Dr. Birgit Pfeiffer



  Georg-August University of Göttingen
  Institute of Microbiology and Genetics
  Department of Genomic and Applied Microbiology
  Grisebachstr. 8, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
 Birgit Pfeiffer


  Room: 3.127
  Tel: ++49 (0)551 39 33841
  Fax: ++49 (0)551 39 12181
  E-Mail: bpfeiff(at)gwdg.de

Research Project(s)


Chea L, Pfeiffer B, Schneider D, Daniel R, Pawelzik E, Naumann M (2021) Morphological and metabolite responses of potatoes under various phosphorus levels and their amelioration by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria. Int J Mol Sci 22:5162 (doi:10.3390/ijms22105162).

Wang H, Beule L, Zang H, Pfeiffer B, Ma S, Karlovsky P, Dittert K (2021) The potential of ryegrass as cover crop to reduce soil N2O emissions and increase the population size of denitrifying bacteria. Soil Sci 72(3):1447-1461 (doi:10.1111/ejss.13047).

Rummel PS, Pfeiffer B, Pausch J, Well R, Schneider D, Dittert K (2020) Maize root and shoot litter quality controls short-term CO2 and N2O emissions and bacterial community structure of arable soil. Biogeosciences 17:1181–1198 (doi:10.5194/bg-2019-320).

Rummel PS, Well R, Pfeiffer B, Dittert K, Floßmann S, Pausch J (2020) Nitrate uptake and carbon exudation – do plant roots stimulate or inhibit denitrification?. Plant and Soil (doi:10.1007/s11104-020-04750-7).

Schroeder J, Jannoura R, Beuschel R, Pfeiffer B, Dyckmans J, Murugan R, Chavannavar S, Wachendorf CH, Joergensen RG (2020) Carbon use efficiency and microbial functional diversity in a temperate Luvisol and a tropical Nitisol after millet litter and N addition. Biol Fertil Soils 56:1139-1150 (doi:10.1007/s00374-020-01487-4).

Köbke S, Senbayram M, Pfeiffer B, Nacke H, Dittert K (2018) Post-harvest N2O and CO2 emissions related to plant residue incorporation of oilseed rape and barley straw depend on soil NO3- content. Soil Till Res 179:105-113 (doi:10.1016/j.still.2018.01.013).

Granzow S, Kaiser K, Wemheuer B, Pfeiffer B, Daniel R, Vidal S Wemheuer F (2017) The effects of cropping regimes on fungal and bacterial communities of wheat and faba bean in a greenhouse pot experiment differ between plant species and compartment. Front Microbiol 8:902 (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00902).

Schneider D, Wemheuer F, Pfeiffer B, Wemheuer B (2017) Extraction of total DNA and RNA from marine filter samples and generation of a cDNA as universal template for marker gene studies. Methods Mol Biol 1539:13-22 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-6691-2_2).

Wu D, Senbayram M, Well R, Brüggemann N, Pfeiffer B, Loick N, Stempfhuber B, Dittert K, Bol R (2017) Nitrification inhibitors mitigate N2O emissions more effectively under straw-induced conditions favoring denitrification. Soil Biol Biochem 104:197-207 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.10.022).

Nacke H, Goldmann K, Schöning I, Pfeiffer B, Kaiser K, Castillo-Villamizar GA, Schrumpf M, Buscot F, Daniel R, Wubet T (2016) Fine spatial scale variation of soil microbial communities under European beech and Norway spruce. Front Microbiol 7:2067 (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.02067).

Wemheuer F, Wemheuer B, Kretzschmar D, Pfeiffer B, Herzog S, Daniel R, Vidal S (2016) Impact of grassland management regimes on bacterial endophyte diversity differs with grass species. Lett Appl Microbiol 62(4):323-329 (doi:10.1111/lam.12551).

Cesarz S, Fender A-C, Beyer F, Valtanen K, Pfeiffer B, Gansert D, Hertel D, Polle A, Daniel R, Christoph Leuschner C, Scheu S (2013) Roots from beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) differentially affect soil microorganisms and carbon dynamics. Soil Biol Biochem 61:23-32 (doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.02.003).

Pfeiffer B, Fender A-C, Lasota S, Hertel D, Jungkunst HF, Daniel R (2013) Leaf litter is the main driver for changes in bacterial community structures in the rhizosphere of ash and beech. Applied Soil Ecology 72:150-160 (doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2013.06.008).

Fender AC, Pfeiffer B, Gansert D, Leuschner C, Daniel R, Jungkunst HF (2012) The inhibiting effect of nitrate fertilisation on methane uptake of a temperate forest soil is influenced by labile carbon. Biol Fertil Soils 48:621-31 (doi:10.1007/s00374-011-0660-3).

Kemmling A, Pfeiffer B, Daniel R, Hoppert M (2012) Bacterial diversity in biological soil crusts from extrazonal mountain dry steppes in northern Mongolia. Erforsch. biol. Ress. Mongolei 12:437-449 (abstract)