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Research Projects Life Sciences and Green Technologies

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PhD Projects

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

Knowledge about insect die-off shows how nature conservation limited to protected areas cannot halt a loss of species diversity in the modern cultural landscape. Besides the traditional focus of species and habitat protection, managed forests, forest edges, hedges, grassland, field fringes and urban green are also needed as habitats, corridors and buffer zones for numerous animal and plant species.

This doctoral project deals with the vegetation from these little noticed ecosystems.

Based on existing data on fauna as well as our own field surveys, we investigate under which usage intensity plant communities are most influenced by the climate, what importance woods have as micro climatic refuges, and to what extent common plants exhibit intra-species climate adaptations. The influence of local and regional plant composition on insect fauna is also examined as part of the doctoral thesis.

Recommendations for targeted optimisation of green infrastructure, landscape conservation, agri-environmental measures and green space design can also be derived from the results.




Supervisor Technical University of Munich:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Kollmann

Research focus:

·         Renaturation ecology

·         Invasion biology

·         Grassland ecology

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

Supervisor Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences:

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.

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

M. Sc. Cynthia Tobisch

Cynthia Tobisch

Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor: Landscape Architecture, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences

Master: Nature protection and landscape planning, Technical University of Munich


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

Dr. Ute Nazet

Dr. Ute Nazet

Koordinatorin BayWISS - Verbundkolleg Life Sciences und Grüne Technologien

Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Am Staudengarten 7 | Gebäude H7
85354 Freising

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