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 Current Projects

  • ErosionN - Erosion Impact on Nitrogen Turnover and Retention in Soil
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.07.2022 - 30.06.2025Project leader(s): Dr. Maire Holz
  • AID-CROP - Amorphous silica in soils and plants Improves Drought stress tolerance of crops
    Funding soure: Leibniz-SAW
    Period: 01.03.2022 - 28.02.2025Project leader(s): Dr. Jörg Schaller
  • PotenzioN - Potentials to increase nutrient efficiency and to reduce nitrogen emissions in stark potatoes
    Funding soure: FNR
    Period: 01.11.2021 - 31.10.2024Project leader(s): Dr. Maire Holz
  • zUCKERrübe - Cultivation process development using innovative field robotics, UAS (unmanned aerial system) & practical research for organic sugar beet cultivation in the Uckermark, Germany
    Funding soure: BMBF-Wir!
    Period: 01.05.2021 - 30.04.2023Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Sonoko Dorothea Bellingrath-Kimura
  • Win-N - Reduction of nitrogen emissions by improving nutrient efficiency; Sub-project: Raw material crop cultivation and measurement of gaseous N-losses at the on-farm experiment Dedelow and during incubation experiments (N2)
    Funding soure: FNR
    Period: 01.03.2021 - 28.02.2024Project leader(s): Dr. Mathias Hoffmann
  • Contribution of field margins and habitat islands to floristic diversity and resulting ecosystem services in a North German agricultural landscape
    Funding soure: University of Potsdam (Landesgraduiertenförderung Land Brandenburg)
    Period: 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023Project leader(s): Ines Heyer
  • BioMove II - Integrating Biodiversity Research with Movement Ecology in Dynamic Agricultural Landscapes II
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.04.2020 - 30.09.2024Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • GWKH - Advancing the Understanding of Hydrologic Connectivity between Kettle Holes and Adjoining Groundwater System using a Hybrid Modelling Approach
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.03.2020 - 28.02.2023Project leader(s): Dr. Majid Taie Semiromi
  • CropRhizoSOM - Erosion-induced Impact on Carbon Dynamics in the Crop-Rhizosphere Microbiome-Soil Organic Matter-Continuum
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.02.2020 - 28.02.2023Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Steffen Kolb
  • Nmicro - Drivers of the Nitrogen-Cycling Core Microbiota of Wheat
    Period: 31.05.2019 - 31.12.2022Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Steffen Kolb
  • LegumeGAP - Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap
    Funding soure: BMBF
    Period: 01.05.2019 - 31.12.2022Project leader(s): Dr. Moritz Reckling, Dr. Johann Bachinger
  • TilEro - Tillage erosion affects crop yields and carbon balance in hummocky landscapes
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.04.2019 - 30.09.2024Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • VolCorn - Volatilome of a Cereal Crop Microbiota Complex under Drought and Flooding
    Funding soure: Leibniz SAW
    Period: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Steffen Kolb
  • VAMOS - Monitoring and modelling of non-equilibrium soil water dynamics and lateral subsurface flow in hillslope soils
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.10.2018 - 31.12.2022Project leader(s): Dr. Horst Gerke
  • BiSiAL - Biogenic silicon in agricultural landscapes (BiSiAL) – Quantification, qualitative characterization, and importance for Si balances of agricultural biogeosystems
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.03.2018 - 31.01.2023Project leader(s): Dr. Daniel Puppe
  • TERENO-SoilCan - SoilCan Lysimeter Network
    Funding soure: ZALF, Helmholtz Centre
    Period: 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2022Project leader(s): Dr. Horst Gerke, Prof. Dr. Michael Somer
  • Basisprogramm Acker
    Period: 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2030Project leader(s): Research Platform Data Analysis & Simulation

 Completed Projects

  • Krumensenke - Reduction of environmental and climate impacts of agricultural crop production through the use of an optimized topsoil deepening technique
    Funding soure: FNR
    Period: 01.06.2019 - 31.05.2022Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Augustin, Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • BIBS (II) - Bridging in Biodiversity Science II
    Funding soure: BMBF
    Period: 16.04.2019 - 30.08.2021Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Gunnar Lischeid
  • ForGrass - Disentangling forest effects on grassland biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.03.2019 - 31.08.2021Project leader(s): Dr. Maria Lee Kernecker
  • IPP SWBTrans - Small Water Bodies in an agricultural landscape: Ecosystem services of spatial and temporal within-field transition zones (WP: Interaction with ecosystem services)
    Funding soure: ZALF
