Project: Biodiversity-based ecosystem services in vineyards: analysing interlinkages between plants, pollinators, soil biota and soil erosion across Europe

Essential ecosystem services in viticulture landscapes result from diverse communities of organisms and their interactions. Traditional viticulture usually was part of a multifunctional agricultural system including low-input grassland management and fruit production. Therefore, the high diversity of habitats resulted in a high functional biodiversity. However, in the last decades, land use changes and intensification in vineyard management caused a separation of production and conservation areas. With the aim of integrating biodiversity and agricultural production, VineDivers will examine new approaches at different spatial scales (plot, vineyard and landscape), assess the socio- economic consequences and formulate best practice recommendations for policy and farmers.

Acronym VineDivers
Duration 01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
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Network BiodivERsA2
Call Promoting Synergies and Reducing Trade-offs Between Food Supply, Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (Joint Call between BiodivERs and FACCE-JPI)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Spanish National Research Council - Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Spain
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna - Institute of Integrative Nature Conservation Research Austria
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna - Institute of Zoology Coordinator Austria
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca - Department of Horticulture and Landscape Romania
Research and Development Station for Viticulture and Enology Blaj Romania
National Center for Scientific Research / University of Rennes 1 - EcoBio France
University of Cordoba - School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering Spain
Federal Agency of Water Management - Institute for Land and Water Management Research Austria
Georg-August-University Göttingen - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Germany