María Gómez-Brandón, phdMaría Gómez Brandón, Mag. Dr.
Researcher

Institute of Microbiology
Technikerstr. 25d
A-6020 Innsbruck

Building V, 1st floor, BioTreaT-Rooms

Tel.: +43 (0)512 507 51324
Fax: +43 (0)512 507 2928
Mail: maria.gomez-brandon@uibk.ac.at


Research Areas

  • Soil microbiology
  • Compost microbiology
  • Molecular Ecology

Teaching

  • Biodegradation - Laboratory course

Ongoing research projects

  • D.A.CH.-DecAlp - Effect of climate on coarse woody debris decay dynamics and incorporation into the soils of forested Alpine areas
  • Community analysis within the scope of the SoilTrec project (Collaboration project with the Insitute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck)
  • Horizon 2020: Renewable residential heating with fast pyrolysis bio-oil (Residue2Heat)
  • Carbonyl sulfide exchange between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere: the role of soils (funded by the TWF) (Collaboration project with the Insitute of Ecology)

Publications

Most recent publications

Gómez-Brandón M., Fernández-Delgado Juárez M., Zangerle M., Insam H. (2016). Effects of digestate on soil chemical and microbiological properties: a comparative study with compost and vermicompost. Journal of Hazardous Materials 32: 267-274

Fernández-Delgado Juárez M., Gómez-Brandón M., Knapp A., Stöhr D., Insam H. (2015). Chemical and microbiological properties of alpine forest soils: effects of pelletized ashes in a short-term trial. Forest Ecology and Management 357, 42-49.

List of publications since 2011 ›

Publications 2019

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Gómez-Brandón, M.; Lores, M; Insam, H; Domínguez, J (2019): Strategies for recycling and valorisation of grape marc.
    In: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology 39/4, pp. 437 - 450. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Kitz, F.; Gomez-Brandon, M.; Eder, B.; Etemadi, M.E.; Spielmann, F.M.; Hammerle, A.; Insam, H.; Wohlfahrt, G. (2019): Soil carbonyl sulfide exchange in relation to microbial community composition: Insights from a managed grassland soil amendment experiment.
    In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 135, pp. 28 - 37. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Mamimin, Chonticha; Probst, Maraike; Gómez-Brandón, Maria; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Insam, Heribert; Reungsang, Alissara; Sompong, O-Thong (2019): Trace metals supplementation enhanced microbiota and biohythane production by two-stage thermophilic fermentation.
    In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY 44/6, pp. 3325 - 3338. (DOI) (Web link)

Other Publications

Electronic Publication, Scientific
  • Probst, M; Fernandez-Delgado Juarez, M; Kurzemann, F; Gomez-Brandon, M; Insam, H (2019): Application of ashes from fast pyrolysis bio-oil production of different waste streams may improve soil quality. (Web link)



