Prof. Dr Martin Hamer

Managing Director

Field of research

  • Sustainability in the agricultural sector and food industry
  • Environmental protection and soil conservation
  • Consumer Protection, animal welfare
  • Health- and crisis management
  • Interaction between food production and the health of human beeings, animals and environment (One Health)

Contact

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Email: 
martin.hamer [at] h-brs.de

Sankt Augustin

Grantham-Allee 20
53757
Sankt Augustin
Room: 
G 043

Profile

Dr. Martin Hamer, chief executive officer of the International Centre for Sustainable Development, holds a master degree in agricultural sciences and a PhD degree in soil sciences, where he investigated the transfer of pollutants from the soil into water, crops and the food chain respectively. After his PhD he received a scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and worked several years in the area of environmental sciences at the University of California in Riverside (USA) and at the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation of the University of Bonn (Germany). From 2005 to 2014 he established and headed an interdisciplinary and cross-border research network in food and agricultural sciences. During that time he coordinated several national and international projects in the area of food quality and safety, environmental risk management and sustainable agriculture focussing on the interaction between food production and environmental. Furthermore he supported different stakeholders in agrofood chains and research bodies by facilitating international co-operation, distribution of project results, and knowledge transfer. Thus he is skilled in the field of adult education and an experienced EU-project manager.

Teaching (supervision of bachelor and  master theses as well as teaching assignments at the university of  Bonn)

  • Sustainability communication in the agri-food industry (sustainability as  quality parameter)
  • Interaction between environment and food production (evaluation ecosystem services )
  • Health- and crisis management as well as product and process quality

Projects

NutriHAF - Diversifying agriculture for balanced nutrition through fruits and vegetables in multi-storey cropping systems (BMBF)

e-H@c HUPAction - development of concepts and strategies of crisis management and communication in the interest of a faster dectection, monitoring and control of EHEC within the border region Rhein-Waal between Germany and the Netherlands

Publications

Hamer, M. (1995): Mobilität, Bindungsformen sowie pH-abhängige Löslichkeit von Arsen, Phosphor und ausgewählten Schwermetallen in unterschiedlich belasteten Böden. – Diplomarbeit, 73 S.

Welp, G., Hamer, M., Bümmer, G. W. & Lichtfuss, R. (1995): Mobilität und Bindungsformen von Cd, Cr, As und V in urbanen Böden unterschiedlicher Belastung. - Mitteilgn. Dtsch. Bodenkundl. Gesellsch., 76/II, 487-490.

Welp, G., Thome, A., Hamer, M. & Brümmer, G. W. (1996): Untersuchungen zum Schadstoff- Transfer Boden/Pflanze auf Silomaisflächen und Dauergrünland im Raum Mechernich. - Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft Bodenschutz, Landesumweltamt NRW, Essen, 65 S.

Hamer, M. & Brümmer, G. W. (1997): Kinetik der Protonenpufferung und Elementfreisetzungsraten von Böden aus Löß sowie ausgewählter Minerale. - Mitteilgn. Dtsch. Bodenkundl. Gesellsch., 85/III, 1509-1512.

Hamer, M., Middendorf, C. & Brümmer, G. W.  (1998): Kinetik und Mechanismen der Protonenpufferung an Mineraloberflächen. - Mitteilgn. Dtsch. Bodenkundl. Gesellsch., 88, 183-186.

Hamer, M., Middendorf, C. & Brümmer, G. W. (1999): Prozesse und Raten der Protonenpufferung durch Schichtsilicate. - Mitteilgn. Dtsch. Bodenkundl. Gesellsch., 91/III, 1387- 1390.

Hamer, M. (2000): Säureneutralisationskapazität und Mechanismen der Protonenpufferung definierter Minerale sowie ausgewählter Gesteine und Böden Nordrhein-Westfalens. - Bonner Bodenkundliche Abhandlungen, 282 S., 54 Tab., 61 Abb.

Hamer, M., Graham, R. C. & Amrhein, C. (2001): Ligand- and proton-promoted weathering of primary chlorites. - Mitteilgn. Dtsch. Bodenkundl. Gesellsch., 96/II, 729-730.

Hamer, M., Graham, R. C., Bozhilov, K. N. & Amrhein, C. (2001): Chlorite Dissolution as a Function of Composition and pH in the Presence of Organic and Inorganic Ligands. – Proceedings, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.

