Tereno Working Groups

Daten Management

The working groups in TERENO North-East are supported during the processes of collecting, providing, integrating, managing and exchanging of heterogeneous digital resources. Data Management controls data storage and secures internal and external data access via standardized exchange formats and, thus, data provision in the central TERENO Data Discovery Portal TEODOOR>>.

Contact: Vivien Stender


Complex data on climate and landscape development are collected. These are combined in order to derive improved predictions for the future. For this purpose, lake sediments and tree year rings, in particular, are analyzed; in addition samples of archaeological and fossil wood material as well as paleosoils are examined.

Contact: Dr. Ingo Heinrich (Dendrochronology and -ecology)
Contact: Prof. Achim Brauer (Lake sediments and climate reconstruction)

Remote sensind

In the DEMMIN test field data on vegetation, soil and exchange processes between soil and atmosphere are recorded. The terrestrial data are compared with aircraft and satellite-based information from remote sensing. These algorithms can finally be transferred to areas for which there are remote sensing data, but only a few terrestrial data available. This facilitates to efficiently gain regional insights into environmental conditions.

Contact: Dr. Sibylle Itzerott

Probenahme im Klockenbruch, Serrahner Teil des Müritz Nationalparks


As part of the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group MicroCene>> the working group geomicrobiology deals with the microbial carbon cycle of peat bogs. Molecular methods are used to identify, quantify and characterize key organisms of the methane cycle of various types of peat bogs. The working group thus contributes to the process understanding of current trace gas flows and creates the basis for interpreting the spread and activity of microbial communities in cores of peat bogs reaching back thousands of years. The aim of the work is to be able to better estimate the influence of microbial communities on the trace gas fluxes in the course of the natural and anthropogenic origin of peat bogs. Study sites are the near-natural, oligo- and mesotrophic kettle moors of the Müritz National Park, the coastal peat bog Hütelmoor as well as the eutrophic polder Zarnekow.

Contact: Prof. Susanne Liebner


The main focus of the soil monitoring is the observation, impact analysis and forecast of soil relocation and coupled material flows in the landscape. The work will be carried out in close cooperation with the Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) Müncheberg. The main study regions are the intensively agriculturally used Ucker catchment, in particular the Quillow catchment area near Dedelow. Here, a lysimeter is operated as part of the SoilCan project. Each SoilCan-Lysimeter is equipped with sensors facilitating the acquisition of balance parameters such as leachate, soil moisture, evapotranspiration and precipitation with a high temporal resolution. In addition, for the analysis of historical soil relocations and pedogenesis, the catchment area of the Großer Fürstenseer See in the Müritz National Park is another focus region.

Contact: Dr. Knut Kaiser


In the Great Lake Fürstensee and in its catchment area (Müritz National Park), the dynamics of water and matter moving between running water, sediment and groundwater are examined in detail. In addition, measuring stations are operated at various water gauges in order to monitor the water quality over an extended period of time. In summary, the landscape water balance in the region can be comprehensively stated.

Contact: Dr. Theresa Blume

Helmholtz Young Investigators Group TEAM (Trace Gas Exchange in the Earth–Atmosphere System on Multiple Scales)

Exchange processes between terrestrial systems and the atmosphere are investigated on different temporal and spatial scales. The aim is to improve the understanding of the biological, chemical and physical processes that control the exchange of energy and greenhouse gases between soil, vegetation and atmosphere. The determination of the gas fluxes between the ecosystem and the atmosphere takes place in a rewetted peat bog of the Peene near Zarnekow / Dargun using the so-called eddy covariance method. This micrometeorological method is used both at eddy-towers, as well as by means of helicopter or aircraft rides, in order to examine areas of different sizes.

Contact: Prof. Torsten Sachs