Reviewed publications and articles

J. Helfenstein, F. Tamburini, C. von Sperber, C., M.S. Massey, C. Pistocchi, O. Chadwick, P.M. Vitousek, R. Kretzschmar, E. Frossard, 2018 - Combining spectroscopic and isotopic techniques gives a dynamic view of phosphorus cycling in soil. Nature Communications, 9(1), 3226

C. Pistocchi, É. Mészáros, F. Tamburini, E. Frossard, E.K. Bünemann, 2018 - Biological processes dominate phosphorus dynamics under low phosphorus availability in organic horizons of temperate forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 126: 64-75. Download. This document is the accepted manuscript version of the article and is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Originally uploaded to URL: on 17/12/2019.

F. Tamburini, C. Pistocchi, J. Helfenstein, E. Frossard, 2018 - A method to analyse the isotopic composition of oxygen associated with organic phosphorus in soil and plant material. European Journal of Soil Science, 69(5): 816-826

T.S. George, C.D. Giles, D. Menezes-Blackburn, (...), F. Tamburini, (...), J. Wasaki, P.M. Haygarth, 2018 - Organic phosphorus in the terrestrial environment: a perspective on the state of the art and future priorities. Plant and Soil, 427(1-2): 191-208

N. Siebers, S.L. Bauke, F. Tamburini, W. Amelung, 2018 - Short-term impacts of forest clear-cut on P accessibility in soil microaggregates: An oxygen isotope study. Geoderma, 315: 59-64

S.L. Bauke, C. von Sperber, F. Tamburini, (...), A. Sandhage-Hofmann, W. Amelung, 2018 - Subsoil phosphorus is affected by fertilization regime in long-term agricultural experimental trials. European Journal of Soil Science, 69(1): 103-112

V. Pfahler, F. Tamburini, S.M. Bernasconi, E. Frossard, 2017 - A dual isotopic approach using radioactive phosphorus and the isotopic composition of oxygen associated to phosphorus to understand plant reaction to a change in P nutrition. Plant Methods, 13(1),75

S.L. Bauke, C. von Sperber, N. Siebers, F. Tamburini, W. Amelung, 2017 - Biopore effects on phosphorus biogeochemistry in subsoils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 111: 157-165

C. von Sperber, H. Lewandowski, F. Tamburini, (...), W. Amelung, E. Frossard, 2017 - Kinetics of enzyme-catalysed oxygen isotope exchange between phosphate and water revealed by Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 48(3): 368-373

C. Pistocchi, F. Tamburini, G. Gruau, (...), D. Trevisan, J.-M. Dorioz, 2017 - Tracing the sources and cycling of phosphorus in river sediments using oxygen isotopes: Methodological adaptations and first results from a case study in France. Water Research, 111: 346-356

S.J. Granger, P. Harris, S. Peukert, (...), F. Tamburini, (…), N.J.K. Howden, S. McGrath, 2017 - Phosphate stable oxygen isotope variability within a temperate agricultural soil. Geoderma 285: 64-75

E. Frossard, E.K. Bünemann, L. Gunst, (...), M. Schärer, F. Tamburini, 2016 - Fate of fertilizer P in soils-the organic pathway. Phosphorus in Agriculture: 100 % Zero: 41-61

E. Frossard, N. Buchmann, E.K. Bünemann, (...), F. Tamburini, O.Y.A. Traoré, 2016 - Soil properties and not inputs control carbon: Nitrogen: Phosphorus ratios in cropped soils in the long term. SOIL, 2(1): 83-99

K.A. Jarosch, A.L. Doolette, R.J. Smernik, (...), F. Tamburini, (…), E. Frossard, E.K. Bünemann, 2015 - Characterisation of soil organic phosphorus in NaOH-EDTA extracts: A comparison of 31P NMR spectroscopy and enzyme addition assays. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 91: 298-309

C. Von Sperber, F. Tamburini, B. Brunner, S.M. Bernasconi, E. Frossard, 2015 - The oxygen isotope composition of phosphate released from phytic acid by the activity of wheat and Aspergillus Niger phytase. Biogeosciences, 12(13): 4175-4184

