The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association




Quick facts

Project title: 
SPRINT - Seed Predation and diversity of arthropod communities in Response to land-use INTensity
ZFMK Project lead: 


The biodiversity loss in terrestrial ecosystems is strongly associated with land-use intensification. The aim of the SPRINT-project (2020-2023) is to investigate consequences of land-use intensity and components of land-use on the diversity and functionality of arthropod communities in grasslands. The SPRINT-project is part of the Biodiversity Exploratories which are a research project funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Three large-scale and long-term research sites (exploratories) serve as an open research platform for biodiversity and ecosystem research.


Contact person

Head of Section Experimental & Applied Ecology
Ecological laboratory (zbm facilities, field sites, upcoming station)
+49 228 9122-452
+49 228 9122-212 [at]