Vegetation Ecology & Conservation Biology

Our working group Vegetation Ecology and Conservation Biology is interested in the relationships between vegetation and the environment, conducting research notably in the interface of basic and applied ecology. We focus on the fields of classical vegetation ecology, population biology of plants, invasion ecology and conservation biology. Members of the lab teach these subjects also in the Biology Bachelor programme and in the Master of Ecology.



    Behind the Paper: Trade-offs in biodiversity and ecosystem services between edges and interiors in European forests

    Ecosystem service delivery of forest edges and interiors

    Forest ecosystems provide many services to people (e.g. carbon storage), but evidence mostly comes from forest interiors. In this paper, we show that forest edges are complementary to interiors at providing these services, and should thus not be ignored in assessment reports and policy guidelines.




    Working Group 
    Vegetation Ecology &
    Conservation Biology

    Department 2 (Biology/Chemistry)
    University Bremen
    James-Watt-Straße 1
    Building BIOM
    D-28359 Bremen

    Tel.: +49 (0)421 218-62920 / 63401

    Fax: +49 (0)421 218-62929