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Research in Life Sciences and Green Technologies How can we make progress sustainable?

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Thematically, research in the BayWISS Joint Academic Partnership “Life Sciences and Green Technologies” addresses urgent global problems and promotes solutions for guaranteeing sustainable development in line with the  United Nationals Sustainable Development Goals

 

Here we pursue the following objectives:

Analysis of the value chain in the green industrial sectors, starting with opportunities and risk emanating from land use and raw materials production right through to its further processing and application in the energy economy, food industry and biotechnology and marketing of end products.

Recording and measuring the environmental impact of these industrial sectors and value chains, particularly in light of the urgent, persistent environmental projects also in relation to human well-being.

Analysis of certification procedures for guaranteeing sustainable production methods. The variety of certifications makes it necessary to conduct an empirical evaluation of their efficacy. Here, the respective criteria and their review mechanisms should be compared and evaluated for their effects.

Developing scenarios for a socio-political discourse on sustainably solving future sectoral and especially interdisciplinary tasks and problems, so as to unite economic, ecological, and social requirements and ensure the security of livelihoods.

Developing innovative approaches for sustainable solutions at the economic, social as well as ecological level. Innovations encompass land use systems, value chains, technical developments, digitalisation and global networking, social trends, security of supply and nutrition habits.

Sustainably innovative – our fields of research

  • Environment and biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Sustainable agriculture/land use
  • Management of natural resources
  • Bioeconomy
  • Food security
  • Agricultural and biotechnology/process technology/bioengineering

Our PhD Projects

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Patrizia Eben
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Multifunktionale Versickerungsmulden im Siedlungsraum

Ziel des Forschungsprojektes ist es, eine optimierte heimische Bepflanzung für innerstädtische Versickerungsmulden zu entwickeln, die neben einer hohen Trockenheits-, Schadstoff-, Salz- und Überstauungsverträglichkeit Nahrungs- und Fortpflanzungshabitate für Insekten bietet und als attraktives Pflanzenbild Akzente setzt.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof'in Dr. Swantje Duthweiler

Projects:


Technische Universität München

Verena Styrnik
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Nachhaltige Almwirtschaft im Klimawandel

Im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden werden die Auswirkungen des Klimawandels und des damit einhergehenden geänderten Weideregimes auf Pflanzen- und Insektengesellschaften, sowie die Effekte auf die Futterqualität und Produktivität der Almen untersucht.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof'in Dr. Martina Hofmann

Projects:


Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. Rupert Seidl

Projects:


Julia Straub
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut

Entwicklung eines Nachhaltigkeitsbewertungssystems für Kläranlagen und dem nachgeschalteten Klärschlammverwertungspfad am Beispiel der bayerisch-tschechischen Grenzregion

Im Rahmen des Promotionsprojekts wird ein System zur Bewertung der ökologischen, ökonomischen und sozialen Nachhaltigkeit der Abwasser- und Klärschlammbehandlung in bevölkerungsarmen Regionen entwickelt.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut

Prof'in Dr. rer. nat. Diana Hehenberger-Risse

Schwerpunkt im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit, Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) und Social LCA, Energieeffizienz, Erneuerbare Energien


Forschungsschwerpunkt: Energie


Projekte: Green Infrastructure Maßnahmen aus Klärschlamm- Kaskadennutzung (greenIKK), DENU – Digitale Energienutzung zur Erhöhung der Energieeffizienz durch interaktive Vernetzung

Funktionen: Mitglied im Netzwerk Hochschule Nachhaltigkeit Bayern, Arbeitskreis Nachhaltiger Betrieb, Zertifikate und Forschung Netzwerk Hoch-N, Nachhaltigkeitslandkarte, Gutachterin bei der FFG Österreich

Projects:


Technische Universität München

Julian Eckert
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Application of microorganisms in biotrickling filters for industrial exhaust air purification

 

 

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SUPERVISORS

Universität Bayreuth

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Pia Drechsel
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Consumers’ evaluation of plastic packaging for food and possibilities for its reduction

The research project’s objective is to investigate the awareness of the problem, consumer assessments and consumer behaviour when dealing with plastic packaging in the food industry, as well as to measure consumer acceptance of more sustainable packaging solutions at the Point of Sale in stationary food retailing.

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Cynthia Tobisch
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Vegetation of the Bavarian Normal Landscape between Global Warming and Pressure to Use Land

The project is part of the Joint Academic Partnership LandKliF - effects of global warming on species diversity and ecosystem services in near-natural, agrarian, and urban landscapes and strategies for managing climate change.

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SUPERVISORS

Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. Johannes Kollmann

Research focus:

·         Renaturation ecology

·         Invasion biology

·         Grassland ecology

Projects:


Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof. Dr. Jörg Ewald

Research focus:

·       Mountain forest ecosystems

·       Biodiversity informatics

·       Nature conservation biology

Botany and vegetation science provide elementary basics for agriculture, forestry and nature conservation.

In addition to teaching the relevant skills to future practitioners, we advise decision makers and conduct applied research.

Projects:


Jonathan Schubert
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut

Optimisation of Electrode Properties of Environmentally Friendly, Aqueous Sodium Ion Accumulators through Targeted Formulation Development

Even now, the aqueous sodium ion accumulator that is in the early stages of development represents a cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more secure alternative to lithium ion storage for stationary storage. The main goal is to develop and as well as optimise the existing technology in order to present an alternative for additional fields of application.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger

Research area:

  • Storage technologies for electrical energy
  • From raw materials to cells, batteries, modern system integration through to network-related application

Research focuses:

  • Battery technology
  • Production processes for batteries
  • Sustainable energy storage systems
  • CO2 footprint, LCA

Projects:


Frank Weiser
Universität Bayreuth

Detection and Monitoring of Damage Caused by Drought in German Forests with Sentinel-2 Satellite Data

The doctoral degree aims to use Sentinel-2 satellite data to analyse the spatial distribution of damage caused by drought in summer 2018.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof. Dr. Jörg Ewald

Research focus:

·       Mountain forest ecosystems

·       Biodiversity informatics

·       Nature conservation biology

Botany and vegetation science provide elementary basics for agriculture, forestry and nature conservation.

In addition to teaching the relevant skills to future practitioners, we advise decision makers and conduct applied research.

Projects:


Johanna Kondrasch
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Towards Circular Buildings: consideration of EoL perspective at the early design stage of buildings in public sector

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Carla Bockermann
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Climatic Relevance of paludicultures in fen peatlands along a water table gradient

Climate-relevance of managed swamps: Greenhouse gas balancing can provide an insight into the potential of paludiculture in mitigation and adaptation methods in the agricultural sector.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof. Dr. Matthias Drösler

Research area:

  • Moor ecosystems and climate change 

Here the professor decisively shapes the state of knowledge on the climate relevance of organic soils: The emissions factors for swamps in Bavaria and in Germany largely derive from projects led by the professorship.

Projects:


Technische Universität München

Daniel Hauck
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Evaluation of secondary phosphates for the use as a new P fertiliser in ornamental plant production.

The doctoral project investigates the use of innovative phosphorous fertiliser based on residual material (secondary phosphate) in ornamental plant production under glass. A special focus is placed on the P fertiliser effect as well as the opportunity to model this based on results of a chemical P fractioning.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof'in Dr. Elke Meinken

Research focuses:

  • Peat substitute
  • Fertiliser/soil additives
  • Fertilisation strategies
  • Anaylitics

Knowledge of plant nutrition and soil science rank among the elementary foundations for resource- and environmentally friendly production in all areas of horticulture. Peat substitute, innovative fertiliser and soil additives, optimised fertilisation strategies as well as developing methods for conclusive laboratory and on-site analytics have been focus of research for many years.