Hamer, M. (2002): Protonen- und ligandeninduzierte Verwitterung definierter Minerale sowie Charakterisierung der entstehenden Transformationsprodukte mittels Röntgendiffraktometrie und Transmissionselektronenmikroskopie. – DFG-Abschlußbericht, HA 3180 / 1-1, 21 S.

Hamer, M., Graham, R. C., Amrhein, C. & Bozhilov, K. N. (2003): Dissolution of Ripidolite (Mg,Fe-Chlorite) in Organic and Inorganic Acid Solutions. - Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67, 654-661.

Hamer, M. & Bümmer, G. W. (2003): Säureneutralisationskapazität (SNK) und H+-Pufferraten bodenbildender Minerale. - Mitteilgn. Dtsch. Bodenkundl. Gesellsch., 102/II, 725-726.

Hamer, M. & Brümmer, G. W. (2003): Proton induced weathering rates and acid neutralizing capacity (ANC) of rock-forming minerals. – Proceedings, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Hamer, M., Rückels, B., Welp, G. & Brümmer, G.W. (2003): Bodenkundliche Untersuchungen der Blei-Zink Erzbergealthalde „Grube Katharina“ in Bergisch Gladbach – Refrath. – Gutachten im Auftrag der Rheinisch-Bergischen Kreises, Abteilung für Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft, Umweltvorsorge, 39 S.

Hamer, M. & Brümmer, G. W. (2005): Risk assessment and environmental fate of arsenic and heavy metals from mine soil – x-ray diffraction, SEM- and mobility investigations. - Proceedings, “International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology” in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Hamer, M., Jaeger, F., Mack, A., Gymnich, S., Knura, S. & Petersen, B. (2006): Establishing a European Expert Network on Food Safety and Quality. - Proceedings of the 3rd Central European Congress on Food, Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 1-8

Jaeger, F. & Hamer, M. (2007): Promoting the Stable to Table Approach. – Proceedings of the 1st Annual Congress in Genoa, Italy, ISBN 978-3-00-020972-7, 132 pp.

Hamer, M. (2007): PromSTAP – Promoting the stable to table approach. – The Parliament – Europe´s regions and cities review, Issue 6, p. 114

Hamer, M., & Petersen, B. (2008): Food Safety and Food Quality in International Food Chains – Promoting the Stable to Table Approach. – Ministry of the Environment and Nature, Agriculture and consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, ISBN 978-3-00-023664-8; 239 pp.

Jaeger, F., Hamer, M., Fan, H., Wei, W., Anchun, C., Jiang, W. (2009): Tiergesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit in integrierten Produktionsketten: Eine vergleichende Darstellung zwischen der VR China und Deutschland am Beispiel der Provinz Sichuan, China, und dem Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland. – Abschlußbericht, BLE-Kooperationsprogramm, 85 S.

Petersen, B. & Hamer, M. (2010): Quality management from West to East – “Made in Germany” soon a “must have” in China too. – Fleischwirtschaft International, 2 / 2010, p. 47 - 48

Bruns M., Trienekens J., Omta O., Hamer, M. & Petersen, B. (2010): Demand of the meat industry for management support in R&D cooperation projects. - 9th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WiGaNeM 2010), 26-28 May 2010, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Bruns, M., Mack, A. & Hamer, M. (2010): Allianzen zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft als Innovationsmotor. - 215-227 ISBN: 978–3–00–031973–0 - Vom Viehvermarkter zum Dienstleistungsprofi - Herausgegeben von: B. Petersen, A. Spiller und L. Theuvsen

Breuer, O., Bruns, M., Gawron, C., Hamer, M., Mack, A. (2011): Zehn Jahre Netzwerkarbeit in der Agrar- und Ernährungsforschung. – GIQS-Jubiläumsband, 47 S.

Schulze-Geisthövel, S., Klauke T., Jaeger, F., Hamer, M. & Petersen, B. (2012): Vergleichende Strukturanalysen zur Charakterisierung von typischen Ursachenkomplexen für Verhaltensanomalie wie Schwanzbeißen beim Schwein innerhalb unterschiedlicher Haltungs- und Managementsystemen. - Nutztierpraxis aktuell , Vol. 41 , S. 12-17

Schulze-Geisthövel S., Plattes, S., Wilke, T., Klauke, T., Hamer, M. & Petersen, B. (2012): Vergleichende Strukturanalyse (Evaluierung) „Ursachen für das Schwanzbeißen beim Schwein“. – Abschlussbericht, AZ VI-5-4201-5026, 79 S.

