According to the current state of scientific knowledge, heat, droughts, water scarcity and floods are the central climate risks that we will have to face in the coming decades. At the University of Graz, scientists from various disciplines collaborate to study climate risks. On the one hand, the regional manifestation of climate change is investigated, in particular changes in extreme weather events. On the other hand, the ecological and societal impacts are studied, and possible strategies to adapt to the changing conditions are developed in close cooperation.
The project investigates the importance of communities of cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, lichens and mosses for the water and carbon cycle.
The central goal of the project is to understand the role weather fronts play in the development of small-scale extreme weather events.
The project for solutions to make forests and forestry more resilient.
In cooperation with the European satellite organization EUMETSAT, new, innovative data sets based on radio occultation are generated for long-term observation.