Functional Agrobiodiversity

Our research focuses on the development and exploration of novel ecological intensification practices that sustain and promote productivity, agrobiodiversity and its multiple functions within agricultural systems. Moreover, we are interested in the effects of new cultivars and genotypes on productivity, functional agrobiodiversity and multiple ecosystem functions in different cropping systems and environments as basis for innovative breeding programmes. We also aim to understand the functional roles of managed and wild pollinators for the production of entomophilous crops and to develop efficient pollination management schemes including both honeybees and wild bee species.

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