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Dr. Ines Mulder

Dr. Ines Mulder

Scientific Researcher

Department of Soil Science and Soil Conservation, iFZ

Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32

35392 Giessen, Germany


Room: B229


Phone: +49(0)641 99 37105

Fax: +49(0)641 99 37109



Projects/ fields of work


Projects/ fields of work

  • 2001 – 2004: University of Hannover, Studies of Geosciences, Vordiplom.
  • 2004 Leonardo-da-Vinci Scholarship for 3-month research at Laboratoires Magmas et Volcans, CNRS, Clermont Ferrand, Frankreich.
  • 2005 –2006: Student and Assistant Teaching/Research at the Soil & Crop Science Department, College Station, TX, USA, Titel M.Sc. (Soil Science) Thesis: Smectite clay adsorbents of Aflatoxin B1 to amend animal Feed
  • 2007-2008: Junior Advisor for the German Developmental Service at the Institute of Agronomy, Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh.
  • 2008 –2015: Institute of Earth Science, University of Heidelberg, Titel of PhD thesis: Volatile Organohalogens from Fluid Inclusions of Rocks and Minerals. (incl. parental leave).
  • Since 2015: Scientific Researcher at the Department of Soil Science and Soil Conservation (incl. parental leave).


Peer-reviewed publications


Heyde BJ, Anders A, Siebe C, Siemens J, Mulder I. 2021. Quaternary alkylammonium disinfectant concentrations in soils rise exponentially after long-term wastewater irrigation. Environmental Research Letters 16: 64002.

Zhang Q, Bol R, Amelung W, Missong A, Siemens J, Mulder I, Willbold S, Müller C, Westphal Muniz A, Klumpp E. 2021. Water dispersible colloids and related nutrient availability in Amazonian Terra Preta soils. Geoderma 397: 115103.

Mulder I, Schmittdiel M, Frei H, Hofmann L, Gerbig D, Siemens J.2020. Soil water solutes reduce the critical micelle concentration of quaternary ammonium compounds. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27: 45311–45323.

Heyde BJ, Glaeser SP, Bisping L, Kirchberg K, Ellinghaus R, Siemens J, Mulder I. 2020. Smectite clay minerals reduce the acute toxicity of quaternary alkylammonium compounds towards potentially pathogenic bacterial taxa present in manure and soil. Scientific Reports 10: 15397.

Heyde BJ, Barthel A, Siemens J, Mulder I. 2020. A fast and robust method for the extraction and analysis of quaternary alkyl ammonium compounds from soil and sewage sludge. PLoS ONE 15: e0237020.

Mulder I, Siemens J, Sentek V, Amelung W, Smalla K, Jechalke S (2018) Quaternary ammonium compounds in soil: implications for antibiotic resistance development. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology 17: 159–185.

Schreiber S, Mayer C, Schmitz OJ, Rosendahl P, Bronja A, Greule M, Keppler F, Mulder I, Sattler T, Schöler HF (2017) Organic compounds in fluid inclusions of Archean quartz—Analogues of prebiotic chemistry on early Earth. PLoSONE 12(6):e0177570.

Mulder I, Krause T, Sattler T, Tubbesing C, Studenroth S, Bukowski K, Atlas ET, Schöler H-F (2015) Thermolytic degradation of methyl methionine and implications for its role in DMS and MeCl formation in hypersaline environments. Environmental Chemistry 12: 415-425.

Mulder I, Huber SG, Krause T, Zetzsch C, Kotte K, Dultz S, Schöler H-F (2013) A New Purge and Trap Headspace Technique to Analyze Low Volatile Compounds from Fluid Inclusions of Rocks and Minerals. Chemical Geology 358: 148–55.

Kotte K, Löw F, Huber SG, Krause T, Mulder I, Schöler H-F (2012) Organohalogen Emissions from Saline Environments – Spatial Extrapolation Using Remote Sensing as Most Promising Tool. Biogeosciences 9: 1225–35.

Cluzel N, Laporte D, Provost A, Kannewischer I (2008) Kinetics of heterogeneous bubble nucleation in rhyolitic melts: implications for the number density of bubbles in volcanic conduits and for pumice textures. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 156: 745-763.

Arvide Tenorio MG, Mulder I, Velazquez Barrientos AL, Dixon, JB (2008) Smectite clay adsorption of aflatoxin vs. octahedral composition as indicated by FTIR. Clays and Clay Minerals 56: 571-578.

Mulder I, Velazquez Barrientos AL, Arvide Tenorio MG, White GN, Dixon JB (2008) Smectite clay sequestration of aflatoxin B1: particle size and morphology. Clays and Clay Minerals 56: 558-570.

Dixon JB, Kannewischer I, Tenorio Arvide MG, Barrientos Velazquez AL (2008) Aflatoxin sequestration in animal feeds by quality-labelled smectite clays: An introductory plan. Applied Clay Science 40: 201-208.

Kannewischer I, Arvide Tenorio MG, White GN, Dixon JB (2006) Smectite clays as adsorbents of aflatoxin B1: initial steps. Clay Science 12 (Supplement 2): 199-204.