Universität Bonn

Agricultural Faculty

Strong together
by interdisciplinary research

Institutes & Workgroups

The 7 institutes with different specialisations complement each other in an interdisciplinary way and conduct joint research into solutions for the conservation of resources for future generations and optimised food production.

With the Cluster of Excellence "PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production", the only Cluster of Excellence on agriculture in Germany, research into new methods and technologies is being conducted together with the Jülich Research Centre. This involves using sensor systems to observe and analyse plants in order to better understand them and treat them in a targeted manner. These are substantial steps towards more productive, resource-efficient and sustainable crop cultivation - with the aim of reducing the ecological footprint of agriculture, preserving the quality of soil and farmland and identifying the best ways to introduce new technologies.

The The Collaborative Research Centre 1502 "DETECT" aims to improve our understanding of regional climate change beyond the greenhouse gas impact. The focus here is on how changes in land use and water management as drivers of climate change can influence the modification of the water cycle. It is essential to complete the picture of local climate change factors, in addition to CO2 and other greenhouse gases, by considering these important channels.

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Institute for Entrepreneurship

Tisch mit Lebensmitteln
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Institute for Nutritional and Food Science (IEL)

Blick auf ein Autobahnkreuz mit konstruierten Stützpunkten und Vektoren
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Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation (IGG)

Mann auf einem Kürbisfeld
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Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)

Erntegeräte auf dem Feld

Institute of Agricultural Engineering (ILT)

Versuche am Campus Altendorf aus der Vogelperspektive

Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES)

Schafe auf der Weide
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Institute of Animal Science

Workgroups and facilities from A to Z


Agroecology and Organic Farming
Prof. Dr. Thomas Döring

Agroecological modeling
Prof. Dr. Anna Cord

Astronomical, Physical and Mathematical Geodesy
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kusche

Agricultural and Food Market Research
Prof. Dr. Monika Hartmann

Agricultural Robotics
Prof. Dr. Chris Mc Cool

Animal nutrition
Dr. Reinhard Puntigam

Animal Breeding and Animal Genetics
Dr. Ernst Tholen



Campus Frankenforst
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Büscher

Campus Klein-Altendorf
Prof. Dr. Ralf Pude

Campus Wiesengut
Prof. Dr. Thomas Döring

Chemical Signaling
Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer

Crop Bioinformatics
Prof. Dr. Heiko Schoof

Crop Functional Genomics
Prof. Dr. Frank Hochholdinger

Crop Science
Dr. Thomas Gaiser


Data Science in Agricultural Economics
Dr. Hugo Storm

Data Science for Crop Systems
Prof. Dr. Ribana Roscher

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kusche

Didactics of agriculture and nutrition
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Brutzer

Digital Transformation and Circular Economy
Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Hermann

PD Dr. Ute Alexy



Food chemistry
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wüst

Food Safety
Prof. Dr. Henning Hintzsche

Food and Resource Economics
Prof. Dr. Jan Börner

Food science

Food microbiology and hygiene
Prof. Dr. André Lipski


Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann

Geodetic Earth System Research
Prof. Dr. Michael Schindelegger

Prof. Dr. Jan-Henrik Haunert

General Soil Science and Soil Ecology
Prof. Dr. Wulf Amelung

Global Change and Systemic Risks
Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner


Horticultural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Eike Lüdeling

Human nutrition
Prof. Dr. Sabine Ellinger


Information Management
Prof. Dr. Juliane Fluck

Innovation for Planetary Health
Prof. Dr. Ina Danquah

Integrated System Modeling for Sustainable Transitions
Jun.-Prof. Wolfram Barfuss


Land Economics
Prof. Dr. David Wüpper

Livestock Ethology
Jun. Prof. Dr. Jenny Stracke

Livestock Farming
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Büscher


Molecular Biology of the Rhizosphere
Prof. Dr. Claudia Knief

Molecular Food Technology
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schieber

Molecular Phyto Medizin
Prof. Dr. Florian Grundler


Nutrition and Microbiota
Jun. Prof. Dr. Marie-Christine Simon

Nutritional Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Ute Nöthlings

Nutritional Physiology
Prof. Dr. Sarah Egert


Plant Nutrition in the Tropics and Subtropics
Prof. Dr. Mathias Becker

Plant Pathology
Prof. Dr. Armin Djamei

Plant Breeding
Prof. Dr. Annaliese Mason

PhenoRob (Cluster of Excellence)
Prof. Dr. Heiner Kuhlmann & Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss

Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss

Prof. Dr. Helga Sauerwein

Production Economics
Prof. Dr. Niklas Möhring


Remote Sensing > Data Science for Crop Systems
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ribana Roscher

Renewable Resources
Prof. Dr. Ralf Pude

Research network NRW-Agrar
Dr. Jörn Busenkell



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