Professorship of Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning
Paper accepted in Ecological Engineering 29.11.2018
Julia Wollny, Annette Otte und Sarah Harvolk-Schöning
The study „Dominance of competitors in riparian species composition along constructed banks of the German rivers Main and Danube“ explores the vegetation of different bank types regarding species composition, ecological and functional traits as well as plant diversity along the Federal waterways Main and Danube. The study revealed that front-fixed banks show a higher suitability to promote characteristic riparian species than ripraps. Thus, the findings could be an important contribution to achieve the European Water Framework Directive´s goals.
André Große-Stoltenberg got Helmuth-Lieth-Award 20.10.2018
For his outstanding publication „Early detection of GPP-related regime shifts after plant invasion by integrating imaging spectroscopy with airborne LiDAR“, Dr. André Große-Stoltenberg was awarded with the Helmuth-Lieth-Price for environmental research by the University of Freiburg. In this paper, he used a combination of spectral and LiDAR data to map an invasive species (Acacia longifolia) in Mediterranian dune ecosystems. Therby, it was possible to detect changes in the nitrogen cycle induced by this N-fixing invader at an early stage. The study is published in the journal „Remote Sensing of Environment“ (publication).
In the Division of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, we concentrate on effects of climate change, land use, and invasive species on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning from plot to landscape scale using field-based methods and remote sensing approaches. Beside basic research, we work on applied aspects of species and nature conservation as well as the restoration of ecosystems and their functions. We are a curious, open and interdisciplenay working group that covers a broad spectrum of topics and methods, both in research and teaching.
Prof. Dr. Till Kleinebecker
Institut für Landschaftsökologie und Ressourcenmanagement
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