We are working on a healthy living environment with sufficient food and the preservation of biodiversity to reducing calorie intake Research into multifunctional land use and biodiversity focuses on adaptations in land use and its effects on biodiversity and on agricultural production and management.
The focus of the research is on functional agro-biodiversity, agricultural nature management, herb-rich grasslands, field bird management and greening of the European Common Agricultural Policy. The substantiation of a trade-off between ecology and economy with relevant data is particularly important in the preservation of natural capital and in the delivery of ecosystem services.
We are also investigating the function of a green living environment in, for example, care agriculture, citizen initiatives and citizen involvement in the management of green spaces. In addition, we are investigating the possibilities of using plants to monitor harmful emissions from industry and the role of plants to limit the spread of particulate matter from stables and road traffic.