Welcome to the homepage of the Ecological Field Station Fabrikschleichach. We are part of the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Zoology III) in the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg. The station was established 1983, ca. 60 km away from Würzburg in the heart of the Steigerwald, a richly forested hillside. We host various facilities, including laboratories, course rooms, library and insect collections. Research focus areas of our team include forest ecology, conservation biology and applied biodiversity research. We work in very close collaboration with the Bavarian Forest National Park. The former team of the Evolutionary Ecology group has moved and is now located in Würzburg.
Many thanks for your interest and enjoy reading!
Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller is the new head of the Field Station Fabrikschleichach since May 2016. He will establish a new research focus on the biodiversity of temperate forest ecosystems in close collaboration with the Bavarian Forest National Park.
- Leverkus, Alexandro B. ; Gustafsson, Lena ; Lindenmayer, David B. ; Castro, Jorge ; Rey Benayas, José Maria ; Ranius, Thomas ; Thorn, Simon: Salvage logging effects on regulating ecosystem services and fuel loads. In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
- Stiegler, J., von Hoermann, C., Müller, J., Benbow, M. & Heurich, M. (2020). Carcass provisioning for scavenger conservation in a temperate forest ecosystem. Ecosphere. DOI: 10.1002/bes2.1688
- . In: Insect Conservation and Diversity vol. 13 (2020), Nr. 2, pp. 140-150 : Long‐term monitoring reveals decreasing water beetle diversity, loss of specialists and community shifts over the past 28 years
- . In: Journal of Applied Ecology (2020) : Salvage logging changes the taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional successional trajectories of forest bird communities