Curriculum Vitae of Bettina Eichler-Löbermann

Name (title): Bettina Eichler-Löbermann (apl. Prof. Dr. habil.)

Academic Education:

2004: doctor agriculturae habilitatus (Thesis: Phosphorus cycles in sustainable soil use systems), University of Rostock

1997:  PhD (Thesis: Phosphorus uptake of catch crops and their contribution for utilizing accumulated phosphorus reserves in soil under low-input conditions), University of Rostock

1993: M.Sc. (agronomy), University of Rostock, 1993.



Apr 2013 - Apr 2018
Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, Gender and Diversity Management, University of Rostock, Germany

Jan 2005 -
Associate professor, Department of Crop Science and Agronomy (temporary head of the chair from 2009-2011), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock

Feb 1998 - Dec 2004
Scientific lecturer, Department of Sustainable Crop Production, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Rostock

Jul 1997 – Dec 2000
Agricultural advisor, LMS Landwirtschaftsberatung GmbH, Germany (as part time job from February 1998)

Mar 2005 - Sep 2005
Maternal leave 

Expert activities:

  • Authorized Representative for International Relations of the University of Rostock (Nov11 - Apr13)
  • Title “Visiting Professor” awarded from the University Bayamo (Cuba) in 2006,
  • Member of the Expert Group of Baltic 21,
  • Deputy Secretary General of CIEC (International Scientific Center for Fertilizers),
  • Member of editorial board: Appl. Soil Ecol., Nutrient Cycl. Agroecos., Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., Appl. Agric. Forestry Res.
  • Author/Co-author of ca. 250 scientific papers (60 listed in ISI, Scopus) (h-index 13)
  • Coordinator or partner in more than 25 national and international projects
  • Supervision of 11 PhD theses

Key Publications

Vogel, T.; Nelles. M. Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2015): Phosphorus application with recycled products from municipal waste water to different crop species. Ecol. Engineering 83, 466 – 475

Requejo, M.; Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2014). Organic and inorganic phosphorus forms in soil as affected by long-term application of organic amendments. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosyst. 100, 245 – 255

Bachmann, S.; Gropp, M.; Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2014): Phosphorus availability and soil microbial activity in a 3 year field experiment amended with digested dairy slurry. Biomass Bioenergy 70, 429 - 439

Krey, T.; Vassilev, N.; Baum, C.; Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2013): Effects of long-term phosphorus application and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria on maize phosphorus nutrition under field conditions. Europ. J. Soil Biol. 55, 124 - 130 

Vassilev, N.; Eichler-Löbermann, B.; Vassilva, M. (2012): Stress-tolerant P-solubilizing microorganisms. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechn. 95, 851 – 859.

Bachmann, S.; Wenzel, S.; Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2011): Co-digested dairy slurry as a phosphorus and nitrogen source for Zea mays L. and Amaranthus cruentus L. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 174, 908 - 915

Krey, T.; Caus, M.; Baum, C.; Ruppel, S.; Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2011): Interactive effects of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and manuring on the phosphorus supply of Zea mays L. and Brassicanapus L.. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 174, 602-613

Schiemenz, K.; Eichler-Löbermann, B. (2010): Biomass ashes and their phosphorus fertilizing effect on different crops. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecos..87, 471-482

Eichler-Löbermann, B.; Köhne, S.; Kowalski, B.; Schnug, E. (2008): Effect of catch cropping on phosphorus bioavailability in comparison to organic and inorganic fertilization. J. Plant Nutr. 31, 659-676

Eichler-Löbermann, B.; Köhne, S.; Köppen, D. (2007): Effect of organic, inorganic and combined organic and inorganic P fertilization on plant P uptake and soil P pools. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 107, 623-628


Lead of Projects / Sub projects since 2010 (Title, duration, funds for own tasks, project number)

Innovative fertilizers and resource efficiency in agriculture (InFertRes) in cooperation with institutions in Cuba. BMBF 2018 – 2021, CUB17WTZ-042

