Institute of

Forest Ecosystems

Download der Ergebnisse BZE II

Ergebnisse der BZE II  

Thünen Report 43

 

Kartenband

Waldböden

Versauerung

Stickstoff

Kohlenstoff

Schwermetalle

Waldernährung

Biologische Vielfalt im Boden

Baumkronen

        

 

 

National Forest Soil Survey

Bodenprofil
Bodenprofil (© Jürgen Gauer)

The National Forest Soil Inventory (BZE) represents a nation-wide, systematic sampling survey of the condition of forest soils. The first BZE inventory (BZE I: 1987–1993) was carried out on a systematic 8 x 8 km grid using the same sampling plots adopted in the forest condition survey (WZE). The BZE field survey was repeated after 15 years (BZE II: 2006–2008) at the approx. 1900 sample points of the 8 km grid. The inventory is conducted as cooperation between the federal government and the state authorities. The federal states are responsible for the assessment, analysis and evaluation of their own data. The nation-wide evaluation is coordinated by the Thünen Institutes of forest ecosystems, which provided a harmonized dataset for the 35 evaluators of different organizational units.

The national forest soil inventory focusses on:

  • Status and changes of soil and forests condition
  • Impacts of environmental factors on soil and crown condition like atmospheric deposition, climate, growth, vegetation, tree nutrition and biodiversity
  • Sustainable forest management

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