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Andreas Fliessbach

Andreas Fliessbach
(Dr. sc. agr.)

Department of Soil Sciences
FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7225
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273
andreas.fliessbach(at)fibl.org

Fliessbach Andreas

Activity areas

  • Soil microbiology and ecotoxicology
  • Indicators of soil fertility
  • Impact of heavy metals, pesticides and GMO on soil microorganisms
  • Pesticide risk indicators
  • Impact of climate change on agriculture (adaption and mitigation)

Publications

Publications in the Organic Eprints archive

Publications not included in the Organic Eprints archive

Publications in peer reviewed journals 

  • Widmer, F., Fließbach, A., Laczkó, E., Schulze-Aurich, J. and Zeyer, J. (2001). Assessing soil biological characteristics: a comparison ofbulk soil community DNA-, PLFA-, and Biolog™-Analyses. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 33, 1029-1036.
  • Oehl, F., Oberson, A., Probst, M., Fließbach, A., Roth, H. R. and Frossard, E. (2001). Kinetics of microbial phosphorus uptake in cultivated soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils 34, 31-41.
  • Fließbach, A. and Mäder, P. (2000). Microbial biomass and size-density factions differ between soils of organic and conventional agricultural systems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 757-768.
  • Fließbach, A. , Mäder, P. and Niggli, U. (2000). Mineralization and microbial assimilation of 14C-labeled straw in soils of organic and conventional agricultural systems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 32, 1131-1139.
  • Sarig, S., Fließbach, A. and Steinberger, Y. (1999). Soil microbial biomass under the canopy of coastal sand dune shrubs. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 13, 75-80.
  • Sarig, S., Fließbach, A. and Steinberger, Y. (1996). Microbial biomass reflects a nitrogen and phosphorus economy of halophytes grown in salty desert soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils 21, 128-130.
  • Fließbach, A. , Sarig, S., Walenzik, G., Steinberger, Y. and Martens, R. (1995). Mineralisation and assimilation processes of 14C-labelled shoots of Stipa capensis in a Negev desert soil. Applied Soil Ecology 2, 155-164.
  • Fließbach, A. , Sarig, S. and Steinberger, Y. (1994). Effects of water pulses and climatic conditions on microbial biomass kinetics and microbial activity in yermosol of the central Negev. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 8, 353-362.
  • Fließbach, A. , Martens, R. and Reber, H. H. (1994). Soil microbial biomass and microbial activity in soils treated with heavy metal contaminated sewage sludge. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 26, 1201-1205.

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Peer reviewed book contributions

  • Fließbach, A. , Eyhorn, F., Mäder, P., Rentsch, D. and Hany, R. (2001). DOK long-term farming systems trial: Microbial biomass, activity and diversity affect the decomposition of plant residues. In “Sustainable Management of Organic Matter” ( R. M. Rees, B.C. Ball, C. D. Campbell and C. A. Watson, eds.), 363-369. CABI, London.
  • Mäder, P., Alföldi, T., Fließbach, A., Pfiffner, L. and Niggli, U. (1999). Agricultural and Ecological Performance of Cropping Systems Compared in a Long-term Field Trial. In “Nutrient Disequilibria in Agroecosystems” ( E. M. A. Smaling, O. Oenema and L. O. Fesco, eds.), 247-264. CABI, London, Amsterdam.
  • Fließbach, A. and Mäder, P. (1997). Carbon source utilization by microbial communities in soils under organic and conventional farming practice. In “Microbial Communities — Functional versus Structural Approaches” ( H. Insam and A. Rangger, eds.), 109-120. Springer, Berlin.
  • Fließbach, A. and Reber, H. H. (1992). Effects of long-term sewage-sludge applications on soil microbial parameters. Proceedings of the conference: Effects of organic contaminants in sewage sludge on soil fertility, plants and animals, Braunschweig, (J. E. Hall, D. R. Sauerbeck and P. L'Hermite, eds.), 184-192, Commission of the European Communities.

Conference Proceedings

2002

  • Fließbach, A., Rasche, F., Oehl, F., Widmer, F., Mäder, P. (2002). Einfluss der Nutzungsintensität auf Biomasse und Diversität der Boden-Mikroorganismen. Proceedings of the conference: BGS-Tagung, Basel, 22.-23.3.2002.

