Landuse and Climate Change
Land-use and climate changes are key challenges to society in the future. Especially in mountain environments, many important ecosystem and landscape functions will be affected at different spatial and temporal scales. Therefore, a key strategic activity of the Institute is to build diagnostic infrastructures. Based on the knowledge gained from these infrastructures, to develop predictive models in order to, on the one hand, quantitatively disentangle the consequences of land-use and climate change and, on the other hand, obtain reliable predictions at the regional level. Our institute is currently intensifying the research by using innovative climate chambers and a heavily equipped open-air laboratory in the Matsch Valley to closely observe the impacts under natural conditions. In addition, we will continue to pursue the previous approach, through which the effects of landuse/landcover (LULC) changes on biodiversity, diverse geo-chemical cycles and the needs and demands of today's society on the cultural landscape are studied.
Holistic (multiscale) analysis of the factors and their effect on the fish fauna in inner-Alpine ...Duration: August 2017 - June 2021Funding: Italy-Austria 2014-2020 (EUTC / EU ...
Climate response of alpine lakes: resistance variability and management consequences for ecosystem ...Duration: June 2019 - June 2022Funding: Public institutions (Other projects ...
Ecology and trophic structure of the Alpine soil macrofaunaDuration: December 2017 - December 2022Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)
Impacts of global change on alpine water ecosystemsDuration: December 2017 - December 2022Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)
LT(S)ER: Open air laboratory Matsch/Mazia
Long-term (socio-)ecological research in the open air laboratory Matsch/MaziaDuration: December 2013 - December 2025Funding: Public institutions (Other projects ...
ChangeLake - Recent and past changes in the bio-geo-chemical parameters in the alpine lakes located ...Duration: December 2019 - December 2020Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)
Land suitability model for viticulture and grape varieties in the context of climate change in the ...Duration: December 2016 - December 2020Funding: Italy-Austria 2014-2020 (EUTC / EU ...