Research Projects

One main task of FZLB is the management and coordination of the research platform  Hühnerwasser (Chicken Creek), an interdisciplinary landscape observatory of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The centre is responsible for a comprehensive monitoring programme within this landscape observatory and provides basic data and time series for reserach projects using this platform.

The landscape observatory Hühnerwasser is part of the global network of Critical Zone observatories (Critical Zone Exploration Network, CZEN).

FZLB provides the office of the Centre for Sustainable Landscape Development, a joint institution of  BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, GFZ Potsdam and IGB Berlin. In this context basic as well as applied research project are planned and carried out.

Current Projects

Sustainable exploitation of biomass for bioenergy from marginal lands (SEEMLA)

Duration: 01.01.2016-31.12.2018
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Project handling: apl. Prof. Dr. Dirk Freese, Dr. Werner Gerwin, Dr. Frank Repmann
Coordination:Fachagentur für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (FNR)

Completed Projects

Nachwuchsforschergruppe Anthropogener Landschaftswandel und Paläoumweltforschung

Funding: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Land Brandenburg (MWFK)

Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 38 "Strukturen und Prozesse der initialen Ökosystementwicklung in einem künstlichen Wassereinzugsgebiet"

Duration: 2007-2012
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Teilprojekt 4: Untersuchungen an einem neu entwickelten Wasserspeichersystem mit Verdunstungsschutz (Capillary Break Technology) zur Sammlung von Niederschlagsabflüssen in Trockengebieten - Projektgebiet Shehan, Jordanien
(Collaborative project: IWRM, Israel, Jordanien, Palästina: SMART)

Duration: 2008-2010
Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

BMBF-Verbundvorhaben: Bodenmelioration und Anbauverfahren für trockenheitsgefährdete Standorte (BAtroS)

Duration: 2006-2009
Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

BMBF-Verbundvorhaben: Nachhaltige Bewirtschaftung von Eichen-Kiefern-Mischbeständen im subkontinentalen Nordostdeutschen Tiefland

Duration: 2005-2009
Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses: Modern Agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe: Tools for the Analysis and Management of Rural Change

Duration: 2007-2010
Funding: European Community, Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses

SENSOR: Sustainability Impact Assessment: Tools for Environmental, Social and Economic Effects of Multifunctional Land Use in European Regions

Duration: 2004-2009
Funding: EU FP6 Integrated Project

Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 565: Entwicklung und Bewertung gestörter Kulturlandschaften: Fallbeispiel Niederlausitzer Bergbaufolgelandschaft

Duration: 2001-2004
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

BTUC Innovationskolleg "Ökologisches Entwicklungspotential der Bergbaufolgelandschaften im Lausitzer Braunkohlerevier"

Duration: 1994-1999
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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