Jana Tischer


Office room number 132
Bernoullistrasse 30
4056 Basel

Office phone
+41 (0)61 207 36 29

Research Interests

I have an overall interest in fields of science where some kind of interdisciplinary interactions between biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and pedosphere from the molecular to the global level are involved. In this context, for instance, I care for microbiology, soil sciences, limnology, paleoclimatology and particularly biogeochemistry.

As a PhD student at the University of Basel, I am investigating the dynamics, environmental controls, and isotope fingerprints of coupled microbial nitrogen-sulfur transformation in the Redox Transition Zone (RTZ) of the Lake Lugano North Basin.


  • Since 2014: PhD candidate at the Aquatic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland, in the Group of Moritz Lehmann

  • 2010 – 2014: Master of Science in Biogeosciences at Friedrich-Schiller- University Jena, Germany, Thesis on Paleoclimatology at Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, in the Group of Gerd Gleixner

  • 2011 – 2012: Studies at University Lund, Sweden

  • 2007 – 2010: Bachelor of Science in Biogeosciences at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany


Fischer, C., Tischer, J., Roscher, C., Eisenhauer, N., Ravenek, J., Gleixner, G., Attinger, S., Jensen, B., de Kroon, H., Mommer, L., Scheu, D., Hildebrandt, A. (2014). Plant species diversity affects infiltration capacity in an experimental grassland through changes in soil properties. Plant and Soil, 1-16.