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Hessisches Landesamt für Naturschutz, Umwelt und Geologie

Research projects: Nature and Landscape

Completed projects
 

B. Koppmann-Rumpf, Dr. C. Scherbaum-Heberer, Dr. K.-H. Schmidt, Ecological Research Station, Schlüchtern:
"Comparison between pure stands of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and mixed stands of Douglas fir and beech (Fagus sylvatica) as habitats for hole-nesting species" (2013 - 2017)

 

Prof. U. Windisch, TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences:
"Development of a method for determination of urban climate impacts on biota by means of lichen" (2015 - 2016)

 

PD Dr. R. Schaldach, Prof. A. Ernst, University of Kassel (Center for Environmental Systems Research): 
"Impacts of global change on ecosystem services in Hesse" (2010 - 2015)

 

Dr. K.-H. Schmidt, Dr. C. Scherbaum-Heberer, B. Koppmann-Rumpf, Ecological Research Station, Schlüchtern:
"Development of a nest box for the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) to minimize competition with hole-breeding passerines and the edible dormouse” (2014)

 

Prof. G. Zizka, PD Dr. T. Gregor, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt (Project group “Dynamics of biocenoses”):
"Heavily endangered plant species in Hesse – habitat analysis and climate change" (2009 - 2013)

 

Dr. K.-H. Schmidt, Dr. C. Scherbaum-Heberer, B. Koppmann-Rumpf, Ecological Research Station, Schlüchtern:
"Impacts of climate change on brood loss of hole-breeding singing birds due to predation by edible dormice" (2012 - 2013)

 

Prof. W. Schröder, University of Vechta (Chair of Landscape Ecology):
"Statewide investigations of observed and expected changes in the phenology of wild and crop plants in Hesse and their implications for forestry and agriculture" (2009 - 2012) 

 

Dr. K.-H. Schmidt, Dr. C. Scherbaum-Heberer, Ecological Research Station, Schlüchtern:
"Impacts of climate change on the competition for breeding caves between birds, small mammals and insects" (2009 - 2011)

 

PD Dr. P. Haase, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt (Project group “Range dynamics of species”):
"Impacts of climate change on the biological quality of Hessian streams" (2009 - 2010) 

 


 

Preceding projects were already conducted since 2004 by the HLNUG within the Integrated Climate Protection Programme Hesse 2012 (background information) of the Hessian Environmental Ministry.

The projects were based on former climate projection data:

  • Reports concluded up to 2005 used the global climate model ECHAM4 and the regional model WETTREG2003, based on the SRES-scenario B2.
  • Reports concluded in 2008 and 2009 used the global climate model ECHAM5, the regional model WETTREG2006 and in parts REMO, based on the SRES-scenarios B1, A1B und A2. (Winter precipitation in the WETTREG2006 simulations is disproportionally high, in particular towards the end of the 21st century. This model deficiency was resolved through the model version WETTREG2010.)

 

Institute for Plant Ecology, University of Gießen:
"Climate change and plant phenology in Hesse" (2009)

 

Institute for Plant Ecology, University of Gießen:
"Climate change and plant phenology in Hesse" (2005)

 

Ecological Research Station, Schlüchtern:
"Assessment of possible and already proven effects of global climate change on the biodiversity in Hesse" (2005)