Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in soil–crop systems

Proceedings of the workshop on “Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in soil–crop systems” held on 14–16 June 2004 in Müncheberg, Germany

  • Kurt Christian Kersebaum
  • Jens-Martin Hecker
  • Wilfried Mirschel
  • Martin Wegehenkel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kurt Christian Kersebaum, Jens-Martin Hecker, Wilfried Mirschel, Martin Wegehenkel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Elmar Stenitzer, Heiko Diestel, Uwe Franko, Reinhild Schwartengräber, Thomas Zenker
    Pages 27-36
  4. Marco Acutis, Gianfranco Rana, Patrizia Trevisiol, Luca Bechini, Mario Laudato, R. Ferrara et al.
    Pages 51-57
  5. Wilfried Mirschel, Karl-Otto Wenkel
    Pages 59-73
  6. Ratmir Aleksandrovich Poluektov, Vitaly Viktorovich Terleev
    Pages 75-89
  7. Geert Jan H. M. van der Burgt, Gerard J. M. Oomen, A. S. J. Habets, Walter A. H. Rossing
    Pages 91-110
  8. Joachim Post, Anja Habeck, Fred Hattermann, Valentina Krysanova, Frank Wechsung, Felicitas Suckow
    Pages 129-146
  9. Ajeet Singh Nain, Kurt Christian Kersebaum
    Pages 161-181
  10. Eckart Priesack, Sebastian Gayler, Hans P. Hartmann
    Pages 183-195
  11. Wilfried Mirschel, Karl-Otto Wenkel, Martin Wegehenkel, Kurt Christian Kersebaum, Uwe Schindler, Jens-Martin Hecker
    Pages 219-243
  12. Uwe Franko, Martina Puhlmann, Katrin Kuka, Frank Böhme, Ines Merbach
    Pages 245-258
  13. Heiko Diestel, Thomas Zenker, Reinhild Schwartengraeber, Marco Schmidt
    Pages 259-266
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About these proceedings


Soil-crop-atmosphere interactions play a central role in the multiple functions of rural landscapes. Agro-ecosystem models are increasingly used to support decision making on different scales towards sustainable land use and management.This is accompanied by a demand of model users for model validation to get an idea about the reliability of models. This book contains articles from a workshop on "Modelling water and nutrient dynamics in crop-soil systems". Data sets from lysimeters and experimental fields of multiyear crop rotations were provided for modellers. A unique data set is provided of a 100 year long term field experiment regarding crop yield and organic carbon development under different management systems.

The book includes a detailed description of data sets which can be used by modellers and the papers describe the applications of 18 different modelling approaches describing soil-crop-atmosphere interactions for water, nitrogen and carbon dynamics.

A comparison of the models applied to the same data set is provided which points out similarities and differences in the description of single processes between the model approaches. This gives potential model users and decision makers the opportunity to compare the model outputs and get a closer insight about the applicability and required adaptations for the participating models.


AgroMicro Scale adaptation ecosystem moisture soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Christian Kersebaum
    • 1
  • Jens-Martin Hecker
    • 2
  • Wilfried Mirschel
    • 3
  • Martin Wegehenkel
    • 4
  1. 1.Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. MünchebergGermany
  2. 2.Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. MünchebergGermany
  3. 3.Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. MünchebergGermany
  4. 4.Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. MünchebergGermany

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