    Period: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021Project leader(s): Dr. Michael Glemnitz, Dr. Marina Müller, Dr. Marlene Pätzig, Dr. Carsten Paul
  • EMRA - Development of an extreme weather monitoring and risk assessment (EMRA) system to provide decision support in extreme weather management for agriculture
    Funding soure: BMEL/BLE
    Period: 01.02.2017 - 31.01.2020Project leader(s): Dr. Detlef Deumlich
  • BIBS - Bridging in Biodiversity Science
    Funding soure: BMBF
    Period: 01.03.2016 - 15.03.2019Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Gunnar Lischeid
  • CORRELATE - Co-evolution of erosion rates, weathering and profile development in agricultural landscapes: a 4-D approach
    Funding soure: ZALF, University of Zurich
    Period: 01.02.2016 - 31.12.2019Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • CarboZALF II - Carbon Dynamics of arable Landscape under Climate Change II
    Funding soure: ZALF
    Period: 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Augustin, Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • BioMove - Integrating Biodiversity Research with Movement Ecology in Dynamic Agricultural Landscapes
    Funding soure: DFG
    Period: 01.10.2015 - 31.03.2020Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • BONARES - Data Centre, Part Long term field experiments
    Funding soure: BMBF
    Period: 01.07.2015 - 31.01.2022Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Katharina Helmig, Dr. Uwe Heinrich
  • BASIL - Biodiversity at the landscape level and the providing, regulating and supporting ecosystem services: Subproject "Abiotic and biotic processes behind ecosystem services in European Agricultural Landscapes“
    Funding soure: EU, BMBF
    Period: 01.07.2015 - 31.12.2018Project leader(s): Dr. Zachary Kayler
  • BioDivMaize - Cropping of energy mais aimed at high yield and biodiversity (Preparatory study)
    Period: 01.07.2015 - 28.02.2017Project leader(s): Dr. G. Berger, Dr. Gernot Verch
  • HisEco 2.0 - "Historical Ecology" - Effects of long-termed LUCC on modern abiotic and biotic patterns and processes
    Period: 01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Monika Wulf
  • FNR VOCE - Emissions of volatile organic carbon compounds from energy crop production
    Funding soure: BMELF
    Period: 01.08.2014 - 28.02.2018Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Claas Nendel
  • Interactions of microbial antagonists in the phyllosphere and rhizosphere of wheat
    Period: 01.01.2014 - 30.06.2021Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • EVA III - Development and comparison of optimized cropping systems for the arable prodcution of energy crops for the varying site conditions in Germany - Phase III, Modul 2: Ecological effects, Part: Biotic effects
    Funding soure: BMEL, FNR
    Period: 01.04.2013 - 31.08.2016Project leader(s): Dr. Michael Glemnitz
  • TERENO-TEROS - Tereno Erosion Observation System
    Funding soure: ZALF, Helmholtz Centre
    Period: 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2021Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from oilseed rape cultivation under considaration of nitrogen fertilizer application Subproject 2: field trials to GHG emissions at the Dedelow site and analysis of humus effectiveness of rapeseed crop rotations
    Period: 01.08.2012 - 31.12.2016Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Augustin
  • LandScales - Connecting processes and structures driving the landscape carbon dynamics over scales
    Funding soure: WGL
    Period: 01.01.2012 - 31.05.2016Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Arthur Geßler, Dr. Katrin Premke
  • AQUALINK - Aquatic boundaries and linkages in a changing environment (Leibniz Graduate School)
    Period: 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2015Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Gunnar Lischeid
  • HisEco - „Historical Ecology“ - Effects of long-termed LUCC on modern abiotic and biotic patterns and processes in the Uckermark region
    Period: 01.12.2011 - 31.05.2015Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • Potentials for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions at the energy crop cultivation for the biogas production
    Period: 01.09.2010 - 31.12.2015Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Augustin, Dr. Ulrike Hagemann
  • LÖBESTEIN - Land Management Systems, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity - Development of Steering and Management Tools using the example of renewable raw materials
    Period: 01.08.2010 - 30.06.2013Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Bettina Matzdorf, Dr. Peter Zander
  • CarboZALF - Carbon Dynamics of arable Landscape under Climate Change
    Funding soure: ZALF
    Period: 01.01.2009 - 31.12.2019Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Jürgen Augustin, Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • Impact of biomass, intensity of use and productivity on floristic and microbial diversity in grassland ecosystems (Long-term experiment for determining biomass impacts on species diversity)
