Institute of

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Agricultural Soil Inventory (BZE-LW)

Results and publications

First results were already published in different media – see below and e.g. here (in German only).

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  1. Säurich A, Tiemeyer B, Don A, Fiedler S, Bechtold M, Amelung W, Freibauer A (2019) Drained organic soils under agriculture - the more degraded the soil the higher the specific basal respiration. Geoderma 355:113911, DOI:10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.113911
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  2. Säurich A, Tiemeyer B, Dettmann U, Don A (2019) How do sand addition, soil moisture and nutrient status influence greenhouse gas fluxes from drained organic soils? Soil Biol Biochem 135:71-84, DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.04.013
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  3. Jaconi A, Vos C, Don A (2019) Near infrared spectroscopy as an easy and precise method to estimate soil texture. Geoderma 337:906-913, DOI:10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.10.038
  4. Schneider F, Don A (2019) Root-restricting layers in German agricultural soils. Part I: extent and cause. Plant Soil 442(1-2):433-451, DOI:10.1007/s11104-019-04185-9
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  5. Schneider F, Don A (2019) Root-restricting layers in German agricultural soils. Part II: adaptation and melioration strategies. Plant Soil 442(1-2):419-432, DOI:10.1007/s11104-019-04186-8
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  6. Weiser C, Fuß R, Kage H, Flessa H (2018) Do farmers in Germany exploit the potential yield and nitrogen benefits from preceding oilseed rape in winter wheat cultivation? Arch Agron Soil Sci 64(1):25-37, DOI:10.1080/03650340.2017.1326031
  7. Vos C, Jaconi A, Jacobs A, Don A (2018) Hot regions of labile and stable soil organic carbon in Germany - Spatial variability and driving factors. Soil 4:153-167, DOI:10.5194/soil-4-153-2018
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  8. Jacobs A, Flessa H, Don A, Heidkamp A, Prietz R, Dechow R, Gensior A, Poeplau C, Riggers C, Schneider F, Tiemeyer B, Vos C, Wittnebel M, Müller T, Säurich A, Fahrion-Nitschke A, Gebbert S, Jaconi A, Kolata H, Laggner A, et al (2018) Landwirtschaftlich genutzte Böden in Deutschland - Ergebnisse der Bodenzustandserhebung. Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 316 p, Thünen Rep 64, DOI:10.3220/REP1542818391000
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  9. Poeplau C, Zopf D, Greiner B, Geerts R, Korvaar H, Thumm U, Don A, Heidkamp A, Flessa H (2018) Why does mineral fertilization increase soil carbon stocks in temperate grasslands? Agric Ecosyst Environ 265:144-155, DOI:10.1016/j.agee.2018.06.003
  10. Poeplau C, Vos C, Don A (2017) Soil organic carbon stocks are systematically overestimated by misuse of the parameters bulk density and rock fragment content. Soil 3:61-66, DOI:10.5194/soil-3-61-2017
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  11. Walter K, Don A, Tiemeyer B, Freibauer A (2016) Determining soil bulk density for carbon stock calculation: a systematic method comparison. Soil Sci Soc Am J 80(3):579-591, DOI:10.2136/sssaj2015.11.0407
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  12. Poeplau C (2016) Estimating root: shoot ratio and soil carbon inputs in temperate grasslands with the RothC model. Plant Soil 407(1):293-305, DOI:10.1007/s11104-016-3017-8
  13. Vos C, Don A, Prietz R, Heidkamp A, Freibauer A (2016) Field-based soil-texture estimates could replace laboratory analysis. Geoderma 267:215-219, DOI:10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.12.022
  14. Freibauer A (2015) Großinventur auf deutschen Äckern. Ökol Landbau(4):15-17
  15. Bach M, Heidkamp A, Siebner C, Freibauer A (2011) The German agricultural soil carbon inventory: conceptual framework and methodology. Geophys Res Abstr 13:EGU2011-1606
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  16. Bach M, Freibauer A, Siebner C, Flessa H (2011) The German Agricultural Soil Inventory: sampling design for a representative assessment of soil organic carbon stocks. Proced Environ Sci 7:323-328, DOI:10.1016/j.proenv.2011.07.056

The map below shows the content of organic carbon in topsoils under agricultural use.

Content of organic carbon in topsoils under agricultural use
Content of organic carbon in topsoils under agricultural use (© Thünen-Institut/AK)