Title: Hares in the forest - On the ecology of Lepus europaeus in forest habitats, taking into account silvicultural objectives and biodiversity.
Partial funding: Sattelmühle-Stiftung
Sub-modules: browsing in the Palatinate Forest (wildlife research area) and Sattelmühle Forest (Module 3) & occurrence in closed forest habitats (Module 4).
Funding amount: 200.000 €
Duration: 3 years
Project coordination: Stefanie Czaja - FAWF
Participating partners: FAWF, FVA, LAZBW and Seq-IT
In this project we would like to research the ecology of the "wood hare" and its influence on the forest in several sub-modules. The funding approved here relates to sub-module 3, which deals with the browsing of forest vegetation by brown hares and its effect on forest development, and to sub-module 4, in which the occurrence and population size of the brown hare in the forest will be investigated.