The permanent grassland (mesophytic hay meadow) of around 40 ha is unfertilized since 1987 and is extensively managed (one to three cuts per year for fodder and hay production, occasional cattle, sheep or horse grazing in autumn). Typical plant species are couch grass (Elymus repens (L.) Gould ), meadow foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis (L.)), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and white clover (Trifolium repens). The organic soil horizon (ABhw) is characterised as silty loam. The B horizon shows mainly medium clayey loam and medium clayey silt. The site is located in the suboceanic/subcontinental climate (Cfb). The grassland is surrounded by forest (up to 30 m). So, the fetch is restricted to 530 m (N), 250 m (W), 470 m (S) and 350 m (E), respectively. However, footprint investigations considering the site represents the specified target land cover type very well.
8.6 °C
872.0 mm
126.0 W/m2


Funder Award number Award Start date End date Comment
Freistaat Sachsen 65-0456/46/28 Sicherstellung des Treibhausgasmonitorings an sächsischen ICOS-Standorten 2022-01-01 2022-12-31
EU GOCE-CT-2003-505572 CARBOEUROPE-IP 2004-01-01 2008-12-01
Freistaat Sachsen 1-0452/147/158 C-Speicherung und -Freisetzung aus Böden unter landwirtschaftlicher und forstlicher Nutzung 2018-08-01 2020-07-31
Freistaat Sachsen 65-0456/49/10 Sicherstellung des Treibhausgasmonitorings an sächsischen ICOS-Standorten 2021-01-01 2021-12-31
BMBF 1LK1224B ICOS-D 2013-04-01 2016-12-31
BMBF 1LK1101A ICOS-D 2013-02-01 2014-02-01
Freistaat Sachsen 1-0230.00/68/192-2016/118972 Ermittlung der C-Bindung von THG-Speichern und -senken in Sachsen 2017-01-01 2017-09-30
Freistaat Sachsen 65-0456/56/1 Sicherstellung des Treibhausgasmonitorings an sächsischen ICOS-Standorten 2023-01-01 2023-12-31

Current staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date
Christian Bernhofer Researcher 2022-01-01
Thomas Grünwald Administrator 2017-08-28
Markus Hehn Engineer 2017-08-28
Matthias Mauder Principal Investigator 2022-01-01
Uta Moderow Researcher 2017-08-28
Heiko Prasse Data Manager 2021-06-08

Former staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date End date
Christian Bernhofer Principal Investigator 2017-08-28 2021-12-31
Uwe Eichelmann Data Manager 2017-08-28 2020-12-31


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