Previous projects

The biodiversity experiment in Jena was established in 2002 by the Research Unit 456 ‘The role of biodiversity for element cycling and trophic interactions—an experimental approach in a grassland community’, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), and supported by the Max Planck Society and the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany.

From 2010 on, the Jena Experiment received a second funding from the DFG in the framework of the Research Unit 1451 ‘Exploring Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning‘.