Wolfgang Kießling traces Earth’s history through layers of fossils. The data he uncovers together with his team serves to create a reliable database for climate research, opening up opportunities for nature-based conservation solutions.
Hof University of Applied Sciences is committed to sustainability and “greentech” and is driving innovation through research into sustainable water management.
Research projects at HSWT are investigating the climate-protection potential of peatlands—and are at the heart of environmental protection efforts in Bavaria’s rural landscape.
Biodiversity researchers develop mechanistic simulation models to unravel the processes influencing biodiversity origin, maintenance and dynamics across space and time, from individuals to entire ecosystems.
Scientists at the University of Bayreuth are investigating how extreme weather events affect biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Together with their international partners, they study the local impacts of global climate change.
Engineers at TH Rosenheim are addressing the challenges facing wood technology with a new logistics concept, dynamic partnerships and sustainable future industry models.
Although more than half of the world’s rivers have been altered by human activity and climate change, the floodplain ecosystems along the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan remain largely untouched.
Nitrogenous fertilisers are necessary to feed a growing world population. The sustainable production of industrially usable nitrogen, especially for fertiliser production, is consequently the focus of the German Research Foundation priority programme "Nitroconversion" (SPP 2370). The coordinator of the programme is the Bayreuth physical chemist Prof. Dr. Roland Marschall. The University of Bayreuth is also home to two of eleven research projects that the DFG has selected for funding. The DFG will initially fund the two projects and the coordination of the programme for three years with a total of around 1.5 million euros.
Thanks to batteries, households with a photovoltaic system on their roofs can now use more of the solar power they have generated themselves. A large number of new business models for decentralized energy supply is not the only feature of the battery market that Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach, professor of Economic Geography at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is researching in his new project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Living conditions for forests at high elevations have changed significantly in recent decades as a result of climate change. In many mountain regions, they have become more favorable above the tree line than in lower-lying forested areas. Nevertheless, climate change has not yet led to forests adapting directly to this change and shifting to higher regions. This is confirmed by a new biogeographical study of the University of Bayreuth using the example of the Mediterranean island of Crete. The scientists present their research results in the journal "Forest Ecosystems". They warn of the possible consequences.