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© Dr. Lutz Weihermüller

Weihermüller, Lutz

PD Dr., Institute of Bio- and Geosciences IBG-3 Agrosphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-3 Agrosphere
52428 Jülich


Fon: +49 2461 61 8669

Research topics

  • Numerical modelling: Modelling of water, heat, solute, and GHG fluxes
  • Hydrogeophysics: EMI, GPR, and radiometer measurements
  • Pesticide fate: Incubation, sorption, and leaching studies
  • Parameter estimation: Parameter estimation for wide range of applications
  • Agroecosystem modelling: Plant growth modelling and carbon turnover

Resources and technologies

  • Soil physics: Soil phycial laboratories - grain size, retention, and hydraulic conductivity
  • Radiometry: L-band radiometer for the estimation of soil water content and vegetation properties
  • Numerical modelling: HYDRUS and AgroC models


  • Weihermüller, L., J.A. Huisman, M. Herbst, S. Lambot and H. Vereecken. 2007. Mapping the spatial variation of soil water content at the field scale with different ground penetrating radar techniques. Journal of Hydrology. 340. 205-216.
  • Weihermüller, L., J.A. Huisman, A. Graf, M. Herbst and H. Vereecken 2011. Errors in modelling carbon turnover induced by temperature aggregation. Vadose Zone Journal. 10:195–205. doi:10.2136/vzj2009.0157.
  • Weihermüller, L., A. Graf, M. Herbst, and H. Vereecken. 2013. Simple pedotransfer functions to initialize reactive carbon pools of the RothC model. European Journal of Soil Sciences. 65 (5): 567-575. doi: 10.1111/ejss.12036.
  • Jonard, F., L. Weihermüller, M. Schwank, K.Z. Jadoon, H. Vereecken, and S. Lambot. 2015. Estimation of Hydraulic Properties of a Sandy Soil Using Ground-Based Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 53 (6): 3095-3109. Doi 10.1109/TGRS.2014.2368831.
  • Karlsson, A.S., L. Weihermüller, W. Tappe, S. Mukherjee, and S. Spielvogel. 2016. Field scale boscalid residues and dissipation half-life estimation in a sandy soil. Chemosphere. 145: 163-173.