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Dr. Thomas Nehls
Fon: 030 314 73539
Fax: 030 314 23309

Teaching

  • Lecture & Field training: Urban Ecology (B.Sc. Landscape planning)
  • Seminar: Dealing with environmental resources in urban regions (M.Sc. Urban ecosystem Sciences)
  • Geostatistics in environmental sciences (M.Sc. Urban ecosystem Sciences)
  • Urban Soils (M.Sc. Urban ecosystem Sciences)
  • Landscape ecaology and -analysis (B.Sc. Environmental Engineering)

Student projects:

  • 2010-2012 urban greening using planting modules (begruenunginmodulen.wordpress.com)
  • 2008 Re-Designing Urban Street Canyons
  • 2007/2008 Concepts for Development in the Coastal Rural Area of Manbi, Ecuador
  • 2006/2007 Sustainable Use of Terraces in Laraos, Peru (www.laraos.info)
    2004/2005 Re-Use of Urban Brownfields in Berlin


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Scientific Interests & Projects

     

Scientific Interests

  • urban and anthropogenic soils in general
  • water balances in urban areas and CC adaptation strategies
  • ecological properties of paved urban soils
  • modelling surface run-off availability and use of surface run-off for evaporation cooling strategies

Scientific Projects

  • 2012-2014 Urban Climate and Heat Stress (DFG FG) Link
  • 2012-2013 Infiltration of surface run-off in urban areas (private sector)
  • 2011-2012 Phyto-P-Mining (Procope-DAAD)
  • 2008-2011 Water Balance of paved urban soils (DFG-GRK 780/III)
  • 2008-2010 Sulphate release from rubble (DFG)
  • 2006-2011 Contamination of high Andean agricultural land in Laraos, Peru (DAAD)
  • 2003-2005 Seam material of paved urban soils (DFG)

     

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Publications

Book chapters, peer reviewed, other scientific :

  • Thomas Nehls, Sarah Rokia, Beate Mekiffer, Christophe Schwartz & Gerd Wessolek (2012): Contribution of bricks to urban soil
    properties. J Soils Sediments. DOI 10.1007/s11368-012-0559-0, Link
  • Nehls, T. and Wessolek, G. (2011): Urban soils, Functions. In: Jan Glinski, Jozef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec, Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Springer Verlag. Stuttgart
  • Nehls, T., Rim, Y.N. and Wessolek, G., (2011): Technical note on measuring run-off dynamics from pavements using a new device: the weighable tipping bucket. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(5): 1379-1386 pdf
  • Wessolek, G., Kluge, B.Toland, A., Nehls, T., Klingelmann, E., Rim, Y.-N., Mekiffer, B.  and Trinks, S. (2011): Urban Soils in the Vadose Zone. in: Endlicher, W.(ed) Perspectives in Urban Ecology. Springer Verlag. Stuttgart
  • Nehls, T.(2011). Aspekte guter Seminargestaltung. in: Monika Rummler: Crashkurs Hochschuldidaktik. Beltz Verlag, Weinheim, S 77-90. Rezension: Link
  • Nehls, T. and Shaw, R. (2010): Black Carbon in Soils - Relevance, Analysis, Distribution. Soils Science Society of America. Soil Survey Horizons, 51(3): 79-84
  • Wessolek, G., Kluge, B. und Nehls, T. (2010): Bodenüberformung und Versiegelung
    Kluge, B., Nehls, T. und Wessolek, G. (2010): Schutz vor Versiegelung
    Nehls, T., Kluge, B. und Wessolek, G. (2010): Entsiegelungspotenziale und Entsiegelung von Böden
    alle in: Blume, H.P., Horn, R. und Thiele-Bruhn, S.: Handbuch des Bodenschutzes, 4. Auflage, Wiley-VCH Verlag
  • Wessolek, G., Kluge, B., Nehls, T. und Kocher, B. (2009): Aspekte zum Wasserhaushalt und Stofftransport urbaner Flächen. Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft, 2(4): 205-210.
  • Nehls, T., Sokolowska, Z., Hajnos, M., Jozefaciuk, G. and Wessolek, G. (2008): Filter properties of seam material of paved urban soils. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 12, 691-702, 2008 pdf
  • Christoph Steiner , Wenceslau G. Teixeira, Johannes Lehmann, Thomas Nehls, Jeferson Luis Vasconcelos de Macêdo, Winfried E. H. Blum and Wolfgang Zech (2007): Long term effects of manure, charcoal and mineral fertilization on crop production and fertility on a highly weathered Central Amazonian upland soil. Plant and Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-007-9193-9
  • Nehls, T., Sokolowska, Z., Hajnos, M., Jozefaciuk, G. and Wessolek, G. (2006): Pore-system characteristics of pavement seam materials of urban sites. Journal of plant nutrition and soil science, 169,16-24 pdf (PDF, 213,5 KB)
  • Lehmann J, da Silva Jr. JP, Steiner C, Nehls T, Zech W and Glaser B (2003): Nutrient availability and leaching in an archaeological Anthrosol and a Ferralsol of the Central Amazon basin: fertilizer, manure and charcoal amendments. Plant and Soil 249: 343-357.
  • Nehls, T. (2002): Fertility improvement of a Terra Firme Oxisol in central Amazonia by Charcoal Application pdf (PDF, 960,8 KB)

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Curriculum

  • since 2009 head of laboratory at the department (permanent position)
  • 2008 Research at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Nanjing
  • 2007 PhD "Water and heavy metal transport in paved urban soils" (PDF, 2,2 MB)
  • 2004 scientific and teaching assistent at the department
  • 2002 PhD study in DFG graduate school on urban ecology
    "Stadtökologische Perspektiven einer europäischen Metropole - das Beispiel Berlin"
  • 2002: masters thesis (Diplomarbeit): "Fertility Improvement of a Terra Firme Oxisol in Central Amazonia by Charcoal Application"
  • internships on soil science, plant nutrition and scientific instrumentation in Kirgisstan, Israel and Germany
  • 1996 study of GeoEcology at the University of Bayreuth, specializing in soil science, hydrology and environmental economy

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