C. Bonvin, B. Etter, K.M. Udert, (...), F. Tamburini, A. Oberson, 2015 - Plant uptake of phosphorus and nitrogen recycled from synthetic source-separated urine. Ambio, 44(2): 217-227

C. Von Sperber, H. Kries, F. Tamburini, S.M. Bernasconi, E. Frossard, 2014 - The effect of phosphomonoesterases on the oxygen isotope composition of phosphate. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 125: 519-527

F. Tamburini, V. Pfahler, C. Von Sperber, E. Frossard, S.M. Bernasconi, 2014 - Oxygen isotopes for unraveling phosphorus transformations in the soil-plant system: A review. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78(1): 38-46

V. Pfahler, T. Dürr-Auster, F. Tamburini, S.M. Bernasconi, E. Frossard, 2013 - 18O enrichment in phosphorus pools extracted from soybean leaves. New Phytologist, 197(1): 186-193

F. Tamburini, S.M. Bernasconi, A. Paytan, 2012 - Phosphorus in the environment. Eos, 93(41): 405

F. Tamburini, V. Pfahler, E.K. Bünemann, (...), S.M. Bernasconi, E. Frossard, 2012 - Oxygen isotopes unravel the role of microorganisms in phosphate cycling in soils. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(11): 5956-5962

M. Keller, A. Oberson, K.E. Annaheim, (...), F. Tamburini, (…), E. Frossard, E.K. Bünemann, 2012 - Phosphorus forms and enzymatic hydrolyzability of organic phosphorus in soils after 30 years of organic and conventional farming. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 175(3): 385-393

A. Angert, T. Weiner, S. Mazeh, (...), F. Tamburini, (…), S.M. Bernasconi, M. Sternberg, 2011 - Seasonal variability of sol phosphate stable oxygen isotopes in rainfall manipulation experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(15): 4216-4227

S.M. Bernasconi, A. Bauder, B. Bourdon, (...), F. Tamburini, (…), S. Zimmermann, A Zumsteg, 2011 - Chemical and biological gradients along the Damma glacier soil chronosequence, Switzerland. Vadose Zone Journal, 10(3): 867-883

T. Weiner, S. Mazeh, F. Tamburini, (...), T. Chiti, A. Angert, 2011 - A method for analyzing the ?18O of resin-extractable soil inorganic phosphate. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25(5): 624-628

F. Tamburini, S.M. Bernasconi, A. Angert, T. Weiner, E. Frossard, 2010 - A method for the analysis of the ?18O of inorganic phosphate extracted from soils with HCl. European Journal of Soil Science, 61(6): 1025-1032

K.C. Ruttenberg, N.O. Ogawa, F. Tamburini, (...), N.D. Colasacco, E. Joyce, 2009 - Improved, high-throughput approach for phosphorus speciation in natural sediments via the SEDEX sequential extraction method. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 7(MAY): 319-333

G. Gennari, F. Tamburini, D. Ariztegui, I. Hajdas, S. Spezzaferri, 2009 - Geochemical evidence for high-resolution variations during deposition of the Holocene S1 sapropel on the Cretan Ridge, Eastern Mediterranean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 273(3-4): 239-248

F. Tamburini, K.B. Föllmi, 2009 Phosphorus burial in the ocean over glacial-interglacial time scales. Biogeosciences, 6(4): 501-513

S.M. Bernasconi, I. Christl, I. Hajdas, (...), F. Tamburini, (…), L. Wacker, K. Abbaspour, 2008 - Weathering, soil formation and initial ecosystem evolution on a glacier forefield: A case study from the Damma Glacier, Switzerland. Mineralogical Magazine, 72(1): 19-22

F. Tamburini, T. Adatte, K.B. Föllmi 2006 - Origin and nature of green clay layers, ODP Leg 184, South China Sea Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program: Scientific Results 184

K. B. Föllmi, F. Tamburini, R, Hosein, B. van de Schootbrugge, K. Arn, C. Rambeau, 2004 – Phosphorus, a reliable servant to Gaia? Biosphere remediation rather than regulation. In S.H. Schneider, J.R. Miller, E. Crist, and P. Boston, Eds, Scientists Debate Gaia: 2000, MIT Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts): 79-92.

