SP2 - Soil water and Solute Balance

Overall objective of SP2 is to evaluate land management practices according to their impact on the soil water and solute balance and the greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. Establishment, test and fine-tuning of advanced lysimeter technology under field conditions in Russia
  2. Deepen the understanding of water, solute and C-fluxes in soils of the Kulunda steppe to identify the interrelationship between the impact of degradation and climate change
  3. Comparative analyses between unconverted and converted grassland into farmland and evaluate the impact of land use changes at the regional level
  4. Adapting of models to display the water and solute budget as a result of land management and climate change