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Hannes Keck

Hannes is a PhD student studying greenhouse gas fluxes from agricultural ecosystems. Hannes' research focuses on developing and testing a relaxed eddy accumulation (REA) system to measure continuous carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and water vapour fluxes at field scale. The combination of micrometeorological methods, manual chamber measurements as well as footprint analysis will help us understand the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of greenhouse gas fluxes from drained peatlands and how driving variables influence these patterns.



Sept. 2014 - Sept. 2016: European Master in Environmental Sciences (EnvEuro). University of Copenhagen and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Specialisation: soil resources and land use.

MSc thesis: Imaging the 3-D distribution of cation adsorption sites in undisturbed soil.

Oct. 2010 - Aug. 2013: BSc in Agricultural Sciences. Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany.

BSc thesis: Water repellency of biological soil crusts in a sand-dune ecosystem of the NW Negev, Israel and its influence on surface runoff.


Work experience

Previously, I worked in the field of soil science and soil physics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Research Institute of Organic Acricuture (FiBL) in Switzerland and Justus Liebig University of Giessen in Germany. 

Selected publications

Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Rodriguez‐Caballero, E., Chamizo, S., Rossi, F., Uteau, D., Peth, S., Keck, H., De Philippis, R., Belnap, J. & Eldridge, D.J. 2020. Comment on ‘Kidron, G. J. (2018). Biocrust research: A critical view on eight common hydrological‐related paradigms and dubious theses. Ecohydrology , e2061.’ Ecohydrology, DOI:10.1002/eco.2215.

Callesen  I., Keck H., Andersen, T. J. (2018).  Particle size distribution in soils and marine sediments by laser diffraction using Malvern Mastersizer 2000-method uncertainty including the effect of hydrogen peroxide pretreatment, Journal of Soils and Sediments,  18 (7), DOI:10.1007/s11368-018-1965-8.

Keck, H., Strobel, B. W., Gustafsson, J. P., and Koestel, J. (2017): Quantitative imaging of the 3-D distribution of cation adsorption sites in undisturbed soil, SOIL, 3, 177-189,

Keck, H., Felde, V. J. M. N. L., Drahorad, S. L. and Felix-Henningsen, P. (2016).  Biological soil crusts cause subcritical water repellency in a sand dune ecosystem located along a rainfall gradient in the NW Negev desert, Israel, Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics,  64 (2), DOI: 10.1515/johh-2016-0001.