.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.09.043
  • Schulz, K.; Voigt, K.; Beusch, C.; Almeida-Cortez, J.S.; Kowarik, I.; Walz, A.; Cierjacks, A. (2016): Grazing deteriorates the soil carbon stocks of Caatinga forest ecosystems in Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 367, 62-70.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.02.011
  • Klitzke, S., Beusch, C., Fastner, J. (2011): Sorption of the cyanobacterial toxins cylindrospermopsin and anatoxin-a to sediments. Water Research 45(3), 1338-46.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2010.10.019

Other publications

  • Beusch, C.; Cierjacks, A.; Kaupenjohann, M. (2017): Soil amendments can enhance the nutrient retention capacity of sandy soils. In Siegmund-Schultze, M. (Ed.), Guidance Manual - A compilation of actor-relevant content extracted from scientific results of the INNOVATE project (pp. 51-53). Berlin, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
    URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5732
  • Beusch, C.; Cierjacks, A.; Kaupenjohann, M. (2017): Condicionadores de solo podem aumentar a capacidade de retenção de nutrientes de solos arenosos. In Siegmund-Schultze, M. (Ed.), Manual de diretrizes - uma compilação de conteúdos extraídos de resultados científicos do projeto INNOVATE, relevantes para atores envolvidos nas questões em foco (pp. 51-53). Berlin, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
    URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-5735
  • Liniger, H.P.; Mekdaschi Studer, R.; Moll, P.; Zander, U. (2017): Making sense of research for sustainable land management. Contributing author, among others. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany.
    URL: Making sense of research for sustainable land management

Conference Contributions

  • Beusch, C.; Kaupenjohann, M.: Addition of biochar and clay increase the nutrient retention of a tropical Arenosol (poster). Tropentag, Berlin, 16. - 18.9.2015.
  • Beusch, C.; Kaupenjohann, M.: Zugabe von Biokohle und Ton erhöhen den Nährstoffrückhalt eines tropischen Arenosols (oral presentation). Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft, München, 5. - 10.9.2015.
  • Beusch, C.; Mertens, J.; Coelho de Araújo Filho, J.; Germer, J.; Kaupenjohann, M.: Suitability of biochar and clay as soil amendments for an Arenosol (oral presentation). INNOVATE Status Conference, Recife, 14.10. - 15.10.2014.
  • Beusch, C.; Kaupenjohann, M.: Effects of biochar and clay amendment on nutrient sorption of an Arenosol in semi-arid NE-Brazil (oral presentation). EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 27.4. - 2.5.2014.
  • Beusch, C.; Kaupenjohann, M.: Erhöhung der Nährstoffretention eines Arenosols mittels Zugabe von Biokohle und tonigem Sediment (poster). Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft, Rostock, 12. - 7.9.2013.
  • Reiber, C.; Barretto, P.; Beusch, C.; Hagel, H.; Mertens, J.; Sousa, S.C.; Stock de Oliveira Souza, K.: Nutrient cycles in the agricultural land use of the Itaparica reservoir: ongoing experiments and surveys (poster). Sustainable Land Management Status Conference 2013, Berlin, 17. - 19.4.2013.
  • Hagel, H.; Reiber, C.; Amazonas Soares, A. P.; Beusch, C.; Doluschitz, R.; Ferreira Irmão, J.; Germer, J.; Hoffmann, C.; Kaupenjohann, M.; Mertens, J.; Sauerborn, J.; Siegmund-Schultze, M.; Stock de Oliveira Souza, K.; Valle Zárate, A.: The contribution of innovative agricultural systems to sustainable water reservoir use in NE-Brazil (poster). Tropentag, 19. - 21.9.2012, Göttingen.
  • Beusch, C.; Fastner, J.; Klitzke, S.: Sorption of the cyanobacterial Toxins Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxin-a to Sediments (poster). International Conference and Seminar of Utilization of Inner-Continental Water Resources, Beijing, 14. - 16.9.2011.
  • Beusch, C.; Fastner, J.; Klitzke, S.: Sorption der Cyanobakterientoxine Cylindrospermopsin und Anatoxin-a an verschiedenen Sedimenten (poster). Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft, Berlin, 3. - 9.9.2011.
  • Beusch, C.; Fastner, J.; Klitzke, S.; Chorus, I.: Sorption of the cyanobacterial Toxins Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxin-a to Sediments (poster). Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie, Bayreuth, 27.9. - 1.10.2010.
  • Beusch, C.; Fastner, J.; Klitzke, S.: Sorption of the cyanobacterial Toxins Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxin-a to Sediments (poster). 8th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria, Istanbul, 29.8. - 4.9.2010.
  • Klitzke, S.; Apelt, S.; Beusch, C.; Weiler, C.; Fastner, J.; Chorus, I.: The Fate of Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxin-a during Sediment Passage (oral presentation). 8th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria, Istanbul, 29.8. - 4.9.2010.

University Theses

  • Beusch, C. (2009): Die Sorption von Anatoxin-a und Cylindrospermopsin an verschiedenen Sedimenten.
    Diploma thesis, supervised by Dr. Sondra Klitzke (Federal Environment Agency, Section Drinking Water Treatment and Resource Protection), Prof. Dr. Sören Thiele-Bruhn (University of Trier, Department of Soil Science).

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