Research Projects


Current Projects

2019-2022: Improving the imaging capabilities of modern portable loop-loop electromagnetic induction (EMI) systems using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG) 

2018-2021: Analyzing and classifying GPR attributes to generate 2D/3D GPR facies models of sedimentary systems (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG) 


Completed Projects

2012-2018: From structures to parameters: geophysical exploration at the hillslope and catchment scale (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG; sub-project F within the DFG research unit FOR 1598 CAOS: From Catchments as Organised Systems to Models based on Functional Units, www.caos-project.de; in cooperation with Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ) 

2013-2015: Fossil Carbon: Origin, properties and dynamics (supported by BMBF; sub-project 2 German-Russian joint research project "CarboPerm – Carbon in Permafrost", in cooperation with Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) and TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

2012-2015: Digital soil-parameter maps - tools for inversion and clustering (supported by Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung BLE; sub-project of the joint research project "Site-specific nitrogen management")

2010-2013: MUSAWA: Multi-scale S-wave tomography for exploration and risk assessment of development sites (supported by the BMBF/DFG special funding program GEOTECHNOLOGIEN; in cooperation with Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ, Geotomographie GmbH, Allgemeine Geophysik Uni Potsdam)

2010-2012: Exploring subsurface structures and parameters using active seismic methods for characterizing the Heumöser Hang, Austria (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG; sub-project 1b within the DFG research unit 581 Coupling of Flow and Deformation Processes for Modeling the Movement of Natural Slopes)

2010-2012: Rapid automated integration of large high-resolution airborne geophysical data suites to compile lithologic and structural maps (supported by South African NRF and Internationales Büro of BMBF) 

2009-2011: High-resolution 3-D dielectric property models of the shallow subsurface: Integrating direct-push and georadar data (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG; in cooperation with Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ, Leipzig) 

2009-2011: Using innovative minimum invasive techniques for planning the reconstruction of historical parks using the example of Park Paretz, Brandenburg (supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU; in cooperation with Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg and BTU Cottbus) 

2008-2010: A mobile sensor system to evaluate soil properties in precision farming (supported by Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung BLE; in cooperation with IGZ Grossbeeren and Delphin Technology AG) 

2008-2010: Cooperative inversion of various geophysical data sets: a structural approach based on fuzzy c-means cluster analysis (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG) 

2008-2010: Precision farming using high-resolution ground-based sensors (supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU, in cooperation with IGZ Grossbeeren) 

2007-2009: 2-D/3-D Georadar: The potential of attribute analyses for detailed and quantitative characterization of the shallow subsurface (supported by the German Research Foundation DFG) 

2005-2007: Agrogeophysics: Mapping of Swedish long-term experimental sites (in cooperation with IGZ Grossbeeren and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala) 

2004-2006: Determining large-scale soil variability by geophysical methods (supported by MWFK Land Brandenburg) 

2003-2006: Evaluating methods for mapping soil conductivity at the field scale (supported by Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung BLE) 

2001-2003: Determination of texture and humus content with geophysical techniques (supported by MWFK Land Brandenburg) 

2000-2002: Introducing geophysical methods for soil characterization and precision farming at the KSG Agrargesellschaft mbH Kassow (supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU) 

1997-1999: Geophysical parameters to characterize agricultural sites for precision farming (supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU)