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Andreas Buerkert

Andreas Buerkert is head of the Section of Organic Plant Production and Agroecosystems Research in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Kassel. His research focuses on carbon and plant nutrient cycling in agroecosystems to analyse management effects on system sustainability, the role of organic amendments and mineral fertilisers on plant nutrient availability and product quality, and on nutrient acquisition by plants in marginal and intensive environments. He also uses non-destructive methods such as GIS-based aerial photography for the quantification of plant growth in crop-livestock systems