Bavarian Academy for
Nature Conservation and Landscape Management

Research Assignment

Conservation research has a long tradition at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL). Already in 1977, shortly after its foundation, the first research projects were awarded. In 1982 with the amendment of the Bavarian Nature Conservation Act (BayNatSchG), the ANL was being given a statutory mandate with reference to "application-oriented ecological research". The ANL was encouraged to fulfill this mandate through the course of its own scientific work and to cooperate with universities and other academic institutions. In the following years the extent of scientific topics as well as the financial resources increased considerably. Thus, it became possible to take on major research projects. In total, several hundred research projects have been conducted by the ANL during the last 35 years.

The research trend in universities tends more and more toward biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology. It is, therefore, very important to have a research institution like the ANL to pursue answers to questions posed in the areas of nature conservation and landscape management. The ANL has the important task and obligation to act in this area. Conservation research has been and remains an indispensable foundation that provides guide lines for practical conservation work. This argumentation will always be based on results of scientific work.

An important criterion for the selection of research topics is, therefore, to ensure the highest quality results possible in order to directly implement conservation practices. In addition, the results are incorporated into all courses and events of the academy. This enables the efficient dissemination of the research results.

The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) is a non-university research institution within the context of the Bavarian State Ministry for Environment and Health (StMUV).

Contact person at the ANL:

Dr. Christian Stettmer
Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL)
Department 3: Research, land use and international cooperation
Seethalerstraße 6
83410 Laufen
phone +49 8682 8963-50
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