In today’s world, the sustainable use of soil as a resource is becoming increasingly important. Soil is used for many purposes, be it settlement construction, recreational activities, or food production. In food production in particular, a new approach and further development of agricultural systems is urgently needed to ensure sustainable use.
Soil- and agroecology
Soil and agroecological assessments in the agricultural landscape
To promote biodiversity and the finite resource of soil, we are developing targeted monitoring concepts. In this way, we want to establish the understanding and development of minimum ecological standards.
Soil as a resource
Cultural Landscape & Biodiversity
Our cultural landscape has been shaped and constantly changed over centuries. A productive and at the same time very species-rich landscape has developed. Species richness was a guarantee for productivity, nutrient conversion in the soil or pest control. Today, these values are in sharp decline and productivity and species richness are in competition. Soil and agroecology promotes understanding of the interrelationships of the agricultural system and offers opportunities for sustainable agriculture in the future.
Our current research includes:
- the understanding of biotic communities in the agricultural landscape
- developing minimum ecological standards for agricultural regions
- developing sustainable solutions in a multifunctional landscape
- targeted monitoring concepts for the recording and evaluation of biodiversity changes in the landscape