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27. Nov 2019

International Research Training Group TreeDì

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Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Helge Bruelheide, coordinator: Dr. Stefan Trogisch
funding since 2018 by DFG and UCAS

Biodiversity-Ecosystem-Functioning (BEF) research in forests has become a vibrant field of research in the last decade. The aim of TreeDì – 林地 (lín dì, forest land) is to understand how tree-tree interactions in local neighbourhoods of varying diversity translate into the observed positive tree species richness effects on key ecosystem functions at the community scale. Tree-tree interactions range from above- and belowground competition to resource use complementarity and facilitation. In-depth knowledge of each interaction type and interdisciplinary teamwork are essential to understand the underlying processes. All research projects are carried out on the BEF-China platform in subtropical China  – the largest forest BEF experiment worldwide. [read more]

TreeDì – 林地 – TreeDiversity Interactions: The role of tree-tree interactions in local neighbourhoods in Chinese subtropical forests” is an International Research Training Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).


  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Universität Leipzig
  • Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing
  • Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

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