Externally funded research projects (on-going):


  • Chances and hurdles for the establishment and performance of different agroforestry systems in Lower Saxony - ELAN.
    Site: Germany
    Funded by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (2022-2025)
    ELAN-Project Summary

  • Establishment of attractive teaching modules in agroforestry for students of forestry and agricultural sciences.
    Site: Germany
    Funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation (2023-2026)
    Press release: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/3240.html?id=6908

  • 'SIGNAL - Sustainable intensification of agriculture through agroforestry'
    Site: Germany
    Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF (2021-2024)
    Sarah Choe (PhD candidate); 'Nutrient retention and nutrient response efficiencies in agroforestry versus monoculture croplands'.
    Raphael Manu (Post-doctoral fellow); 'Soil functions in agroforestry versus monoculture systems'.

  • 'Stem and soil methane fluxes in temperate upland forests'
    Site: Germany
    Funded by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Germany (2021-2024)
    Anike Berane (PhD candidate)

  • Project A05: 'Optimizing nutrient management in oil palm plantations and upscaling greenhouse gas fluxes from plot to a rainforest-transformation landscape' of the Collaborative Research Center 990 (Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems).
    Site: Sumatra, Indonesia
    Funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG (2020-2023)
    Dr. Najeeb Al-Amin Iddris (Post-doctoral fellow)
    [read more about CRC 990]

  • 'Nutrient response efficiency and leaching losses in newly and long-term established agroforestry versus conventional monoculture croplands'.
    Site: Germany
    Funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (2018-2023) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF (2018-2021)
    Dan Niu (PhD candidate).

  • 'Soil greenhouse gas fluxes, nutrient leaching losses and nutrient response efficiency in a large-scale oil palm plantation: conventional versus reduced management practices'.
    Site: Indonesia
    Funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (2018-2023) and the German Research Foundation, DFG (2020-2023)
    Guan-tao Chen (PhD candidate).