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

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land