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Conservation Ecology

Professor Dr. Nina Farwig

AG Farwig 2017

Our main interest is biodiversity research focussing on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the face of human activities. It is of major importance to understand how ecosystems react to a decrease in biological diversity. Is there a limit to the loss of species, beyond which ecosystems ar no longer able to sustain their functions and services for humans? Our studies aim at developing sound management recommendations to conserve biodiversity and to sustain ecosystem functioning.

Scientific focus:

  • Investigation of biotic interactions (eg pollination, seed dispersal, regeneration) at different spatial scales
  • Investigation of interaction between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the context human use
  • Development of sustainable utilization concepts for the protection of endangered species and the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functions
  • Development of simple indicator systems, eg based on remote sensing, for biodiversity monitoring



Prof. Dr. Nina Farwig








Phone: ++49 6421 28 23478

Conservation Ecology
Faculty of Biology
Philipps University of Marburg
Karl-von-Frisch Straße 8
D-35043 Marburg

Our research activities were supported by:
Robert Bosch Stiftung

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