Project: Managing ecosystem services for fruit production in different European climates

Animal communities provide important ecosystem services (ES). Nowhere is their service more important than in fruit production, where certain species are required for pollination, and others function as biocontrol agents against various pest species attacking flowers, leaves or fruits. Different species provide benefits but others negative impacts on net fruit production. Therefore it is crucial to understand how biodiversity can be promoted to maximize fruit production while minimizing external agricultural inputs such as renting honeybees and the use of pesticides. The overall goal of ECOFRUIT is to understand how European agrienvironmental schemes (AES, organic farming, flowering strips and hedgerows) affect biodiversity and related ES and how this relates to net fruit production in different climates across Europe.

Acronym EcoFruit
Duration 01/04/2015 - 31/03/2018
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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
Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg Coordinator Germany
Technical University Darmstadt Germany
Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications Spain
University of Oviedo - Department Biology of Organisms and Systems Spain
Stockholm University - Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant sciences Sweden