Schmithausen R., Schulze-Geisthövel S., Hamer M., Raab V.& B. Petersen (2012): 
Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Wissenstransfer bezüglich der Problematik eines multiresistenten Zoonoseerregers. - Posterpräsentation auf der VDOE –Tagung 2012

Wilke T., Raab, V., Breuer O., Hamer, M. & Petersen, B. (2013): Food Safety requires Public-Private Partnerships. – Poster presentation at the international meeting on emerging diseases and Surveillance in Vienna, Austria.

Zareitalabad, P., Siemens, J., Hamer, M., & Amelung, W. (2013): Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in rivers, sediments, soils, and wastewater - A review on concentration and distribution coefficients, Chemosphere, 91, 725-732

Hamer, M. (2013): SafeGuard – A crisis management approach for agribusiness. – In safety & security. Editor: NRW Innovation Alliance, ISBN 978-3-00-041075-8.

Wilke, T., Raab, V., Breuer, O., Hamer, M. & Petersen, B. (2013): Lebensmittelsicherheit und die Entwicklung von Public-Private Partnership Strukturen. - Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 6, 23-33 , DOI:10.1007/s12399-012-0310-3 .

Hamer, M., Hundt, B., Petersen, B. & Firmenich, A. (2013): Identification of structural and thematic key themes within the Bonn.realis Public Private Partnership Cluster. - Arbeitsberichte des Geographischen Instituts der Humboldt Universität Berlin, Heft 178, S. 30

Schillmöller, D., Kapfer, C., Bruns, M., Patermann, C. & Hamer, M. (2013): Partnerschaft zwischen Ernährungswirtschaft  und Schulen. Eine erste Bilanz. – Ziel2.NRW Projektbericht, Hrsg.: GIQS e.V., 19 S.

Clasen, M. Hamer, M. Lehnert, S. Petersen, B. Theuvsen (Ed.) (2014): IT-Standards in der Agrar und Ernährungsindustrie; Focus: Risiko- und Krisenmanagement. – GI-Edition Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - Proceedings, Volume P-226

Petersen, B., Nüssel, M. & Hamer, M. (Ed.) (2014): Quality and risk management in agri-food chains  -   ISBN: 978-90-8686-236-8, Wageningen Academic Publishers 320 pages.

Hamer, M., Meyer, C. H., Pongratz, P., Raithel, J., Terlau, W. (2014). Issue-Monitoring für die Kommunikation in Lebensmittelkrisen. Poster präsentiert auf dem  Scenario-Workshop “Cross-border crisis management in food chains“ im Rahmen des Interreg IV geförderten Projekts „EH@C-HUPAction“, 10. – 11. Dezember 2014 in Kleve, Deutschland

Hamer, M., Terlau, W., Breuer, O., Petersen, B., van der Roest, J. (2015): The EHEC-Crisis – Impact and Lessons Learned - Sustainable Cross-Border Crisis Control and Communication. – Chronica Horticulturae (submitted)

Meyer, C. H., Hamer, M., Terlau, W., Raithel, J., Pongratz, P. (2015): Web Data Mining and Social Media Analysis for better Communication in Food Crises. Paper accepted for the 9th International European Forum (Igls-Forum) (144th EAAE Seminar) on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, February 09.-13., 2015 - Innsbruck-Igls, Austria

Hamer, M. (2015): The Soil Dimension of Food Supply Chains affecting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). – Abstract and Poster accepted for the Water, Soil and Waste Dresden Nexus Conference 2015, March 25.-27.  – Dresden, Germany

Christian H. Meyer, Wiltrud Terlau, Martin Hamer, Darya Hirsch (2015): Citizen Science for sustainable development: Knowledge co-creation in urban food systems – A conceptual framework. - 7th INTERNATIONAL AESOP SUSTAINABLE FOOD PLANNING CONFERENCE

More infos

Consultation Hour for Sustainability

Dr. Martin Hamer invites students of all departments to get informed about topics of sustainability. He offers support for the first steps into the topics as well as specific projects, papers and theses, and the placements of internship semesters.