Scientific Publications

The most important scientific publications of the Ithaka Institute

Beside the plenty more general articles in the Biochar Journal and the Ithaka Journal, we publish our scientific results in dedicated peer reviewed journals. Following you find the most important peer reviewed publications of the Nepali and international members of the Ithaka Institute. As far as the copyrights are more or less clear, we also provide the links to download the papers.
  1. Pandit BH, Nuberg I, Shrestha KK, Cedamon E, Amatya SM, Dhakal B, Neupane RP. 2018. Impacts of market-oriented agroforestry on farm income and food security: insights from Kavre and Lamjung districts of Nepal. Agroforest Syst.
  2. Conte P, Schmidt H. 2017. Soil – Water Interactions Unveiled by Fast Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry. 6: 1–12. DOI: 10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1535
  3. Schmidt HP, Pandit BH, Cornelissen G, Kammann CI. 2017. Biochar-Based Fertilization with Liquid Nutrient Enrichment: 21 Field Trials Covering 13 Crop Species in Nepal. Land Degradation & Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2761
  4. Hagemann N, Joseph S, Schmidt HP, Kammann CI, Harter J, Borch T, Young RB, Varga K, Taherymoosavi S, Elliott KW, Albu M, Mayrhofer C, Obst M, Conte P, Dieguez- A, Orsetti S, Subdiaga E, Behrens S, Kappler A, Nutrition P, Sciences C. 2017a. Organic coating on biochar explains its nutrient retention and stimulation of soil fertility. Nature communications
  5. Pandit BH, Nuberg I, Shrestha KK, Cedamon E, Amatya SM, Dhakal B, Schmidt HP. 2018. Enhancing livelihoods with banana-based agroforestry systems and biochar fertilizer in mid-hills of Nepal.Proceeding of the International Agroforestry Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal
  6. Hagemann N, Kammann CI, Schmidt H-P, Kappler A, Behrens S. 2017b. Nitrate capture and slow release in biochar amended compost and soil. PLOS ONE 12: e0171214. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171214
  7. Anu JS, Pandit BH. 2017. Action Research into a Flood Resilient Value Chain – Biochar-based Organic Fertilizer Replaces Chemical Fertilizer with Double Yield of Pea in Udayapur, Nepal. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry.  Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 84-93. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20170504.12.
  8. Hagemann N, Subdiaga E, Orsetti S, de la Rosa JM, Knicker H, Schmidt H-P, Kappler A, Behrens S. 2018. Effect of biochar amendment on compost organic matter composition following aerobic compositing of manure. Science of The Total Environment 613: 20–29. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.161
  9. Kammann C, Ippolito J, Hagemann N, Borchard M, Cayuela J, Estavillo T, Fuertes-Mendizabal T, Jeffery S, Kern J, Novak J, Rasse D, Saarnio S, Schmidt H, Spokas K, Wrage-Mönnig N. 2017. Biochar as a tool to reduce the agricultural greenhouse-gas burden - knowns, unknowns and future research needs. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management25. DOI: 10.3846/16486897.2017.1319375
  10. Kammann CI, Schmidt H-P, Messerschmidt N, Linsel S, Steffens D, Müller C, Koyro H-W, Conte P, Stephen J. 2015. Plant growth improvement mediated by nitrate capture in co-composted biochar. Scientific Reports 5. DOI: 10.1038/srep11080
  11. Meyer S, Genesio L, Vogel I, Schmidt H-P, Soja G, Someus E, Shackley S, Verheijen FGA, Glaser B. 2017. Biochar standardization and legislation harmonization. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management 6897: 1–17. DOI: 10.3846/16486897.2016.1254640
  12. Pandit NR, Mulder J,Hale SE, Schmidt HP, Cornelissen G, Cowie A. 2017; Biochar from Kon-Tiki flame curtain and other kilns: Effects of nutrient enrichment and kiln type on crop yield and soil chemistry. PLOS ONE 12:e0176378. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176378
  13. Smebye AB, Sparrevik M, Schmidt HP, Cornelissen G. 2017. Life-cycle assessment of biochar production systems in tropical rural areas: Comparing flame curtain kilns to other production methods. Biomass and Bioenergy 101: 35–43. DOI:10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.04.001
  14. Hilber, I.; Mayer, P.; Gouliarmou, V.; Hale, S. E.; Cornelissen, G.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Bucheli, T. D. Bioavailability and bioaccessibility of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from (post-pyrolytically treated) biochars. Chemosphere 2017, 174, 700–707
  15. Pandit BH, Lopez-Casero FM, Pandit NR, Aryal NK. 2016. Strengthening local capacity for conserving medicinal plants and improving livelihoods through domestication and integration of LBSAP in planning process, in (eds) UNU-IAS and IGES, © United Nations University ISBN ISBN (E-version): 978-92-808-4568-6- Chapter 8.
  16. Schmidt, H.; Pandit, B.; Martinsen, V.; Cornelissen, G.; Conte, P.; Kammann, C. Fourfold Increase in Pumpkin Yield in Response to Low-Dosage Root Zone Application of Urine-Enhanced Biochar to a Fertile Tropical Soil. Agriculture 2015, 5, 723–741.
