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Soil Physics - Prof. Dr. Andrea Carminati

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Active Projects

  • Emerging effects of root hairs and mucilage on plant scale soil water relations
    Mutez Ali Ahmed, Andrea Carminati [Details]

  • Rhizosphere Spatiotemporal Organisation – a Key to Rhizosphere Functions
    Mutez Ali Ahmed, Andrea Carminati, Patrick Duddek, Doris Vetterlein [Details]

  • Soil drying and salinity stresses in crops under drip irrigation: effect of root and rhizosphere hydraulic properties on leaf water potential
    A joint project between the Chair of Soil Physics, University of Bayreuth, Germany and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Israel. [Details]

  • Back to the roots: Fostering Sustainable Nutrition in Africa
    This project targets the rhizosphere, the key hotspot where plants overcome water and nutrient scarcity. The overall goal is to foster a more sustainable food production in African countries. [Details]

  • A pore network model of soil hydrophobicity
    The objective of the project is to improve our understanding of the physical mechanisms that cause some soils to turn water repellent. Our hypothesis is that the microscopic heterogeneity of hydrophobic compounds explains why at given water contents and soil organic matter a soil turns suddenly from hydrophilic to water repellent. Such criticality can be explained using a percolation approach. [Details]

  • SIGNAL - Sustainable intensification of agriculture through agroforestry
    Central aim of our project is to evaluate whether and under which site conditions agroforestry in Germany can be a land use alternative that is ecologically, economically and socially more sustainable than conventional agriculture. [Details]

  • MUCILAGE: The hydraulic bridge between soil and plants
    The aim of the project is to characterize the physical and chemical properties of root exuded mucilage and its effects on water flow in soils and root water uptake. [Details]

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