Brief description of the project
The aim of this project is to test different approaches to a site-appropriate, climate-friendly, resilient grassland management. As a common thread, "Holistic Planned Grazing" pasture management (according to A. Savory) is used here. In addition, the use of natural ecosystem processes should reduce both work volume and emissions and lower operating costs. As in nature, there can be neither standardised methods nor recipes. Only a holistic approach guarantees a high degree of adaptability while reducing emissions at the same time. Through the integration of differently operating farms, KUHproKLIMA determines various starting conditions and defines needs and personal operating objectives in a context-related manner. Specific initial analyses provide for individually tailored action plans and proposals. By means of close monitoring, changes and progress regarding ecosystem services are controlled throughout the entire project duration.
Recommendations for practice are to be derived from the individual implementation of the measures, the manifold experiences and the evaluation of different investigation parameters and analyses. A descriptive best-practice guideline will be created. In addition to a comprehensive transfer of knowledge on the topic of "ecosystem services", this guide will offer various suggestions for solutions, including practical tips and tricks from everyday operations. Furthermore, the guideline will serve as a decision support to engage in a more climate-friendly grassland management that secures the livelihood of farmers.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
Michèl de Montagne, Humanist und Philosoph 1533-1592
The concept and study design was created by Christine Bajohr (KugelSüdhangHof) and Franziska Hanko M. Sc. (Environmental Planning & Engineering Ecology), in cooperation with the ANL (Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege, Dr. Bettina Burkart-Aicher) and the TUM (Dr. Martin Wiesmeier).Mehr… Weniger…