 

Projects:


Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. Urs Schmidhalter

Professor emeritus since October 1, 2020

Projects:


Christina Hartung
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Use of Vegetation from Paludicultures in Biogas Plants and as Peat Substitutes

Paludiculture is the agricultural use of re-waterlogged swamps under peat preservation conditions.

As part of the doctoral project, it is investigated whether the biomass of plants, which grew under Paludiculture conditions in the low moor, can be used as biogas substrate or after preparation as peat substitute.

 

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof'in Dr. Elke Meinken

Research focuses:

  • Peat substitute
  • Fertiliser/soil additives
  • Fertilisation strategies
  • Anaylitics

Knowledge of plant nutrition and soil science rank among the elementary foundations for resource- and environmentally friendly production in all areas of horticulture. Peat substitute, innovative fertiliser and soil additives, optimised fertilisation strategies as well as developing methods for conclusive laboratory and on-site analytics have been focus of research for many years.

 

Projects:


Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Technische Universität München

Martin Höhendinger
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Analysis of Operational Processes and Steering Capabilities for Integrating Technological Parameters into an Energy Efficient Management of Interacting Systems in Automated Dairy Cattle Sheds Taking Account of Animal Welfare

The objective is to develop an integrated farm management system for combined milk and energy production in agricultural organisations. This should entail optimising energy consumption regarding private consumption share or network usability and stabilisation.

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SUPERVISORS

Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. agr. Heinz Bernhardt

Stable 4.0 (Integrated Dairy Farming)

Current research projects

  • Animal-Machine Interaction
  • Influencing Factors Analysis on Infield Logistics
  • Precision Grassland Farming
  • Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle
  • Modeling agricultural transport logistics
  • Simulation agricultural crop chains

Projects:


Manfred Höld
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Foundations for implementing an on-farm energy management system in the dairy cattle farm

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SUPERVISORS

Technische Universität München

Prof. Dr. agr. Heinz Bernhardt

Stable 4.0 (Integrated Dairy Farming)

Current research projects

  • Animal-Machine Interaction
  • Influencing Factors Analysis on Infield Logistics
  • Precision Grassland Farming
  • Automatic Feeding Systems for Cattle
  • Modeling agricultural transport logistics
  • Simulation agricultural crop chains

Projects:


Felix Rheude
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Ecological and Economic Sustainability Assessments Using the Example of the Public Construction Sector

The construction sector is one of the most resource-intensive areas of the German economy, accounting for approx. 50 per cent of all waste. By using three example objects, this project is intended to examine which opportunities are available to the construction sector to improve the ecological and economic sustainability of buildings.

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Anna Guthmann
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Structure, species composition and microclimate of the grassland in floodplains. A comparison of normal landscape and areas under contract nature conservation

Melanie Piser
Technische Hochschule Deggendorf

Empowerment for Socio-Culturally Disadvantaged Groups in Rural Municipal Planning through Online Tools Using the Example of the Female Population with the Digital Participation Platform “PUBinPLAN”

The objective is the activation of young women to participate in rural municipal projects with the help of digital participation platforms such as our in-house development PUBinPLAN.

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SUPERVISORS

Technische Hochschule Deggendorf

Prof. Dr. Roland Zink

Research areas:

  • Sustainable regional development and digital participation

On the one hand, my current research projects focus on the transformation of the energy sector and design of sustainable energy supply structured from a spatial perspective. In addition to the use of geo information systems, spatio-temporal energy models are also being developed to this end. While I also conduct application-oriented research on the theme of innovative participation possibilities of actors in spatial planning processes through digital media (digitalisation), on the other. It was in this environment that the platform PUBinPLAN was developed. 

Projects:


Alexander M. Rechl
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Short Rotation Plantations on Organic Soils – Carbon Balance and Climate Relevance

The objective of the research project is to test the climate impact of short rotation plantations on organic soils using the example of typical site, establishment, and tree species variants and to identify favourable variants from a yield and climate impact perspective.

