Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. habil. agr. Annette Otte
The Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning was founded on October 1st, 1994. It is part of the Institute of Landscape Ecology and Resource Management (ILR) within the faculty for Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management. The subject Landscape Ecology is concerned with ecological aspects of the functional relationships between ecosystems and landscapes. Our main task is the analysis of patterns and the diversity of interactions of plant populations and plant communities with their environment. We want to understand the relationships of compositional, structural and functional components of biodiversity on different spatial scales. Our research results are aimed to further the balance between the demands of land-use and the requirements of biodiversity within the cultural landscape. Projects within the subject area of Landscape Planning are consequently carried out with the aim to establish scientifically sound foundations for nature conservation.