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In addition to the scientific program, we want to give you the opportunity to take part in our field trips that will be offered on the last conference day.

Three different locations - with three different scopes: We invite you to join us on exciting journeys

  • through the history of agricultural landscape research: The legacy of Albrecht Daniel Thaer,
  • to the Biosphere Reserve Spreewald: Nature conservation 2.0 – innovative ideas in governance and land use management in protection areas,
  • or to the Quillow Region: AgroScapeLab Quillow – Introducing one of the largest Landscape Labs in Germany.

You can find more information regarding each field trip below.

 

Albrecht Daniel Thaer Exhibition in Möglin

 

Contact:​Dr. Claus Dalchow | dalchow(at)zalf.de | +49 (0) 33432 / 82-202​
​Title​Excursion to the A.D. Thaer Exhibition in Möglin
​Organizers:Thaer-Gesellschaft​
​Date:​Friday, 16th March 2018
​Time:​9:00 – 15:45
​Location:​Möglin, Brandenburg
Languages:​​English
Costs:​​30 € (Lunch included)

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Participants

Max. 25 participants, open to all conference participants (registration required, first come first serve)

Thematic Outline

Thaer Plakette, Claus Dalchow

The geneticist Erwin Baur, founder of the research site at Müncheberg (today’s ZALF), as well as the agrarian reformer Albrecht Daniel Thaer (1752-1828) had at first been doctors of medicine. Both, later on, chose explicitly low productivity sites at Müncheberg and nearby Möglin to do their experiments in agricultural plant breeding and agriculture. Thaer bought the manor at Möglin to do farming according to the principles of rational agriculture. He coined the term sustainability within the realm of agricultural production. As State-Counselor, he participated in the planning and execution of the Prussian agricultural reforms and established the basic principles of soil survey. He came up with remarkable innovations in the research fields of crop rotation, breeding of merino sheep and production of high quality wool. In 1806, he founded an academic teaching institution for agriculture, later known as „Royal Prussian Academy of Landholding“ which existed until 1861, with 777 scholars in total. At Möglin, the exhibition represents his vast activities. Both his estate and his grave in the park may be visited. (Visiting the exhibition and the park requires at least 2.5 hours.)

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Field Trip to the Biosphere Reserve Spreewald

Contact:​Dr. Claudia Sattler | csattler(at)zalf.de | +49 (0) 33432 / 82-439
​Title​Nature conservation 2.0: innovative ideas in governance and land use management in protection areas
​Organizers:Teams of the cp³, ginkoo, and STRATES research projects
​Date:​Friday, 16th March 2018
​Time:8:45 – 17:15
​Location:Biosphere reserve Spreewald (city of Lübbenau + other locations in the reserve)
Languages:​​English and German (German will be translated)
Costs:​​30 € (Lunch included)

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Participants

Max. 20 participants, open to all conference participants (registration required, first come first serve)

Thematic Outline

Spreewald, Maria Busse

The biosphere reserve Spreewald is located about 90 kilometers south of Berlin. It protects a very unique landscape within the floodplain of the river Spree with more than 200 small navigable channels crisscrossing through the area. The small-scale mosaic of different land uses with single farmsteads nested into the landscape is the outcome of the traditional land use practices which have been applied in the region for centuries. Grasslands, arable lands and forests cover about one third of the area each, and are closely interwoven with water areas and human settlements. Because of its scenic beauty, the Spreewald region is also very popular for tourism. Landscape management in support of sustainable development in the region which conserves nature and at the same time provides local livelihoods is a challenge which needs to consider and consolidate the interests and concerns of many stakeholders. Three research projects: cp³, ginkoo, and STRATES are currently exploring innovative initiatives in governance and land use which foster collaboration among stakeholders from the civil, public, and private sector. New approaches include, for instance, a “Spreewald meadow share” introduced to raise additional conservation funds for the preservation of traditionally managed biodiversity rich meadows or an alternative land use management practice that uses low quality hay, unsuitable as animal forage, for heat production in small ovens. On the field trip we will visit the areas where some of the new initiatives are presently applied and there will also be ample opportunity for discussions with the local stakeholders involved in the initiatives.

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Field Trip to the Quillow Region

 

Contact:​Prof. Dr. Gunnar Lischeid | lischeid(at)zalf.de | +49 (0) 33432 / 82-300
​TitleAgroScapeLab Quillow – A Landscape Lab
​Date:​Friday, 16th March 2018
​Time:8:30 – 17:30 / 18:45
​Location:​Quillow Region, Brandenburg
Languages:​​English
Costs:​​30 € (Lunch included)

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Participants

Max. 50 participants, open to all conference participants (registration required, first come first serve)

Thematic Outline

Blick vom Weinberg Richtung Prenzlau, Gernot Verch

Landscape research focuses on the often complex interplay between various landscape elements, integrating methods and expertise from different scientific disciplines, and considering long-term effects. To that end, ZALF started joint research and monitoring activities in the Quillow region, about 90 km north of Berlin, in the 1990s. Here arable fields prevail, but forested areas, wetlands and small lakes are quite abundant as well. The ZALF activities have since then been subsequently extended and continue doing so, covering aspects of agronomy, soil science, hydrology, biology and microbiology, socio-economics etc. at different temporal and spatial scales. The field trip will present some of these activities and provides a nice opportunity for discussing concepts of landscape research in the context of specific examples.

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