ZALF is structured in six institutes. In addition, the Agricultural Landscape Data Centre unites the working areas ‘data provision’ and ‘generation of primary data’ with the ZALF Research Station. Further research-supporting services such as Research Information Systems, Publication Management, Central Library, IT Technology, and Central Laboratory are allocated to the administration.
The institutes provide the necessary disciplinary excellence for ZALF's interdisciplinary research. ZALF’s research is focused on three Core Topics transcending the institutes. The institutes structure their research by research areas which may also represent organisational sub-units depending on the size of the institute.
The six ZALF institutes.
Institute of Soil Landscape Research
Institute for Landscape Biogeochemistry
Institute of Landscape Systems Analysis
Institute of Land Use Systems
Institute of Landscape Hydrology
Institute of Socio-Economics
To foster and support research work, central units provide a wide range of internal services.
Agricultural Landscape Data Centre
Research Information Systems
Scientific Meeting Centre
Library & Publication Management