Stanford University
Department of Earth System Science (ESS)
367 Panama Mall
94305 Stanford

University of Tuebingen
Center for Applied Geoscience (ZAG)
Sigwartstrasse 10
72076 Tübingen

eva-marie.muehe at uni-tuebingen.de
mmuehe at stanford.edu
 





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Research Experience

Marie S. Curie Postdoctoral Fellow – Stanford University/ University of Tuebingen          2015 – current
Funded by the German Research Foundation and Marie S. Curie by the EU’s H2020 Program
Impact of Climate Change on the Uptake and Accumulation of Arsenic in Rice


Postdoctoral Scholar – University of Tuebingen, Germany                                                                               2015
Biologically-Mediated Recovery of Precious Metals from Household Incineration Waste

Education

Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences – summa cum laude                                                                                        2014
University of Tuebingen / Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Plant-Microbe-Soil Interactions in Metal(loid)-Contaminated Environments

Environmental Volunteering Service                                                                                                                         2009

Zeekovlei and Rondevlei Environmental Education Center, Cape Town, South Africa
Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Environmental Protection and Education in the Western Cape, South Africa


Diploma in Biology – grade 1.1                                                                                                                                     2008
University of Tuebingen, Germany
Response of Rice Plant (Oryza sativa L.) to Arsenic-Contaminated Water and Fe(II)-Oxidizing Bacteria

Study Abroad Program – Oregon State University, US                                                                           2004-2005
Funded by the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany


Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
  1. S. Abramova, J He, D. Wimmer, M.-L. Lemloh, E. M. Muehe, B. Gann, E. Roehm, R. Kirchhof, M. G. Babechuk, R. Schoenberg, H. Thorwarth, T. Helle, A. Kappler; Waste Management 2018, 79, 735-743; Heavy metal mobility and valuable contents of processed municipal solid waste incineration residues from Southwestern Germany.
  2. R. Yan, A. Kappler, E. M. Muehe, K.-H. Knorr, M. A. Horn, A. Poser, R. Lohmayer, S. Peiffer; Geomicrobiology Journal 2018; Effect of reduced sulfur species on chemolithoautotrophic pyrite oxidation with nitrate.
  3. J. E. Forsyth, M. S. Islam, S. M. Parvez, R. Raqib, M. S. Rahman, E. M. Muehe, S. Fendorf, S. P. Luby; Environmental Research 2018, 166, 1-9; Prevalence of elevated blood lead levels among pregnant women and sources of lead exposure in rural Bangladesh.
  4. E. M. Muehe, G. Morin, L. Scheer, P Le Pape, I. Esteve, B. Daus, A. Kappler; Environmental Science and Technology 2016; 50(5), 2281-2291; Arsenic(V) incorporation in vivianite during microbial reduction of arsenic(V)-bearing biogenic Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides.
  5. E. M. Muehe, C. Schmidt, J. He, T. Helle, A. Kappler; Advanced Materials Research, 2015, 1130, 652-655; Microbially supported recovery of precious metals and rare earth elements from urban household waste incineration slag.
  6. E. M. Muehe, P. Weigold, I. J. Adaktylou, B. Planer-Friedrich, U. Krämer, A. Kappler, S. Behrens; Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2015; 81(6), 2173-2181; Rhizosphere microbial community composition affects cadmium and zinc uptake of the metal-hyperaccumulating plant Arabidopsis halleri.
  7. E. M. Muehe, A. Kappler, C. Chaban, B. Daus, Bio-protocol 2015; 5(8), e1445. http://www.bio-protocol.org/e1445; Measuring the arsenic content and speciation in different rice tissues.
  8. E. M. Muehe and A. Kappler; invited review for the research front on arsenic for Environmental Chemistry 2014; 11, 483–495; Arsenic mobility and toxicity in South and Southeast Asia – a review on biogeochemistry, health and socio-economic effects, remediation and risk predictions.
  9. E. M. Muehe, J. Eisele, B. Daus, A. Kappler, K. Harter, C. Chaban; Plant Molecular Biology 2014; 85(3), 301-316; Are rice (Oryza sativa L.) phosphate transporters regulated similarly by phosphate and arsenate? – a comprehensive study.
  10. E. M. Muehe, M. Obst, A. Hitchcock, T. Tylsizczak, S. Behrens, C. Schroeder, J. M. Byrne, M. Michel, U. Kraemer, A. Kappler; Environmental Science and Technology 2013; 47, 14099-14109; Fate of Cd during microbial Fe(III) mineral reduction by a novel and Cd-tolerant Geobacter species.
  11. E. M. Muehe, I. J. Adaktylou, M. Obst, F. Zeitvogel, S. Behrens, B. Planer-Friedrich, U. Kraemer, A. Kappler; Environmental Science and Technology 2013; 47, 13430−13439; Organic carbon and reducing conditions lead to cadmium immobilization by secondary Fe mineral formation in a pH-neutral soil.
  12. E. M. Muehe, L. Scheer, B. Daus, A. Kappler; Environmental Science and Technology 2013; 47, 8297−8307; Fate of arsenic during microbial reduction of biogenic vs. abiogenic As-Fe(III)-mineral co-precipitates.
  13. S. Kleinert, E. M. Muehe, N. Posth, U. Dippon, B. Daus, A. Kappler; Environmental Science and Technology 2011; 45(17), 7533–7541; Biogenic Fe(III) minerals lower the efficiency of iron mineral-based commercial filter systems for arsenic removal.
  14. E. M. Muehe, S. Gerhardt, B. Schink, A. Kappler; FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2009; 70(3), 335–343; Ecophysiology and the energetic benefit of mixotrophic Fe(II) oxidation by various strains of nitrate-reducing bacteria.
    Book Chapters
  1. Kappler, D. Emerson, J. A. Gralnick, E. E. Roden, E. M. Muehe; invited revisions for the Iron Geomicrobiology Chapter in Ehrlich’s Geomicrobiology 2015, 6th edition, editors: D. K. Newman, A. Kappler and H. L. Ehrlich
    Popular Science Publications (Not peer-reviewed)
  1. E. M. Muehe, A. Kappler; invited by BIOspektrum 2016; 20(3), 316-318; Biogene Eisenminerale kontrollieren das Umweltverhalten toxischer Metalle. (Biogenic Iron minerals control the environmental fate of toxic metals).

