BonaRes” is short for “Soil as a sustainable resource for the bioeconomy”. In this funding initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) the focus is on the sustainable use of soils as a limited resource. The ultimate goal of BonaRes is to extend the scientific understanding of soil ecosystems and to improve the productivity of soils and other soil functions while developing new strategies for a sustainable use and management of soils. The BonaRes Portal provides information about the BonaRes projects, access to data, knowledge and models, as well as to decision support options for a sustainable soil management.


September 23, 2022

SMS Final Conference

TIME: Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 9:00 – 16:30   The Soil Mission Support (SMS) project comes to its end. After 2 years of working side by...

August 26, 2022

LTE - Workshop: "Lift the agricultural data treasure!"

8.-9. November 2022; ZALF-Müncheberg, Germany

August 26, 2022

Soil Mission Support: A Soil Deal for Europe - European R&I Conference

27. September 2022 - Brussels, Belgium

August 17, 2022

New publication: An open Soil Structure Library based on X-ray CT data

Weller, U., Albrecht, L., Schlüter, S., and Vogel, H.-J.   Soil structure in terms of the spatial arrangement of pores and solids is highly...

August 02, 2022

New publication: Excretion of nitrogenous waste by soil fauna and assessment of the contribution to soil nitrogen pools

Birgit Lang and David J. Russell   Abstract The provisioning of nitrogen for plant growth is a key function of soils. Soil fauna primarily...

August 01, 2022

New Soil³ publication: The impact of subsoil management on the delivery of ecosystem services: An economic valuation for Germany

Ittner, S., Gerdes, H., Kiresiewa, Z. (2022).  BonaRes Series. DOI: bonares-wvc6-yj14   Agricultural practices, including subsoil management...