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SUPERVISORS

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Prof. Dr. Matthias Drösler

Research area:

  • Moor ecosystems and climate change 

Here the professor decisively shapes the state of knowledge on the climate relevance of organic soils: The emissions factors for swamps in Bavaria and in Germany largely derive from projects led by the professorship.

Projects:


Esther Baumann
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

Mahdmosaic in grassland structures and diversity analyses on various landscape levels


Publications

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2020

  • Bernhard Schuldt, Allan Buras, Matthias Arend, Yann Vitasse, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Alexander Damm, Mana Gharun, Thorsten E.E. Grams, Markus Hauck, Peter Hajek, Henrik Hartmann, Erika Hiltbrunner, Günter Hoch, Meisha Holloway-Phillips, Christian Körner, Elena Larysch, Torben Lübbe, Daniel B. Nelson, Anja Rammig, Andreas Rigling, Laura Rose, Nadine K. Ruehr, Katja Schumann, Frank Weiser

    , Christiane Werner, Thomas Wohlgemuth, Christian S. Zang, Ansgar Kahmen (2020): A first assessment of the impact of the extreme 2018 summer drought on Central European forests, Basic and Applied Ecology, 45, p. 86-103, ISSN 1439-1791, doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2020.04.003.

  • Devkota, R.S.; Field, R.; Hoffmann, S.; Walentowitz, A.; Medina, F.M.; Vetaas, O.R.; Chiarucci, A.; Weiser, F.

    ; Jentsch, A.; Beierkuhnlein, C. (2020): Assessing the Potential Replacement of Laurel Forest by a Novel Ecosystem in the Steep Terrain of an Oceanic Island. Remote Sens., 12, 4013. doi.org/10.3390/rs12244013

  • Eckert J., Gredmaier L., Grüner-Lempart S. (2020) Hochdruckimprägnierung von Lavasteinen als Trägermaterial für schadstoffabbauende Biofilme. Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgruppen Hochdruckverfahrenstechnik und Membrantechnik.

  • Friedl, P., Weiser, F., Fluhrer, A., & Braun, M. H. (2020): Remote sensing of glacier and ice sheet grounding lines: A review, Earth-Science Reviews, 201, 102948.

  • Hartung, C.; Andrade, D.; Dandikas, V.; Eickenscheidt, T.; Drösler, M.; Zollfrank, C.; Heuwinkel, H. (2020): Suitability of paludiculture biomass as biogas substrate biogas yield and long-term effects on anaerobic digestion. Renewable Energy (159), S.64-71.

  • Höhendinger, M.; Höld, M.; Hijazi, O.; Treiber, M.; Bauerdick, J.; Frech, Lorenz et al. (2020 online): Cowenergy - possibilities of energy management in energy self-sufficient dairy cowsheds. In: Bio-economy and agri-production. Concepts and evidence, S. 159–172. ISBN 978-0-12-819774-5.

  • Rheude F., Kondrasch  J., Röder H., Fröhling M. (2020 online): Review of the terminology in the sustainable building sector, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 286, 2021, 125445, ISSN 0959-6526

  • Straub J., Hehenberger-Risse D., Hofmann J. (2020): Nachhaltige Klärschlammverwertung in Regionen mit geringer Bevölkerungsdichte, Konferenzbeitrag 6. Mitteleuropäische Biomassekonferenz CEBC (22. - 24.01.2020)

  • Straub J., Hehenberger-Risse D., Hofmann J. (2020): Projekt greenIKK: Nachhaltige Abwasserbehandlung, Konferenzbeitrag TRIOKON Transferkonferenz (29. - 30.09.2020) für Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in Ostbayern

