Soil Laboratory

UP - University of Potsdam
last updated: July 19, 2023

About the Laboratory

Soil Laboratory

UP - University of Potsdam
@ Environmental Science and Geography / Soil Science and Geoecology
This Laboratory is part of:
  • Networks: Geo.X


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The laboratory deals with the chemical and physical investigation of soil, water and plant materials. The samples to be processed here come, for example, from research projects in the Spreewald, the Lower Havel or Mongolia.
During their studies of geoecology, the students carry out internships in the laboratory. In addition, students from various faculties work on their final theses in the laboratory. Close cooperation takes place with the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry and Didactics of Chemistry and the Institute for Ecology and Nature Conservation at the University of Potsdam.


  • Laser Particle Size Analyzer
  • UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
  • Ball Mill
  • Screening Machine

Analytical Methods

  • Ion Exchange Chromatography

  • Grain Size Analysis, Grain Size Distribution, Laser Diffraction Analyzer, Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis, Laser Diffraction Particle Sizing Analyzer, Laser Diffractometer, Particle Size Measurement, Particle Sizing, Particle Sizing Laser Diffraction Analyzer
  • UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometry
    UV-VIS-NIR Spectroscopy
  • Milling
  • Sieving

Laboratory Keywords

  • Soil Physical Measuring Station