Landscape biodiversity workgroup studies ecosystem functioning and restoration of degraded ecosystems. Our research focuses on different ecosystems from semi-natural grasslands to forests and cities, different species groups from vascular plants to mycorrhiza and spiders, and different biodiversity components from species diversity to genetic diversity. We think it is important to consider historical land-use and time-lags (e.g. extinction debt, colonisation credit) in ecology and nature conservation.


New knowledge can help to answer the following questions:

  • How to manage multifunctional landscapes that maintain biodiversity and ecosystem services?

  • How to preserve genetic diversity of plant populations in a changing landscape?

  • How to restore species-rich ecosystems and related ecosystem services?

  • Everyone's nature conservation - what each of us can do to mitigate biodiversity loss?


Genetic diversity
Habitat restoration
Ecosystem services