Miriam Gross-Schmölders
Assistant / PhD candidate
Miriam Gross-Schmölders
Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Departement Umweltwissenschaften
FG Alewell

Assistant / PhD candidate

Bernoullistrasse 30/32
4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 36 31


PhD student funded by SNF Project Nr. 169556
Project title: "Combining biogeochemical and modelling approach to assess peatland restoration."


Since 06.2017
PhD Student, Environmental Geosciences, University of Basel, Switzerland

10.2010 – 07.2013
MSc in Geography, University of Bonn, Germany
Master`s thesis: “Flood reconstruction on sedimentcores from lake Hallstättersee (Austria).”

10.2007 – 07.2010
BSc in Applied Geography, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Minor in Biology
Bachelor`s thesis: “Investigations on soil phosphorous of an upper Paleolithic site in the Wadi Sabra (Jordan)”


08.2014 – 05.2017
Research Assistant at the German Research Center for Geoscience (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany

10.2012 – 08.2013
Student Assistant at the German Research Center for Geoscience (GFZ) Potsdam, Germany

05.2012 – 07.2012
Internship at the German Research Center for Geoscience (GFZ Potsdam), Germany

02.2011 – 04.2012
Employment at the Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany

03.2009 – 04.2009
Internship at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Bonn, Germany 

Klein, K., Gross-Schmölders, M., De la Rosa, J. M., Alewell, C. and Leifeld, J. (2020) “Investigating the influence of instrumental parameters and chemical composition on pyrolysis efficiency of peat”, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. Taylor & Francis, 51(12), pp. 1572–1581. doi: 10.1080/00103624.2020.1784916.   edoc
Gross-Schmölders, M., von Sengbusch, P., Krüger, J. P., Klein, K., Birkholz, A., Leifeld, J. and Alewell, C. (2020) “Switch of fungal to bacterial degradation in natura drained and rewetted oligotrophic peatlands reflected in delta N-15 and fatty acid composition”, SOIL. European Geosciences Union, 6(2), pp. 299–313. doi: 10.5194/soil-6-299-2020.   edoc