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Doctoral Researcher (Soil Science, Agro-Ecology)

Organization
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Category
University Programs
Doctoral
Country
Germany
Language

English

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The project will evaluate whether and under which site conditions agroforestry in Germany can be a land-use alternative that is ecologically more sustainable than conventional agriculture by

  • Comparing the nutrient response and nutrient retention efficiencies of experimental agroforestry systems with conventional agriculture in central and eastern Germany;
  • Assessing soil nutrient availability and nutrient losses through teaching from these systems. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Measuring plant- and soil-available nutrients;
  • Conducting and organizing year-round measurements of nutrient leaching losses; 
  • Support the establishment of a new site;
  • Analyzing data, writing publications, giving presentations in (inter)national conferences and completing a PhD degree.

The project will be based in Gottingen, fieldwork will be conducted in experimental agroforestry and conventional agriculture sites in Germany (Lower Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony).

Doctoral Researcher (Soil Science, Agro-Ecology)