Prof. Dr. Daniela Sauer
The basic questions that are driving my research are
(1) how soils develop, how relief and soils relate to each other, how water and element fluxes on the long-term control soil development - and how soils in turn influence water and element fluxes;
(2) which responses of terrestrial systems to past climate changes can be reconstructed based on sediment-paleosol successions;
(3) how soils respond to human land use, and if that response indicates sustainable or non-sustainable use.