Institute of Grassland Science

Institute of Grassland Science

Research focus

The research of our group is targeted on the analysis and development of efficient grassland systems. Our work at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences is integrated into activities of the Department of Crop Sciences, of the Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use and of the Außenstelle Vechta of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Key research expertise is in the field of

  • Biodiversity of managed grasslands
  • Vegetation/agricultural herbivore relationships in grasslands
  • Fluxes of major nutrients in grazed systems
  • Effectiveness of agri-environment schemes
  • Influences of climatic changes on grassland systems
  • Developing new grazing technology

  • Grassland Science Group in the media

    Our cows on the title page of the Journal Grassland Research

    Cows in Relliehausen in the Forbioben Project

    The accompanying article describes the effects of different grazing intensities on humus storage in the soil, taking other factors into account. So much in advance: it remains exciting...please see

    Paper Grassland Research

    Jürgens, K., Bettin, K., Isselstein, J., Poppinga, O., Thomas, F., 2023. Verbesserung der Grünlandbiodiversität durch kraftfutterreduzierte Milcherzeugung. Untersuchungen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit und Pflanzenartenvielfalt und Empfehlungen für die Reform der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik ab 2020 (BioDivMilch)

    BioDivMilch BFN Skript

  • Young Farmers Tour in Project Grazing4Agroecology
  • Press Release Young Farmers Tour 2023 Germany

  • Virtual Fencing on the radio at Deutschlandradio

  • First results with Virtual Fencing
  • Nofence Researcher Webinar

  • Documentation red deer in open landscapes
  • BR

  • Virtual Fencing, Project GreenGrass
  • 3Sat Nano

  • Multispecies Swards and Crops, Project Impac3
  • 3Sat Nano

  • database of national conference proceedings
  • GrassCOPS