Publications 2018

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Bardelli, Tommaso; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Burkia Stocker, Evelyn; Fornasier, Flavio; Arfaioli, Paola; Fravolini, Giulia; Alves Medeiros, Layzza Roberta; Egli, Markus; Pietramellara, Giacomo; Insam, Heribert; Gómez-Brandón, Maria (2018): Impact of slope exposure on chemical and microbiological properties of Norway spruce deadwood and underlying soil during early stages of decomposition in the Italian Alps.
    In: Catena 167, pp. 100 - 115. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Bardelli, Tommaso; Gómez-Brandón, Maria; Fornasier, Flavio; Arfaioli, Paola; Egli, Markus; Pietramellara, Giacomo; Ceccherini, Maria Teresa; Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith (2018): Chemical and microbiological changes in Norway spruce deadwood during the early stage of decomposition as a function of exposure in an alpine setting.
    In: Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 50/1, No. e1438347. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Hellwig, N; Gómez-Brandón, M; Ascher-Jenull, J; Bardelli, T; Anschlag, K; Fornasier, F; Pietramellara, G; Insam, H; Broll, G (2018): Humus Forms and Soil Microbiological Parameters in a Mountain Forest: Upscaling to the Slope Scale.
    In: Soil Systems 2/1, No. 12. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Oliveira Longa, CM; Francioli, D; Gomez-Brandon, M; Ascher-Jenull, J; Bardelli, T; Pietramellara, G; Egli, M; Sartori, G; Insam, H (2018): Culturable fungi associated with wood decay of Picea abies in subalpine forest soils: a field-mesocosm case study.
    In: Iforest - Biogeosciences And Forestry 11, pp. 781 - 785. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Probst, Maraike; Gómez‐Brandón, Maria; Bardelli, Tommaso; Egli, Markus; Insam, Heribert; Ascher‐Jenull, Judith (2018): Bacterial communities of decaying Norway spruce follow distinct slope exposure and time-dependent trajectories.
    In: Environmental Microbiology 20/10, pp. 3657 - 3670. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Schönegger, D; Gómez-Brandón, M; Mazzier, T; Insam, H; Hermanns, R; Leijenhorst, E; Bardelli, T; Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M (2018): Phosphorus fertilising potential of fly ash and their effects on soil microbiota and crop.
    In: RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING 134, pp. 262 - 270. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Vela Cano, Maria; Gomez-Brandon, Maria; Pesciaroli, Chiara; Insam, Heribert; González-López, J (2018): Study of Total Bacteria and Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria and Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Response to Irrigation with Sewage Sludge Compost Tea in Agricultural Soil.
    In: Compost Science & Utilization 26/3, pp. 145 - 155. (DOI) (Web link)

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Insam, Heribert; Gómez-Brandón, Maria; Ascher-Jenull, Judith (2018): Recycling of Organic Wastes to Soil and its Effect on Soil Organic Carbon Status. Chapter 7.
    In: Garcia, Carlos; Nannipieri, Paolo; Hernandez, Teresa: The Future of Soil Carbon. Its Conservation and Formation. Amsterdam [u.a.]: Elsevier, ISBN 9780128116883, pp. 195 - 214. (DOI) (Web link)



Publications 2017

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Bardelli, T.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Ascher-Jenull, J.; Fornasier, F.; Arfaioli, P.; Francioli, D.; Egli, M.; Sartori, G.; Insam, H.; Pietramellara, G. (2017): Effects of slope exposure on soil physico-chemical and microbiological properties along an altitudinal climosequence in the Italian Alps.
    In: Science of the Total Environment 575, pp. 1041 - 1055. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Gomez-Brandon, M; Ascher-Jenull, J; Bardelli, T; Fornasier, F; Fravolini, G; Arfaioli, P; Ceccherini, MT; Pietramellara, G; Lamorski, K; Sławinski, C; Bertoldi, D; Egli, M; Cherubini, P; Insam, H (2017): Physico-chemical and microbiological evidence of exposure effects on Picea abies – coarse woody debris at different stages of decay.
    In: FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 391, pp. 376 - 389. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Gómez-Brandón, M; Asher-Jenull, J; Bardelli, T; Fornasier, F; Sartori, G; Pietramellara, G; Arfaioli, P; Egli, M; Beylich, A; Insam, H; Graefe, U (2017): Ground cover and slope exposure effects on micro- and mesobiota in forest soils.
    In: Ecological Indicators 80, pp. 174 - 185. (DOI)

Journal Article (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Fernández-Delgado Juárez, Marina; Gómez Brandón, María; Mazzier, Thomas; Schönegger, Deborah; Hermann, Roy; Leijenhorst, Evert; Insam, Heribert (2017): Biomass ashes from pyrolytic wood liquefaction as novel soil amendments.
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, No. EGU2017-8518-1. (Web link)

