Objectives of the pilot region of Eisenwurzen

Within the LTSER Platform Eisenwurzen the complex functional structures between landscape, historical and current land use, and the underlying driving forces are analysed. In consideration of supra-regional conditions, like global change, socio-economy etc., the scientific basis for sustainable management shall be elaborated.


 This includes: 

  • Networking, harmonising and giving a focus to research activities and research facilities within the region
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Close connection of research and regional development, regional decision makers, regional training posts etc. – trans-disciplinary research
  • Closeness to subjective and objective needs of the regional population – participation processes
  • Paying more attention to the environmental history of the region, e.g. historical land use, palaeo-ecology and their influence on the current situation
  • Adjustment of the spatial resolution of data used by different institutions to facilitate mutual reference, e.g. census data on communal basis
  • Investigation of ecological long-term processes in relevant habitats: primary production, carbon balance, nuisance, biodiversity, disturbance, estimation of development trends
  • Utilisation of synergies by linking up (environmental) monitoring and research
  • Utilisation of a variety of facilities and infrastructures relevant for long-term research to conduct multi-site experiments
  • Elaboration of development scenarios and empirical models for their assessment (integrated modelling, ecosystem assessment)
  • Development of strategies for the safeguarding, exchange and optimal utilisation of data, information and meta-information on the region

Added value of the pilot region Eisenwurzen

© Michael Mirtl

The LTSER Platform Eisenwurzen integrates ecological and socio-economic research projects as well as programmes for environmental observation. It provides a space for communication on interdisciplinary research. This offers new possibilities for the investigation of complex environmental problems within their ecological and social setting.


Thus, subjects raised by regional decision makers can be investigated and basic ecological information on the region can be elaborated.