Project: Management concept for Central European vineyard ecosystems: Promoting ecosystem services in grapes

New approaches are needed to secure food production while creating sustainable agricultural systems requiring as few external inputs as possible. The interaction between biodiversity and ecosystem services (ESS) is recognized to play a key role in this context although large gaps in knowledge exist. The major aim of PromESSinG is to identify management options for promoting biodiversity linked ESS in order to reduce external inputs in Central European vineyard ecosystems. The project intends to unravel biodiversity driven processes associated with the main ESS in viticultural systems taking different management factors into account. A particular focus will be on soil biodiversity, as interactions between the diverse soil biota as well as chemical and physical properties of the soil environment are fundamental for the provision of soil based ecosystem services.

Acronym PromESSinG
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
Bordeaux Sciences Agro France
University of Fribourg Switzerland
Ovidius University of Constanta Romania
Hochschule Geisenheim University Coordinator Germany
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Austria