  • Stumpenhausen, J.; Bernhardt, H.; Höhendinger, M. (2020): Entwicklung eines On-Farm Energie Management Systems für Milchviehlaufställe. KTBL-Tagungsband vom 2. bis 3. März 2020, Mannheim, Mit Energie in die Zukunft Strom, Wärme und Kraftstoffe in der Landwirtschaft , S.21-23

2019

  • Brunner, M.; Moning, C.; Tobisch, C. (2019): Ein Zollstock genügt - Einfaches Verfahren zur Beurteilung von Pflegezustand und Lebensraumeignung für Zielarten der Streuobstwiesen Oberbayerns. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 51 (02), S.2-7

  • Hauck, D., Lohr, D., Meinken, E., Schmidhalter, U. (2019): "Plant availability of secondary phosphates depending on pH in a peat based growing medium", Acta Horticulturae in press

  • Hauck, D., Lohr, D., Horn, D., Meinken, E., Schmidhalter, U. (2019): "Charakterisierung der Düngewirkung alternativer P-Dünger im Zierpflanzenbau", VDLUFA Schriftenreihe 75, S.104 - 111.

  • Höhendinger, M., Schlereth, N., Treiber, M., Höld, M., Stumpenhausen, J., Bernhardt, H.: "Potential of cyber-physical systems in German dairy farming", 2019 ASABE Annual Meeting, Boston, 08.07.2019

  • Höhendinger, M., Kern, S., Stumpenhausen, J., Treiber, M., Bernhardt, H.: "Automatization caused effects on the workload at dairy farms", 47th International Symposium "Actual tasks on Agricultural Engineering", Opatija, Kroatien, 05.03.2019

  • Höhendinger, M., Höld, M., Hijazi, O., Treiber, M., Bauerdick, J., Frech, L., Dietrich, R., Krieg, H.-J., Stumpenhausen, J., Bernhardt, H.: "CowEnergy - Possibilities of energy management in energy self-sufficient dairy cowsheds", XXXVIII CIOSTA & CIGR V International Conference, Rhodos, 24.06.2019

  • Piser, M., Zink, R., Wöllmann, S.: "Smart Landscapes and PUBinPLAN - Digital Participation for Creating Sustainable Rural Regions", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advanced Computer Information Technologies (ACIT), June 5-7, 2019; České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2019

  • Piser, M., Zink, R.: "Digitale Partizipation zur integrativen und nachhaltigen Gestaltung ländlicher Räume", FH Campus Wien – Verein zur Förderung des Fachhochschul-, Entwicklungs-und Forschungszentrums im Süden Wiens (Ed.). Book of Abstracts (136-139), 2019, ISBN: 978-3-902614-55-1

  • Schönhärl, M.; Moning, C.; Tobisch, C. (2019): Gelbbauchunken können auch Schatten. – ANLiegen Natur 41(1): online preview, 12 p., Laufen

  • Simon, J., Drechsel, P., Kracklauer, A. H. (2019): Zielgruppensegmentierung für den Online-Lebensmittelhandel: Eine Benefit-Segmentierung der Lebensmittelkunden. In: Sales Manager - Fachmagazin für marktorientierte Unternehmensführung 4 (1), S. 16 - 22.

  • Straub J., Hehenberger-Risse D., Hofmann J., Sustainable use of sewage sludge in regions with a low population density; EUBCE 2019, 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

  • Szücs, L.; Tobisch, C.; Schroth, O.; Blum, P. (2019): Qualität und Nutzbarkeit von OSM-Daten für landschaftsplanerische Fragestellungen. gis.Science 32 (3), S.77-86

Coordination

Get in touch. We look forward to your questions and ideas for our Joint Academic Partnership Life Sciences and Green Technologies

Dr. Michaela Stegmann

Dr. Michaela Stegmann

Coordination BayWISS-JAP Life Sciences and Green Technologies

University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Am Staudengarten 9 | Gebäude H21
85354 Freising

Telephone: +49 8161 716358
life-sciences.vk@baywiss.de