Advantages of structural variety and species richness in vine growing regions are diverse and can reduce additional external inputs. In the VineDivers project the compatibility of wine production and biodiversity on different scales will be analysed. The main target of the VineDivers project is the development of a recommendation note for vine growers and politicians to evaluate the influences of different management practices on ecosystem services in wine growing regions.


Project processing: P. Strauss, M. Kumpan

Project promotion: FWF – Biodiversa FACCE



Brief Description:

The VineDivers project evaluates the effects of different management practices for wine growing on ecosystem services (ecological diversity, soil microorganisms, plant richness, wild bees, carbon sequestration, erosion mitigation, landscape aesthetics, quality and quantity of wine, tourism and recreation value).

Altogether 72 different landscape elements of four European vine growing countries (France, Spain, Austria and Romania) are observed. The Institute of Land and Water Management Research is responsible for the soil classification, soil physical measurements, erosion modelling and development of a conceptual model of the interactions between management and ecosystem services on an regional scale.


Bauer, T., Strauss, P., Stiper, K., Klipa, V., Popescu, D., Winter, S., Zaller, J.G., 2016. Does management intensity in inter rows effect soil phsical properties in Austrian an Romanian vineyards?, in: Geophysical Research Abstracts. p. Vol. 18, EGU2016-1380.


Kratschmer, S., Pachinger, B., Winter, S., Zaller, J.G., Buchholz, J., Querner, P., Strauss, P., Bauer, T., Stiper, K., 2016. Effects of inter-row management intensity on wild bee, plant and soil biota diversity in vineyards, in: Geophysical Research Abstracts. p. Vol. 18, EGU2016-5997.


Nicolai A., Guernion M., Cluzeau D., Gómez J., Guzmán G., Strauss P., Popescu D., Hoble A., Bunea C., Potthoff M., Bergman H., Winter S., Zaller J.G. 2016. Ecosystem services and soil biodiversity in French vineyards. In: SETAC Europe, SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting. Book of abstracts,


Stiper, K., Bauer T., Rampazzo N., S.P., 2016. Auswirkung der Umbruchsintensität auf bodenphysikalische Eigenschaften von Fahrgassen im Weinbau, in: ALVA Tagungsbeiträge. p. 127.


Strauss, P., Bauer T., Bunea C.I., Popescu D., Buchholz J., Querner P., Zaller J.G., 2016. Inter row management affects soil properties of vineyard soils in Romania, in: ESSC Conference Proceedings.


Winter, S., Zaller J. G., Strauss P., Bauer T., Querner P., Pachinger B., Kratschmer S., Kriechbaum M., Gómez J. A., Landa B., Lora Á., Guzmán G., Paredes D., Popescu D., Comsa M., Bunea C.-I., Hoble A., Bergmann H., Potthoff M., Plaas E., Schütte R., Cluzeau D., Burel F., Nicolai A., Guernion M., Jung V., 2015. Biodiversity-based ecosystem services in vineyards. In: Montpellier SupAgro, 17th European Weed Research Society Symposium EWRS 2015 Proceedings


Winter, S., Zaller, J.G., Kratschmer, S., Pachinger, B., Strauss, P., Bauer, T., Paredes, D., Gomez, J.A., Guzman, G., Landa, B., Nicolai, A., Burel, F., Cluzeau, D., Popescu, D., Bunea, C.-I., Potthoff, M., Guernion, M., Batary, P., 2016. How does vineyard management intensity affect ecosystem services and disservices - insight from a meta-analysis, in: Geophysical Research Abstracts. p. Vol. 18, EGU2016-1769.


Zaller, J.G., Buchholz, J., Querner, P., Winter, S., Kratschmer, S., Pachinger, B., Strauss, P., Bauer, T., Stiper, K., Potthoff, M., Guernion, M., Scimia, J., Cluzeau, D., 2016. Soil cultivation in vineyards alters interactions between soil biota and soil physical and hydrological properties, in: Geophysical Research Abstracts. p. 2665.


Zaller, J.G., Winter S., Strauss P., Querner P., Kriechbaum M., Pachinger B., Gómez J.A., Campos M., Landa B., Popescu D., Comsa M., Iliescu M., Tomoiaga L., Bunea C.-I., Hoble A., Marghitas L., Rusu T., Lora A., Guzmán G., Bergmann H.,  Potthoff M.,  Cluzeau D., Burel F., Jung V. 2015: BiodivERsA project VineDivers: Analysing interlinkages between soil biota and biodiversity-based ecosystem services in vineyards across Europe, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 17 , EGU2015


Zaller, J.G., Winter, S., Strauss, P., Bauer, T., Querner, P., Buchholz J, Kriechbaum M, Pachinger B, Kratschmer S, Gómez J, Campos M, Landa B, Paredes D, Popescu D, Comsa M, Iliescu ML, Tomoiaga LL, Bunea C-I, Hoble A, Marghitas LA, Rusu T, Lora A, Guzmán G, Bergmann H, Potthoff M, Schütte R, Cluzeau D, Burel F, Nicolai A, Guernion M, Jung V. (2015): Interlinkages between biodiversity, ecosystem services and socio-economics in vineyards (BiodivERsA project VineDivers), Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 45, 145-146


published at 29.11.2016, BAW-IKT - Institut für Kulturtechnik und Bodenwasserhaushalt