At the end of the project Free Moving Rivers in Germany (Freier Pendelraum für Fließgewässer in Deutschland) funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DBU) the online conference ’Free Moving Rivers’ - more space for rivers took place at the Department of wetland ecology in Rastatt on November 24th, 2020.
Teaching takes place online for at least the rest of the year but probably for the entire lecture period in WS 2020/21. Information on the individual courses can still be found on Ilias. Make sure that e-mails from the Ilias system can reach you.
In a new publication in the renowned journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), the consortium of the German Biodiversity Exploratories with the participation of Sophia Leimer and Wolfgang Wilcke of the IFGG show that increasing land-use intensity in grassland and forest changes the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and the resulting ecosystem services, which are important for humans. With the proposed method which is based on network theory, a novel tool becomes available with which the entire complexity of the anthropogenically caused ecosystem changes can be recognized.More
Alfred Wirthmann; who has died at the age of 92, was a central figure of this institute. From 1968 to 1996 he was Professor of Geography in Karlsruhe. The study course Geoecology in Karlsruhe was introduced on his initiative in 1986.Obituary (in German)
The website was adapted to the new KIT design. Not everything works as usual yet but we are working on it.
The project called ErWiN contributes to a better understanding of the dynamics of forest fires and to reducing the risk of forest fires. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Fabian Faßnacht.More