ZALF is working on socially relevant questions related to the use of agricultural landscapes. Issues such as food security, soil as a natural resource or biodiversity are interdisciplinarily investigated. The research questions comprise three core topic areas starting from the functioning of agricultural landscapes through the effect of different land uses to the resulting use conflicts and their governance. Based on the results ZALF develops solutions for the sustainable intensification of land use under changing conditions such as climate change.
ZALF’s research is focused on three Core Topics transcending the institutes.
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Land Use Change and Impacts
Land Use Conflicts and Governance
In order to fulfil its remit, ZALF combines its research activities into cross-institutional, national and international research projects.
Publications released by ZALF employees are deposited in the central publication database. There is open access to some of these publications.
Handbooks & Study Material
Cooperative agreements with universities, universities of applied sciences and other research institutions in Germany and abroad are an important basis for joint activities in research and teaching.
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Courses held by ZALF employees during the last two semesters listed in the ZALF database.
Scientists from the ZALF are honored for outstanding achievements and receive prestigious awards, prizes and distinctions from Germany and overseas.
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Open Research Data - The portal for freely accessible primary research data at ZALF
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Software-Downloads: Nitrogen budget calculator, Legume estimation trainer, ROTOR, SAMT, DatasetRanker, HERMES
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