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Rong Ji

Dr. rer. nat.
Professor of Environmental Science


B.Sc. (Chemistry), Ocean University of Qingdao, China, 1988
M.Sc. (Marine Chem.), Ocean University of Qingdao, China, 1991
Ph.D. (Microbial Ecology), University of Konstanz, Germany, 2000

Employment History

08.1991-09.1995                Lecturer and research assistant. Department of Chemistry, Ocean Univ. of Qingdao, China.

10.2000-11.2005                Research associate. Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

12.2005-01.2006        Research associate. Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

Since 11.2005             Professor. School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Research Interests

1.    Environmental fate and biological effect of pollutants

2.    Transformation of natural organic matter and global environmental change

3.    Remediation of contaminated environment

4.    Synthesis and application of isotope-labeled organic compounds

Major Projects since 2000

1.      1.   Co-existence of sulfonamide degradation and resistance genes as related to the fate of these antimicrobials in soils. Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC) project. By National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), with Dr. Chen, W.; Dr. Guo H.Y.; Dr. Corvini P., 2017.1-2020.12.

2.      Transport and transformation of microplastics and their currying chemical pollutants in the marine food webs. By the National Key Research and Development Program of China, with Dr. Ma Y.N., 2016.7−2020.12.

3.      Dissipation and control measure of toxic chemical/biological pollutants in soil of typical Chinese agricultural production area. By the National Key Research and Development Program of China, with Dr. He Y. et al., 2016.1 – 2020.12.

4.      Transport and Fate of Nutrients and Contaminants in Soil-Water Systems in Peri-Urban Critical Zone. Sino-UK NSFC-RCUK_NERC cooperation project. By NSFC, with Dr. Guo H.Y., Dr. Banwart S., 2016.1-2019.12.

5.      Demonstration of control and remediation of contaminated farming lands in Jiangsu Province. By the Department of Science and Technology of Jiangsu Province, with Dr. Zhang, Y.K., et al., 2015.7 – 2018.6.

6.      Formation, bioavailability, and stability of bound residues of phenolic emerging pollutants in soil and organisms. By NSFC, 2015.1-2018.12.

7.      Reduction of pollutants in food by the use of biochar from crop residues. Sino-Swiss SSSTC, EG project. By Swiss SNSF, with Dr. Schulin R., 2015.1-2015.12.

8.      Isotope-labelling of emerging pollutants. By Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Jiangsu Province. 2014.1-2016.12.

9.      Elimination of soil pollution using landscape trees and the application model. By Department of Forestry of Jiangsu Province; with Dr. Guo H.Y., 2015.7-2017.6.

10.  Mechanisms for environmental processes and biological effects of coexisting brominated flame retardants and heavy metals in soil. By NSFC, key project; 2013.1-2017.12.

11.  Importance of microbial diversity in the biodegradation of organic pollutants in soil under global change conditions. By German DAAD and Chinese CSC (PPP project); with Dr. Jousset A., 2013.1-2014.12.

12.  New Biotechnological approaches for biodegrading and promoting the environmental biotransformation of synthetic polymeric materials (BIOCLEAN). By European Union – FP7; with Dr. Fava F., etc, 2012.9-2015.8.

13.  Institutional Partnership between Nanjing University and HLS-FHNW. By Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC), IP project; with Dr. Huber G., Dr. Corvini P., Dr. Bi J., 2012.5-2015.4.

14.  Investigation on fate of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in soil using C-14 and C-13 labeling approach. By NSFC; 2012.1-2015.12.

15.  Bioaugmentation/rhizodegradation for the degradation of polybrominated flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol A in water saturated soil. By Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC), JRP project; with Dr. Corvini P., 2012.1-2014.12.

16.  A biodiversity approach to improve bioremediation strategies for PAH contaminated soils. By German BMBF; with Dr. Butenschoen O., 2011.1-2012.12.

17.  Degradation and transformation of estrogen conjugates in aquatic environments. By China Ministry of Education; 2011.1-2013.12.

