Contact research group leader

Sander Bruun
Associate Professor
M: sab@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 34 81

The Soil Fertility research group focuses on soil and waste organic matter decomposition processes and soil nutrient turnover, availability and losses in agro-ecosystems.

Our research aims at a mechanistic understanding of soil nutrient and organic matter dynamics at both the level of micro-scale biogeophysical processes and at eco-system scales, in the pursuit of increased nutrient use efficiency, improved food security and reduced environmental impacts from agriculture in the 21st century.

The Soil Fertility research group covers four main research topics (see bubble diagram), where the central topic soil fertility and nutrient availability forms the core of our research identity, but interacting with the other three more applied topics, ensuring a coherent research focus.