Publications and media impact from the BioDivKultur project

A central goal of the BioDivKultur project is the provision of acquired knowledge. This knowledge forms an elementary basis for discourse, the development of ideas and new concepts as well as the implementation of insect-friendly maintenance and management of green spaces.

We have collected all publications and publications with our research results, experiences and findings for you on this page.


Stein, M., Sattlegger, L., Freudenberg, J. (2023). Insect-friendly gardening for different types of gardeners. A social science and linguistic analysis. ISOE-Materials Social Ecology 73 Frankfurt am Main For analysis

Daum, S. N. K. (2023). A practice of (technical) care. Aesthetics and biodiversity conservation. In M. Tamborini (Ed.),
The aesthetics of technoscience

of the 21st century
. WBG.
About the book

Daum, S. N. K. (2023). Biodiversity protection: What is of value to whom or what? In J. Stadler (Ed.), Biodiversity Meeting Point XXI. Interdisciplinary research exchange within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Vol. 661, p. pp. 112-114). Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. To the fonts

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ARTHROCALYPSE (5 minutes – director and picture design: Daniela Magnani Hüller, producer: Johanna Berger and Daniela Magnani Hüller, editor: Nadja Issler)
Hidden in the urban grass thicket, a diverse insect race lives in peaceful idyll until a strange object enters their world.
A group of explorers collects the remains of civilization. What remains after the devastation?
More films by Daniela Magnani Hüller here:

The garden, insects and us - a comparison of gardener types

Wild cottage gardens, Mediterranean parks or spacious lawns – the ideas of the perfect garden are diverse. This variety of garden styles also has an influence on how insect-friendly the respective gardens are and what options are available for insect protection measures. The preference for a style and the corresponding garden design depend on various factors, such as the individual’s relationship to nature, their own lifestyle and the demands placed on the garden and its use. In an interview study with gardeners from Frankfurt, we investigated how these factors interact and shape garden design. The result is five gardener types that summarize different gardening styles and can be the starting point for various insect protection activities.

Interview with project coordinator Genevieve Walther

Gardens, parks and green strips are an important habitat for insects. In the BioDivKultur project, an interdisciplinary team of experts is focusing on values, usage interests and options for action in the design and maintenance of these green spaces in order to use them more effectively for the preservation of biodiversity. Genevieve Walther, ecologist and coordinator of the BioDivKultur joint project, reports on news from the project and the collaboration of the interdisciplinary team.

Mahdworkshop: Proceedings published

At the 19th and 20th of September 2022 our mowing workshop took place at the Jagdschloss Kranichstein. Over the course of two days, we exchanged views with stakeholders from research and practice on the possibilities and limitations of insect-friendly mowing.
Those interested can now view the presentations and results of the mowing workshop in the proceedings:

Mowing workshop: Mowing in an insect-friendly way - but how?

In the magazine “KommunalTechnik” published an interesting article on the results of our mowing workshop. Find it in the 6th issue 2022.
Here you can have a look at the article:

On the road with the ARD film team

What can municipalities and companies do for biodiversity on their land? Together with the ARD film team, we took a closer look at a study plot from the BioDivKultur project. You can watch our contribution on Friday (09.12.) from 19:30 in the program KlimaZeit on tagesschau24 and in the ARD Mediathek.

Interview with Project speaker Prof. Nico Blüthgen about BioDivKultur

BioDivKultur – “Diverse green spaces just don’t look like manicured ornamental lawns”.

Parks, greenbelts, and commercial green spaces can provide important habitat for a wide range of insect species. Different design decisions play an important role in this. The BioDivKultur research project is investigating how biodiversity can be given greater consideration in green space design. Professor Dr. Nico Blüthgen reports in an interview on the motivation and goals of the interdisciplinary project.

Babette & Lisette Darmstädter Echo

This comic was published in the Darmstädter Echo on 13.05.22. Drawn by Steffen Jobst.

The BioDivKultur project is funded by the Research Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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