18.  Impact of microbial degradation processes on the fate of emerging pollutants in soil. By Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC), EG project; with Dr. Corvini P., 2010.9–2011.9.

19.  Transformation of phenolic endocrine disrupting compounds by geophagous earthworms. By NSFC; 2010.1-2012.12.

20.  Application of techniques on Simultaneous remediation of organic pollutants-contaminated soil and groundwater. By Jiangsu Province Natural Science Fund; with Dr. Guo H.Y., 2010.7-2012.12.

21.  Risk assessment techniques and control equipment development for organic polluted ground water. By Jiangsu Province Department of Environment Protection; with Dr. Guo H.Y., 2010.7-2012.12.

22.  Effects of earthworms on degradation of old organic carbon in soil. By German DAAD and Chinese CSC (PPP project); with Dr. Scheu S., 2009.1 – 2010.12.

23.  Degradation of endocrine disrupting chemicals of sewage sludge origin by earthworm in soil. By China Ministry of Personnel; 2008-2010.

24.  Study on transformation of nonylphenol in rice paddy soil by means of C-14 tracer technique. By NSFC; 2008.1-2010.12.

25.  In situ remediation of organic contaminated soil using earthworm bioaugmentation. By China Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST); 2008.1-2010.12.

26.  Ecochemical remediation of organic pollutants and heavy metals multi-contaminated soil. By Jiangsu Province Natural Science Fund; with Dr. Guo H.Y., 2007-2009.

27.  Effect of veterinary antibiotics on degradation of steroid estrogens in animal manure. By Jiangsu Province Natural Science Fund; 2007-2009.

28.  Dynamics of degradation and residues of veterinary medicines in manure amended soil. By German Research Council (DFG); with Dr. Schaeffer A. and Dr. Schmidt B., 2005.1–2007.12.

29.  Fate of naturally occurring monomeric phenols in soil. By DFG; with Dr. Schaeffer A, 2004.9–2006.8.

30.  Immobilisation mechanisms of monomeric phenols in soil. By DFG; with Dr. Schaeffer A., 2002.8–2004.8.

31.  Sequestration of phenolic carbon in soil. By DFG; with Dr. Schaeffer A., 2000.10–2002.7.

Selected Publications (peer reviewed)

(Full publication list: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-5473-2011)

