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 …

goshhawk at tree cavities

Depredation risk at tree cavities

Are Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) tree cavities an answer to depredation risk? A new study underlines the importance of old beech forest habitats concerning biodiversity (read more). Researchers of the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan and Landespflege Freiburg jointly published the results of a new study on depredation risk of cavity breeders in temperate beech forests:   Zahner, V., R. …