Honors and Awards

  1. Participant in the Leadership Academy of the German Scholars Organisation, Boston/Darmstadt, 2018/2019
  2. Participant in the Rising Environmental Leaders Program, Woods Institute, Stanford University, 2018
  3. Participant in the Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structure MBL 2017 course
  4. Medalist of the German Dissertation Award (Science) (Koerber-Foundation), 2014, awarded with $5,250
  5. Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Tuebingen, 2014 
  6. Outstanding Dissertation Award, Department of Geosciences, University of Tuebingen, 2014
  7. Medalist for student presentations at SEGH Conference, Toulouse, France, 2013
  8. German Federal Environmental Foundation PhD fellowship, 2009
  9. Medalist for the BIOTECHNICA study award for master theses, 2008, awarded with $1,600
  10. Outstanding Poster award for master theses, University of Tuebingen, 2007

Acquired Funding

  1. Baden-Württemberg Foundation's Elite Program for Postdocs for Leading Early Career Researchers. Lead-PI ~US$140,000(€120,000), for employing a PhD student on the project: Cadmium impacts on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. 5111; SSRL Stanford Sychrotron Radiation Lightsource – user proposal Lead-PI, Identifying key differences in arsenic dynamics in the rhizosphere of rice that translate to major losses in grain yield and quality.
  3. Participation in the Leadership Academy, German Scholars Organisation, 2018/2019,(~ US$4000)
  4. KA 1736/55-1, DFG German Research Foundation Grant, Co-PI – $279,000 (€236,930), Biogeochemical coupling of Cd and Fe cycles in agricultural soils under varying redox and geochemical conditions.
  5. Participation in the Rising Environmental Leaders Program, Woods Institute Stanford University, 2018, ~US$2000
  6. Participation in the Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structure MBL 2017 course, funded by MBL 2017, PI - $900.
  7. RACe-661674, EU Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Global Fellowship, postdoctoral training award, PI – $251,000 (€239,861), The impact of climate change on the uptake of arsenic into rice.
  8. 4521, SSRL Stanford Sychrotron Radiation Lightsource – user proposal, Lead-PI, Identifying changes in toxic element uptake by and speciation in rice upon changing climatic conditions.
  9. Participation as Young Scientist at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, funded by the Koerber Foundation, PI – $3,000.
  10. MU3842/2-1, DFG German Research Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship, PI – $88,000 (€82,000), The impact of global warming on the uptake of arsenic into rice plants.
  11. Bio2Value – KF2041705RH4, ZIM The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Co-PI – $179,000 (€171,262), Recovery of economically valuable metals from incineration slag using enriched microbial consortia from different environments.
  12. Equal opportunity commission travel grant of the University of Tuebingen, PI – $1,300 (€1,242).
  13. DAAD German Academic Exchange Service conference travel grant, PI – $3,000.
  14. Goldschmidt student travel grant for Goldschmidt Conference 2011, PI – $1,000.
  15. Goldschmidt student travel grant for Goldschmidt Conference 2010, PI – $3,000.
  16. 20009/052, DBU German Federal Environmental Foundation PhD fellowship, PI – $42,200 (€40,400), Impact of mineral-forming and dissolving bacteria on the uptake and accumulation of cadmium in Arabidopsis halleri.
  17. German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Weltwaerts-Fellowship for volunteering service in South Africa, PI – $6,300.
  18. Baden-Wuerttemberg study abroad fellowship, PI – $3,150 (€3,000).

