Welcome to KULUNDA Science
How to prevent the next "Global Dust Bowl"? –
Ecological and Economic Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the Russian Steppes: A Potential Solution to Climate Change
The interdisciplinary KULUNDA project is a part of the BMBF research program, ‘Sustainable Land Management’, Module A1 ‘Interaction between land management, climate change and ecosystem services’.
The partner institutions of the project are:
Universities of Halle-Wittenberg, Jena, Hannover und Göttingen, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leibniz-Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact Research (PIK) as well as Senckenberg Community for Natural Research and a medium size agar-technology enterprise Amazonen-Werke H.Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG.
The director of the project is Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c. Manfred Frühauf (Martin-Luther –University Halle-Wittenberg, Faculty of Natural Sciences III, Institute for Geosciences and Geography).
The main goal of the interdisciplinary KULUNDA project is to mitigate degradation and desertification process, to stabilize and in the long run, to enhance carbon sequestration in soils. It as well aims to increase crop yield by development and implementation of sustainable land management practices for agricultural used areas and by that to contribute to the rural and regional development. The gained knowledge and the results of the KULUNDA project will largely contribute to the research on climate change, sustainable land management and rural and regional development.
German and Russian scientists form research tenders in each of the subproject.
The project is organized in four work tasks which will focus on