The Agroecology group was founded in 1993, when the field of study 'agriculture and environment' started at the faculty of agriculture, University of Göttingen. Since 2006 the Argoecology group is part of the Department of Crop Science. Teaching includes basic and advanced levels (agroecology and conservation biology, ecology of agricultural landscapes), with courses and lectures for agriculture, biology and the new study path Biodiversity and Ecology. Hence, this interdisciplinary education means that students of agriculture, biology, forestry and geography do their Master or Doctoral thesis in agroeocology.
Agroecological analyses focus on plant and animal communities, food web interactions, and conservation biology in temperate as well as tropical agricultural landscape and agroecosystems.
Teaching and research takes place at Grisebachstr. 6 (rooms for practical courses, laboratories, lecture and computer rooms) and in the field. About forty persons work at the section of agroecology.