  • Kitz, F; Gomez-Brandon, M; Hammerle, A; Spielmann, Felix M; Insam, H; Ibrom, A; Migliavacca, M; Moreno, G; Noe, Steffen M; Wohlfahrt, G (2017): Combining in situ and laboratory measurements of soil-atmosphere carbonyl sulfide fluxes from four different biomes across Europe.
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts 19, EGU2017-9577. (Web link)

Media Contributions

Newspaper Article
  • Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Gómez-Brandón, Maria: Waldböden als Speicher.
    In: Salzburger Nachrichten of 2017-10-17. (Web link)

  • Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Gómez-Brandón, Maria: Im Totholz steckt viel Leben.
    In: Die Presse of 2017-05-27. (Web link)

  • Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Gómez-Brandón, Maria: In totem Holz wimmelt es vor Lebensgemeinschaften.
    In: Der Standard of 2017-04-17. (Web link)

  • Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Gómez-Brandón, Maria: Bakterien und Pilze kooperieren im Totholz erstaunlich eng.
    In: Tiroler Tageszeitung online of 2017-04-12. (Web link)

  • Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Gómez-Brandón, Maria: Bakterien, Totholz und der Klimawandel
    Industrietreff.
    In: IndustrieTreff of 2017-03-27. (Web link)

  • Insam, Heribert; Ascher-Jenull, Judith; Gómez-Brandón, Maria; Bardelli, Tommaso: Waldböden als Kohlenstoffspeicher.
    In: Windkraft-Journal. Windenergie und Erneuerbaren Energien Nachrichten of 2017-03-27. (Web link)



Publications 2016

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Fravolini, G.; Egli, M.; Derungs, C.; Cherubini, P.; Ascher-Jenull, J.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Bardelli, T.; Tognetti, R.; Lombardi, F.; Marchetti, M. (2016): Soil attributes and microclimate are important drivers of initial deadwood decay in sub-alpine Norway spruce forests.
    In: Science of the Total Environment 569-570, pp. 1064 - 1076. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Gómez Brandón, M.; Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M.; Zangerle, M.; Insam, H. (2016): Effects of digestate on soil chemical and microbiological properties: A comparative study with compost and vermicompost.
    In: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 302, pp. 267 - 274. (Web link)

  • Nagler, M.; Asche, J.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Insam, H. (2016): Soil microbial communities along the route of a venturous cycling trip.
    In: Applied Soil Ecology 99, pp. 13 - 18. (Web link)

Journal Article (Other)
  • Fernández-Delgado, M.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Insam, H.; Hermanns, R. (2016): Residue2Heat: Residential Heating with fast Pyrolysis Bio-oil.
    In: Biobased Future - Mitteilungsblatt über Biomasse für Energie und Industrie in einer nachhaltigen Wirtschaft 6 - Juli 2016, p. 28. (Web link)

Media Contributions

Newspaper Article
  • Insam, Heribert; Obwegeser, Sabrina; Fernández-Delgado, Marina; Gómez-Brandón, María: Aus Biomasse wird Wärme.
    In: Newsroom - www.uibk.ac.at of 2016-10-18. (Web link)



Publications 2015

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Insam, H. (2015): Merging two waste streams, wood ash and biowaste, results in improved composting process and end products.
    In: Science of the Total Environment 511, pp. 91 - 100. (DOI)

  • Fernández-Delgado Juarez, M.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Knapp, A.; Stöhr, D.; Insam, H. (2015): Chemical and microbiological properties of alpine forest soils: Effects of pelletized ashes in a short-term trial.
    In: FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 357, pp. 42 - 49.

