Research Group: Soil Fertility
The Soil Fertility research group focuses on soil fertility in agriculture, situated in the nexus of three main research topics: promoting circularity through resource recycling, appropriate nutrient management and reducing environmental impacts in agriculture.
Several different strategies for improving nutrient management and soil fertility are investigated including catch crops, green manures, organic fertilizers and other soil amendments. Investigations into how agricultural production systems can become more circular revolve around recycling of nutrients through novel bio-based fertilizers from waste of rural, urban and industrial origin. The effect of these and other strategies on crop production and the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas and nutrient emissions are assessed.
Our research involves assessment of plant and soil responses to environmental factors and management changes, applying a range of methods from lab to field-scale, including isotope techniques and gaseous emission methods, as well as soil chemical, nutrient availability and microbial measurements. Facilities also include two long-term fertilization trials. The results are interpreted using advanced mechanistic modelling and life cycle assessment of environmental impacts.
- Sustainable management of agriculture sources for development of climate-smart agricultural practices (AgPro4CSA)
- Biochar as a tool for climate adaptation in crop production on coarse sandy soil (BioAdapt)
- New Bio-based Fertilisers from Organic Waste Upcycling (FertiCycle)“ - EU H2020 MSC Eur. Training Network
- Decoding the Rhizobiota Interactome for Improved Crop Resilience (INTERACT) – NNF -
- Catch Crops for Carbon Capture (CatCap) – Danish Min. for Food, Agriculture and Environment, Climate proram.
- Dairy Pasture Rotations for Climate Mitigation (ClimaGrass) – Danish Min. for Food, Agriculture and Environment, Climate program.
- National emission factors for N fertilisers and cropping systems (NATEF) – Danish Min. for Food, Agriculture and Environment, Climate program.
- Climate and Environmental Impacts of Nitrification Inhibitors (KLIMINI) – Danish Min. for Food, Agriculture and Environment, Climate program.
- Low Emission Crop Rotations for Targetted N Regulation (LessN) - GUDP
- Transition towards a more carbon and nutrient efficient agriculture in Europe (Nutri2Cycle) EU H2020
- Treatment of Animal Waste to Reduce Gaseous Emissions and Promote Nutrient Reuse (Treat2ReUse) - EU H2020 MSC-IF
- Optimizing Bio-based Fertilisers in Agriculture – Knowledgebase for New Policies (LEX4BIO) - EU H2020
- Crop rotation and sequencing as a measure for water quality protection – tools for optimal planning optimization of crop rotations at farm level for reducing risk of N loss – Danish Min. for Food, Agriculture and Environment.
- Nutrients for higher organic crop yields (NutHY)
- Sustainable cultivation concepts in agriculture (CarbonFarm)
- Nutrient accounting with soil pool changes and losses as decision support (StyrN)
- The Future Cropping Alliance
- Greenlandic glacial rock flour for soil improvement on depleted tropical soils
- Replacement of Contentious Inputs in organic farming Systems (RELACS) - https://co-works.fibl.org/relacs/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/
- REcycling, CONsumer CredibILity and Ecosystem integrity (RECONCILE)
- Closing the Rural-Urban Nutrient Cycle - Investigations through Agronomic Long-term experiments (CRUCIAL)
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|Beatriz Gómez Muñoz||Postdoc||+4535320487|
|Dorette Sophie Müller-Stöver||Lektor||+4535331236|
|Jannie Margrethe Jessen||Laborant||+4535326060|
|Lars Stoumann Jensen||Professor||+4535333470|
|Line Vinther Hansen||Ph.d.-stipendiat||+4535334484|
|Lærke Wester Larsen||Ph.d.-stipendiat||+4535334830|
|Muhammad Adil Rashid||Postdoc||+4535337212|
|Tomke Susanne Wacker||Postdoc|
|Veronika Hansen||Tenure Track Adjunkt||+4535331397|