We either cooperate with or are members of the Biodiversity Exploratories of the following research associations and platforms on the topic of long-term monitoring, biodiversity and land use:

  • EcoFinders: Improve understanding of the role of soil biodiversity in ecosystem functioning.
  • LTER-D: Network for long-term ecological research in Germany.
  • LTER-Europe: European Network for Long-Term Ecosystem Research.
  • Jena-Experiment: Experimental study of a grassland community: How biodiversity influences elemental cycles and trophic interactions.
  • TERENO: Network of terrestrial observatories in environmental research.
  • BEF-China: Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) Experiment in subtropical forests in China.
  • ExpeER: Experimentation in Ecosystem Research aims to bring together the main observational, experimental, analytical and modelling facilities in ecosystem research in Europe.
  • FunDivEUROPE: Functional importance of forest biodiversity in Europe.
  • KiLi: Kilimanjaro ecosystems in global change: how biodiversity, biotic interactions and biogeochemical ecosystem processes are linked.

Landowners, tenants, managers, forestry offices, nature conservation authorities and protected area managers allow us access to the study areas. This is crucial for the scientific success of the Biodiversity Exploratories. We therefore sincerely thank all persons and institutions for their good and long-standing cooperation. We are also enriched by the intensive and long-standing exchange of information between scientists from the Biodiversity Exploratories and representatives from agriculture, forestry and nature conservation. We therefore look forward to continuing this dialogue in the future.

For our partners in practice, we provide practice-relevant research results from the Biodiversity Exploratories on the page Praxis.Wissen (in German) briefly and in a generally understandable way.

Links to the protected areas