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Soil | Land

Soil science

A floor pit with differently coloured layers.

Germany has many different kinds of soil, which are studied and described by soil scientists. As in the plant kingdom, a distinction is made between the various types of soil. The properties of the numerous so called strong soil types differ greatly in terms of the mechanisms with which they control environmental processes. We human beings are the main beneficiaries of these functions. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment