SP4 - Objectives

  • Analysis of physicochemical properties of the soils in the study area depending on climate, land-use and soil management
  • Quantification of stocks of soil organic carbon including organically bound nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Analysis of soil organic matter quality as a function of land use with respect to:
    • Quantification of functional carbon fractions (free particulate, occluded particulate and mineral-associated organic matter)
    • Determination of the chemical composition of the organic soil substance
  • Evaluation of humus degradation under changing climatic conditions
  • Detection of soil structural changes depending on climate, utilization and soil management and their impact on carbon sequestration and water balance
  • Development of the basis for a sustainable soil organic matter management