Dr. Ralf Gründling

Soil Scientist & Scientific Technician
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Contact

Phone: +49 (0)345/558-5431
ralf.gruendling@ufz.de
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Soil System Science
(before: Dep. of Soil Physics)
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4
D-06120 Halle(Saale) / Germany

   

Fields of research

   Soil genesis        Soil processes        Soil functions        Precision farming        

   Soil carbon dynamics        Remote sensing of soil properties        UAV       

   3D-Laser scanning        Modelling (CCB)        Spatial distribution of soils       

   Regionalization of soil properties        Periglacial slope deposits       

   Geomorphology

 Field of activities

•Soil mapping •Database management / Data quality control
•GNSS/GPS systems •Technical support of meteorological observatory
•UAV based remote sensing •Technical support of lysimeter station
•Computation & Programming •3D - Terrestrial laser scanning

Professional background

since 2015 Scientific Technician, Dept. Soil System Science
2013-2014 Post-doc at UFZ, working group on Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics
Projects: Humrep & Austrian Carbon Calculator
2010-2013 Project Assistant – private industry: research and development of precision farming products
2010 Dissertation: “Interaction between pedodiversity and biodiversity in an extensive used grassland ecosystem” (in German)
2005-2010 Ph.D. Student at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen
Project: BIOLOG/DIVA
2005 Diploma-Thesis: “Pleistozäne und holozäne Bodenentwicklung und Möglichkeiten der Bodennutzung (Weinbau) an den Hängen der Pińczówer Erhebung (Polen)“ (in German)
1998-2005 Studies of Geography (Diploma) at University of Leipzig

Publications

Groh, J. ; Vanderborght, J. ; Pütz, T. ; Vogel, H.-J. ; Gründling, R. ; Rupp, H. ; Rahmati, M. ; Sommer, M. ; Vereecken, H. ; Gerke, H. H. (2020): Responses of soil water storage and crop water use efficiency to changing climatic conditions: a lysimeter-based space-for-time approach.
Hydrology and earth system sciences 24(3), 1211 - 1225 (2020). https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1211-2020

Witing, F., Prays, N., O'Keeffe, S., Gründling, R., Gebel, M., Kurzer, H.-J., Daniel-Gromke, J. & Franko, U. (2018): Biogas production and changes in soil carbon input - A regional analysis. Geoderma 320: 105-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.01.030

Boenecke, E., Lueck, E., Ruehlmann, J., Gruendling, R. & Franko, U. (2018): Determining the within-field yield variability from seasonally changing soil conditions. Precision Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-017-9556-z

Spiegel, H., Sanden, T., Dersch, G., Baumgarten, A., Gründling, R. & Franko, U. (2017):
Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics Following Different Management of Crop Residues at Two Sites in Austria
In: Muñoz, M.Á. & Zornoza, R. (eds.)
Soil Management and Climate Change
Academic Press, Elsevier, London, United Kingdom, p. 253 - 265

Mallast, U., Kögler, S. & Gründling, R. (2016): Vorerkundung aus der Luft. Earth System Knowledge Plattform (ESKP). Stand: 01.09.2016, URL: http://www.eskp.de/vorerkundung-aus-der-luft/

Breulmann, M., Boettger, T., Buscot, F., Gruendling, R. & Schulz, E. (2016): Carbon storage potential in size–density fractions from semi-natural grassland ecosystems with different productivities over varying soil depths. Science of The Total Environment 545-546: 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.050

Gründling, R. (2010): Wechselwirkung zwischen Pedodiversität und Biodiversität am Beispiel extensiv genutzter Grünland-Bestände. Tübinger Geographische Studien. Heft 150; Tübingen [Dissertation].

Döhler, M., Gründling, R., Heinrich, J. (2005): Ganzheitliches Nutzungskonzept für die Pińczówer Erhebung – Naturschutz im Einklang mit Nutzung (Weinbau). Monitoring Środowiska Przyrodniczego 6: 9-22. Kielce, Polen.
http://www.ujk.edu.pl/ios/wydawnictwa/z6/Art.%20Dohler%20et%20al.pdf