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

Synthesis Manager

Alena Roos (UFZ)

BonaRes Centre Team Assistant 

Susanne Döhler (UFZ)

Public relations, graphic design

BonaRes Data Management

Data acquisition and WP coordination 

Dr. Einar Eberhardt (BGR) 

Data standards & homogenization 



Jacqueline Fritsche (ZALF)

Quality management and -assurance of research data and metadata

Data standards for soil research

Soil standards, biomass production and soil parameters in long-term experiments (LTE)  

Processing of soil research data  

Dr. Karin Schmelmer (BGR)  

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

Analysis of plant and soil parameters in long-term experiments (LTE).

Cover crop, crop rotation, mineral fertilization and soil fertility in long-term experiment (LTE)  

 Central data base for soil research data  

Associated scientists

Soil standards and acquisition of long-term field experiment data 

Stephan Lesch (SMNG)  
Database interfaces Edaphobase 

Sebastian Rick (SMNG)  
Database interfaces Edaphobase 

Knowledge base, modelling complex systems 

Soil governance  

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

Foresight & future integrated
scenarios of soil management 

Leonard Franke (UFZ) 

Computer Scientist

Soil biogeochemical processes   

Systemic process modelling and analysis 

Functional biodiversity and food webs  

Economic valuation of soil functions (and associated ecosystem services)

Dr. Carsten Paul (ZALF) 

Designing the Impact Assessment Platform 

Analysis of functional biodiversity and food webs   

Complex process interactions and feedbacks 

Soil biochemical processes 

Juridical assessment   

Associated scientists

Coordination GCEF soil research

Dr. Uwe Franko (UFZ)

SOM Dynamics

Economic valuation, biodiversity, ecosystem services, instruments 

Soil-landscape modelling 

Economic valuation, Climate Change/adaptation 

Dr. Petra Koeppe (ZALF)

BonaRes Portal Coordination 

Mateusz Mroz (ZALF)

Computer Scientist