We heal landscapes

The Research Institute for Post-Mining Landscapes (FIB), founded in 1992 in Finsterwalde is concerned with landscapes damaged by the extraction of raw materials, particularly in the Lusatian lignite mining area. For this purpose, we work out remediation solutions with the thematic priorities: Agricultural and forestry recultivation, water ecology, landscape development and nature conservation. Image brochure

APplied Research

Current research projects

Heating with heather – Renewable energy from nature conservation landscape management

This project realises a win-win situation in a novel approach: The material resulting from the maintenance of dwarf shrub heaths is pressed into heather pellets: a regional product that contributes to the maintenance of a protected biotope type.

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Effects of small scale forest technology (Moritz Fr50) on susceptible forest soils – Smart Scale Forestry in Brandenburg (SSF-BB)

The primary objective during machine operations in forests must be to avoid negative effects on soil structure and soil function. Hence, application of small-scale forest technology, like the mini forestry tractor Moritz Fr50 seems to be promising due to its low total weight.

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Assessment on possible effects of gentle soil-compaction-by-detonation operations on agricultural land and forest stands

For geotechnical stabilisation measures on dumps, so called gentle soil-compaction-by-detonation operations are being executed. FIB is carrying out soil examinations and investigations of farmland and forests before and after the controlled blast measures.

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In our accredited laboratory, we carry out analyses of water, waste water, plants and agricultural and forestry soils on request. In addition, our range of services includes expert reports, for example on species protection, recultivation or plant physiology, as well as area monitoring, tree ring analyses or environmental impact analyses.


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