Innovative solutions to sustainable soil phosphorus management (InnoSoilPhos) Phase II– Subproject C Agronomic effectiveness of P resources: experimental determination of soil P fertility at the plot and field scale.  BMBF 2018 - 2021, AZ 031B0509A

Biomass - Ash – Monitoring (BAM); Subproject: Agronomic evaluation, BMVEL, 2017 - 2020, No. FNR- 22003216

Optimization of the fertilizer effects of residues from biomass conversion – A contribution to the protection of resources in the Danube region – Phase I and Phase II. BMBF, 2014 - 2016, IWINDOR_06, No. 01DS16005

Innovative solutions to sustainable soil phosphorus management (InnoSoilPhos) – Subproject C Agronomic effectiveness of P resources: experimental determination of soil P fertility at the plot and field scale.  BMBF 2015 - 2018, AZ 031A558C

Integrated phosphorus and water management for sustainable water resources management (PhosWaM) – Subproject 1.2 Effects of agronomic measures on P losses. BMBF 2016 - 2018

Edunabio – Educational Network of Agrobiodiversity in Latin America. DAAD, Förderprogramm Qualitätsnetz Biodiversität, 2014 – 2017, No. 57060601

Microbial phosphorus mobilisation by plant growth promoting fungi in cropping systems. ppp – Project with Colombia (Procol), DAAD, 2013 – 2014, No. 56023192

Mixed cropping with cereals and legume crops as an opportunity to increase the water and phosphorus efficiency in plant production. BMVEL, 2012 - 2016, No. FNR-22030111

Phosphorus utilization from biogas residues after solid – liquid separation. BMVEL, 2012 - 2015, No. FNR-22400112

The role of phosphorus nutrition on the pathogenicity of Mycosphaerella fijiensis. DFG, 2011, in cooperation with IBP, Santa Clara, Cuba, DFG project El 678/7-1

Fertilizing effects of Trichoderma species. ppp – Project with Columbia (Procol), DAAD, 2011 – 2012, No. 50756636

BAltic Forum for Innovative Technologies for Sustainable MANure Management. Lead applicant: Agrifood Research, Finland (MTT)  EU Interreg, BSR Programme, 2011 – 2013, No. 063

Effect of Trichoderma spp. on soil P pools. Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Initiative of excellence, 2010

Enzyme activity of selected C3 and C4 crops and its effect of P supply under drought conditions  DFG, 2009, DFG project Ei 678/5-1

Nutrient cycling in bioenergy systems. University of Rostock, 2009 – 2012, Bioenergy board

Baltic Sea Bioenergy Promotion. Lead applicant Swedish Energy Agency,  Task leader for 3.4) Sub-regional and municipal showcases , EU Interreg, BSR Programme, 2009-2012, No. 018

Sustainable management of natural resources. Subject-related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education. In cooperation with Cuba and Nicaragua, DAAD, 2009-2012, No. 50020194

Contribution of selected plant growth promoting rhizobacteria to maize phosphorus nutrition as influenced by organic matter management. DFG, 2007 to 2010, DFG project Ei 678/4-1

Use of biomass ashes for P supply in energy cropping systems. BMVEL 2007 to 2009, No. FNR- 22016206

Nutrition effects of potassium fertilizers, biomass ashes, bone meals. K+S Kali GmbH 2006 – 2017


Lead of Projects in function of the Vice-Rector for Internationalization, Gender and Diversity Management

Women Professors Programme II, BMBF, 2014 – 2018

Mentoring Programme “Karrierewege-Mentoring II”, ESF European Social Fund, 2016 – 2018, Nr. ESF/14-SM-A41-0005/15

Mentoring Programme “Karrierewege-Mentoring”, ESF European Social Fund, 2014 – 2015, Nr. ESF/IV-SM-C31-0002/14

Women Professors Programme I (receiving lead in 2013), BMBF, 2011 – 2015, Nr. 1FP09130B

Chance equality and diversity management (receiving lead in 2013), Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 2012 – 2015, ZLV 19110048