Dipl.-Geogr. Corina Dörfer


Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Soil Science and Geomorphology
Rümelinstraße 19-23
D-72070 Tübingen

Office: Westbau W503

Tel.: +49(0)7071-29-74-054

E-Mail: corina.doerferspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Function: Doctoral student

Research Topics:



BMBF „The permafrost transect – Effects of climate change and land use on permafrost and carbon dynamics in soils along a climate gradient across the Tibetan Plateau (PERMATRANS). “


* 8th November 1980 in Bad Muskau, Germany


Since 2011PhD Student at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
2006 - 2011

Studies of Geography, Geology, Soil Science and GIS at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany), University of Stuttgart (Germany) and University of Hohenheim (Germany)

Diploma thesis: “Soil organic carbon stocks and pools in alpine grassland ecosystems – location comparison in continuous and discontinuous permafrost along a precipitation gradient across the Tibetan Plateau, China”



Yang, S., Liebner, S., Winkel, M., Alawi, M., Horn, F., Dörfer, C., Ollivier, J., He, J.-S., Jin, H., Kühn, P., Schloter, M., Scholten, T., Wagner, D. (2017): In-depth analysis of core methanogenic communities from high elevation permafrost-affected wetlands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 111, 66-77. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.03.007

Bosch, A., Schmidt, K., He, J.-S., Doerfer, C., Scholten, T. (2017): Potential CO2 emissions from defrosting permafrost soils of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau under different scenarios of climate change in 2050 and 2070. Catena 149P1, 221–231. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.08.035

Bosch, A., Dörfer, C., He, J.-S., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T. (2016): Predicting soil respiration for the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: An empirical comparison of regression models. Pedobiologia - Journal of Soil Ecology 59, 41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2016.01.002

Baumann, F., Schmidt, K., Dörfer, C., He, J.-S., Scholten, T., Kühn, P. (2014): Pedogenesis, permafrost, substrate and topography: Plot and landscape scale interrelations of weathering processes on the central-eastern Tibetan Plateau. Geoderma 226-227, 300-316. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.02.019

Ollivier, J., Yang, S., Dörfer, C., Welzl, G., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Wagner, D., Schloter, M. (2014): Bacterial community structure in soils of the Tibetan Plateau affected by discontinuous permafrost or seasonal freezing. Biol Fertil Soils 50 (3), 555-559. doi: 10.1007/s00374-013-0869-4

Dörfer, C., Kühn, P., Baumann, F., He, J.-S., Scholten, T. (2013): Soil Organic Carbon Pools and Stocks in Permafrost-Affected Soils on the Tibetan Plateau. Plos One 8(2): e57024. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057024