  1. Guo, RX; Du, YX; Zheng, FZ; Wang, J; Wang, ZL; Ji, R; Chen, JQ* (2017) Bioaccumulation and elimination of bisphenol a (BPA) in the alga Chlorella pyrenoidosa and the potential for trophic transfer to the rotifer Brachionus calyciflorus. Environ. Pollut. 227: 460-467.
  2. Wang, SF; Sun, FF; Wang, YF; Wang, LH; Ma, YN; Kolvenbach, BA; Corvini, PFX; Ji, R* (2017) Formation, characterization, and mineralization of bound residues of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in silty clay soil under oxic conditions. Sci. Total Environ. 599-600: 332-339.
  3. Chen, X; Gu, JQ; Wang, YF; Gu, XY; Zhao, XP; Wang, XR*; Ji, R* (2017) Fate and O-methylating detoxification of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in two earthworms (Metaphire guillelmi and Eisenia fetida). Environ. Pollut. 227: 526-533.
  4. Gu, JQ; Jing, YY; Ma, YN; Sun, FF; Wang, LH; Chen, JQ; Guo, HY; Ji, R* (2017) Effects of the earthworm Metaphire guillelmi on the mineralization, metabolism, and bound-residue formation of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in soil. Sci. Total Environ. 595, 528-536.
  5. Wang, YF; Xu, J; Shan, J; Ma, YN*, Ji, R (2017) Fate of phenanthrene and mineralization of its non-extractable residues in an oxic soil. Environ. Pollut. 224: 377-383.
  6. Tian, LL; Kolvenbach, B; Corvini, N; Wang, SF; Tavanaie, N; Wang, LH; Ma, YN; Scheu, S; Corvini, PFX; Ji, R* (2017) Mineralization of 14C-labelled polystyrene plastics by Penicillium variabile after ozonation pre-treatment. New Biotechnol. 38B: 101-105.
  7. Chen, X; Wang, XR; Gu, XY; Jiang, Y; Ji, R* (2017) Oxidative stress responses and insights into the sensitivity of the earthworms Metaphire guillelmi and Eisenia fetida to soil cadmium. Sci. Total Environ. 2017, 574: 300-306.
  8. Du, WC; Gardea-Torresdey, JL; Xie, YW; Yin, Y; Zhu, JG; Zhang, XW; Ji, R; Gu, KH; Peralta-Videa, J; Guo, HY* (2017) Elevated CO2 levels modify TiO2 nanoparticle effects on rice and soil microbial communities. Sci. Total Environ. 578, 408-416.
  9. Du, WC; Tan, WJ; Peralta-Videa, JR; Gardea-Torresdey, JL; Ji, R; Yin, Y; Guo, HY* (2017) Interaction of metal oxide nanoparticles with higher terrestrial plants: Physiological and biochemical aspects. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 110: 210-225.
  10. Ma, YN; Huang, AN; Cao, SQ; Sun, FF; Wang, LH; Guo, HY; Ji, R* (2016). Effects of nanoplastics and microplastics on toxicity, bioaccumulation, and environmental fate of phenanthrene in fresh water. Environ. Pollut. 219: 166-173.
  11. Tong, F; Gu, XY*; Gu, C*; Xie, JY; Xie, XC; Jiang, BQ; Wang, YF; Ertunc, T, Schaeffer, A; Ji, R (2016) Stimulation of tetrabromobisphenol A binding to soil humic substances by birnessite and the chemical structure of the bound residues. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50: 6257-6266
  12. Huang, B; Xiao, L; Yang, LY; Ji, R, Miao AJ* (2016) Facile synthesis of 55Fe-labeled well-dispersible hematite nanoparticles for bioaccumulation studies in nanotoxicology. Environ. Pollut. 213: 801-808.
  13. Wang, SF; Cao, SQ; Wang, YF; Jiang, BQ; Wang, LH; Sun, FF; Ji, R* (2016) Fate and metabolism of the brominated flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in rice cell suspension culture. Environ. Pollut. 214: 299-306.
  14. Hu, SQ; Zhang, W*; Li, J; Lin, KF; Ji, R* (2016) Antioxidant and gene expression responses of Eisenia fetida following repeated exposure to BDE209 and Pb in a soil-earthworm system. Sci. Total Environ. 556: 163-168.
  15. Gu, JQ; Zhou, WQ; Jiang, BQ; Wang, LH; Ma, YN; Guo, HY; Schulin, R; Ji, R*; Evangelou, MWH* (2016) Effects of biochar on the transformation and earthworm bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in soil. Chemosphere 145:431-437.
  16. Mu, YS; Wu, FC; Zhao, Q; Ji, R; Qie, Y; Zhou, Y; Hu, Y; Pang, CF; Hristozov, D; Giesy, JP; Xing, BS (2016) Predicting toxic potencies of metal oxide nanoparticles by means of nano-QSARs. Nanotoxicology 10, 1207-1204.
