Project groups

7-1.8 | NATIONAL PARKS (2008-2011)

Germany's national parks comprise unique landscapes and a high biodiversity. Climate change, however, does not stop at their boundaries and future development of protected areas under climate change is a major challenge in nature conservation.

Hesse's only national park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' was established only recently in 2004. It covers an area of about 6000 ha and comprises the largest coherent complex of Luzulo-Fagetum beech grove in Central Europe.

The project B1.8 aims at establishing cooperation in basic and applied research between the BIK-F and the national park which can aid in future park management and conservation.

Publications

Kunz, B. & F.-T. Krell : Habitat differences in dung beetle assemblages in an African savanna–forest ecotone: implications for secondary seed dispersal. - Integrative Zoology 6: 81-96.