Doctoral Researcher (Soil Science, Agro-Ecology)
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).