Ecosystem Function

The flow of energy and matter through ecosystems involves numerous processes such as primary production, herbivory, and decomposition. Through predation and pollination, insects can have strong regulating functions especially in agricultural and forest ecosystems. Sustainable human land-use needs to account for these ecosystem services.


We study interactions between management and biodiversity in order to improve our understanding of ecosystem functioning under global change.

Our work ranges from lab microcosms over field experiments and landscape-scale surveys to macroecological studies at the continental scale.