  17. Shan, J; Ji, R; Yu, YJ; Xie, ZB; Yan, XY (2015) Biochar, activated carbon, and carbon nanotubes have different effects on fate of 14C-catechol and microbial community in soil. Sci. Rep. 5: 16000. DOI:10.1038/srep16000
  18. Du, WC; Gardea-Torresdey, JL; Ji, R; Yin, Y; Zhu, JG; Peralta-Videa, JR; Guo, HY* (2015). Physiological and biochemical changes imposed by CeO2 nanoparticles on wheat: A life cycle field study. Environ. Sci. Technol.  49: 11884-11893.
  19. Li, FJ; Wang, JJ; Jiang, BQ; Wang, X; Nastold, P; Kolvenbach, B; Wang, LH; Ma, YN; Corvini, PFX; Ji, R* (2015) Fate of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and formation of ester- and ether-linked bound residues in an oxic sandy soil. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49: 12758-12765.
  20. Thakur, MP; Milcu, A; Manning, P; Niklaus, PA; Roscher, C; Power, S; Reich, PB; Scheu, S; Tilman, D; Ai, F; Guo, H; Ji, R; Pierce, S; Ramirez, NG; Richter, AN; Steinauer, K; Strecker, T; Vogel, A; Eisenhauer, N (2015) Plant diversity drives soil microbial biomass carbon in grasslands irrespective of global environmental change factors. Global Change Biol. 21: 4076-4085.
  21. Tong, F; Gu, XY*; Gu, C*; Ji, R; Tan, YY; Xie, JY (2015) Insights into tetrabromobisphenol A adsorption onto soils: effects of soil components and environmental factors. Sci. Total Environ.  536, 582-588.
  22. Shan, J; Ji, R; Yan, XY* (2015) Soil-specific effects of urea addition on mineralization of aromatic and proteinaceous components of humic-like substances in three agricultural soils. Biol. Fertil. Soils 51: 615-623.
  23. Li, FJ; Jiang, BQ; Nastold, P; Kolvenbach, BA; Chen, JQ; Wang, LH; Guo, HY; Corvini, PFX; Ji, R* (2015) Enhanced transformation of tetrabromobisphenol A by nitrifiers in nitrifying activated sludge. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49: 4283-4292.
  24. Sun, FF; Kolvenbach, B; Nastold, P; Jiang, BQ; Ji, R*; Corvini, PFX (2014) Degradation and metabolism of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in submerged soil and soil–plant systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 14291-14299.
  25. Wang, NX; Huang, B; Xu, S; Wei, ZB; Miao, AJ*; Ji, R*; Yang, LY (2014) Effects of nitrogen and phosphorus on arsenite accumulation, oxidation, and toxicity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Aquat. Toxicol. 157: 167-174.
  26. Qi, ZC; Hou, L; Zhu, DQ; Ji, R; Chen, W* (2014) Enhanced transport of phenanthrene and 1-naphthol by colloidal graphene oxide nanoparticles in saturated soil. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 10136-10144.
  27. Li, FJ; Wang, JJ; Nastold, P; Jiang, BQ; Sun, FF; Zenker, A; Kolvenbach, BA; Ji, R*; Corvini, PF-X (2014) Fate and metabolism of tetrabromobisphenol A in aoil slurries without and with the amendment with the alkylphenol degrading bacterium Sphingomonas sp. strain TTNP3. Environ. Pollut. 193: 181-188.
  28. Wang, JJ; Wang, YF; Wang, T; Cui, K; Wang, LH*; Ji, R* (2014) Synthesis and characterization of 14C-labelled sulfate conjugates of steroid oestrogens. J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 57: 470-476.
  29. Shan, J; Wang, YF; Gu, JQ; Zhou, WQ; Ji, R; Yan, XY* (2014) Effects of biochar and the geophagous earthworm Metaphire guillelmi on fate of 14C-catechol in an agricultural soil. Chemosphere 107: 109-114.
  30. Shan, J; Wang, YF; Wang, LH; Yan, XY*; Ji, R* (2014) Effects of the geophagous earthworm Metaphire guillelmi on sorption, mineralization, and bound-residue formation of 4-nonylphenol in an agricultural soil. Environ. Pollut. 189: 202-207.
  31. Wang, F; Ji, R; Jiang, ZW; Chen, W* (2014) Species-dependent effects of biochar amendment on bioaccumulation of atrazine in earthworms. Environ. Pollut. 186: 241-247.
  32. Liu, J; Shan, J; Jiang, BQ; Yu, B; Wang, LH; Chen, JQ; Guo, HY; Ji, R* (2014) Degradation and bound-residue formation of nonylphenol in red soil and the effects of ammonium. Environ. Pollut. 186: 83-89.
  33. Bian, XS; Chen, JQ*; Ji, R* (2013) Degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) by novel photocatalytic material of tourmaline-coated TiO2 nanoparticles: kinetic study and model. Materials 6: 1530-1542.
