The commission II - soil chemistry - is one of the biggest scientific commissions of the German Soil Science Society (DBG). Soil chemistry addresses chemical, physicochemical and biochemical processes in soils. We investigate these processes in the context of soil functioning. We work on the mobility and bioavailability of plant nutrients and pollutants, the sequestration of organic matter in soils or on environmental risk assessment. Furthermore, the understanding of soil chemical processes is needed for analyzing soil formation, and for the characterization of soils as biotope. Biochemical processes build a direct bridge to the biology.


Contributing to the scientific basis of several DBG-commissions, we encourage the cooperation within the DBG. In addition we aim for cooperation with chemical and physical organizations, in order to exchange experience and methodological innovations. In order to inspire students and young scientists and to further scientific exchange we - the members of commission II - are organizing workshops and conferences.