Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Farmland bird conservation

We seek to enhancing the efficiency of conservation practices by contributing scientific evaluation of management measures at local and regional scales.

Current focus is on biodiversity conservation in modern agricultural landscapes. We accompany agro-environmental schemes (AES) implemented by local authorities with surveys to evalute the efficiency of alternative management strategies. Our core project (MAGer, derived from a rather circumstantial German project name) aims at developing, implementing and evaluating targeted conservation measured for the Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) as an umbrella species.

Within a PLENUM funded framework coordinated by the NABU bird conservation center, we further contribute evaluation of conservation measures for the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix). Both our current target species are characteristic farmland inhabitants facing a high risk of regional extirpation in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg.


Publications from this and related projects

  • Anthes, N. & J. Staggenborg (2018): Die Grauammer als Leitart - Schutzkonzept für Vögel der Agrarlandschaft. Falke 9/2018: 22-24.
  • Anthes, N., M. Boschert & J. Daniels-Trautner (2017): Breeding range and population trend of the Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra in Baden-Württemberg [in German]. Ornithol. Jh. Bad.-Württ. 33:27-44.
  • Böhler, E., M. Seidt, N. Anthes, F. Straub & G. Hermann (2015): Habitatpräferenzen der Gelbbauchunke (Bombina variegata) im Waldgebiet Rammert und Konsequenzen für den Schutz der Art. Z. Feldherpetol. 22: 1-20.
  • Seidt, M., S. Geißler-Strobel, M. Kramer, R. Kratzer, F. Straub & N. Anthes (2017): Population size and management of the Grey Partridge Perdix perdix in the administrative district of Tübingen [in German]. Ornithol. Jh. Bad.-Württ. 33:3-12.
  • Vowinkel, K. & N. Anthes (2012): Revierdichten und Bestand des Gartenrotschwanzes in Baden-Württemberg 2011. Ornithol. Jh. Bad.-Württ. 28: 73-92.


Nils Anthes
Tenured Lecturer
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Funded by

Stiftung Naturschutzfonds Baden-Württemberg

Zeiss Sports Optics