Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use

The CBL is built by members and four sections that reflect the ongoing activities and experiences.

CBL is managed by a central office see Staff and is maintained by members. Academic members are scientists leading working groups on biodiversity and land use research. To see the list of members go to the right column or click here.

Biodiversity and Ecology


In this section research is carried out on biodiversity, its functions and potential for sustainable management. Additionally, study programs to foster understanding of biodiversity by students are developed and organised.

Forest Ecosystem Research


Forest ecosystem research projects are established and coordinated involving institutes and faculties of Goettingen university and external partners. Recent topics are forest management under climate change and biomass production.

Agriculture and Environment


Modern arable and animal production systems need solutions for environmental sound management practices. This section comprises research and development for German and Mid-European agricultural systems.

Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry


This working group, formerly known as Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry (CeTSAF) coordinates and organizes various interdisciplinary exchange programs for scientists and students.