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Research Area 1 "Landscape Functioning"

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How do agricultural landscapes function?

The primary objective of this Research Area is an integrated understanding of the biogeochemical (C, N, Si) cycles in agricultural landscapes, including the interactions between land and atmosphere (e.g. trace gas fluxes and dust emissions) and their relevance for agricultural production. A major focus is on crop plants, microorganisms and soils as the major drivers of biogeochemical cycles in agricultural landscapes. In this context, lateral transport processes (soil erosion, dust, water) are of particular interest, as these contribute considerably to the formation of spatially differentiated biogeochemical process domains in agricultural landscapes and determine the local site conditions relevant for agricultural production.

This Research Area currently focusses on three core research questions:

  • Which role do the long-term structures and processes of soil landscapes play in recent water and solute fluxes, biogeochemical cycles (C, N, Si), land-atmosphere interactions and agricultural productivity?
  • How do both positive and negative interactions between crop plants and their microbiome influence agricultural productivity, C and nutrient dynamics, and land-atmosphere interactions?
  • How can stable isotopes and radionuclides be used to quantify and spatially characterize C and N metabolic processes in soils and land-atmosphere interactions?

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Our Working Groups

 

The research topics of Research Area 1 are mainly linked to three UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG; UN 2015), which are also addressed in the German Sustainable Development Strategy (2016): Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Life on Land (SDG 15).

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Working groups in research area 1 

Landscape Pedology (LAP); Soil Erosion & Feedbacks (SEF); Fungal Interactions (FIA); Isotope Biogeochemistry & Gas Fluxes (IBG); Microbial Biogeochemistry (MIC);
Silicon Biogeochemistry (SIB); Hydropedology (HYP)

 

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 Publications

MyTitle: Cereals rhizosphere microbiome undergoes host selection of nitrogen cycle guilds correlated to crop productivity
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MyAutoren: Lewin, S., Wende, S., Wehrhan, M., Verch, G., Ganugi, P., Sommer, M., Kolb, S. (2024)
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Cereals rhizosphere microbiome undergoes host selection of nitrogen cycle guilds correlated to crop productivity

Lewin, S., Wende, S., Wehrhan, M., Verch, G., Ganugi, P., Sommer, M., Kolb, S. (2024)
MyTitle: Hydraulic characterization of earthworm macropore surfaces using miniaturized infiltration data
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Villarreal, R., Lozano, L. A., Salazar, M. P., Polich, N. G., Bellora, G. L., Ellerbrock, R., Pires Barbosa, L. A., Gerke, H., Soracco, C. G. (2024)
MyTitle: Benefits of a robotic chamber system for determining evapotranspiration in an erosion-affected, heterogeneous cropland
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MyAutoren: Dahlmann, A., Hoffmann, M., Verch, G., Schmidt, M., Sommer, M., Augustin, J., Dubbert, M. (2023)
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Benefits of a robotic chamber system for determining evapotranspiration in an erosion-affected, heterogeneous cropland

Dahlmann, A., Hoffmann, M., Verch, G., Schmidt, M., Sommer, M., Augustin, J., Dubbert, M. (2023)
MyTitle: Wind erosion after steppe conversion in Kazakhstan
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MyAutoren: Koza, M., Funk, R., Pöhlitz, J., Conrad, C., Shibistova, O., Meinel, T., Akshalov, K., Schmidt, G. (2024)
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Wind erosion after steppe conversion in Kazakhstan

Koza, M., Funk, R., Pöhlitz, J., Conrad, C., Shibistova, O., Meinel, T., Akshalov, K., Schmidt, G. (2024)

 Projects

MyTitle: BEsic - Untersuchungen zur Varianz von Silizium und Calcium in genutztem Grünland
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BEsic - Untersuchungen zur Varianz von Silizium und Calcium in genutztem Grünland

Start: 01.03.2023
MyTitle: WetNetBB - Management and biomass utilisation of wet fens: Network of model and demonstration projects in peatland regions of Brandenburg; Sub-project 4: hydrology, derivation of bio-indicators and socio-economy
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WetNetBB - Management and biomass utilisation of wet fens: Network of model and demonstration projects in peatland regions of Brandenburg; Sub-project 4: hydrology, derivation of bio-indicators and socio-economy

Start: 01.09.2023
MyTitle: Stable Isotope and AI supported model development for high frequency, cross scale water partitioning (ISO-SCALE)
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Stable Isotope and AI supported model development for high frequency, cross scale water partitioning (ISO-SCALE)

Start: 01.03.2023
MyTitle: MetGrass - De-intensification Effects on Methane-Cycling Microorganisms and the Methane Sink Function of Grasslands ( MetGrass)
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MetGrass - De-intensification Effects on Methane-Cycling Microorganisms and the Methane Sink Function of Grasslands ( MetGrass)

Start: 01.02.2023

 

  

People of the research area

 

Co-Heads

Prof. Dr. Steffen Kolb
T +49 (0)33432 82-282 / -240

Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
T +49 (0)33432 82-282 / -240

 

Administration

Dr. Marion Tauschke
T +49 (0)33432 82-249

 

Secretary’s office

Ines Mann
T +49 (0)33432 82-240

Anke Lange
T +49 (0)33432 82-282

Juliane Pfeiffer
T +49 (0)33432 82-115

 

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E-mail secretariat 

 

 

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Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e. V.

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