BLIZ - Interactions between society, land use, ecosystem services and biodiversity in Bavaria until 2100

How will climate change affect nature, society and economy in Bavaria? BLIZ contributes to our understanding of the Bavarian future in times of global warming.


BLIZ is a scientific project consisting of different, interlinked subprojects.


Several scientists from different institutes are working closely together within BLIZ to better understand the interactions between society, land use, ecosystem services and biodiversity in Bavaria under the influence of climate change until 2100.


By developing options for action for politics, business and society in times of climate change, BLIZ makes a decisive contribution to a sound handling of the consequences of global warming in Bavaria.


BLIZ is not only characterized by interdisciplinary expertise and scientific stringency, but also by a close link to practice.

More precisely, the research results are always communicated to decision-makers in the form of practical recommendations for action and made available to the German and international public through a network of partners.


BLIZ is funded by the climate research network bayklif, an initiative of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Culture, Science and the Arts.


On the following pages you can find information on the background, objectives and approach of the project, the individual subprojects, the partner institutions and the experts involved.

Also read more about our latest research findings, vacancies and upcoming events.


We are pleased about your interest!


Impacts of land use and climate change on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Anja Rammig and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang W. Weisser, Technical University of Munich

Biodiversity tipping points in climate and land use change

Prof. Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Tipping points in limnic systems

Dr. Uta Raeder, Technical University of Munich

Influence of climate change on land use and multifunctionality

Prof. Dr. Thomas Knoke and Prof. Dr. Johannes Sauer, Technical University of Munich