Co-design of ecologically and economically efficient policy instruments and measures for conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services in cultural landscapes
ECO²SCAPE is a transdisciplinary research project funded by the BMBF within the framework of the "Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity". In cooperation with local stakeholders, innovative, ecologically and economically efficient measures for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services are developed and scientifically supported by an interdisciplinary team.
The project focuses on the co-design of measures to be developed and piloted in the model region "Vereinigte Mulde" (Saxony) through effective cooperation and participation of farmers. The model region is characterized by intensive but also diverse land use, contains designated biologically unique protected areas and is representative for many cultural landscapes in Germany. All measures and research approaches will be developed under the condition of spatial transferability to other cultural landscapes. The significance of individual success factors for the implementation of the measures, including the importance of institutional framework conditions, economic instruments and social acceptance, will be investigated. In addition, the measures will be accompanied by a new, automated biodiversity monitoring system, and landscape ecological models will be developed to map the ecological effects of the measures at the landscape level.
Coordination: Prof. Dr. Anna Cord, Chair of Computational Landscape Ecology, Institute of Geography, Technische Universität Dresden, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org