F. Tamburini, T. Adatte, K.B.Föllmi, 2003 - Origin and nature of green clay layers, ODP Leg 184, South China Sea. In Prell, W.L., Wang, P., Blum, P., Rea, D.K., and Clemens, S.C. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 184, 1-23. [Online]. Available from World Wide Web:

F. Tamburini, K.B.Föllmi, T. Adatte, S.M. Bernasconi, P. Steinmann, 2003 – Sedimentary phosphorus record from the Oman margin: new evidence of high productivity during glacial periods. Paleoceanography, 18, 1.

F. Tamburini, T. Adatte, K. Föllmi, S. M. Bernasconi, P. Steinmann, 2003 - Mineralogy and geochemistry of ODP sites 1143 and 1144, South China Sea. Investigating the history of East Asian monsoon and climate during the last glacial interglacial period (0-140,000 years). Marine Geology, Vol. 201 (1-3): 147-168.

F. Tamburini, S. Huon, P. Steinmann, F. Grousset, T. Adatte, K. B. Föllmi, 2002 – Dysaerobic conditions during Heinrich events 4 and 5: evidence from phosphorus distribution in core SU 90-09, North Atlantic Ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66 (23): 4069-4083.

W. Pinxian, W.L. Prell, P. Blum, E.M. Arnold, C.J. Buehring, M.-P. Chen, S.C. Clemens, P.D. Clift, C.J.G. Colin, J.W. Farrell, M.J. Higginson, J. Zhimin, W. Kuhunt, C.E. Laj, C. Lauer-Leredde, J.S. Leventhal, L. Anchun, L. Qingmou, L. Jian, K. McIntyre, C.R. Miranda, S.A. Nathan, J.-P. Shyu, P.A. Solheid, S. Xin, F. Tamburini, A. Trentesaux, L. Wang, S.E. Nessler, L.E.E. Green, 2000 – Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports, South China Sea, Vol. 184. [Online]. Available from World Wide Web:

D. Ariztegui, A. Asioli, J.J. Lowe, F. Trincardi, F. Tamburini, C.A. Accorsi, M. Bandini Mazzanti, A.M. Mercuri, S. Van der Kaars, C. Chondrogianni, J.A. McKenzie, F. Oldfield, 2000 – Palaeoclimatic reconstructions and formation of sapropel S1: inferences from Late Quaternary lacustrine and marine sequences in the Central Mediterranean region. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol 158 (3-4), pp. 215-240.

F. Tamburini, L. Sbaffi, F.-C. Wezel, J.A. McKenzie, 2000 – Late Quaternary climatic variations on the Latium and Campanian Margin of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Rendiconti dei Lincei, Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, Vol. 9, pp. 293-313.

M. Arcaleni, D. Casabianca, M. De Donatis, M. Galeazzi, S. Mazzoli, F. Tamburini, P. Tiberi, 1995. Schema geologico delle dorsali di Montefiore Conca – Monte Colbordolo, Ginestreto e Gabicce - Pesaro. Studi Geologici Camerti, Vol. Spec. 1995, pp.11-17.

Recent Published Abstracts

F. Tamburini, 2004 – Phosphorus in the ocean and marine sediments: similarities between present and past  processes. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA), Invited.

F. Tamburini, D, Ariztegui, S. Frisia, A. Borsato, R. Coccioni, 2004 – Two new methods for high-resolution Micro-XRF analyses of trace elements in speleothems. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA), Oral presentation (pdf file here).

F. Tamburini, K.B. Föllmi, 2003 - Changes on a glacial-interglacial timescale in the oceanic inventory of phosphorus and its relation to climate change. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA), Poster presentation.

F. Tamburini, K.C. Ruttenberg, 2002 - Coupled Iron-Phosphorus Cycling in Surface Seawater Mediated by Photoreduction of Fe-rich Dust. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA), Poster presentation.

S. Huon, F. Tamburini, P. Steinmann, F.E. Grousset, 2002 – Dysaerobic conditions during HEinrich events: evidence from organic matter and phosphorus data. XXVII EGS meeting, Nice (France). Oral presentation.

F. Tamburini, 2002 – ODP Leg 184: Exploring the Asian monsoon through drilling on the South China Sea. Joint SwissSed/COL Symposium, Fribourg, Switzerland. Oral presentation.