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

Schulz-Zunkel, C., Seele-Dilbat, C., Anlanger, C., Baborowski, M., Bondar-Kunze, E., Brauns, M., Gapinski, C., Gründling, R., von Haaren, C., Hein, T., Henle, K., Junge, F., Kasperidus, H.D., Koll, K., Kretz, L., Rast, G., Schnauder, I., Scholz, M., Schrenner, H., Sendek, A., Sprößig, C., Nogueira Tavares, C., Vieweg, M., von Tümpling, W., Weitere, M., Wirth, C., Wunsch, T., Dziock, F., (2022):
Effective restoration measures in river-floodplain ecosystems: lessons learned from the ‘Wilde Mulde’ project
Int. Rev. Hydrobiol.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/iroh.202102086

Werner, B.J., Lechtenfeld, O.J., Musolff, A., de Rooij, G.H., Yang, J., Gründling, R., Werban, U., Fleckenstein, J.H., (2021): Small-scale topography explains patterns and dynamics of dissolved organic carbon exports from the riparian zone of a temperate, forested catchment. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 25 (12), 6067 - 6086.
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6067-2021

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