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.
|Name||Role (ICOS vocabulary)||Start date|
|Matthias Mauder||Principal Investigator||2022-01-01|
|Heiko Prasse||Data Manager||2021-06-08|
|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|