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.

 

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...

June 27, 2022

In dialogue with practitioners at the DLG Field Days

From June 14 to 16, 2022, the BonaRes funding initiative presented itself as one of about 400 exhibitors at the DLG Field Days at the...

June 22, 2022

LTE dataset published: Darmstadt Feld A and E

The BonaRes Repository team is pleased to announce that the datasets of the “Forschungsring e.V.” Darmstadt Feld A and E long-term...

June 03, 2022

BonaRes Repository meets Bundestag

On June 1st, Johannes Schätzl, member of the Bundestag, met with Dr. Nikolai Svoboda (ZALF) to learn more about the BonaRes repository and...

May 13, 2022

BonaRes and EJP-Soil collaboration results in map-data-paper tercet on long-term experiments in Europe

Long-term agricultural experiments (LTE) are important infrastructures for agricultural research. The collection and structured...