Enjoy the various topics I investigate in my research

If you are interested in working with my team on any of these projects or have an idea up my alley or you just want to work with my team (I have plenty of exciting ideas not mentioned here ;)  - don't hesitate to reach out!!!

Topic Opening Up in Summer:
Crop Production and Phytoremediation in the Future

I have acquired funding from the Helmholtz Association for 2 PhD students, 1 Postdoc and 1 lab technician and will start looking for excellent people in early summer.

Looking for (bio)geochemists, microbial ecologist, geoecologists, environmental scientists ...

Please contact me if you are interested in working on this project in any form. 

Current Hot Topic:
Coupled Climate and Soil Contaminant Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Currently ongoing projects at Stanford University and the University of Tuebingen.

Please contact me if you are interested in working on this project in form of an internship or a thesis. 
Coupled Climate and Elevated Soil Arsenic Impacts on Rice Production

  • And many follow up studies to be published - stay tuned!!!
  • I'm also looking for master students interested in being involved in this multidisciplinary study.
  • Funded by the Marie S. Curie Program of the EU (project acronym RACe) and the German Research Foundation DFG

Microbially-Assisted Phytoremediation

  • Muehe et al., 2015: Rhizosphere microbial community composition affects cadmium and zinc uptake of the metal-hyperaccumulating plant Arabidopsis halleri. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Metal-Contaminant Mobility during Iron Redox Cycling

  • Muehe et al., 2019: Rice production threatened by coupled stresses of climate and soil arsenic. Nature Communications.
  • Muehe et al., 2016: Arsenic(V) incorporation in vivianite during microbial reduction of arsenic(V)-bearing biogenic Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides. Environmental Science and Technology.
  • Muehe and Kappler, 2014: Arsenic mobility and toxicity in the environment – a review on biogeochemistry, health and socio-economic effects, remediation and future predictions. Environmental Chemistry.
  • Muehe, Scheer et al., 2013: Fate of arsenic during microbial reduction of biogenic vs. abiogenic As-Fe(III)-mineral co-precipitates. Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Muehe, Obst et al., 2013: Fate of Cd during microbial Fe(III) mineral reduction by a novel and Cd-tolerant Geobacter species. Environmental Science and Technology.
  • Muehe, Adaktylou et al., 2013: Organic carbon and reducing conditions lead to cadmium immobilization by secondary Fe mineral formation in a pH neutral soil. Environmental Science and Technology.
  • Kleinert et al., 2011: Biogenic Fe(III) minerals lower the efficiency of iron-mineral-based commercial filter systems for arsenic removal. Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Muehe et al., 2009: Ecophysiology and the energetic benefit of mixotrophicFe(II) oxidation by various strains of nitrate-reducing bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Plant Molecular Response to Contaminants