Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie


TERRECO: Complex TERRain and ECOlogical Heterogeneity - Evaluating ecosystem services in production versus water yield and water quality in mountainous landscapes

Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Emily Martin

Funding: DFG / KOSEF (International Research Training Group )
Duration: April 2008 – March 2011

The goals of TERRECO, thus, focus on building a bridge between spatial patterns of ecosystem performance in complex terrain and derived ecosystem services critical for human well being. A coordinated assessment framework will be developed for landscape to regional scale applications to quantify trade-offs, and determine how shifts in climate, land use and social response to global change pressures influence ecosystem services. In our  subproject we study effects of landscape context and management on insect diversity and biological pest control.

Species groups: arthropods and vascular plants

Research area: South Korea

Habitat: agricultural fields, field margins

Methods: Transects, pit fall traps, exclosure experiments, GIS

More information: http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/terreco