2001

  • Fließbach, A., Busato, A., Naegeli, H., Haller, M., Hauri, M. and Müller, S. (2001). Veterinärpharmazeutika in der Umwelt. Proceedings of the conference: BGS-Tagung, Ascona, 23.-24.3.2001.
  • Primas, A., Fließbach, A. and Lüscher, C. (2001). Ackerland als CO2-Senke - Kohlenstoffbindung in bewirtschafteten Ackerböden. Proceedings of the conference: Jahrestagung der Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft der Schweiz, Ascona, 23.-24.03.2001.
  • Rasche, F., Widmer, F., Mäder, P. and Fließbach, A. (2001). Unterschiedliche mikrobiologische Eigenschaften der Böden aus dem DOK-Feldversuch. Proceedings of the conference: Jahrestagung der Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft der Schweiz, Ascona, 23.-24.03.2001.
  • Scherr, C., Fließbach, A. and Mäder, P. (2001 in press). Photoautotrophe Bodenmikroorganismen als Bioindikatoren für Schwermetalle. VBB-Bulletin 5, 10-12.

2000

  • Fließbach, A. , Hany, R., Rentsch, D., Frei, R. and Eyhorn, F. (2000). DOC trial: soil organic matter quality and soil aggregate stability in organic and conventional soils. Proceedings of the conference: 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference, Basel, 28. - 31.08.2000.

  • Fließbach, A. and Mäder, P. (2000). DOC trial: diversity and metabolic efficiency of microbial communities in organic and conventional soils. Proceedings of the conference: 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference, Basel, 28. - 31.08.2000.
  • Fließbach , A., Mäder, P., Pfiffner, L., Frei, R., Oberholzer, H. R. and Niggli, U. (2000). Long-term agricultural management affects microbial community structure, soil organic matter quality and soil structure. Proceedings of the conference: Evaluating soil quality, Kiel, Germany, 18 – 20 May 2000.
  • Fließbach A ., Fejfar V., Spranger J. (2000) Effects of homeopathic potencies: growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in potentised CuSO4 dilutions. British Homeopathic Journal 89, 65
  • Oberholzer, H. R., Mäder, P. and Fließbach, A. (2000). DOK-trial: 20 years of organic and conventional farming affect soil microbial properties. Proceedings of the conference: 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference, IFOAM 2000 — The World Grows Organic, Basel, 28. - 31.08.2000. (T. Alföldi, W. Lockeretz and U. Niggli, eds.), 762.
  • Oberson, A., Oehl, F., Langmeier, M., Fließbach, A., Dubois, D., Mäder, P., Besson, J.-M. and Frossard, E. (2000). Can increased soil microbial activity help to sustain phosphorus availability? Proceedings of the conference: 13th International IFOAM Scientific Conference, IFOAM 2000 — The World Grows Organic, Basel, 28. - 31.08.2000. (T. Alföldi, W. Lockeretz and U. Niggli, eds.), 762,

1999

  • Fließbach, A. (1999). DOK-Versuch: Die mikrobielle Biomasse des Bodens als Vermittler im Kohlenstoffhaushalt. Proceedings of the conference: 5. Wissenschaftstagung zum ökologischen Landbau, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, 23.-25.2.1999. Hoffmann.
  • Mäder, P., Fließbach, A., Alföldi, T. and Niggli, U. (1999). Yield of a grass-clover crop rotation and soil fertility in organic and conventional farming systems. Proceedings of the conference: Designing and testing crop rotations for organic farming, Foulum, 06.1999. (J. E. Olesen, R. Eltun, M. J. Gooding, E. S. Jensen and U. Köpke, eds.), 287-295, Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming.

