B14 - The use of DNA barcoding to assess landscape effects on phylogenetic and functional diversity
As part of the current project (B14) and the Central Scientific Service project Z02, a large number of barcoding sequences are being generated for plant, fungal and animal species from different forest strata. These data on phylogenetic and taxonomic biodiversity can provide important information to estimate functional diversity and assess the effects of species loss and turnover on ecosystem function. We will expand our barcoding efforts to the additional about 124 Landscape Assessment plots to facilitate upscaling the effects of rainforest transformation to the landscape level, by comparing the phylogenetic community structure between the four different land-use systems in a broader context.
Actions in Indonesia and Germany
Integrating DNA barcoding and traditional taxonomy for the identification of dipterocarps