  17. Cornelissen, G.; Pandit, N. R.; Taylor, P.; Pandit, B. H.; Sparrevik, M.; Schmidt, H. P. Emissions and Char Quality of Flame-Curtain “Kon Tiki” Kilns for Farmer-Scale Charcoal/Biochar Production. PLoS One 2016, 11, e0154617.
  18. Bachmann, H. J.; Bucheli, T. D.; Dieguez-Alonso, A.; Fabbri, D.; Knicker, H. E.; Schmidt, H.-P.; et al. Towards the standardization of biochar analysis: the COST Action TD1107 inter-laboratory comparison. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2015, acs.jafc.5b05055.
  19. Schmidt, H.-P.; Shackley, S. Biochar Horizon 2025. In Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture: Science and Practice; Shackley, S.; Ruysschaert, G.; Zwart, K.; Glaser, B., Eds.; London, 2016; p.
  20. Kammann, C. I.; Glaser, B.; Schmidt, H.-P. Combining Biochar and Organic Amendments. In Biochar in European Soils and Agriculture: Science and Practice; Shackley, S.; Ruysschaert, G.; Zwart, K.; Glaser, B., Eds.; London, 2016;
  21. Schmidt HP, Bucheli T, Glaser B, Abiven S, Leifeld J: European Biochar Certificate - Guidelines for a Sustainable Production of Biochar. Version 7.1 of 22th December 2015 (accessed Jan 12, 2016).
  22. Schmidt HP, Kammann C, Gerlach A, Gerlach H: Der Einsatz von Pflanzenkohle in der Tierfütterung. Springer Verlag, 2016, 5, 364–394.
  23. Conte, P.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Cimò, G. Research and Application of Biochar in Europe of Biochar in Europe. 2015, 55108, 1–20.
  24. Weber K, Eichenauer S, Stadlbauer E, Schulten MA, Echterhof T, Kammann C, Schmidt HP, Gerlach A, Gerlach H: Verwendung von Biomassekarbonisaten in Biokohle von Quicker P & Weber K (Hrsg.), 2017, Springer Verlag
  25. Scheub, U.; Pieplow, H.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Draper, K.: Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger. Greystone Books, Montreal, 2016
  26. Safarik, I.; Madrova, Z.; Pospikova, K.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Baldikova, E.; Filip, J.; Kiek, M.; Malina, O.; Safarikova, M. Magnetically modified biochar for organic xenobiotics removal. Water Sci. Technol. 2016, wst2016335.
  27. Glaser, B.; Wiedner, K.; Seelig, S.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Gerber, H. Biochar organic fertilizers from natural resources as substitute for mineral fertilizers. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 2014.
  28. Schmidt, H.-P.; Kammann, C.; Niggli, C.; Evangelou, M. W. H.; Mackie, K. a.; Abiven, S. Biochar and biochar-compost as soil amendments to a vineyard soil: Influences on plant growth, nutrient uptake, plant health and grape quality. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 2014, 1–7.
  29. Schmidt, H. P.; Taylor, P. Kon-Tiki flame curtain pyrolysis for the democratization of biochar production. Biochar J. 2014, 1, 14–24.
  30. Shackley, S.; Clare, A.; Joseph, S.; McCarl, B. A.; Schmidt, H.-P. Economic evaluation of biochar systems: current evidence and challenges. In BIochar for Environmental Management - Science and Technology (2nd Ed.); Lehmann, J.; Joseph, S., Eds.; Earthscan: London, 2015; pp. 813–852.
  31. Camps-Arbestain, M.; Amonette, J. E.; Singh, B.; Wang, T.; Schmidt, H.-P. A biochar classification system and associated test methods. In Biochar for environmental management; Lehmann, J.Joseph, S., Eds.; Routledge: London, 2015; pp. 165–194.
  32. Bucheli, T. D.; Hilber, I.; Schmidt, H.-P. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated aromatic compounds in biochar. In Biochar for environmental management; Lehmann, J.; Joseph, S., Eds.; London. 2015
  33. Hilber, I.; Blum, F.; Leifeld, J.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Bucheli, T. D. Quantitative Determination of PAHs in Biochar: A Prerequisite To Ensure Its Quality and Safe Application. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2012, 60, 3042–50.
  34. Verheijen, F. G. A.; Bastos, A. C.; Schmidt, H. P.; Brandão, M.; Jeffery, S. Biochar Sustainability and Certification. In BIochar for Environmental Management - Science and Technology (2nd Ed.); London, 2015; pp. 795–812.
  35. Kupryianchyk, D.; Hale, S.; Zimmerman, A. R.; Harvey, O.; Rutherford, D.; Abiven, S.; Knicker, H.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Rumpel, C.; Cornelissen, G. Sorption of hydrophobic organic compounds to a diverse suite of carbonaceous materials with emphasis on biochar. Chemosphere 2015, 144, 879–887.