Jens Boy

Jens BoyDr. Jens Boy

University Assistant
Institute for Soil Science

+49 (0)511 762-3561

Room 4110-003
Herrenhäuser Str. 2, 30419 Hannover, GERMANY

  • Biogeochemistry in forest and agroecosystems
  • Biogenic weathering as a driver of soil formation and landscape genesi
  • Mycorrhiza- plant-soil interactions
  • Implementation processes and control parameters of soil organic matter
  • Influence of aerosol remote transport on the ecosystem nutrient balance
  • Biodiversity-driven soil processes (especially nutrient niching)
  • Biophysical foundations of climate-oriented financial derivatives (PES & REDD) Soil processes in extreme habitats (Antarctica, Aacama)
Curriculum Vitae
  • 1992-2000 Double degree in biology (diploma) and teaching profession for the upper school (L3) at Justus-Liebig University Gießen, 1996 semester abroad in Chile (Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia)
  • 2001-2003 Scientific employee at the Institute of Geoecology (Soil Science) at the University of Bayreuth, work at the Estación Cientifica San Francisco, Loja, Ecuador
  • 2003-2005 Research associate at the Institute for Environmental Sciences of TU Berlin
  • 2005-2007 Research associate at the Institute of Geography of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, completion of the doctorate “External drivers of biogeochemical cycles in a tropical montane forest in Ecuador (2009)
  • 2008 Seminar for Rural Development (SLE) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Researcher for the Association for Technical Cooperation (gtz, today giz) and CIFOR in the field of payment for Environmental Services (PES) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Ankasa Forest Reserve, Ghana
  • Since 2009 Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at the Institute of Soil Science
  • Vice spokesman of the BMBF-BioTip project Prodigy
  • Steering board of the DFG- SPP earthshape

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