Dr. Sonja Marit Paul
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Sonja Marit Paul

Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Departement Umweltwissenschaften

FG Alewell

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Departement Umweltwissenschaften
Bernoullistrasse 32
4056 Basel


phone +41 61 207 0481

Current Research Projects

Regeneration of Wetlands as Climate Protection (12/2012-12/2020 financed by Bundesamt für Umwelt)

Publication List

Paul, Sonja; Schellenberger, Andreas: Organische Böden, Klima und der Kohlenstoffmarkt, in: BGS Bulletin 36, 2015, S. 57-69.

Paul, S., Flessa, H., Veldkamp, E., Lopez-Ulloa, M. 2008. Stabilization of recent soil carbon in the humid tropics depends on soil type. Biogeochemistry, 87, 247-263.

Paul, S., Martinson, G.O., Veldkamp, E., Flessa, H. 2008. Sample pretreatment affects the distribution of organic carbon in aggregate fractions of tropical grassland soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 72, 500-506.

Paul, S., Veldkamp, E. Flessa, H. 2008. Soil organic carbon in density fractions of two tropical soil types under forest – pasture – secondary forest land use changes. European Journal of Soil Science, 59, 359-371.

Alewell, C., Paul, S., Storck, F., Lischeid, G. 2008. Co-Regulation of redox processes in freshwater wetlands as a function of organic matter availability? Science of the Total Environment, 404, 335-342.

Paul, S., Veldkamp, E., Flessa, H. 2008. Differential response of mineral-associated organic matter in tropical soils formed in volcanic ashes and marine Tertiary sediment to treatment with HCl, NaOCl, and Na4P2O7. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 40, 1846-1855.

Lischeid, G., Alewell, C., Kolb, A., Paul, S. 2007. Impact of redox and transport processes in a riparian wetland on stream water quality. Hydrological Processes. 21, 123-132.

Alewell, C., Paul, S., Lischeid, G., Küsel, K., Gehre, M. 2006. Characterizing the redox status in three different forested wetlands with geochemical data. Environmental Science & Technology, 40, 7609-7615.

Paul, S., Küsel, K., Alewell, C. 2006. Reduction processes in temperate forests: tracking down heterogeneity with a combination of methods. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 38, 1028-1039.

Professional and Educational Career

Environmental Geosciences, University of Basel, research associate

01/2004 – 07/2007
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Ph.D. Program in Biological Diversity and Ecology.    
Dissertation: Fate of organic carbon in soil fractions following land use conversion in the humid tropics.

10/1997 – 06/2003
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Diplom Geoökologie
Thesis: Heterogeneity of sulphate reduction in the Lehstenbach catchment.

10/2000 – 03/2001
University of York, Great Britain
Exchange stay in the framework of the Erasmus scholarship