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Bad Lauchstädt - Experimental research station


Experimental Research Station / Photo: UFZ The Experimental Research Station in Bad Lauchstädt allows scale-dependent experimental investigations of different ecological systems in climatic chambers, heated and unheated greenhouses as well as in field sites on an area of 40 ha. The experiments contribute to a better understanding of the complex relationships in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. In particular, factors arising from the changes in land use, climate and species pool system are investigated. Thus, the experimental station Bad Lauchstädt is the experimental basis for numerous departments of the UFZ.


  • GCEF Global Change Experimental Facility
  • Static Fertilization Experiment
  • Lysimeter Station
  • Succession experiments
  • Oak phytometers
  • Intensive measuring field
  • Incremental farmyard manure experiment
  • Small plot experiments


Dr. Martin Schädler

Department of Community Ecology

Phone +49 345 558-5307

Dr. Ines Merbach

Department of Community Ecology

Phone +49 345 558-5393