The expedition aimed to research the use of ‘Terra Petra’ as a carbon store for climate change mitigation and explore methods to combat illegal logging.
The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) undertook a scientific expedition to the Amazon to study ‘Terra Petra’ soils with support of Therme Group. The research aims to explore how these soils could help mitigate climate change and support agriculture, as well as wider questions on soil, biodiversity, carbon capture and indigenous forms of knowledge. Led by Professor Dr Christoph Müller, Institute of Plant Ecology at Justus Liebig University Giessen, the interdisciplinary and international research team included Jakob Nolte from Therme NAT.
The research team from JLU including Jakob Nolte from Therme Nat (second from left).
Over four weeks, the group travelled to the Brazilian rainforest in the Amazon catchment area, where they utilised cutting-edge isotope and nuclear technology methods to explore ancient Amazonian soils.
The impact of this research will contribute to our understanding of climate change, offering practical solutions for a sustainable future. Therme Group remains committed to making a positive impact in the global struggle against climate change.
The team worked closely with local researchers and organisations during the exhibition and gather the findings.
Please visit the Liebig Centre’s website for more information on the exhibition and research.
The research is being conducted by Justus Liebig University Giessen in close cooperation with the Brazilian government and the EMBRAPA Agricultural Research Institute in Manaus. In addition, the project has the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Vienna.