TERENO - Friedeburg - Germany

Basic Information
Site Name
TERENO - Friedeburg
Short name
Friedeburg
Country
Germany
Site Manager
Keywords
Tea bag
Site Description
The sites Friedeburg, Greifenhagen, Harsleben, Schafstädt, Siptenfelde and Wanzleben are part of the TERENO Harz / Central German Lowland Observatory in Saxony-Anhalt run by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ. These sites have a focus on biodiversity monitoring in the “normal landscape” which is characterized by agricultural use (about 60 % coverage of Saxony-Anhalt). Each site is a 4x4 km landscape of mainly arable land and semi-natural habitats like e.g. hedges and forests. The site Friedeburg is close to the river Saale and about 20 km northwest of the city of Halle (Saale). It is characterized by a distinct topography with valleys and slopes with a mean elevation of 122 m asl. Accordingly the average size of crop fields is lowest compared to the other sites, but the total area covered by crop fields is still 71 % and all semi-natural habitats summing up to 10 %.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:07
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2002
Purpose
The main purpose of the six sites mentioned above is to investigate effects of land use and climate on biodiversity patterns in agriculturally dominated landscapes. Specifically we focus on vascular plants (surveyed each second to third year), arthropods (mainly pollinators like wild bees, surveyed yearly by combined flight traps and butterfly transect counts) and birds (surveyed each third year) in relation to land use and climate change. Vegetation and land use data is available since 1960, vegetation, bird and arthropod monitoring has once been done in 2001-2002 during the EU project Greenveins and all taxa are regularly surveyed since 2009 (birds: 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017) and 2010 (insects) after the TERENO project started. A central weather station provides temperature, precipitation and humidity data and temperature loggers are attached to each trap to measure the local conditions. Moreover, crops grown are mapped each year and all habitats are classified according to the third level of EUNIS (European Nature Information System, https://eunis.eea.europa.eu/habitats-code-browser.jsp).
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Site Friedeburg

Site Friedeburg

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Geographic
Size
1600.00ha
Elevation (average)
100.00msl
Elevation (min)
70.00msl
Elevation (max)
160.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER-D (Germany) (LTER_EU_DE_002_004)This site is a verified "LTER-D (Germany)" member.
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