  34. Du, W; Ji, R; Sun, Y*; Zhu, J; Wu, J; Guo, H (2013) Fate and ecological effects of decabromodiphenyl ether in a field lysimeter. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47: 9167-9174.
  35. Liu, J; Wang, YF; Jiang, BQ; Wang, LH; Chen, JQ; Guo, HY; Ji, R* (2013) Degradation, metabolism, and bound-residue formation and release of tetrabromobisphenol A in soil during sequential anoxic-oxic incubation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47: 8348-8354.
  36. Shan, J; Li, J; Wang, YF; Yan, XY; Guo, HY; Li, XZ; Ji, R* (2013) Digestion and residue stabilization of bacterial and fungal cells, protein, peptidoglycan, and chitin by the geophagous earthworm Metaphire guillelmi. Soil Biol. Biochem. 64: 9-17.
  37. Wang, NX; Li, Y; Deng, XH; Miao, AJ*; Ji, R*; Yang, LY (2013) Toxicity and bioaccumulation kinetics of arsenate in two freshwater green algae under different phosphate regimes. Water Res. 47: 2497-2506.
  38. Chen, JQ; Hu, ZJ; Wang, NX; Ji, R* (2013) Interactions between m-phenylenediamine and bovine serum albumin measured by spectroscopy. Luminescence 28: 226-231.
  39. Zhou, WQ; Shan, J; Jiang, BQ; Wang, LH; Feng, JF; Guo, HY; Ji, R* (2013) Inhibitory effects of carbon nanotubes on the degradation of 14C-2,4-dichlorophenol in soil. Chemosphere 90: 527-534.
  40. Floehr, T; Xiao, HX; Scholz-Starke, B; Wu, LL; Hou, JL; Yin, DQ; Zhang, XW; Ji, R; Yuan, XZ; Ottermanns, R; Ross-Nickoll, M; Schaffer, A; Hollert, H* (2013) Solution by dilution? A review on the pollution status of the Yangtze River. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 6934-6971.
  41. Li, CL; Zhang, B; Ertunc, T; Schaeffer, A; Ji, R* (2012) Birnessite-induced binding of phenolic monomers to soil humic substances and nature of the bound residues. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46: 8843-8850.
  42. Li, CL, Ji, R*; Schaeffer, A; Sequaris, JM; Amelung, W; Vereecken, H; Klumpp, E* (2012) Sorption of a branched nonylphenol and perfluorooctanoic acid on Yangtze River sediments and their model components. J. Environ. Monit. 14: 2653-2658.
  43. Ying, F; Ding, C; Ge, R; Wang, XT; Li, FJ; Zhang, YH; Zeng, QQ; Yu, B; Ji, R*; Han, XD* (2012) Comparative evaluation of nonylphenol isomers on steroidogenesis of rat Leydig Cells. Toxicol. in Vitro 26: 1114-1121.
  44. Li, CL; Schaffer, A; Sequaris, JM; Laszlo, K; Toth, A; Tombacz, E; Vereecken, H; Ji, R*; Klumpp, E* (2012) Surface-associated metal catalyst enhances the sorption of perfluorooctanoic acid to multi-walled carbon nanotubes. J. Coll. Interf. Sci. 377: 342-346.
  45. Wang, NX; Zhang, XY; Wu, J; Xiao, L; Yin, Y; Miao, AJ*; Ji, R*; Yang, LY (2012) Effects of microcystin-LR on the metal bioaccumulation and toxicity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Water Res. 46: 369-377.
  46. Shan J, Jiang BQ, Yu B, Li CL, Sun YY, Guo HY, Wu JC, Klumpp E, Schäffer A, Ji R* (2011) Isomer-specific degradation of branched and linear 4-nonylphenol isomers in an oxic soil. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45: 8283-8289.
  47. Guo HY*, Zhu JG*, Zhou H, Sun YY, Ying Y, Pei DP, Ji R, Wu JC, Wang XR  (2011) Elevated CO2 levels affects the concentrations of copper and cadmium in crops grown in soil contaminated with heavy metals under fully open-air field conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45: 6997-7003.
  48. Li CL, Berns AE, Schäffer A, Séquaris J-M, Vereecken H, Ji R*, Klumpp E* (2011) Effect of structural composition of humic acids on the sorption of a branched nonylphenol isomer. Chemosphere 84: 409-414.
  49. Du WC, Sun YY, Ji R, Zhu JG, Wu JC, Guo HY* (2011) TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticles negatively affect wheat growth and soil enzyme activities in agricultural soil. J. Environ. Monit. 13: 822-828.
  50. Du WC, Sun YY, Cao L, Huang J, Ji R, Wang XR, Wu JC, Zhu JG, Guo HY* (2011) Environmental fate of phenanthrene in lysimeter planted with wheat and rice in rotation. J. Hazard. Mater. 188: 408-413.
