Geosphären-Biosphären Wechselwirkungen

Dr. Nataliya Bilyera


Main research interests:

  • The role of soil biota in biochemical cycles
  • Rhizosphere process of  nutrients aquisitions
  • Application of soil imaging methods (soil zymography, 14C imaging) to study rhizosphere processes


Research projects


Since Jun 2022
PostDoc at the GBI group

at the University of Tuebingen

Research Assistant/PhD student

Soil and Plant Microbiome and Soil Science at the University of Kiel

Lecturer and researcher

at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Postgraduate study

Plant Nutrition at National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine


Agrochemistry and Soil Science at National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Selected publications

  1. Bilyera, N., Kuzyakov, Y., 2024. Soil zymography: A decade of rapid development in microbial hotspot imaging. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 189, 109264. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2023.109264
  2. Bilyera N., Loginova I., 2023 Phosphorus in soils | Biological interactions, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier,doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00179-8
  3. Bilyera, N., Hummel, C., Daudin, G., Santangeli, M., Zhang, X., Santner, J., Lippold, E., Schlüter, S., Bertrand, I., Wenzel, W., Spielvogel, S., Vetterlein, D., Razavi, B.S., Oburger, E., 2022. Co-localised phosphorus mobilization processes in the rhizosphere of field-grown maize jointly contribute to plant nutrition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 165, 108497. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108497
  4. Bilyera, N., Zhang, X., Duddek, P., Fan, L., Banfield, C.C., Schlüter, S., Carminati, A., Kaestner, A., Ahmed, M.A., Kuzyakov, Y., Dippold, M.A., Spielvogel, S., Razavi, B.S., 2021. Maize genotype-specific exudation strategies: an adaptive mechanism to increase microbial activity in the rhizosphere. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 162, 108426. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108426
  5. Bilyera, N., Dippold, M.A., Bleicher, J., Maranguit, D., Kuzyakov, Y., Blagodatskaya, E., 2021. Microbial tradeoffs in internal and external use of resources regulated by phosphorus and carbon availability. European Journal of Soil Biology 106, 103353. doi:10.1016/j.ejsobi.2021.103353
  6. Bilyera, N., Kuzyakova, I., Guber, A., Razavi, B.S., Kuzyakov, Y., 2020. How “hot” are hotspots: Statistically localizing the high-activity areas on soil and rhizosphere images. Rhizosphere 16, 100259.



  • European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • German Soil Science Union (DBG)