Recent developments in environmental science were presented and discussed in an international conference

The DGT method allows a more precise determination of bioavailable element fractions compared to conventional approaches, thus providing a better basis for evaluating the environmental relevance of element concentrations in the environment. DGT-measured data are already used in determining fertilizer requirements or in the definition of pollutant threshold levels in water bodies. A further, recently developed DGT variant, to which BOKU scientists contributed significantly, is the visualization of bioavailable element distributions at sub-mm scale e.g. around plant roots. In the conference, various DGT applications in research and environmental or agricultural applications as well as further methodological and practical developments were presented and discussed by the highly active international scientific community.

The conference was organized by the Dr. Jakob Santner (Institute of Agronomy) and Dr. Markus Puschenreiter and Prof. Walter Wenzel (Institute of Soil Research). Further information and the abstract book is available at