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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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The group Animal Ecology was represented this year with various topics and contributions:
Coordinator of the GfÖ: Dr. Julia Tiede
Tiede, Keller und Eitzinger, Session 24: Molecular biodiversity & interaction assessment
Scherber und Tscharntke, Session 20: Agroecology
Ott, Hamer, Kleinebecker, Session 4: Ecological stoichiometry
Ott, Jochum, Session 25: Multitrophic interactions
Hamer, Meyer et al. 20-15 Soil microbial indicators for the assessment of temporal diversification in agroecosystems
Reininghaus et al. 2-14 The importance of plant resources at multiple spatial scales for a key pollinator
Scherber 20-10 Farming for the future: Approaches to reconcile biodiversity in European farming systems
Scherber 31-18 A network perspective on biodiversiy effects in real-world farming systems
Brandmeier et al. 20-P11 Effects of crop diversity ad managment on pollinators in an intercropping experiment
Pappagallo 20-P6 Network thinking in agroecosystem functioning and productivity
Scherber, W2: Mixed-effect models (Mixed-effects models in R)
Scherber, FAIR data principles in the scientific publication and funding process: expected implications for researchers
From 11 to 14 June, the General Assembly Meeting of the DIVERSify project took part in Copenhagen.
It was a great meeting with participants from Europe and cooperation partners from Kenia.
We discussed about the current state of research, various projects and planned publications. An important topic was how to communicate our results to a broad spectrum of practitioners. We also visited the field site in Taarstrup. For sure, there was also enough time to visit the city center and the Little Mermaid.
Christoph Scherber, Jana Brandmeier, Hannah Reininghaus und Michael Meyer joined from Münster University.
The Animal Ecology Group contributed to the European Conference on Crop Diversification (18.-21. September in Budapest).
Michael Meyer, David Ott and Christoph Scherber: „Influence of temporal diversification on aboveground arthropods”, talk
Jana Brandmeier, Hilke Hollens-Kuhr, Silvia Pappagallo and Christoph Scherber: „Interactive effects of crop diversity and management on pollinators in a summer wheat-bean intercropping experiment”, poster
We had many fruitful discussions and learned a lot about how temporal and spatial diversification of agroecosystems can contribute to sustainable land use.
For more information see 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"?