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
Das Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie heißt die Studierenden im ersten Semester herzlich willkommen! In der Woche vom 26. bis 30. Oktober finden für die Studiengänge Bachelor Geoökologie und Bachelor Lehramt Geographie einführende Informations- und Beratungsveranstaltungen statt.
The KIT Institute of Geography and Geoecology invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher, Remote Sensing in Vegetation Ecology, 3 + 3 years.More information
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 start of lectures for the coming winter semester 2020/21 is postponed to 02.11.2020. It is assumed until further notice that also in the winter semester 2020/21 many courses will be offered mainly or completely online.
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