  • Wett, B.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Hell, M.; Nyhuis, G.; Bott, C.; Murthy, S. (2015): Expanding DEMON Sidestream Deammonification Technology towards Mainstream Application.
    In: WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH 87/12, pp. 2084 - 2089. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Review)
  • Insam, H.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Ascher, J. (2015): Manure-based biogas fermentation residues- friend or foe of soil fertility?
    In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 84, pp. 1 - 14. (DOI)

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Gómez-Brandón, M.; Vela, M.; Martinez-Toledo, M.V.; Insam, H.; Domínguez, J. (2015): Effects of compost and vermicompost teas as organic fertilizers.
    In: Sinha, Shishir; Pant, K.K.; Bajpai, S.: Fertilizer Technology I: Synthesis. Texas: Studium Press, LLC, ISBN 978-1-626-99044-9, pp. 301 - 318. (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Insam, H.; Ascher, J.; Gomez-Brandón, M. (2015): Biogas from wastes - the only bioenergy with a small ecological footprint.
    In: Pandey, A.: New Horizons in Biotechnology - NHBT-2015. Trivandrum: National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, p. 130.



Publications 2014

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Gomez-Brandon, M.; Domínguez, J. (2014): Recycling of solid organic wastes through vermicomposting: microbial community changes throughout the process and use of vermicompost as a soil amendment.
    In: Critical Reviews In Environmental Science And Technology 44/12, pp. 1289 - 1312. (DOI)

  • Shemekite, F.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Franke-Whittle, I.H.; Praehauser, B.; Insam, H.; Assefa, F. (2014): Coffee husk composting: An investigation of the process using molecular and non-molecular tools.
    In: Waste Management 34/3, pp. 642 - 652. (DOI)



Publications 2013

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Gomez-Brandon, M.: Guest Editor, Special Issue - Waste Management and Research, 2013-01-01.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M.; Waldhuber, S.; Knapp, A.; Partl, C.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Insam, H. (2013): Wood ash effects on chemical and microbiological properties of digestate-amended soils.
    In: Biology and Fertility of Soils 49/5, pp. 575 - 585. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Gomez-Brandon, M.; Lores, M.; Domínguez, J. (2013): Changes in chemical and microbiological properties of rabbit manure in a continuous-feeding vermicomposting system.
    In: Bioresource Technology 128, pp. 310 - 316. (DOI)

  • Lazcano, C.; Gómez-Brandón, M.; Revilla, P.; Domínguez, J., (2013): Short-term effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil microbial community structure and function.
    In: Biology and Fertility of Soils 49/6, pp. 723 - 733. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wett, B.; Omari, A.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Han, M.; Akintayo, O.; Gómez Brandón, M.; Murthy, S.; Bott, C.; Hell, M.; Takács, I.; Nyhuis, G.; O'Shaughnessy, M. (2013): Going for mainstream deammonification from bench to full scale for maximized resource efficiency.
    In: Water Science and Technology 68/2, pp. 283 - 289. (DOI)

Journal Article (Editorial)
  • Gómez-Brandón, M.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie (2013): Biological Waste Treatment.
    In: Waste Management & Research 31, p. 773. (DOI)

Book Chapter (Review)
  • Gómez-Brandón, M.; Fernández- Delgado Juárez, M.; Domínguez, J.; Insam, H. (2013): Animal Manures: Recycling and Management Technologies.
    In: Matovic, M.D.: Biomass Now - Cultivation and Utilization. Rijeka: InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-1106-1, pp. 237 - 272. (DOI)



Publications 2012

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Gómez-Brandón, M.; Lores, M.; Domínguez, J. (2012): Species-Specific Effects of Epigeic Earthworms on Microbial Community Structure during First Stages of Decomposition of Organic Matter.
    In: PLoS One 7/2, p. e31895. (DOI) (Web link)

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Domínguez, J.; Gómez-Brandón, M. (2012): Vermicomposting: composting with earthworms to recycle organic wastes.
    In: Kumar, S.; Bharti, A.: Management of Organic Waste. Rijeka: InTech, ISBN 978-953-307-925-7, pp. 29 - 48. (Web link)



Publications 2011

Contributions to Books / Journals

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Gómez-Brandón, M.; Fernández-Delgado Juárez, M.; Zangerle, M.; Insam, H. (2011): The use of anaerobic digested slurry as an organic amendment: a potential risk or a chance for the soil?
    In: Méndez-Vilas, A. et al.: IV International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld). Book of abstracts, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain, 14-16 Septemer 2011. Badajoz: Formatex Research Center, p. 372. (Web link)

List of Non-LFU Publications › 

Publications 2013

Domínguez J., Gómez-Brandón M. (2013). The influence of earthworms on nutrient dynamics during the process of vermicomposting. Waste Management and Research 31, 859-868.

