Subproject 3


Vegetation of Bavaria’s normal landscape between global warming and hemeroby

Despite undeniable success in preserving and managing high nature value habitats in relatively small protected areas sectoral nature conservation has been unable to halt biodiversity loss in Bavaria’s landscapes. Not least under climate change normal forests, forest edges, hedges, grasslands, field margins and green spaces in cities are required as corridors and buffer zones for ecosystem services. In the framework of the Landklif design our project examines the vegetation of these less studied ecosystems with respect to their susceptibility against warming, land-use and urbanization as well as to their potential as spaces of refuge, exchange and connectivity for wild plants and their dependent communities. Based on these findings we derive recommendations for optimizing the green infrastructure by managing forest, landscape and green space as well as agro-environmental schemes. 

Principal investigator: 

Prof. Dr. Jörg Ewald

Botany, vegetation science

University of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 3

85354 Freising

Tel: +49 8161 715909