Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Gutianshan [(c) Christian Ristok]

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The research of the Geobotany team of Helge Bruelheide focuses on community assembly rules, climate change effects on vegetation and functional biodiversity research.

Monitoring the BE SUPERRICH experiment

Monitoring the BE SUPERRICH experiment

Monitoring the BE SUPERRICH experiment

BEF-China

Since 2008, Helge Bruelheide is the European speaker of BEF-China, a large Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning (BEF) experiment with trees (DFG Research Unit FOR 891). BEF experiments aim at explaining effects of species loss on ecosystem functions such as productivity. BEF-China is the largest tree diversity experiment worldwide and is located in subtropical China (Xingangshan, Jiangxi Province). Random and non-random (i.e. directed) species loss was simulated by planting 566 small forests, consisting of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 or 24 species of a total pool of 40 broad-leaved tree species. -> homepage BEF-China

BEF-China Site A 16.09.2014

BEF-China Site A 16.09.2014

BEF-China Site A 16.09.2014

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