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Landscape structures

Research Focus on Landscape Structures and Processes

Research projects

  • ModBieN - Flächenhafte Modellierung der Bestäubungsleistung in Niedersachsen für ein nachhaltiges und regionales Landschaftsmanagement
    Bestäubung durch Insekten zählt zu den regulierenden Ökosystemleistungen und stellt eine wichtige Basis für die Bereitstellung zahlreicher wertvoller, für den Menschen nutzbarer Güter dar. In ModBieN sollen anhand des GIS-basierenden Modells ESTIMAP Habitate für Wildbienen in Beispielräumen Niedersachsens flächenhaft modelliert werden, um Handlungsempfehlungen für eine nachhaltige Naturnutzung bereitzustellen.
    Leaders: Benjamin Burkhard (PhyGeo)
    Team: Malte Hinsch, Jens Groß, Benjamin Burkhard
    Year: 2019
    Sponsors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU
    Lifespan: 01.12.2019 - 30.11.2022
  • Designing a concept for the cumulative assessment of anthropogenic stress
    Leaders: Claus-Dieter Dürselen (AquaEcology GmbH)
    Team: Benjamin Burkhard
    Year: 2012
    Sponsors: UBA UFOPLAN
    Lifespan: 08.2012 - 02.2014
  • Establishing indicators for evaluating and managing natural heritage sites of the DBU
    Leaders: Stefan Klotz (UFZ Halle)
    Team: Benjamin Burkhard
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) (German Federal Environmental Foundation)
    Lifespan: 04.2011 - 12.2012
  • Soil erosion monitoring in Baden-Wurttemberg
    This project is monitoring the extent and frequency of soil erosion through water in an area of about 200 hectares since the year 2011. The aim is to obtain long-term empirically secured data on soil erosion due to water under different site and cultivation conditions.
    Leaders: Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg (LUBW)
    Lifespan: since 2011
  • Mapping potential soil erosion in the Canton Basel-Landschaft (Switzerland)
    A digital map of the erosion risk (potential soil erosion) of crop rotation areas in the canton Basel-Landschaft was generated. This map is used to advise farmers, shows the different levels of erosion and also identifies areas where fine soil could reach water bodies.
    Leaders: Thomas Mosimann
    Team: Jan Bug
    Year: 2009
    Sponsors: Canton Basel-Landschaft
    Lifespan: 2009 - 2010
  • Zukunft Küste - Coastal Futures
    Coastal Futures deals with questions of a sustainable and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The individual subprojects are focused on the integrated analysis of the interactions between various types of coastal use as well as the interactions between human activities and the coastal ecosystem. Coastal Futures describes a joint research project supported by national and international scientific institutes, national authorities, the State Ministries of Schleswig-Holstein as well as regional and transnational institutions.
    Leaders: Andreas Kannen (HZG Geesthacht)
    Team: Benjamin Burkhard
    Year: 2004
    Sponsors: Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    Lifespan: 06.2004 - 04.2010
  • Long-term soil erosion monitoring in Lower Saxony, Germany
    This long-term project is monitoring the extent and frequency of soil erosion through water in an area of 450 hectares since the year 2000. The aim is to obtain long-term empirically secured data on soil erosion due to water under different site and cultivation conditions.
    Leaders: Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp
    Year: 2000
    Sponsors: Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie Niedersachsen (LBEG)
    Lifespan: since 2000