“Climate-induced changes in the soil system have direct impacts on natural production systems, the hydrologic cycle (from both a qualitative and a quantitative point of view) and biological diversity. At the same time, all current preventive measures that help reduce or prevent soil erosion and harmful soil compaction, and to preserve the organic fabric of the soil in the interests of protecting its ecological performance, are suitable measures for adapting to climate change.”

German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change 2008

Under the administration of Dr. Spies, Director of Geology, State Office for Geology and Mining Rhineland-Palatinate (LGB) and in cooperation with the Research Institute for Forest Ecology and Forestry (FAWF) the module “soil” is dealing with the climate-induced impacts on the soil, with the focus on the following topics:

  • Soil erosion
  • Soil water balance
  • Soil carbon content

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Contact: 

 Dr. Ernst Spies
State Office for Geology and Mining Rhineland-Palatinate (LGB)
Tel.: +49 (0)6131 / 9254-123
E-Mail: ernst-dieter.spies(at)lgb-rlp.de

Dr. Tilmann Sauer
Research Institute for Forest Ecology and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate (FAWF)
Tel.: + 49 (0)6306 / 911-177
E-Mail: tilmann.sauer(at)wald-rlp.de 

State Office for Geology and Mining Rhineland-Palatinate (LGB)
Tel.: +49 (0)6131 / 9254-281