The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts promotes Bavaria as a Research site on its website “Research in Bavaria”. Prof. Juliano Sarmento Cabral speaks about BLIZ and his team’s research in the article Biodiversity Dynamics under Environmental Change.
Sven Rubanschi gives a talk at this year’s Public Climate School at WZW Campus on Thursday, May 19 starting at 15:30. He will lecture about how climate change threatens the current distribution of biotopes and their biodiversity. Furthermore, the occurence of biotopes under current and future climate conditions will be discussed and further consequences of […]
Due to covid there was a long delay, but finally the BLIZ PhD student retreat took place at the Limnological Research Station in Iffeldorf from April 25. to April 27. Jana Blechschmidt, Maximilian Brönner, Stefan Fallert and Sven Rubanschi have used the past three days to write and discuss a lot. During hikes around the […]
On February 14th, the 11th BLIZ Workshop took place via Zoom. During the last workshop in 2021, we debated the process of BLIZ scenarios. Since then we built narratives and a modeling protocol. After a round of general updates, each subproject showed its main achievements and presented the results of their simulations. We are getting […]
In the first project phase of BLIZ, sectoral models for the simulation of ecosystem, biodiversity and land use changes at the Bavarian level were developed, parameterized and tested with observation and measurement data, and model uncertainties were estimated. Policy action spaces were investigated from local to international scales and possible future developments were estimated. In […]
On October 25, the 10th BLIZ workshop took place in Iffeldorf as a hybrid event. Some members of the BLIZ team attended in person, while others joined via Zoom. Each subproject reported on the status of its work. Afterwards, we discussed the upcoming synthesis in a plenary session. We debated the process of creating BLIZ […]
On October 8 until October 10 Munich’s Science Days (Münchner Wissenschaftstage) took place at the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. PhD student Anne Lewerentz presented her video game. The goal of the simulation game is to impart knowledge about the ecosystem of the Bavarian lakes and the effects of water quality and climate conditions on aquatic plants.
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society took place virtually from August 30th until September 1st. Sven Rubanschi held a presentation on “Environmental conditions drive the potential biotope composition in Bavaria”. He showed how environmental variables can be used to predict the distribution of Bavarian biotopes and how the potential biotope composition would look […]
The DGL Jahrestagung took place in Leipzig from September 27th until October1st. The limnological conference displayed the topic: “When extremes become normality – inland waters under climate change”. Anne Lewerentz held a presentation with the title “Modelling the distribution of submerged macrophyte species in Bavaria under climate and land-use change”.
The BLIZ team participated in the 2nd bayklif retreat at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing on September 28 and 29. Each bayklif project gave insights and updates on their work. In parallel sessions, there were workshops on forests and biodiversity, as well as on the Atlas of Ecosystem Services and science communication. In between, there was […]