    Period: 01.01.2009 - 31.12.2018Project leader(s): Dr. Thomas Kaiser
  • Multifactorial influence of land use, landscape structure and (micro)climate on the occurrence of mycotoxin-producing fungi in wheat
    Period: 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2015Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • Microbial diversity in agro ecosystems
    Period: 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2012Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • Spatio-temporal pattern of the functionality and diversity of soil organism associations
    Period: 01.01.2006 - 31.12.2009Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer
  • Recording the occurrence of the crop pathogens on the fields of the ZALF monitoring area (e.i. basic program: arable fields) and on additionally selected fields in the study area Quillow
    Period: 30.05.2005 - 31.12.2008Project leader(s): Dr. Claudia Henneberg
  • Water consumption of selected energy plants
    Period: 01.03.2005 - 31.12.2006Project leader(s): Johannes Hufnagel
  • Influence of site-specific driving factors on the antagonistic potential of mycorrhizal fungi against phytopathogenic fungi
    Period: 01.01.2005 - 31.12.2012Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • Development of meta-models for land-use dependent estimation of biomass and economically exploitable yield on arable and grassland sites
    Period: 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2007Project leader(s): Dr. Winfried Mirschel
  • Development of farm expert systems for subcrop-specific control of N, P, K, Mg and Ca use in the context of precision farming
    Period: 01.01.2004 - 31.12.2005Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Karl-Otto Wenkel
  • Concept "GeoPark Chorin-Joachimsthaler Eiszeitlandschaft"
    Period: 01.06.2003 - 28.02.2004Project leader(s): Dr. Gerd Lutze
  • Regional scale model algorithm for multifactorial optimisation of soil erosion control, mycotoxin contamination and fungal antagonist potentials in high-cereal rotations
    Period: 01.01.2003 - 31.12.2008Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller
  • Adaptation of MODAM for the economical assessment of field experiments at the Research Station Agriculture of ZALF
    Period: 01.01.2002 - 31.12.2003Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Harald Kächele
  • Investigations of water and solute balances of arable fruits and grass land for typical soils of North and Middle Germany as well as movement and leaching of pesticides and human and animal drugs by lysimeters.
    Period: 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2005Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Uwe Schindler
  • Determination of phosphorus forms in soils as a basis to estimate the risk potential of erosion and leaching
    Period: 01.01.2001 - 31.12.2004Project leader(s): Dr. Axel Höhn
  • Quantification of ground water recharge at different used soils and land use systems and estimation of recharge from agrarian landscapes in North and Middle Germany (MODUL soil water balance)
    Period: 01.05.2000 - 31.12.2005Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Uwe Schindler
  • Ascertaining of site yield relations on practice areas of arable land on the basis of landscape types by means of permanent observing areas in the catchment of the river Quillow
    Period: 01.04.2000 - 31.12.2010Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hierold
  • Collection of vegetation, soil and historic land use data on abandoned land as basis for the identification of priority sites for restoration efforts
    Period: 01.01.2000 - 31.12.2002Project leader(s): Dr. Michael Glemnitz
  • Weed monitoring - Influences of landscape features and land use on the weed vegetation of an agricultural landscape
    Period: 01.01.1999 - 01.01.2018Project leader(s): Dr. Michael Glemnitz
  • Bird Monitoring - Influences of landscape features and land use on the avifauna of an agricultural landscape
    Period: 01.01.1999 - 31.12.2017Project leader(s): Dr. Michael Glemnitz
  • Land use monitoring
    Period: 01.01.1999 - 31.12.2006Project leader(s): Dr. Marina Müller, Dr. Gernot Verch
  • Occurrence of weed species as influenced by the interaction of site conditions and land use practice
    Period: 01.01.1998 - 31.12.2008Project leader(s): Dr. Michael Glemnitz
  • Spatial and temporale occurrence of phytopathogenic important fungi in relations of kind and intensity of the landscape use
    Period: 01.01.1995 - 31.12.2007Project leader(s): Dr. Claudia Henneberg
  • Development of the basics for data- and model driven integrated landscape analysis: pilot study for the region Chorin (north eastern part of Germany)
    Period: 01.01.1995 - 31.12.2005Project leader(s): Prof. Dr. Karl-Otto Wenkel
  • Evaluating the performance of several seed dressings against take-all disease of cereals in different treatments (concentration, cereals-species and cultivars, sowing date, sowing density …)
    Period: 01.09.1994 - 31.08.2005Project leader(s): Dr. Claudia Henneberg