Soil profile of the sampling site Forellenbuchet; Photo: FhG IME
Soil profile Forellenbuchet; Photo: FhG IME
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The sampling site Forellenbuchet is located in the core zone of the National Park Bayerischer Wald at an altitude of 1000 m.

The dominant tree at this site is the beech and the dominant soils are Braunerden aus Granit-Verwitterungssschutt (German soil classification KA 4). The sampling site of the Environmental Specimen Bank is situated nearby the site of the International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems (ICP IM) so that a data exchange is possible between the two projects.

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Soil Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.


Metals Eighty percent of all elements on earth are metals
Nonmetals Only eighteen elements in the periodic table
Chlorohydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom
DDT and metabolites Toxic and persistent organochloropesticide
Hexachlorocyclohexane Several isomeric compounds among the group of chlorinated hydrocarbons
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Group of organic compounds with at least three condensed six-membered rings
Perchlorate Salts of perchloric acid
Supplementary parameters Additional information for the interpretation of contamination data

Sampling period

2002 - 2014

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