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Kathrin Kühnhammer

Kathrin Kühnhammer

Telefon: +49 (0)761 203 54076


PhD student, guest scientist


Professur für Ökosystemphysiologie

Institut für Forstwissenschaften

Fakultät für Umwelt und natürliche Ressourcen


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Georges-Köhler-Allee 053 / 054

79110 Freiburg




I am a PhD student in the project Isodrones (TU Braunschweig) and am a guest scientists at the Ecosystem Physiology in Freiburg. In my PhD am collecting data sets to resolve short-term dynamics of plant water uptake in response to varying environmental conditions and plant parameters. Herein, water stable isotopes are an important tool and I am working on further developing novel methods that enable their in situ measurement and apply them in field studies.



Research Interests

Root water uptake, deep roots, water stable isotopes, resource partitioning, ecohydrology, stable isotope ecology, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, water relations



Matthias Beyer, Kathrin Kühnhammer, and Maren Dubbert

In situ measurements of soil and plant water isotopes: a review of approaches, practical considerations and a vision for the future


Volkmann THM, Kühnhammer K, Herbstritt B, Gessler A, Weiler M

A method for in situ monitoring of the isotope composition of tree xylem water using laser spectroscopy: In situ monitoring of xylem water isotopes

2016, Plant Cell and Environment 39(9), Seiten: 2055-2063


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