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.


March 04, 2024

"BODIUM4Farmers" - second co-design workshop in Halle

The BonaRes Center for Soil Research initiated the second workshop on the web application "BODIUM4Farmers" which took place at the UFZ Halle...

January 11, 2024

Success Stories on data reuse

The BonaRes Repository success stories on data reuse can be an effective tool for communicating the BonaRes Projects's achievements and...

December 18, 2023


Catch crops have a positive effect on humus build-up and the availability of nutrients in soil-plant systems. They also protect against...

November 02, 2023

New publication: An open-source metadataset of running European mid- and long-term agricultural field experiments

published in Soil Use and Management by the British Society of Soil Science.

October 18, 2023

Announcement & Invitation - BonaRes data organization virtual workshop on Dec 6th

The session will cover file and folder naming conventions, file versioning, and data structuring.

August 15, 2023

Soil Detectives - The mystery of biodiversity

A children's book. This book brings children together to the soil biodiversity in a clear and fun.   Written by: Noelia García-Franco, Luis...