1998

  • Fließbach, A. , Mäder, P., Wolewinski, K. and Niggli, U. (1998). Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils of organic and conventional agricultural systems. Proceedings of the conference: World Congress of Soil Science, Montpellier, 20-26.8.1998. (ISSS, ed.).
  • Fließbach, A. , Mäder, P. and Dubois, D. (1998). DOC long-term field experiment: Soil fertility in organic farming systems. Proceedings of the conference: European Workshop on "Research Methodologies in Organic Farming", Frick, CH, 29.09.-02.10.1998. (R. Krell, ed.) FAO.
  • Brunner, T., Fließbach, A. and Wüthrich, C. (1998). Net N-mineralization and N in soil organic matter fractions under organic and conventional farming. Proceedings of the conference: ISSS, Montpellier, 20.-26.08.1998.
  • Mäder, P., Fried, P., Fließbach, A., Dubois, D. and Niggli, U. (1998). DOC long-term field experiment: Yield and efficiency of organic farming systems. Proceedings of the conference: European Workshop on "Research Methodologies in Organic Farming", Frick, CH, 29.09.-02.10.1998. (R. Krell, ed.) FAO.
  • Widmer, F., Laczkó, E., Fließbach, A., Schulze-Aurich, J. and Zeyer, J. (1998). Assessing Soil Microbial Diversity: A Comparison of DNA-, PLFA-, and Biolog™-Analyses. Proceedings of the conference: 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Halifax, Can., Aug 9-14, 1998.

1997

  • Fließbach, A. , Wolewinski, K., Mäder, P. and Niggli, U. (1997). Kohlenstoff und Stickstoff in Dichtefraktionen der organischen Substanz aus Böden unter langjährig biologischer oder konventioneller Bewirtschaftung. Proceedings of the conference: Interaktionen Boden - Pflanze, Solothurn, Mar 13-14, 1997. BGS-Bulletin, 21, 33-36, BGS.

  • Fließbach, A. , Wolewinski, K., Oberson, A. , Mäder, P. and Niggli, U. (1997). Kohlenstoff- und Stickstoffgehalt von Dichtefraktionen der partikulären organischen Substanz aus Böden unter langjährig ökologischer und konventioneller Bewirtschaftung. Proceedings of the conference: 4. Wissenschaftstagung zum ökologischen Landbau, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Mar. 3-4, 1997. (U. Köpke and J.-A. Eisele, eds.), 571-577, Köster, Berlin.
  • Hoffmann, A., Fließbach, A., Bogenrieder, A. and Mäder, P. (1997). Metabolische Aktivität von Bodenmikroorganismenpopulationen in einer Kleegras-Ansaatwiese verschiedener landwirtschaftlicher Anbausysteme im Vergleich zu Dauergrünlandtypen. Proceedings of the conference: 4. Wissenschaftstagung zum ökologischen Landbau, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Mar 3-4, 1997. (U. Köpke and J.-A. Eisele, eds.), 91-95, Köster, Berlin.

1996

  • Fließbach, A. , Mäder, P., Wiemken, A. and Niggli, U. (1996). Functional Diversity of Microbial Populations from Soils of Different Agricultural Systems. Proceedings of the conference: 11th IFOAM International Scientific Conference, Copenhagen, 11.-15.08.1996.
  • Fließbach, A. , Mäder, P., Wiemken, A. and Niggli, U. (1996). Metabolic Diversity of Microbial Populations from Soils of Different Agricultural Systems. Proceedings of the conference: Nutzungsänderungen in der Landwirtschaft, Yverdon (CH), Mar 14-15, 1996. BGS-Bulletin, 20, 37-40, BGS.
  • Mäder, P., Pfiffner, L., Fließbach, A., von Lützow, M. and Munch, J. C. (1996). Soil ecology - The impact of organic and conventional agriculture on soil biota and its significance for soil fertility. In “Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture. Proceedings of the 11th IFOAM Scientific Conference, Vol. 1” ( T. V. Østergaard, ed.), Vol. 1, 24-46, Copenhagen.

