Bayreuth Phytometer Initiative – University of Copenhagen

Bayreuth Phytometer Initiative

Our phytometer experiment creates a living reference unit for community ecology that
indicates the relative influence of cross-site climate and soil conditions of emergent community properties. By using a standardized plant community and substrate alongside the same plant community planted in local soil, sites spanning environmental gradients gain a valuable common metric for disentangling vegetation drivers. This common metric is a biological indicator that naturally incorporates the many physical variables that influence vegetation.

Invitation letter to join

Phytometer protocol

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