B09 - Aboveground biodiversity patterns and processes across rainforest transformation landscapes

Improving ecological and socioeconomic functionality of transformation landscapes is a major challenge. We focus on aboveground animal biodiversity patterns and ecological functions in relation to local management of oil palm and rubber plantations and enrichment plantings. We coordinate and use the Landscape Assessment to analyse scale-dependent effects of management and spatial heterogeneity on the diversity of arthropods, birds and bats, ecosystem functions (e.g. predation, pollination) and population growth of stingless bees. Additionally, implications of environmental processes and socioeconomic outcomes on biodiversity and ecosystem functions will be analysed. Extended Summary

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Some of the B09 team members present during the 2019 Bali symposium: (from left to right)
Teja Tscharntke, Akhmad Rizali, Rika Raffiudin, Damayanti Buchori, Yeni Mulyani and Ingo Grass
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Pictures of the four land cover types studied in the landscape assessment (forest, rubber and oil palm plantations, shrubland) around a graph showing the influence of forest cover on bird species richness, depending on the studied land cover type.