Global Litter Invertebrate
Community Ecology Group
Institute of Ecology
University of Jena
Dornburger Str. 159
Telephone: (+49) 0 3641 9 494 14
Secretary: (+49) 0 3641 9 494 00
Fax: (+49) 0 3641 9 494 02
The GLIDE site
in Jena, Germany (a nature reserve since 1990) consists
of the southeast exposed slope of the Mittlere Saaletal.
The site has triassic landscapes (Saale-Ilm Plateau) and
man-made grasslands due to mowing and possibly viticulture
from the Middle Ages up to the end of 19th Century). Since
1997, primary research has been on the effects of slope-gradient
to vegetation and faunal communities.
View weather station information from the Advanced
Technical College of Jena. Follow the link
to 'aktuelle Daten' for current climate conditions.
The site is located in Thuringia
of central Germany at 50° 57' 10" N latitude,
11° 35' 40" E longitidue.
Site area is 1.25 ha.
Site elevation is 210-310 m.
Annual rainfall is 587 mm.
Annual temperature is 9.3 °C.
Soil type is loam (lower part)
to chalk rendzina (upper part) above limestone; pH is 7.4.
Native vegetation is xerothermic
grassland, probable final forest type: Pinus sylvestris (pt.
Pinus nigra), mixed forest (Pinus sylvestris, Fagus
sylvatica, Quercus petraea, Fraxinus excelsior).
Ecoregion is temperate deciduous