Scientists of the BonaRes Centre are affiliated with six research institutions in Germany: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V., Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz (SMNG), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), and Technische Universität München (TUM) – Chair of Soil Science and Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU) - Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding. They collaborate in four work packages and form interdisciplinary teams.

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BonaRes Centre Coordinator


Luise Ohmann

Luise Ohmann (UFZ)

Public relation

Alena Roos (UFZ)

BonaRes Centre Team Assistant 

BonaRes Data Management


Repository Coordination

Dr. Einar Eberhardt (BGR) 

Data standards & homogenization 


Coordinating & supporting Long-Term Experiments (LTE). Data meta-analyses and modelling.


Dr. Susanne Lachmuth (ZALF)

Data quality control and data management

Processing of soil research data  


Viet Hoang Nguyen (ZALF)

Computer scientist and BonaRes toolbox development


Geoinformatics and data management

Stephan Lesch (SMNG)  

Database interfaces Edaphobase

Sebastian Rick (SMNG)  

Database interfaces Edaphobase 

Knowledge base, modelling complex systems 


Dr. Mona Aghabeygi (ZALF)  

Economic and social Impact Assessment on soils

lukas bayer

Lukas Bayer (ZALF)

Foresight & future integrated scenarios of soil management for sustainable impact assessment

Dr. Bibiana Betancur Corredor (SMNG)
Analysis of functional biodiversity and food webs

Leonard Franke (UFZ) 

Computer Scientist

Soil biogeochemical processes   

Systemic process modelling and analysis 


Christopher Just (TUM)

Soil biochemical processes

Analysis of functional biodiversity and food webs   

judith rueschhoff

Judith Rüschhoff (UFZ)

gabriel salako

Dr. Gabriel Salako (SMNG)

Geostatistical and spatial analysis,
Biodiversity modelling and
Environmental justice.

robin siebert

Robin Siebert (UFZ)

Soil Governance


Soil structure & soil function

Dr. Karin Schmelmer (BGR)  

Data Standards & homogenization; Generic soil profile data model; Regionalisation of soil modelling results 

Complex process interactions and feedbacks 

andre zaytsev

Dr. Andrey Zaytsev (SMNG)

Soil fauna and bioturbation

Economic valuation, biodiversity, ecosystem services, instruments

Economic valuation, Climate Change/adaptation 

Dr. Petra Koeppe (ZALF)

BonaRes Portal Coordination 

Mateusz Mroz (ZALF)

Computer Scientist


Katrin Christin Meier (ZALF)

Administration - techn. Assistant