Campus Golm | Haus 12 | Raum 1.04
At the Chair of Soil Science and Geomorphology, our research activities focus on near-surface processes and the framework conditions under which they occur and which are themselves anthropogenically altered. Close to the surface' refers to the thin interface between the atmosphere and the lithosphere, which begins with the surface of the vegetation cover, such as the canopy of forests, and ends with the groundwater surface. Our main goal is to understand the evolution of landscapes and their sensitivity to environmental changes.
A particular focus of our work is the investigation of run-off formation, erosion processes and sediment transport. For this purpose we combine field investigations and monitoring, geochemical and hydrochemical investigations, remote sensing data and landscape development modeling. Another focus is on spatial modeling of soil properties and near-surface processes.