AgroScapeLab Quillow (ZALF) - Germany

The site covers the whole catchment of the small river “Quillow” and it is called “AgroScapeLab Quillow”. It is located in the north-east lowlands (Uckermark) which is about 90 km North of Berlin and has an area of about 160 km2. It’s a hummocky landscape characterized by gently rolling hills which are the results of glaciation during the Pleistocene. Unconsolidated sediments in a complex setting dominate. The soil pattern of the Quillow catchment is related to topography and the heterogeneity of Pleistocenic deposits. Albic Luvisols, Calcaric Regosols, Calcic Luvisols and Gleyic-Colluvic Regosols can be found. Another result of the ice age forces are the kettle holes (little ponds) which developed in drainless depressions. 74 % of the land is in agricultural use. Small forest patches can be found in the western and southwestern part of the catchment, grassland more in the eastern lowlands. In general the area is only sparsely populated. The ZALF research platform is located in Dedelow

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Metadata Access
Creator Kristin Meier
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2012
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; ZALF runs the repository ZALF Open Research Data ( where citable datasets owning a doi can be accessed. ZALF has a Data Policy entered into force as from 21st January 2019. For further information please contact the workgroup Research Data:
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Contact kristin.meier(at)
Language English
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Discipline Environmental Research; Geosciences; Land Use; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (13.455W, 53.286S, 13.883E, 53.439N)