Soil Science of Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems

Research Areas

  • Impact of global change processes (e.g. increase in nutrient deposition, land-use change, changes in temperature and rainfall regimes) on soil nutrient cycling processes and net primary production

  • Ecosystem functions of agroforestry

  • Carbon and nitrogen dynamics and nutrient fluxes in natural and agro-ecosystems

  • Soil-atmosphere exchange of trace gases (N2O, NO, CH4, CO2)

  • Canopy soil and epiphytes in tropical ecosystems: trace gas exchange and nitrogen cycling

  • Biogeochemistry of deeply weathered tropical soils

  • Interaction between vegetation species diversity, soil nutrient availability and nutrient cycling processes

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