K. Eduard Linsenmair, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Andreas Floren, Nico Blüthgen (Universität Darmstadt), Beate Wende, Waltraud Wetzel, Martina Tospann
Funding: DFG Priority Program
Duration: phase 1 : 2007 – 2011, phase 2: 2011 – 2014
The subproject „pollination“ examines diversity and specialization of pollinators (primarily bees and flies) on the basis of short term interactions networks (covering 6 h per day). The current offering of flowers is registered quantitatively by the quantity of flowers, as well as qualitatively species specific. To be able to estimate the effect of anthropogenic disturbance differentially disturbed habitats get evaluated (2007-2011).
The current subproject Arthropods II covers diversity and functional importance of canopy arthropods in differently managed forests. In experiments the meaning of saproxylic and phytophagous arthropods, as well as insectivorous birds and bats on communities and tree productivity is investigated (since 2007).
Study regions: Schwäbische Alb, Hainich, Biospherenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin
Habitats: differently managed forests
Methods: Tree fogging, Flight interception traps in front of dead wood bundles, Stem eclectors in BeLongDead experiment, FUNWOOD: dead wood logs - outbreed of arthropods, sweep netting and FITs
more information: http://www.biodiversity-exploratories.de/