The main aim of the working group is to develope further the german stratification of humusforms based on a pedogenetic background. Basis are diagnostic soil horizons and sequences of soil horizons of humus layer and mineral topsoil. The state of the art is documented on our homepage: www.humusformen.de.
The working group is open to every member of the German Soil Science Society. The group is co-operating with the German Workig Group on Soil Sytematics, the German Working Group on Soil Surveying (guidelines for soil description) and the European Working Group on Humusforms.