Projects

Running projects

 

DeMipSo3D

Detecting microplastic in soils using 3D Laser-Scanning-Confocal Microscopy (DeMipSo3D)

Duration: from 2019 to 2023

Funding Institution: University Augsburg; German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Project MicBin

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener

Associate Researchers: Tabea Scheiterlein, M.Sc.

 

Research topics: analytical techniques, particle analyses, microplastic, agriculture soil

 

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DYLAMUST

Soil erosion in agricultural landscapes in the context of dynamic changes of land use
patterns and structures (DYLAMUST)

Duration: planned from 04/2024 to 03/26

Funding institution: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Thomas Scholten (University Tübingen)

Associate Researchers: N.N.

 

Research topics: soil erosion, hybrid modelling, machine learning, landscape patterns and structures
 

 

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DynAWI

Dynamic Agricultural Weather Indicators (DynAWI) to forecast extreme weather events in agriculture using artificial intelligence and machine learning

Duration: from 2021 to 2024

Funding institution: German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener

Associate Researchers: Dr. Pedro Batista

 

Research topics: agricultural weather indicators (AWI), scalable spatial data infrastructure (DataCube), artificial intelligence

 

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EARL

Erosion and Runoff Laboratory (EARL)

Duration: start 2022

Funding institution: Bavarian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (StMELF)

Associate Researchers: Eva Resl, Johannes Mitterer, Karl Auerswald

Cooperation partners: Markus Disse (TU Munich), Peter Fiener (University of Augsburg)

 

Research topics: long-term erosion monitoring, optimized crop rotations and pest management

 

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LaPaSed

The effect of landscape structure and patchiness on soil erosion, sediment transport and retention capacity

Duration: from 2020 to 2022

Funding Institution: German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Tomáš Dostál (CTU Prag)

Associate Researchers: Dr. Florian Wilken, Dr. Josef Kasra, Dr. David Zumr, Dr. Miroslav Bauer, Dr. Pedro Batista

 

Research topics: soil erosion, sediment connectivity, patchiness of landscapes

 

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SoBio

Evaluating the role soil nutrients have on soil biogeochemical processes
in a tropical rain forest and sugarcane plantations in Uganda (SoBio)

Duration: from 2018 to 2022

Funding institution: German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Jospeh Tamale

Associate Researchers: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Doetterl

 

Research topics: greenhaus gas fluxes, N fluxes, land use effects, humid tropics

 

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SOPLAS

SOPLAS - Macro- and microplastic in agricultural soil systems

Duration: from 2021 to 2024

Funding institution: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener

Associate Researchers: Dr. Florian Wilken, Alessandro Fabrizi, Ana Carolina Cugler Moreira

 

Research topics: Click here

 

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TilEro

Tillage erosion affects crop yields and carbon balance in hummocky landscapes  

Duration: from 2019 to 2022

Funding institution: German Research Foundation (DFG)  

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer (ZALF)

Associate Researchers: Lena Katharina Öttl

 

Research topics: tillage erosion, crop yields, soil organic carbon

 

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Completed Projects

 

IGCS Carbon

Effects of soil organic carbon redistribution upon green house gas effluxes from terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in a small agricultural catchment in South-East India

Duration: from 2011 to 2012

Funding Institution: Indian Institute of Technology Madras, German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Dr. Kristin Steger

 

Research topics: soil and soil organic carbon redistribution, green house gas fluxes from water harvesting lakes

 

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MicBin

Microplastic in fresh water systems (MicBin)

Duration: from 2017 to 2021

Funding institution: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
programm Plastic in the Environment

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener

Associate Researchers: Raphael Rehm, Tabea Scheiterlein

 

Research topics: microplastic in agricultural soils, microplastic erosion from arable land, 3D laser microscopy

 

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MIRSed

Improving the quantification of sub-basin spatial sediment provenance fingerprinting using diffuse reflectance mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy

Duration: from 2021 to 2022

Funding Institution: Humboldt Foundation

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Kazem Nosrati, Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener (host)

 

Research topics: sediment finger printing, mid-infrared spectroscopy

 

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ModABC

Duration: from 2018 to 2019

Funding Institution: German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Tomáš Dostál (CTU Prag)

Associate Researchers: Dr. Florian Wilken, Dr. Josef Krasa, Dr. David Zumr

 

Research topics: analysis of erosion modelling in Europe

 

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MONSOON

MONSOON - Feedbacks between land cover, people, and climate
in the seasonally arid tropics

Duration: from 2018 to 2022

Funding institution: German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD) & German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) program Make our Research Great Again 2018-2022

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Jed O. Kaplan, Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener (host)

Associate Researchers: Jake Simpson, Fenner Holman, Silvia Schrötter, Solveig Blöcher, Anna Stegmann

 

Research topics: vegetation modelling, climate and land surface interactions, wet and dry tropics

 

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SoErAl

Acceleration of soil erosion from arable land following climate and land management change

Duration: from 2020 to 2021

Funding institution: German Academic Exhange Service (DAAD)

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Tomáš Dostál (CTU Prag)

Associate Researchers: Dr. Florian Wilken, Dr. Josef Kasra, Dr. David Zumr

 

Research topics: climate and land use change, soil erosion

 

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TEROS

Lateral soil redistribution processes in an arable sloil landscape

Duration: from 2012 to 2018

Funding Institution: German Research Centre for Geoscience (GFZ),
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), University Augsburg

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer (ZALF), Dr. Oliver Bens (GFZ)

Associate Researchers: Dr. Florian Wilken

 

Research topics: soil redistibution and soil organic carbon balance, physically-based modelling

 

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TropSOC

Tropical soil organic carbon dynamics along erosional disturbance gradients
in relation to variability in soil geochemistry and land use (TropSoc)

Duration: from 2016 to 2021

Funding institution: German Research Foundation (DFG), Emmy-Noether-Programm

Principal Investigator(s): Prof. Dr. Peter Fiener, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Doetterl

Associate Researchers: Benjamin Bukombe, Mario Reichenbach, Florian Wilken

 

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