Publications 2011

Gómez-Brandón M., Aira M., Lores M., Domínguez J. (2011). Changes in microbial community structure and function during vermicomposting of pig slurry. Bioresource Technology 102, 4171-4178.

Aira M., Gómez-Brandón M., Gónzalez-Porto P., Domínguez J. (2011). Selective reduction of the pathogenic load of cow manure in an industrial-scale continuos feeding vermirreactor. Bioresource Technology 102, 9633-9637.

Gómez-Brandón M., Lazcano C., Lores M., Domínguez J. (2011). Short-term stabilization of grape marc through earthworms. Journal of Hazardous Materials 187, 291-295.

Gómez-Brandón M., Aira M., Lores M., Domínguez J. (2011). Epigeic earthworms exert a bottleneck effect on microbial communities throughout gut-associated processes. Plos One 6, 1-9.

Publications 2010

Domínguez J., Aira M., Gómez-Brandón M. (2010). Vermicomposting: earthworms enhance the work of microbes. In: Insam H., Franke-Whittle I., Goberna M. (Eds.). Microbes at work: from wastes to resources. Springer, Berling Heidelberg pp. 93-114, ISBN: 978-3-642-04042-9.

Gómez-Brandón M., Lazcano C., Lores M., Domínguez J. (2010). Detritivorous earthworms modify microbial community structure and accelerate plant residue decomposition. Applied Soil Ecology 44, 237-244.

Gómez-Brandón M., Lores M., Domínguez J. (2010). A new combination of extraction and derivatization methods that reduces the complexity and preparation time in determining phospholipid fatty acids in solid environmental matrixes. Bioresource Technology 101, 1348-1354.

Lores M., Gómez-Brandón M., Domínguez J. (2010). Tracking down microbial communities via fatty acids analysis: analytical strategy for solid organic samples. In: Antonio Méndez Vilas (Ed.), Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Microbiology Book Series, pp. 1502-1508.

Aira M., Gómez-Brandón M., Lazcano C., Bååth E., Domínguez J. (2010). Plant genotype strongly modifies the structure and growth of maize rhizosphere microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42, 2276-2281.

Aira M., Lazcano C., Gómez-Brandón M., Domínguez J. (2010). Ageing effects of casts of Aporrectodea caliginosa on soil microbial community structure and activity. Applied Soil Ecology 46, 143-146.

Publications 2009

Bárcenas-Moreno G., Gómez-Brandón M., Rousk J., Bååth E. (2009). Adaptation of soil microbial communities to temperature: comparison of fungi and bacteria in a laboratory experiment. Global Change Biology 15, 2950-2957.

Publications 2008

Gómez-Brandón M., Lores M., Domínguez J. (2008). Comparison of extraction and derivatization methods for fatty acid analysis in solid environmental samples. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 392, 505-514.

Gómez-Brandón M., Lazcano C., Domínguez J. (2008). The evaluation of stability and maturity during the composting of cattle manure. Chemosphere 70, 436-444.

Lazcano C., Gómez-Brandón M., Domínguez J. (2008). Comparison of the effectiveness of composting and vermicomposting for the biological stabilization of cattle manure. Chemosphere 72, 1013-1019.

Publications 2006

Lores M., Gómez-Brandón M., Pérez Diaz D., Domínguez J. (2006). Using FAME profiles for the characterization of animal wastes and vermicomposts. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38, 2993-2996.

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