Ecosystem services provided by epiphytic plants in rainforest transformation systems of Sumatra, Indonesia

Dominik Ganser will investigate invertebrate biodiversity in epiphytic plants in oil palm plantations. Specific ecosystem services epiphytes provide for different invertebrate communities will be analyzed in the study. In particular biochemical cycles (GHG-fluxes), providing of suitable nesting substrate and decomposition rates will be of great interest. Additionally, different management strategies and different border types will be taken into account.