Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

SCALES Securing the conservation of biodiversity across administrative level and spatial, temporal, and ecological scales

Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Jochen Krauss, Gudrun Schneider

Funding: EU (FP 7)
Duration: May 2009 – April 2014


The SCALES project focuses on the effects of spatial and temporal scales on biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services. Our studies include effects of semi-natural habitats on arable land and vice versa (spillover effects). Another focus is on effects of temporal changes in the agricultural landscape on biocontrol.

Species groups: carabids, araneae, oilseed rape pests and predators

: calcareous grasslands, cereal fields, pine forest and oilseed rape fields

Study region
: Region Würzburg

: pitfall traps, sampling, GIS

More Information: www.scales-project.net/index.php