Enhancing biodiversity-based ecosystem services to crops though optimized densities of green infrastructure in agricultural landscapes

Project: Research

Project Details


ECODEAL will provide recommendations on the scales at which sparing land from cultivation can support food production, biodiversity preservation and farm economic performance across a range of European agricultural systems.

The ECODEAL project, coordinated from Lund, Sweden, with partners in Austria, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain, aims to reach a mechanistic understanding of the effects of green infrastructure at different spatial scales on crop ecosystem services.
Short titleECODEAL
Effective start/end date2015/01/012018/12/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • INRA National Institute of Agricultural Research
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • Wageningen University
  • CSIC Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD)
  • Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg


  • FORMAS, a Swedish research council for sustainable development