ElBiota - Lateral connectivity and biodiversity of the Elbe floodplains
Projectmanagement:Mathias Scholz - Subproject UFZ
Cooperationen:BfG - German Federal Institute of Hydrology BfG
Peter Horchler - Projectmanager Subproject BfG, Arnd Weber (BfG), Mandy Hoyer (BfG)
On behalf of: German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Koblenz
Project duration: 2020 - 2022
The research project ElBiota aims to analyze the influence of structural and functional “River <> Floodplain” connectivity on patterns of biodiversity and harmful substances in the Elbe floodplain. Three partners (Federal Institute of Hydrology -BfG; Department of Aquatic Ecology, University Duisburg-Essen; Department of Conservation Biology, Centre for Environmental Research) have teamed up to analyze these influences by means of a rigorously standardized sampling design including floodplain vegetation, mollusks, carabids, dissolved and particle-bound environmental pollutants along connectivity gradients.