Prof. Dr. Christine Alewell

christine.alewell-at-unibas.ch

Office 301
Bernoullistrasse 30
4056 Basel

Phone: +41 (0)61 207 04 77

Full list of publications

Appointments

upon agreement, please send an email to: christine.alewell@unibas.ch

Research Interest

General research areas are biogeochemistry, soil chemistry and soil degradation of natural and semi-natural ecosystems. Specifically the research is focused on:

  1. soil and water degradation by acidification (Alewell et al., 1997, 2000b, 2001; Alewell, 2001) and erosion (Alewell et al., 2008, 2009; Schaub and Alewell, 2009; Schaub et al., 2009; Meusurger and Alewell, 2008, 2009).

  2. nutrient cycling and nutrient depletion of soils and forest ecosystems (Alewell et al., 2000c, 2001; Alewell and Bredemeier, 2006, Conen et al., 2006)
    reduction processes in soils and freshwater wetlands (Alewell and Novak, 2001; Küsel and Alewell, 2003; Alewell et al., 2006; Alewell et al., 2007a; Paul et al., 2006).

  3. interaction of uplands and wetland soils within landscapes, with consideration of the influence of material leaching from the upland areas into wetlands and riparian zones as well as the buffering effects of wetlands and riparian zones to water bodies (Alewell and Novak, 2001; Küsel and Alewell, 2003; Alewell et al., 2006; Paul et al., 2006; Alewell et al. 2007a)

  4. mercury emission between soils and atmosphere (Fritsche et al., 2008a, b, c).

Scientific tools used range from classical soil analysis, modelling and statistical approaches (Alewell and Manderscheid, 1998; Alewell et al., 2004) with a special focus on stable isotope dynamics (Alewell and Giesemann, 1996; Alewell and Gehre, 1999; Alewell et al., 1999, 2000a; Vieten et al., 2007; Conen et al., 2007, 2008; Alewell et al., 2008, 2009; Schaub and Alewell, 2009; Schaub et al., 2009).

Commitments

Member of the department’s management board (2006-2008 and since 2015 ongoing)
Head of educational board of Geosciences (2004-2015)
Member of educational board of Geosciences (since 2003 ongoing)
Member of the educational board of the faculty of Natural Sciences (2004-2015)
Gender representative of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (2007 – 2015)
Gender representative of the Department of Environmental Sciences (since 2009 ongoing)
Faculty of Natural Sciences delegate at the Commission for Equal Opportunity (2007 – 2015)
Confidential contact for the faculty of Natural Sciences (2007 – 2015)
University of Basel confidential contact in case of sexual harassment (2007 – 2015)