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Joint Research Project "Organic Soils"


Main objectives of the joint research project “Organic Soils” are the country wide acquisition of activity data on soil properties, hydrology and land use, and the measurements of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane emissions from organic soils under different land uses, soils and hydrological conditions.

Thus, the project will assemble comprehensive knowledge on the status of organic soils in Germany and their greenhouse gas emissions and thereby facilitate an improved compilation of the national greenhouse gas inventory.

Furthermore, the emission reduction potentials by different land use and management activities will be determined and management scenarios will be implemented to support scientific policy advice.

The joint research project “Organic Soils“ is coordinated by TUM, Lehrstuhl für Renaturierungsökologie (Dr. Matthias Drösler) and one of the project partners is the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research KIT/IMK-IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


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