1995

  • Fließbach, A. (1995). Methods to characterise microbial community structure. Proceedings of the conference: Effects of low and high external input agriculture on soil microbial biomass and activities in view of sustainable agriculture, Oberwil (CH), Sep. 15-16, 1995. (P. Mäder and J. Raupp, eds.), 2nd meeting of the EU-concerted action (AIR3-CT94-1940), 39-51.
  • Fließbach, A. (1995). Temperature and moisture effects on mineralization of 14C-labelled plant material in soils from an arid and a temperate climate. Proceedings of the conference: Driven by Nature, Wye College, 17.-20.09.1995.
  • Mäder, P., Fließbach, A., Wiemken, A. and Niggli, U. (1995). Assessment of soil microbial status under long-term low input (biological) and high input (conventional) agriculture. Proceedings of the conference: Effects of low and high external input agriculture on soil microbial biomass and activities in view of sustainable agriculture, Oberwil (CH), Sep. 15-16, 1995. (P. Mäder and J. Raupp, eds.), 2nd meeting of the EU-concerted action (AIR3-CT94-1940), 24-38, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL.
  • Mäder, P., Pfiffner, L., Fließbach, A. and Niggli, U. (1995). Biodiversity of soil biota in biodynamic, organic and conventional farming systems. Proceedings of the conference: Biodiversity and Land Use: The role of Organic Farming, Bonn, Dec. 8-9,1995. (J. Isart and J. J. Llerena, eds.), 1st workshop of the European Network for Scientific Coordination in Organic Farming (ENOF), 45-57, .

1994

  • Fließbach, A. and Martens, R. (1994). Mineralisation of 14C-labelled xenobiotics in heavy metal contaminated soils. Proceedings of the conference: Modern Agriculture and the Environment, Rehovot, Israel, 2.-6. Oct. 1994.
  • Oehl, F., Oberson, A., Frossard, E., Fließbach, A. and Probst, M. (1998). Phosphorus in soil microbial biomass — influence of conventional and biological farming. Proceedings of the conference: World Congress of Soil Science, Montpellier, 20-26.8.1998. (ISSS, ed.) .
  • Wolf, G., Kempf, H. J. and Fließbach, A. (1986). Untersuchung zur antagonistischen Wirkung von Trichoderma ssp. und Erwinia sp. Proceedings of the conference: 45. Deutsche Pflanzenschutztagung, Kiel, 6.-10. Oct. 1986. Mitteilungen aus der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für Land und Forstwirtschaft 232, 279.

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Other publications

  • Fließbach A. , Mäder P., Gunst L., Dubois D. (2000) Dossier Anbausysteme: Resultate aus 21 Jahren zeigen Unterschiede. In “Schweizer Bauer”, pp. 13-17, Bern.
  • Mäder P., Fließbach A., Niggli U. (2000) Bodenfruchtbarkeit durch ökologischen Landbau. Lebendige Erde 4, 12-16
  • Mäder, P., Fließbach, A. and Dubois, D. (1999). Die DOKumentierte Nachhaltigkeit biologischer Anbausysteme. Ökologie und Landbau 111, 28-30.
  • Fließbach, A. , Imhof, D., Brunner, T. and Wüthrich, C. (1999). Tiefenverteilung und zeitliche Dynamik der mikrobiellen Biomasse in biologisch und konventionell bewirtschafteten Böden. Regio Basiliensis 3, 253-263.
  • Dubois, D., Gunst, L., Fried, P. M., Stauffer, W., Spiess, E., Mäder, P., Alföldi, T., Fließbach, A., Frei, R. and Niggli, U. (1999). DOK-Versuch: Ertragsentwicklung und Energieeffizienz. Agrarforschung 6, 71-74.
  • Fließbach, A. (1998). Mikroorganismen in Ökoböden zeigen größere Vielfalt und höhere Abbauleistung. Ökologie und Landbau 106, 38-40.

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Monographs

  • Fließbach A. , Mäder P., Gunst L., Dubois D. (2000) Organic Farming enhances Soil Fertility and Biodiversity. 16p,
  • Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Forschungsanstalt für Agrarökologie und Landbau (FAL), Frick, Zürich.
  • Mäder P., Fließbach A., Gunst L., Dubois D. (2000) Bio fördert Bodenfruchtbarkeit und Artenvielfalt. 16p, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL), Forschungsanstalt für Agrarökologie und Landbau (FAL), Frick, Zürich.
  • Fließbach, A. (1986). Untersuchungen zur biologischen Bekämpfung des Bohnenrosts (Uromyces appendiculatus (Pers.) Unger) durch ein epiphytisches Isolat der Gattung Erwinia. Diplomarbeit, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen.
  • Fließbach, A. (1991). Auswirkungen mehrjähriger, abgestufter Klärschlammgaben auf die mikrobielle Biomasse des Bodens und ihre Aktivität. Dissertation, Georg August University, Göttingen.