The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

EU-Projekt DIVERSify




DIVERSify - Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability

In the EU-H2020 project (2016-2021), we work to understand how to optimise the performance of crop species mixtures or ‘plant teams’ to improve yield stability, reduce losses to weeds, pests and diseases, and enhance resilience to environmental change. Working together, a team of international researchers, farmers and other stakeholders, develops evidence and guidance on how to improve the productivity and sustainability of European agriculture through the application of ecological concepts.

At the ZBM, we study how intercropping can help to sustain yield and biodiversity at the same time.

Contact: Jana Brandmeier, Silvia Pappagallo, Christoph Scherber


Contact person

Head of Centre for Biodiversity Monitoring (zbm)
+49 228 9122-450
+49 228 9122-212
c.scherber [at]