Overview of subprojects


A1 Effects of nutrient manipulation (NUMEX) on the performance of tree species and the suitability of tree species as indicators for changing ecosystem properties



A2 TRENCH (Tree-Ring Environmental Network for Climate Change Monitoring): Developing a tree-based indicator system for environmental change impacts on forest ecosystems in southern Ecuador.



A3 The soil animal community as indicator of changes in the structure and functioning of Andean ecosystems with altitude and nutrient input.



A4 Responses of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to nutrient additions in Southern Ecuador.



A7 The fate of phosphorus in forest and treeline ecosystems in Ecuador.



B2 Pasture rehabilitation on, and management of degraded areas in the Andes of South Ecuador.


  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Erwin Beck (Investigador Principal)
    Erwin Beck
    Universitätsstr. 30
    Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geoscience
    University of Bayreuth
    95440 Bayreuth

B3 Improvement of forest management key strategies: a contribution to conservation and sustainable land use



B5 Balancing regulating and provisioning ecosystem services: Comprehensive land-use concepts for effective conservation.


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Knoke (Investigador Principal)
    Thomas Knoke
    Center of Life and Food Science Weihenstephan
    Institute of Forest Management
    Technische Universität München
    Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2
    85354 Freising

C2 Remote sensing as surrogate for phylodiversity and functional processes along land use and elevation gradients.



C3 Development and validation of functional indicators for avian seed dispersal.



C4 Mantenimiento de la biodiversidad a través de redes mutualistas entre hongos micorrízicos arbusculares y plantas – robustez contra las perturbaciones humanas y el cambio climático



C5 Water consumption and carbon capture by trees of an evergreen and a dry forest in the Andes of South Ecuador as functional indicators of slow environmental changes.



C6 Development of area-wide functional indicators using remotely sensed data.



C7 Quantification functional hydro-biogeochemical indicators in Ecuadorian ecosystems and their reaction on global change.



C9 Towards a Guideline for Digital Soil Mapping in Ecuador.



C12 Climate indicators on the local scale for past, present and future, and platform data management.



X1 Cooperative project 1



X2 A6 Response of element cycles in a tropical mountain rain forest to environmental and land-use change




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