The research group Animal Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions focuses on the following topics:
- Biological diversity (biodiversity research) in land use systems
- Global change
- Multitrophic interactions (e.g. predator-prey and plant-herbivore systems)
We combine ecological field experiments with applications in agriculture and nature conservation.
The aim is to make a contribution to the protection of nature for future generations.
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Semester start 30. September 2019.
Talk from Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherber about "Species decline" in German.
11.15-12.30 Uhr, Hörsaal H1
More information here.
Topic: "The decline of insects: Dynamics, causes and solutions"
As part of the EU-project DIVERSify, a camera team visited us to produce a short documentary about our work.
One of our BSc students was really lucky: She discovered European wildcats on her camera trap images from a series of cameras exposed in the Arnsberg forest. Congratulations!
The Jena excursion took place this year from 20-23 June.
We visited the "Jena-Experiment", the Pennickental, the Windknollen and the Leutratal.
You can find more information and impressions here.
The Group of Animal Ecology and Multitrophic Interactions congratulates Yeisson Gutiérrez on his successful dissertation and wishes him all the best for the future.
30. April 2019 - The plants on the field of the DIVERSify project start to grow.
On April 11, 2019, the field trial within the scope of the DIVERSify project started again with the sowing of the field crops.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherber was interviewed on the topic of insect decline.
Topic "How can agriculture promote insect biodiversity"?