Christian SchneiderGerman Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) · Strategic digitization
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I am an environmental researcher and policy adviser. Currently, I am working as a scientific officer at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). For more information please visit www.virtualfacts.org.
May 2011 - present
- PhD on Soil and Land Degradation Intensities in European Loess Landscapes
January 2010 - February 2011
- Research Associate for the Project "Past Anthropogenic Impact on the Environment in Nahal Zalmon, Israel"
March 2008 - May 2008
- Intern at the project "The Ecological Impacts of Homestead Settlements in the Negev"
Non-sustainable farming methods cause soil degradation in Germany and Europe. Currently, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the most consistent policy for soil protection on a European level. The European Commission’s regulation proposals for the next CAP period from 2021 to 2027 contains the following regulations which are of special importan...
Environmental degradation encompasses multiple processes that are rarely combined in analyses. This study refers to three types of environmental degradation resulting from agricultural activity: soil erosion, nutrient loss, and groundwater pollution. The research was conducted in seven distinct study areas in the Malopolska Province, Poland, each c...
Our study aims to answer the question: to what extent different types of agriculture are contributing to NO3 leaching into ground water bodies in relation to environmental factors. We use the random forest (RF) machine learning algorithm to model and predict nitrate exceedance in ground water bodies. The advantage of the RF algorithm is that it ha...
Citizen science approaches are still relatively rare in soil sciences. However, the Tea Bag Index (TBI) has been successfully implemented in projects all over the world. Our citizen science project “Expedition ERDreich – Mit Teebeuteln den Boden erforschen” (EE) aims to upscale open soil data by applying the TBI as well as other soil assessment met...
At the EGU 2019, follow the fate of land and soil carbon dynamics in policy-making from fundamental sciences to international negotiations to farmer recommendations. Join the debate about how policy frameworks can boost science and get involved in policy-making. Tuesday, 09 Apr, 10:45–12:30, Room -2.31
#Landwirtschaft #Nachhaltigkeit #Lössboden #sustainability #agriculture
Rural areas and agriculture play an important role in Poland. For historical reasons the agrarian structure shows a significant spatial differentiation. The western and northern parts of the country are dominated by large-scale high-input farming systems. In contrast the eastern and southern parts are still characterized by small-scale peasant farm...
The aim of the study was the assessment of spatial variation of chosen soil properties on farmland plot that soil cover consists of chernozems mainly. The research was caused by at explanation attempt of the origin of, visible in satellite imaginary, irregular darker and lighter patches of topsoil. One hundred forty eight soil samples were collect...
Geoarchaeology provides methods to reconstruct past landscape settings which are of central importance to understand the function and relevance of ancient settlements. In addition, detailed information about the geographical setting of the sites is missing in many excavation reports. This paper deals with a preliminary study to investigate ‘geo-arc...
Evaluating traditional and modernized landscapes for sustainable agriculture GIS and field methods to evaluate high productive landscapes from an ecological perspective Land consolidation, modernization, and industrialization of agricultural production has significantly changed the ecology of cultural landscapes in many parts of Europe. This change...
Traditional cultural landscapes are often considered to be models for sustainable rural areas, especially from an ecological perspective. They seem to be alternatives to highly modernized and homogenized agrarian areas. For traditional cultural landscapes in Poland, like the loessian area north of Kraków, development plans are still aiming at an in...