Evidence based decision support for freshwater conservation in agriculture landscapes

The ecological status of German rivers and wetlands is still deficient. The management of agricultural landscapes adjacent to waters can considerably affect the ecology of rivers, lakes and wetlands, and the land use pressure on riparian areas is permanently increasing (see e.g. Kaphegyi et al. 2015). Against the background of sound scientific knowledge and a broad spectrum of methods is …

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Joint Project with the Black Forest Biosphere Reserve

Can profitable land use going along with securing biodiversity for future generations? This central question is relevant also for the recently established Black Forest Biosphere Reserve. Common pastures used cooperatively by the rural community are characteristic in the region. Fertility combined with high degrees of pasture plant biodiversity are essential to maintain common pastures as a permanently basic resource for …