  51. Ngugi DK, Ji R, Brune A* (2011) Nitrogen mineralization, denitrification, and nitrate ammonification by soil-feeding termites: a 15N-based approach. Biogeochemistry 103: 355-369.
  52. Shan J, Xu J, Zhou WQ, Ji LL, Cui YB, Guo HY, Ji R* (2011) Enhancement of chlorophenol sorption on soil by geophagous earthworms (Metaphire guillelmi). Chemosphere 82: 156-162.
  53. Jiang MX, Wang LH, Ji R* (2010) Biotic and abiotic degradation of four cephalosporin antibiotics in a lake surface water and sediment. Chemosphere 80: 1399-1405.
  54. Chen JQ, Hu ZJ, Wang D, Gao CJ, Ji R* (2010) Photocatalytic mineralization of dimethoate in aqueous solutions using TiO2: Parameters and by-products analysis. Desalination 258: 28-33.
  55. Shan J, Brune A, Ji R* (2010) Selective digestion of the proteinaceous component of humic substances by the geophagous earthworms Metaphire guillelmi and Amynthas corrugatus. Soil Biol. Biochem. 42: 1455-1462.
  56. Shan J, Wang T, Li CL, Klumpp E, Ji R* (2010) Bioaccumulation and bound-residue formation of a branched 4-nonylphenol isomer in the geophagous earthworm Metaphire guillelmi in a rice paddy soil. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44: 4558-4563.
  57. Chai XL*, Ji R, Wu J, Tong HH, Zhao YC (2010) Abiotic association of PAEs with humic substances and its influence on the fate of PAEs in landfill leachate. Chemosphere 78: 1362-1367.
  58. Butenschoen O*, Ji R, Schaffer A, Scheu S (2009) The fate of catechol in soil as affected by earthworms and clay. Soil Biol. Biochem. 41: 330-339.
  59. Liu Q*, Ji R, Hommes G, Schaffer A, Corvini PFX (2008) Fate of a branched nonylphenol isomer in submerged paddy soils amended with nitrate. Water Res. 42: 4202-4808.
  60. Marschner B*, Brodowski S, Dreves A, Gleixner G, Gude A, Grootes PM, Hamer U, Heim A, Jandl G, Ji R, Kaiser K, Kalbitz K, Kramer C, Leinweber P, Rethemeyer J, Schäffer A, Schmidt MWI, Schwark L, Wiesenberg GLB (2008) How relevant is recalcitrance for the stabilization of organic matter in soils. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 171: 91-110.
  61. Schmidt B*, Ebert J, Lamshöft M, Thiede B, Schumacher-Buffel R, Ji R, Corvini PFX, Schäffer A (2008) Fate in soil of 14C-sulfadiazine residues contained in manure of young pigs which were treated with the veterinary antibiotic. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part B 43: 8-20.
  62. Li CL, Ji R, Vinken R, Hommes G, Bertmer M, Schäffer A, Corvini PFX* (2007) Role of humic acids in the biodegradation of nonylphenol by Sphingomonas sp. strain TTNP3 – increased bioavailability and formation of bound residues. Chemosphere 68: 2172-2180.
  63. Boga HI, Ji R, Ludwig W, Brune A* (2007) Sporotalea propionica gen. nov. sp. nov., a hydrogen-oxidizing, oxygen-reducing, propionigenic firmicute from the intestinal tract of a soil-feeding termite. Arch. Microbiol. 187: 15-27.
  64. Li XZ*, Ji R, Schäffer A, Brune A (2006) Mobilization of soil phosphorus during passage through the gut of larvae of Pachnoda ephippiata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Plant Soil 288: 263-270.
  65. Ji R, Brune A* (2006) Nitrogen mineralization, ammonia accumulation, and emission of gaseous NH3 by soil-feeding termites. Biogeochem. 78: 267-283.
  66. Corvini PFX*, Hollender J, Ji R, Schumacher S, Prell J, Hommes G, Priefer U, Vinken R, Schäffer A (2006) The degradation of α-quaternary nonylphenol isomers by Sphingomonas sp. strain TTNP3 involves a type II ipso-substitution mechanism. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 70: 114-122.
  67. Ji R, Brune A* (2005) Digestion of peptidic residues in humic substances by an alkali-stable and humic-acid-tolerant proteolytic activity in the gut of soil-feeding termites. Soil Biol. Biochem. 37: 1648-1655.
  68. Vinken R, Schäffer A, Ji R* (2005) Abiotic association of soil-borne monomeric phenols with humic acids. Org. Geochem. 36: 583-593.
  69. Ji R*, Chen ZX, Corvini PFX, Kappler A, Brune A, Haider A, Schäffer A. (2005) Synthesis of [13C]- and [14C]-labeled phenolic humus and lignin monomers. Chemosphere 60: 1169-1181.

