Abteilung Bodenkunde

Prof. Prof. h.c. mult. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rainer Horn

Hermann-Rodewald-Straße 2, R. 313
Telefon: +49 431 880-3190
Telefax: +49 431 880-2940
rhorn@soils.uni-kiel.de

 

 

Curriculum vitae

  TITLE: Professor for Soil Science (Chair)
CURRENT ADDRESS:
Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
Christian Albrechts University zu Kiel
24118 Kiel , Olshausenstr. 40, Germany
ph ++494318803190,
fax ++494318802940;
e-mail rhorn@soils.uni-kiel.de
date of birth: 7th May 1950
married ,
2 children

RESEARCH INTERESTS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  Soil Physics: soil mechanics: stress strain effects in structured soils, soil structure effects, chemical as well as hydraulic processes in structured soils, coupled processes in structured unsaturated soils, waste deposit management capping systems, soil tillage effects on soil properties and functions, chemical and biological aspects of soil aggregates, carbon sequestration,

EDUCATION and ACADEMIC ADVISORS:

  Diplom: 1973 University of Hannover (Horticulture)
Ph.D.: 1976 University Hannover, Soil Science (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr hc. K.H. Hartge )
Habilitation: 1981 Technical University Berlin, Soil Science (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr hc. H .P. Blume)

AWARDS and FELLOWHIPS:

  Honorary Member: Soil Science Society of Romania
Romanian Academy of agriculture and forestry science
Fellow award 2005 of the American Soil Science Society
Fellow award 2006 of the American Society of Agronomy

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS, extended visits:

  1986/87, 2003, 2009: Visiting Research Scientist CSIRO, Australia
2009 University of Queensland, Australia
1992, 98, 99, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006: Visiting Research Scientist Academia Sinica, China
1998: Visiting Research Scientist National Soil Dynamic Lab. Auburn, USA,
1994, 1995,1999, 2000, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Instituto Sciencias do Suelos, Valdivia, Chile
2004, 2005 University Santa Maria, Brasil
1988, 2007 Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Active research cooperation with various institutes all over the world

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

 

Chair Division S-1 (Soil Physics) of Soil Science Society of Germany, 1990 - 1996
Chair Commission I (Soil Physics) of the International Soil Science Society, ISSS 1994 – 1998
Chair Commission A Soil Structure of the International Soil Tillage Research Organisation ISTRO 1994 – 2000
Vice President ISTRO (2000-2003)
President International Soil Tillage Research Organisation ISTRO 2003 – 2006
Chair Working Group PT (International Soil Science Society) Pedotechnique, 1990 -1994;
Chair Working Group SM (International Union of Soil Science) Environmental Soil Mechanics 1998 -
Chair Commission 3.4 soil technology and soil management IUSS (2002 – 2006)
Chair Division 3 IUSS 2010-2014
President of the German Soil Science Society (2008-2011)
President elect of the International Union Soil Science (IUSS) (2013- 2014) thereafter President and Past President (until 2018)

Editorial Board/Reviewer: Geoderma, Eur J. Soil Sci., Soil Till. Res., International Agrophysics,
Z. Pflanzenern. u. Bodenkunde, Soil Sci.,Soc.Amer J., Pedosphere, Ecological Modelling, etc.
Chief Editor: Soil and Tillage Research

TEACHING AND RESEARCH SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS:

  PhD - Students: M.Joneck 1987, R. Hantschel 1987, M. Lebert 1989, M. Gunzelmann 1990 (DFG), T. Baumgartl 1991 (DFG: SPP Bodenstruktur), T.Türk 1992 (BMFT), M.Morales Sanchez (DAAD) 1993, H.Taubner 1993 (BMFT), H. Semmel 1993 (BMFT), J. Zausig 1994 (DFG/SFB137) , S.Dürr 1995 (FAL), L.Junkersfeld 1995(DFG , SFB 192), S.Kuehner 1997 (DFG,SFB 192), A. Hartmann 1999, (DFG), C.Wiermann 1998 (DFG), W.Graesle 1999 (DFG), B.Nissen 1999 (DVWK), J. Thienemann 1999 (Becker Bau), T. Junge 2000 (Becker Bau), U. Tigges 2000 (DFG,SFB 192), H.Fleige 2000 (DFG,Graduiertenkolleg), C. Uhlig 2001 Forschungsförderung Norwegen), F. Nahrwold 2004 (Schmidt Bau), S.Peth 2004 (EU Projekt Renman), F.Richter 2004 (Fielmann), J.Vossbrink 2005 (BMBF), M.da Veiga 2005, (Capes, Brasilien), O. Fazekas 2005 (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung), J. Doerner 2005 (DAAD), O. Seguel 2006 (Fondecyt Chile), Jasinska, E. (DFG), 2006, Dec,D. 2006( Graduiertenstipendium) , Markgraf, W. (2006), Gebhardt,S., 2007 ( Wacken), Krümmelbein, J., 2007 (DFG), ,Janßen, I. 2008 (DFG), , Zhao Y., 2008 (DFG), Bolte 2008, (Graduiertenkolleg), Hartmann 2008, (BMFT), Zink 2009 (BMVEL), Reszkowska,A. (2010 (DFG), Holthusen, D. 2010, (K&S), Trükmann, K. 2010 (DBU), Gan Lei 2012 (DFG) Habilitation: Dr.T.Baumgartl 2002, Dr. S. Peth 2010

MEMBERSHIPS:

  German Soil Science Society (since 1974)
International Union Soil Science (since 1974)
International Soil and Tillage Research Organization
Soil Science Society America
European Geophysical Union

PUBLICATIONS:

  a) books and monographs, 18
b) papers in refereed international journals, 300
c) refereed book chapters and reviews, 102
d) refereed, published conference papers approx. 100
e) conference papers; >200