Running projects / project participation

TROPSOC focuses on tropical soil organic carbon dynamics along erosional disturbance gradients in relation to soil geochemistry and land use. TROPSOC is led by Dr. Doetterl funded via the DFG Emmy Noether programme. (2017-2022).

Microplastic in fresh water systems (MicBin) is part of the initiative Plastics in the Environment funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). With MicBin the working group analyses and models the microplastic fluxes via soil erosion from arable land into inland waters (2017-2020).

The effect of input data quality and computation method on soil loss determination in rural landscapes is determined in a joint project with the Czech Technical University in Prague. The Project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2018-2019).

TERENO Erosion Observation System (TEROS) - a long-term project to monitor soil organic carbon redistribution in small agricultural catchments in the Uckermark, Germany (in cooperation with the Deutschen GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ Potsdam and the Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e. V., Müncheberg; since 2013)

COST-Action 1306 connecting European Connectivity Research CONNECTEUR

Completed projects

Comparison of methods to determine tillage erosion (Joint project with experts from UK, Belgium, Spain and Germany)

Coupling terrestrial and aquatic carbon fluxes in agricultural catchment in South-East India with a special focus upon greenhouse gas fluxes from small retention ponds (Funding: Indo-German Centre for Sustainability & RWTH Aachen).

Land use and land management change and its interrelation with water resource management - a modelling study from South India (Funding: Indo-German Centre for Sustainability IGCS & RWTH Aachen)

Modelling the effects of land use and climate change upon in-stream hydraulics in mountainous streams in rapidly urbanizing regions (close to Pune) of the Western-Ghats (Funding Department of Science and Technology India; involved as cooperation partner)

Effects of land use patterns upon soil moisture, water and carbon fluxes (SFB-TR32 phase II; funding DFG; PIs Schneider & Fiener; 2011-2014)

Analysis of temporal and spatial structures of soil moisture by integrating remote sensing and process based modelling (SFB-TR32 phase I; funding DFG; PIs Schneider & Fiener; 2007-2010)

Effects of land use and optimised land management on runoff in small agricultural watersheds (funding DFG; PIs Disse, Fiener, Auerswald; 2007-2012)

Soil redistribution in agricultural landscapes - source or sink of CO2? (funding DFG; PIs: Fiener & Schneider; 2008-2011)

Effects of global climate change upon spatio-temporal variability of rainfall erosivity (funding Landesamt für Umwelt, Natur und Verbraucherschutz, NRW; PIs Fiener & Botschek; 2009-2010)