Public  Outreach

  1. General audience presentations to the Jenny Marx Forum, Salzwedel, to the Rotary Club, Braunschweig, and to grades 10-12 in Jahn High School, Salzwedel, Germany: Essen Sie gern Reis? - Die Zukunft des wichtigesten Nahrungsmittels der Welt (Do you like to eat rice? - The future of the most important food in the world), 2018
  2. Presentation at the International Food Policy Research Institute, 2018
  3. German-wide TV documentary: “Arsen – der schleichende Tod”, 2016, synchronized into English, 2017
  4. BUNDjugend report on phytoremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils, 2016
  5. Report in a German magazine (Chrismon) on PhD thesis, 2014
  6. TV report in the German Southwest Radio (SWR) on PhD thesis, 2014
  7. German-wide press release on the microbial remediation of cadmium-contaminated soils, 2013
  8. Report by BIOPRO Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH on bioremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils, 2013

Conference Contributions

    Selected Oral Contributions
  1. 2019 Annual Soil Science meeting, San Diego, USA, Invited Oral and Panel Discussion: Coupled climate-contamination impacts on soils – a major challenge for future food security
  2. 2018 Center for Applied Geoscience Seminar, Tuebingen, Germany, invited presentation: Climate change impacts on rice: Rhizosphere dynamics controlling grain quantity and quality.
  3. 2018 Goldschmidt Conference, Boston, USA, Oral: Altered regulation of arsenic by iron plaque on rice roots under a changing climate.
  4. 2017 Soils Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, Oral: Changing greenhouse gas emissions from flooded rice paddies under projected future climates.
  5. 2017 Soils Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, Oral: Climate change coupled with elevated soil arsenic will decrease rice productivity and grain quality.
  6. 2017 Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, France; Oral: Climate change coupled with elevated soil arsenic will decrease rice productivity and grain quality.
  7. 2016 Science and Technology for Sustainable Cocoa Development Conference, Lima and Tarapoto, Peru; Oral: How soil microbial communities relieve plants of metal stress.
  8. 2016 Iron Biogeochemistry Conference, Telluride, Co, USA; Oral: How iron cycling in the rhizosphere affects metal uptake by plants.
  9. 2016 Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan; Oral: Impact of climate change on the dynamics of arsenic in paddy soils.
  10. 2015 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic; Oral (invited): Rhizosphere microorganisms enhance Cd accumulation by the plant Arabidopsis halleri.
  11. 2015 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic; Oral: Microbially stimulated recovery of precious metals from household waste incineration slag.
  12. 2014 AGU-Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA; Oral (invited): Iron cycling at low pH – potential application for the recovery of precious metals from industrial waste.
  13. 2013 Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy; Oral (invited): Cd mobility in anoxic Fe-mineral-rich environments – potential use of Fe(III)-reducing bacteria for soil remediation.
  14. 2013 SEGH Conference, Toulouse, France; Oral: Fate of arsenic during microbial reduction of arsenic-bearing biogenic and abiogenic Fe(III) oxyhydroxides.
  15. 2012 Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada; Oral: Fate of As during microbial reduction of As(V)-bearing biogenic Fe(III)-oxyhydroxide.
  16. 2011 Arsenic Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam; Oral: Mobilization of sorbed and co-precipitated As from biogenic Fe(III) (hydr)oxides by the Fe(III)-reducer Shewanella oneidensis MR-1.
  17. 2011 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic; Oral: Fate of As upon microbial Fe(III) reduction of As-bearing biogenic Fe(III) minerals.
  18. 2010 GMS Conference, Leipzig, Germany; Oral: Effect of Fe mineral-transforming bacteria on the uptake and accumulation of Cd by the metal-hyperaccumulating plant Arabidopsis halleri.
  19. 2010 Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Oral: Mobilization of sorbed and co-precipitated arsenic from biogenic Fe(III) (hydr)oxides by the Fe(III)-reducer Shewanella oneidensis MR-1.
  20. 2010 Arsenic Conference, Tainan, Taiwan; Oral: Impact of iron bacteria on arsenic (im)mobilization in commercial granulated iron mineral filters.
  21. 2008 Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada; Oral: Immobilisation of arsenic in paddy soil by iron(II)-oxidizing bacteria.
    Organization of Scientific Meetings
  1. 2019 Goldschmidt Conference, Spain; Session co-chairing: An adapting world: How terrestrial biogeochemistry responds to environmental change.
  2. 2017 Goldschmidt Conference, France; Session co-chairing: Biogeochemical Processes Under Dynamic Redox Conditions in Soils and Sediments – Controls and Feedbacks.
  3. 2016 Goldschmidt Conference, Japan; Session co-chairing: Root meets soil: A hotspot for biogeochemical processes.
  4. 2015 Goldschmidt Conference, Czech Republic; Session co-chairing: Iron biogeochemistry in the environment: From nanoscale processes to macroscopic observations.
  5. 2015 European Geochemistry Union EGU general assembly, Austria; Session co-chairing: Rhizosphere processes, soil management roles, and efficacy control in phytoremediation and phytomining research.
  6. 2013 Goldschmidt Conference, Italy; Session co-chairing: Biogeochemical cycles in the rhizosphere: examining carbon, trace and heavy metal cycling at the plant-soil interface.