Andrea Schnepf

Prof. Dr. Andrea Schnepf

Head of research group "Soil-, Root Systems and Rhizosphere Processes"


+49 2461/61-2658

+49 2461/61-2518


Orcid: 0000-0003-2203-4466


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Institut für Bio- und Geowissenschaften (IBG)

Agrosphäre (IBG-3)

Gebäude 16.6 / Raum 3060


Research group

The research group “Soil-, Root Systems and Rhizosphere Processes” studies the interactions between soil and plant roots through the combined use of mathematical modelling and experimental data.

Research focus

The research focuses on plant-soil interactions such as water and nutrient uptake, root architecture plasticity, root hair formation and root exudation as well as symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Overall aim is to support recommendations for sustainable agricultural production and ideotype design.

Research Interests

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Rhizosphere, soil root interactions
  • Root architecture
  • Arbuscular mycorrhiza
  • Ressource acquisition efficiency
  • Fate of plant protection products in the soil-root system
Letzte Änderung: 10.01.2024