70.  Corvini PFX*, Elend M, Hollender J, Ji R, Preiss A, Vinken R, Schäffer A (2005) Metabolism of the single nonylphenol isomer 4(2´,6´-dimethyl-2´-heptyl)-phenol by Sphingomonas sp. Strain TTNP3: formation of an alkyl shifted hydroquinone and of a further metabolite. Environ. Chem. Lett. 2: 185-189.

  1. Ji R*, Schäffer, A (2004) Synthesis of [uniformly ring-14C]-labelled 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, vanillin, and protocatechualdehyde. J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 47: 209-216.
  2. Ji R*, Schäffer A (2002) Synthesis of 13C- and 14C-labelled catechol. J. Labelled Compd. Radiopharm. 45: 581-588.
  3. Ji R, Brune A* (2001) Transformation and mineralization of 14C-labeled cellulose, peptidoglycan, and protein by the soil-feeding termite Cubitermes orthognathus. Biol. Fertil. Soils 33: 166-174.
  4. Kappler A, Ji R, Schink B, Brune A* (2001) Dynamics in composition and size-class distribution of humic substances in profundal sediments of Lake Constance. Org. Geochem. 32: 3-10.
  5. Ji R, Kappler A, Brune A* (2000) Transformation and mineralization of synthetic 14C-labeled humic model compounds by the soil-feeding termites. Soil Biol. Biochem. 32: 1281-1291.
  6. Kappler A, Ji R, Brune A* (2000) Synthesis and characterization of specifically 14C-labeled humic model compounds for feeding trials with soil-feeding termites. Soil Biol. Biochem. 32: 1271-1280.


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