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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Kern
Department: Bioengineering
Senior scientist

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 -123

Research programs

Areas of research

Sustainable soil management
  • Nutrient deposits
  • Substance cycles (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus)
  • Nitrogen fertilization
  • Phosphorus cycle
  • Material flow management
Greenhouse gas emissions
  • N2O emissions during cultivation of biomass (such as annual and perennial energy crops (SRC) and fruit trees)
  • CO2 emissions from soil
  • CH4 consumption in soil
  • Strategies for mitigating climate change
  • Characterization of biochars and HTC chars
  • Application of chars in agriculture and horticulture (growing media)
  • Effects of chars on plant growth
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the use of chars
  • Stability of chars in soil
  • Assessment of the benefits and risks of chars




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Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail