EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota.
A German-Chilean Priority Program in the Chilean Coastal Range
(DFG) – Phase II
“EarthShape – Earth Surface Shaping by Biota” explores how biologic processes form soil, influence topography, and thereby shape the Earth surface. The 15 interdisciplinary projects that encompass the fields Geology, Ecology, Soil Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry conduct research at four study sites within in the Chilean Coastal Range. It is a natural laboratory to study how biology and topography interact. In a network between German universities and research centers you will be trained in interdisciplinary methods and conduct joint field work and training workshops.